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Sunny Afternoon

Sunny Afternoon
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Copyright: darren sharp (darren4) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 94] (1239)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: canon G10
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/2000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-02 23:54
Viewed: 1451
Points: 28
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Hi guys i was playing around with my small canon G10 over the weekend
trying to be creative with this little camera ,using the light behind the cliff
i managed to get one with the sun at the top of the shot which made for a great photo.

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Hi Darren,
Nice shot, the tree has diffused the sun very well. I originally thought it was haloing when I saw the thumbnail, but it's clearly just the flare of the sun. Glad you got to make use of the good weather we had today. I see you took this at Howick, which beach was it? Fine job with the vertical crop, the colours look great.


Nice one Darren, well captured, smooth sky gradations, nice point of view

Hi Darren,

This look almost perfect to me.Or you're quite close to it. Real nice quality pic.

The colors looks very good, right balance. Good greys, including the light ones. Wonderfull details in the cliff. Very good shadow details...well control hightlight and background scene.
As a preference, I would add a touch more density to the black, using selective color, under photoshopCS3. That way if won't affect the highlights of the shade area, actually the contrast will make them stand up even more..)) Try it, just for fun.
I had done a workshop on it, it would have been easier to show you my point of view, but that option in your profil is unactive.
But at the end, a great shot...Nice shoot.

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-08-03 0:53]
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Hi Darren,

Very nice composition,
The light around the corner on the beach is very beautiful, gives a nice sparkling on the water and shadow on the ground. Well done!
Regards, Marga

Wow, this is beautiful shot. You were very lucky with the sun :)
I love composition, also shadow looks great.
My regards,

wow... I love the way you capture the backlight here Darren. Absolutely great how many details you keep in the foreground, specially without using the flash!!!
Great one!


Hi Darren,
it"s really creative, the POV is unique, the lights are amazing. Great job, TFS

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  • shred (27)
  • [2009-08-03 3:09]

Nice shot. I think we came up with the same POV, at the same time, when we both took our shots. Your Canon G10 is a great camera...!


Hi Darren,

Very good shot into the sun but using the trees to diffuse the light very nice shadows in the fg great colours and sharp details the dof is very good to.


hi .. this is so beautiful shot ..so clear details and great sky color
great work .... regards...Harout

Hi Darren...this is an impressive shot...great light and details.


Hi, Darren,
Wonderfully done! I love backlighting and you've done a great job with it here. The beach curves beautifully in the FG and the foliage makes lovely shadows. Very nicely balanced and excellent natural looking colors. Well done! Many thanks and kind regards,

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  • Kli Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 199] (2054)
  • [2009-08-03 7:23]

Bonjour Darren,
Une belle réussite. Très jolie place.


Superbe !
Belles lumière et couleurs

Hi Darren,

Well done! I like these abstract POV photos where the sun is just hidden. Awesome result - I like the shadow on the beach. Great job! TFS.


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  • przem Gold Star Critiquer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 6] (673)
  • [2009-09-17 11:49]

hi Darren,
wow! excellent! beautiful! I do not know what to say.... the very lovely photo!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-11-16 23:25]

You gallery is full of superb pictures.
This is just an example of your great way of playing with the light.

congrats and thanks,

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  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-12-23 19:37]

Another perfect example of your eye of creativity, Darren.
All this from a compact camera?

The camera is a chisel, the photographer is the carpenter.
Stunning example of photographic genius.

Well done,


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