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kota beach

kota beach
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-23
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, nikkor 18-35mm, Hoya Polarizer
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-01-16 8:08
Viewed: 3875
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought we could use this type of image especially for those who live in the western hemisphere.

This is Kota Beach in Bantayan Island, Cebu. A fellow TL member, ynnad, invited me to this beautiful island, after seeing and commenting on his beautiful pictures. Bantayan Island has pristine beaches with lots of cheap accommodations, the people are friendly and hospitable, and fresh seafood is abundant. It is a tropical paradise indeed.

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Merhaba Danilo.
Very nice composition here, beautiful visual.
I really like it this colours and atmosphere, well done.
TFS and best regards.


hello! beautiful place! amazing colours! TFS
Regards Aga

Kamusta na , I miss my home country.
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful photo.


Beautiful seascape. The light is gorgeous. Well done on the composition and sharpness.

WOW!! What a beautiful beach, Danilo!! The colours of the water along with the heavy sky make an impressive and great composition!

Very well done and TFS

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2007-01-16 8:26]

Hello Danilo,
You fantastically showed that. It is is a fantastic picture with class exposure and the sharpness perfect. An excellent work, felled me very.I wishes you a beautiful and pleasant day.


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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2007-01-16 8:41]

cool horizon danilo!



Hi danilo
The picture has strong effect thanks to the colors inside. Multi colorful of the sea against the stormy contrasty of the sky gives very unusal texture to this picture while the little boat is a must for this picture. Without it the photo would have lost such a lot significant.

Merhaba Danilo
Perfect colours. Very very nice work.
Well done.


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  • mpr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
  • [2007-01-16 10:27]


Wow. Beautiful. Everything is perfect. The color of sea, the sand, the clouds...Composition is excellent as well. That one portion of the clouds just pop out of the sky. Very well done.

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-01-16 11:18]

nice shot danilo. galing ng layers and colors. Tfs


Bonsoir Danilo
splendide ta photo
couleurs splendides


Really a gorgeous place to be, Danilo.
Beautiful picture you created here.

Hello Dan,
Absolutely chaming beach you got here!
amazing colour on sky, sea and sand, just beautiful
thanks for sharing always

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  • tfebbo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 11 N: 240] (1086)
  • [2007-01-16 12:46]

So right you are. I love to look at photographs that depict warmth during these months of the year. What a beautiful scene you've captured. The colours are stunningly vibrant. In addition to the striking colours, I love how the whiter clouds in the foreground give the sky so much texture. Well done. Cheers, Todd

hello danilo!
beautiful landscape shot with excellent composition and colors.
i like it.

Hello Danilo,

Excllent work, great colors bg POV DOf perfect details very crisp, nice work

TFS Kyle

Hello Danilo!
Great colours in your composition! Fantastic beautiful place! Good perspective and perfect light and sharpness!
Excellent done!

whoa, unusual colors of the beach! i like the composition and the presence of the boat and the few clouds in the image. tfs.

hi danilo,
lovely shot,
well composed with fine pov,
lovely colours,
looks like a beautiful painting,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello danilo,
I'm admiring this wonderful photograph, as a few questions come to my mind...
I have a map, stating the name of the island is Bantaya Island, and with a town named Bantayan... Is my map wrong?
I also wonder, is that Cebu we can see in the back?
This is a great composition in four layers, where the guys in the small banca is the spice! Did I mention the colours??
Pablo -

:-) OK

Hi Danilo,
Very moody composition.İmpressive colours and lightning.Very well done my friend.TFS.


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-01-17 6:57]

Wonderful compo and colours, Danilo !
Great shot; congrats !!!


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2007-01-17 7:00]

Hello Danilo,
This is a very nice composition with the different diagonal "layers" with the water, the sand, the water and then at the horizon the sky. The colors and sharpness are excellent with great textures and shapes. The inclusion of the boat complete very well the composition with a nice focus point. Very well done.

Hi Danilo,

peaceful water in two diffirent colours and amazing sky!
very rich compo like a artistic painting...
proportions between areas was very good balanced also.


Exceelent minimalistic photo with great colours.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-01-18 4:09]

Maravillosa foto Danilo, buen Pov, y excelentes colores, una compo. perfecta... saludos

Wow! Well seen! Great composition, Danilo. Ganda ng scenery. :D

Thanks for sharing,


Hi,Danny,amazing colors!!!Fantastic shot!!!
warm regards to you!

how are you?I sent you letter with...:)

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-01-18 13:39]

Hello Danilo,
this composition is wonderful, I love how the colors are staggerd to the horizon, Wonderful division of space and the textures are so nice.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-01-19 8:41]

Hi Danilo

A gorgeous tropical scene, with marvellous horizontal layering & superb colour. Tfs!

Excellent Danilo. Lovely bands of colour and that awesome looking sky. Well done and TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ' Summer Fog II’

Hi Danilo,
Great photo with great view,colors,and sky my friend.Well Done.TFS
Have a Great Weekend,

Hi Danilo,
What a view man, I wish I was there. The turquoise sea, the mighty clouds all looks great. One remark the FG is quite a lot of 'nothing' a tighter crop might make this photo even more powerful made a WS to show the difference. Nevertheles a fabulous posting my friend!

:) Later...

Hello Danilo,

I very impressive seascape, the layered composition is very good, the colors are absolutely magnificent and the sky is very moody, with nice cloud formations. Your exposure is perfect, even though lightiing conditions not ideal.

merhaba dear danilo
wonderful sky and clouds.wonderful kota beach and colours.well done my friend.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

hi Danilo
what a great picture
i like the lines and all the different colours of the water
well done

Great POV
Lovely colours, especially the gradient of colours evident in the water.
TFS Tracey

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2007-02-05 16:21]

Hi Danilo
This is another wondeful warm shot..
What amazing colors.. I like that you added the boat


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-02-12 16:31]

Hi Danilo. Another very fine composition from this beautiful part of the world. Cebu is a really good place to visit. Excellent colours and clarity. Murray.

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  • flory Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 0] (93)
  • [2007-02-17 8:48]

ciao Danillo,
like in my dreams,a tropical paradise...vivid colours and nice contrast created by the sky/water/sand..beautiful gallery you have on TL!
nice we,

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  • ynnad Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 19 N: 86] (1010)
  • [2007-02-22 8:04]

my most favorite place on earth... thanks, bay...

Superb compo and colors. I like the cloudy grey sky over the green and blue water.



impresionin picture danielo! thank you for share!


waouhc! for sure, with this kind of pictures, we just want to get in this beautifule place! Horizons of colours are incredible here!

stunning colours

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-03-13 11:19]

Scenery like a dream Danilo.

Hi Danilo
What fantastic colours shown here.
Love the sky
Great shot.

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2008-07-15 7:13]

Hi Danilo,
Looks so inviting. A fabulous compoisition of horizontal lines with a beautiful blend of colours.
Best Regards,

This is a beautiful photo of a beautiful place.
I love clouds and the formation of the clouds here looks great. The color tones is very impressive. MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS! Ang daming magagandang views sa atin and i am so proud of our country - the PHILIPPINES!
Grace Stout

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