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It was the last day for Irene

It was the last day  for  Irene
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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-29
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 67 mm B+W käsemann Circpol
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-04 20:36
Viewed: 2468
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello dear friends,

The last week, July 28, Irene was passing by my village. Strong winds and rains for all the night. I have taken some photos before my departure for the week. Yesterday at my come back, I processed them. A bit to late after Irene, but I liked what I saw so, I wanted sharing ones with you.

As you can see, at the morning, the river still carried along a brown water at its mouth in the cove but the village appears so fresh under the special light bursting through the clouds.

Raw image converted in JPG and processed with PS CS4.
Adjustment of contrast and blue channel with curves.

Thank for viewing. Have an happy Labor Day and a nice week!

mvdisco, mesquens1, inaam, Teresat, tnahari, jean11-3, Doudou, parasbhalla, gaillarde, shelbeesmom, jan515, Saba has marked this note useful
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Hi Annie,

What amazing view! Lovely composition with splendid colors.
The church tower touch the line horizon.
Fantastic work.


Bonjour Annie

Les photos de ton magnifique village ne cessent de nous charmer. Nous avons vu le village sous un ciel de feu, un autre tantôt avec un ciel annonçant la tempête et ici l'après tempête avec une percée dans les nuages ouvrant la voie à cette jolie lumière. L'air semble avoir été dépouillé de toute impureté.... une journée vivifiante à venir.


Bonsoir Annie,
Superbe prise de vue après le passage de 'Irène',
Magnifique paysage et point de vue du Village de Grande-Vallée,
composition et présentation de toute beauté..
Une vue fantastique!!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-09-04 23:19]

Nice subtle lighting on this port/village, Annie. Despite the dull clouds which are making a spectacular sky, you managed to produce splendid lighting which is enlighting the beautiful white buildings of the village.
Very neat work and such a pleasant high POV.
Well done for this fanrastic ambient.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-09-04 23:54]

Hi Annie...
Nice view...
Nice colors, perspective...

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-09-05 0:19]

Love the sky and the sea
Superb light and tones


wonderful light and sky, well done Annie,


Bom dia Annie,
Very good postcard from a dramatic moment. Perfect catch, great POV and narrow DOF, warmo colors and shapes and an excellent lightness.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-05 1:25]

Good Morning Annie,
So finally Irene has gone, that's a sigh of relaxation. And you've beautfilly captured a fraction of a second in this frame from exciting PoV. Variety of blue tones and luminosity are salient in this valued photgraph. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Olá Annie
You managed so well the light...this magic place is always so clear ...and you do it always . A charming place and light.
Um abraço

Dear Annie
remarkable capture of a spectacular view. picturesque village by the ocean under dramatic sky. good handling of morning light for fabulous deep colors. outstanding sharpness and clarity.

Hello Annie, the sky is an amazing sight, such a beautiful colour and of course this is reflected in the sea.Your notes about Irene and consequently the brown water are interesting.
The light on the village enables us to see all the details.A lovely part of the world.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-09-05 8:42]


Merveilleuse iamge et compo superbe quel ciel quelle vue quelle immensité, superbe iamge quelle ambince et couleur grandisoe compo fantastique.

Bravo et amitié


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-09-05 9:36]

Bonsoir Annie,
Je me permet d'écrire en français, j'aime ce splendide paysage.
Avec ce ciel dramatique à l'arrière plan, le cadrage parfait.
Un jolis équilibre pour cette merveilleuse composition, Lumière et couleurs
sont agréable. Merci de nous faire partager.
Je te souhaite une excellente semaine, amitié.

Hello Annie,

impressive sky and colours captured. Although the sky still looks quite ominous, there's hope that it's passing with the rays of light on the village. Great mood and presentation.

- Jan

Bonjour Annie,

Un éclairage indiscutable qui vient baigné ce joli petit village après cette monstrueuse tempête!!!
Les couleurs sont superbes il faut le dire, tout ce camaïeu de bleus que l'on ne voit peut être qu'une fois dans sa vie!!!
Certes le calme après la tempête est revenu, les dégâts doivent être assez importants mais le cliché est de toute beauté!!!

This is such an amazing view with superb exposure, Annie!

Great details and perfect management of light with wonderful colors.
An artistic sky adds to the beauty of the whole scene.
Great shot all in all!


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-09-05 12:47]

Bonjour Annie,

Très jolie captre de ton sujet fétiche. Les nuances que nous retrouvons dans le ciel et les nuages sont superbe. La compsition basée sur les tiers est bien équilibrée. Belle saturation des bleux. Bravo.


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-09-05 13:43]

Hi Annie,
I'm glad to see your beautiful village did not suffer any damage from Irene. That is one dramatic sky you have captured
& the brown coloring of the water is a testement as to how severe the winds must have been.I hope that all the fisherman took a break from fishing ,while the threat of Irene was taking place.Your local church stands out majestically in this light.TFS
Best Wishes

Bonjouer Annie,

Comment ne pas tomber amoureux d'une image aussi séduisante.
Grande profondeur des couleurs entre la mer bleu acier et le ciel fardés de nuages qui s'étalent lassivement.
Comme un paradis au bout du monde que la lumière éclaire justement.
Fantastique atmosphère.
Belle gestion de contraste, luminosité sur l'ensemble de cette composition.
Bravo & TFS.

Normally I would say that there is too much sky for the picture but in this case the sky tells an important part of the story. It makes the village look so small and innocent against an impending storm. Beautifully done.


Gorgeous shot! We have had days and days of high winds from this massive storm. Not good for our area which is covered with fires. A marvelous scene! So good to see you posting here today! I love that sky!

Your village is so beautiful Annie,,, no matter what the weather or what the time of year. Beautiful colors in this one!
I hope you had a great summer.

Hi Annie....your light is beautiful in this shot..The colors and tones also are fantastic...great work.


Hi,this is really outstandingly impressive.The light is wonderful for creating depth and detail.Excellent composition favouring the dramatic sky.Warm regards,Otto.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2011-09-20 14:39]

Hello Annie,
Composition with good colours and light. A fantastic made image with excellent sharpness.Excellent color and contrast. Very good job. Thank you for such images which you shown us.
My best regards.

I never tire of looking at your shots of this view. Maybe one day Ill be fortunate enough to visit myself. Great example of 1/3s. I love the sky and the composion is excellent.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-09-27 15:02]

Hello Annie :)

The miraculous place...how from the tale! :)
This city over the bank of the the navy the blue sea
and he the touching with him sky with interesting clouds looks fantastically.
Very interesting, miraculous composition and her perfect realization in colours and light.
I like him very much...congratulations!

I greet You warmly.

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