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A dedicated photographer

A dedicated photographer
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-01
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8-4, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/45 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-02 0:44
Viewed: 2051
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A dedicated photographer

Well is dedication to photography getting up before sunrise to capture the first sunrays of the new year? Yes, for me it is! Here is TL member Peter (eosnut) in action on the first morning in 2009 on Waihi beach. Together with his wife Maryline and I was witness of that moment too.

Might be that he just took this shot. Well it was quite a spectacular sunrise on that 1st January 2009!

Thanks Peter, for this unique opportunity!

PP-work, small crop, adjustment of contrast and saturation (10%). Resized but no sharpening. And indeed the horizon is crooked as Janice remarked, it's less that half a degree but it isn't fully level.

szekelykristof, bhobot, Janice, shubhibanerjee, ckatrina, mvdisco, kokos101, shelbeesmom has marked this note useful
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Hi Hans,
Special portrait of Peter during work, with beautiful background. The whole atmosphere of the shot is calm and silent. The warm morning tones in the distance give a beautiful enlightment to the image. The reflection on the wet sand is also impressive. TFS!

Nice reflection shot of Dad in this photo, well captured, you've captured some stunning bird photos Hans

HI Hans

This is an awesome photo and compliment to Pete.

Impressive panorama and reflection on the wet sand. Level and good sharpness. Great work Hans. TFS.


Hello Hans! Very nice seascape, amazing scene, fantastic mirror. Ideal contrast and sharpness. Perfect work. Good luck!

awesome shot
colors and depth is perfect


nice shot

i like the background here very impressive shot good point of view and composition..

well done


Hi Hans
Good shot of Pete here - the colours and reflections on the wet sand look like a painting - a 'water-colour' painting :)
Sorry about the crooked horizon though... But it is well composed with Pete on the perfect spot.
And a New Year that you won't forget


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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-02-02 1:30]

Hallo Hans,

Heel goed gezien, dit moment.
Prachtig weer: al de kleuren blauw over de hele foto, de reflexie , de compositie en het verhaal bij de foto. tfs,

groetjes, Marga

Hello Hans, this is really looking like oil on canvas. Lovely color tones and reflection of Peter is looking great. The layer od waves and dramatic skies are looking gorgeous hence making it a very sritking picture.
Lovely POV
Good composition!

Have A Wonderful Week Ahead Full Of Smiles!

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-02-02 2:07]

Hoi Hans,
Vroeg uit de veren voor deze foto!
Maar het was het waard zo te zien.
Mooie plaat geworden met die drie evenwijdige lagen.
Peter staat precies op de goede plek en de kleuren en weerspiegeling zijn subliem!

TFS en groet uit Schouwen,

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2009-02-02 2:52]

Touché Hans, you caught me in the act. I can see the first rays illuminating my follicley challenged head.
It was a fun time,I'm glad we did it, after all you can only do this once a year;)


amazing composition...i like the drama in this photo...the mood and its color tone...i love it! good job! tfs


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-02-02 4:08]


Un double photographe, avec encor un caché, cela fait trois photographes, très belle image, ce reflet, ces couleurs, cette mabiance, merveilleux.

bravo et amitié


I really like the simplicity of the composition.. A man and his reflection, a beach and the island in the BG!!! Simple yet elegant..

Oh dear, that half a degree's making me feel seasick ;)


Hi Hans,
Great composition and presentation ,
Nice sunrise at the Horizon,
good reflections and details.
well done.

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2009-02-02 7:57]

wat een prachtig zicht Je moet er
oog voor hebben!!

Hola Hans

en la soledad del mar y muy concentrado en encontrar un punto de belleza te felicito

Natalia Copado

cool image Hans, nice composition with a fellow trekker on action.simple but well captured .TFS.

haahahah dit zijn ze he?
schitterende reflectie en heel duidelijk op een vroeg (of juist laat) tijdstip geschoten.
Mooie plaat.


hello hans!!!
wonderful photo, excellent scene and colors.
very nice reflection.
i like it.

nice composition,colors and details,

Hi Hans,

Nice beautiful sunrise. Gorgeous sky. Nice shot of Peter enjoying a peaceful moment of this view. I don't blame you for waking so early to get this shot. It's gorgeous.


Great photo, the old fella on the beach looks lonely, great how you encorporated the forground I probably been more interested in the sea and the sky

I love this shot, and the one done of you! The colors in this are amazing. The blues, oranges, purples reflected in the sand are just beautiful! Nice work on this Hansie!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-02-04 12:00]

It must be a good honour to be portraited in such a fantastic surrounding like this Hans.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-02-05 1:26]

excellent shot
good reflection
nice to see
I love it!

Hi Hans,
Magnificent colors and reflections in this beautfiul sunrise!

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