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Caribbean Mushroom plantation....

Caribbean Mushroom plantation....
Photo Information
Copyright: Robert Calve (perryhooter) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2584 W: 853 N: 6167] (27938)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-17
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1, Polarizer ø28mm
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Cuba 2006
Theme(s): PLAGES ET COTES DU MONDE [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-05 18:24
Viewed: 5826
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Time 16:15 on Easter Sunday!!!!

We are still at the West end of the Esmeralda beach, of the resort next door, the Sol Club Rio de Luna Y Mares Resort Hotel .

A blend of trees including numerous palm trees is well spreaded along the beach providing shade to the beach bums (LOL!)
Short Palapas are also lined up almost all along the beach , two to three wide, giving additional shade. Very useful by mid-day. I find they look like little mushroom compared to the trees around...

Original photo added as WS

Corrected the tilt.
Reduced slightly the photo to compensate for the tilt correction
Adjusted Light and Dark tones:
Adjusted colors, levels, contrasts.
Cloned a few chairs in the foreground....
Filtered with Neat Image
Added a thin black line and a white frame & title with Photofiltre.


orbiter, lucbus, chrisJ, rafelito, OeilMagique, Beger, suzley, Mitra, cstathoulis, vsinopoulos, JohnTulip has marked this note useful
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To rafelito: Ola!perryhooter 1 05-05 23:12
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Hi Robert,

Wow! What a beautiful place! Looks like the perfect holiday destination. Will I fit in the suitcase next time :)) Great composition.

Just a tiny nit pick my friend... Maybe a slight under/over correction on the horizon.

Otherwise perfect!


i really like the colours and the contrasts here. there's a lot to look at. i can almost feel the warm breeze. well done!

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-05-05 19:42]

Nice shot Robert, a true representation of beach life as it should be. Your PP work added plenty of richness and depth to the colours, and an overall exotic flavour to the image. Nicely done and TFS, Sam.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-05-05 20:31]
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Salut Robert,
Je vois que vous avez eu un excellent voyage avec une superbe température. Le ciel est vraiment superbe avec ce bleu.
Je vous souhaite un excellent weekend a toi et Martine.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-05-05 21:15]

Bonjour Robert

A wonderful postcard of this superb tropical beach scene. I like the graphism of the coconut palm, & the bright, vibrant colors, & contrast. Bon travail!

Robert, me da mucho placer ver el color de la arena, el mar y el azul del cielo...es mi isla amada, la que dejé hace 10 años, Gracias !!! Rafael

This is a lovely vacation paradise! Great colors, clarity and composition! Thanks for sharing,

Allo Robert
Belle photo, je ne suis pas jaloux, ici dans l'Outaouais à pâques il fesait environ 34 celcius à l'ombre..... Merci de ta présentation, on dirait une carte postale mais en beaucoup mieux.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-05-06 0:51]

Bonsoir Robert,
Un beau souvenir de vacances. Les couleurs sont d'une grande intensité avec cette lumière puissante. Belles ombres portées et joli titre! Bravo! Annie

Absolutely a great shot.. :)


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-05-06 3:43]

Hello Rob.

That sky against the sand says it all, anything else is an added bonus...oh yes the palm tree too.

Welldone, this is stunning, lust colours.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-05-06 7:25]

What a beautiful place.I like the colours and the contrasts. Thanks for sharing.

Very nice place, gorgeous beach , I bet you hade a wonderful vacation
wonderful colors very nice


Très belle image avec de magnifiques bleus Robert. J'aime beaucoup le contraste du palmier avec le ciel à l'avant plan. Photo vacances à 100%. Petit bémol cependant sur l'horizon qui penche légèrement sur la droite. Je ne comprends d'ailleurs pas le WS de orbiter car tout ce qu'il y a à faire est de légèrement tourner ton image avec l'outil crop pour la remettre parfaitement horizontale.
Bien fait.


Hi Rob,

So this is what Heaven looks like! Beautiful POV & vivid colours. It really looks like something out of a travel magazine!

Well composed

I agree with Constantinos that it is a heavenly place and the seascape is incredible. You have captured the beautiful saturated colors very well and the composition -POV are perfect. Sharp with good details and well exposed.

What a grand place to take pics... my girls would love to be here! grand blue sky... white sand... great capture!

Just SUPER great and well done
points to follow ^_^

Hi Robert,

You discovered the Paradise!
that yes that is a great landscape
until the soul thanks the place.
beautiful visual


what a fantastic place, shame the cubans are not allowed at these beaches to enjoy them also

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  • PavelL Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 26 N: 164] (1299)
  • [2006-05-10 14:49]

Hi Robert!
Very good sunny photo!
The dof is very good!
When my mum saw this photo she says:
-"Wow! how beautiful place with palms!"

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-05-10 22:21]

Très belle photo de resort Robert, la dolce vita à son mieux. Très bon emploi du polarisant, bravo !


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2006-05-11 16:04]

Bonjour Robert
L'usage du polarizant est fort judicieux à la plage pour la qualité du ciel et de l'eau. Il me reste à comprendre pourquoi j'obtiens très rarement une teinte unie au firmament avec cet ajout devant la lentille.

Ces champignons sont bien utiles, surtout pour les "Snow birds" au visage pâle !!

La masse décroissante des arbres de cette photo vers la droite prouve une excellente composition.

brilliant, you capture the contrasting white sand and blue skies very well here

Hello Robert, it is like a postcard, it makes me want to:

1/ email my boss and tell him I quit
2/ get on the next flight as soon as possible

But I will not.

Lovely blue sky and you got the diagonal of the beach just right as well as the horizon.

Cheers Gareth

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