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Paint a Picture
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Copyright: Simone Beijeman (S-moon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 382 W: 97 N: 457] (2844)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Powershot SD450
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more !, paysages [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-09 10:38
Viewed: 3200
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 114
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes nature is a closer discription of the way we feel inside.
Dark clouds above our heads, the road we have to walk seems te be very long and you seem to get closer to those clouds by walking it. At the same time the sun is shining and what lies ahead is a beautiful picture!
Focus on the clouds and you will walk the road in fear. Focus on the whole picture and you will see beauty.

This photo was taken at 'de Rotte' , a river.
At the moment there are no dark clouds above my head (or I'm just focussing on the rest of the picture ;-))

Thanks for watching! And have a sunny weekend!

Greetings Simone

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This is amazing! Everything from the pov, contrast, shadows, lighting, are superb! The sun shining on the banks is brilliant. The scene is nothing but breathtaking!!

Thanks for sharing this beauty! Lisa

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  • A-lex Gold Star Critiquer [C: 124 W: 54 N: 132] (1248)
  • [2008-02-09 10:52]

Hi Simone,

Very nice shot! The sky seems realy scary. I like the feeling you wanted to create! The composition is very nice.


Mooie foto en mooie uitleg.
Het wolkendek ziet er dreigend uit.
Mooie verhoudingen in de foto.
Je hebt er kijk op

Hi Simone,
Well.... THIS is "picture perfect!" Charming note, as well.
Keep it up.

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 264 W: 6 N: 149] (3722)
  • [2008-02-09 11:05]

Hi Simone! Impressive shot, beautiful lanscape and POV. Have nice a day! Carme.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-02-09 11:31]

Ijzersterke compositie Simoon en goed omlijst!

Hello Simone! Amazing landscape. Wonderful windmill. Fantastic clouds. Good capture. Well done!

Hi Simone,

What a wonderful landscape! Oh, I really have to go out and take photographs of windmills!!! I'm Dutch and I never ever took a single picture of a windmill. Isn't it bad? :-)
It's a pity that there's not a bit of blue in the sky. I'm wondering if you worked on the skyline to work on the shadown and desaturation. But however you got to it, I love the results!!


I love the contrast light/dark. Makes the photo more dramatic, but at the same time, beautiful. Great moment of a very pretty place you have captured here. Congratulations. TFS.


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  • eBirdy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 1 N: 60] (1528)
  • [2008-02-09 16:23]

Hi Simone,
Beautiful view, excellent treatment of the picture... And good notes as well. TFS, Marta

beautiful landscape
the colour PPing is great

Hi Simone,

WOW! Wonderful landscape!


This is very beautiful Simone!!! Great details, awesome effect. Contrast and tones are excellent, as well as the razor-sharp clarity.
Great presentation.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-02-09 22:45]

Amazing shot...
Beautiful colors and composition...
Nice light...

hi simone!
excellent atmosphere, colors and composition.
i like it.


Hello Simone!
Another wonderful composition and fantastic atmosphere!
Great light, colours and perspective!
Perfect done!
Can you tell me which program do you use, please?
Best regards!

...return... :)

Hoi Moon,
Perfect PP-work! The sky looks very dramtic and fits excellent to the typical Dutch landscape. The image is well balanced with a nice lead in of the path starting in the left lower corner leading the eye to the mill. Well seen, perfect presented!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-02-11 2:03]

wow, what a beauty !!!!

congrats and thanks,

Hallo Simone.
Schittered resultaat. Prachtige foto met die dreigende lucht er op.
Perfecte compositie. Gefeliciteerd.!
Groeten van Jan

Hello Simone,

Very beautiful composition with the river leading the eyes into the picture. I like very much the atmosphere of the photo and the amazing colours. Wery well done and presented. TFS


A real knockout of a shot Simone,
Tremendous amounts of mood in a single frame,
Just lovely. Excellent work!
- Vincent

Hallo Simone,
sehr schöne Linien in deinem Foto. Ausgezeichneter Bildaufbau und gute Schärfe! Toll!


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  • OWO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 70 N: 330] (2387)
  • [2008-02-13 11:45]
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Hi Simone,

Wat een plaat en wat een note, prachtige combinatie.
Goed dat je vriend/familie je warm heeft gemaakt met fotografie; je hebt talent!

Met vriendelijke groeten,


Nice colours in this one, looks a bit surreal. Very cool photo.
Your note is very creative. Keep on doing so!


wonderful colors, very nice picture,

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-02-20 3:35]

Hallo Simone,
Ik heb het één en ander gemist want we zijn ff weggeweest. Ben nu wat aan het terugbladeren en kwam deze supergave plaat van jou tegen! Prachtig, die kleuren, het licht en die dreigende wolkenlucht.
Groet uit Schouwen,

Superb shot Simone !

what a nice point of view that you chose! Excellent composition, Good colours, good details.

Well done and well taken


Josée :)

Fantastic !
really no need critique, all done well and wonderful.
great shot, POV and DOV, colors, focus and detail are perfect.
what a wonderful place.

Hi Simone,
Great contrast and composition. Really like the highlight and shadow on your photo, it can easily grab my attention. Just my personal oppinion, I'd crop the left part out just a little bit to get rid of the tiny branch on the left.

Elle aussis... Excellent..

Hoi Simone
Het licht is gewoon perfect!!
Knap gedaan.

When I see this picture I wish I was back in Holland.
Absolutely wonderful image.

Hi Simone!
This shot is amazing, wonderful details!


Magical mystery tour.....==
I like too much your way to see the life....

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  • ceslou Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 14 N: 369] (4246)
  • [2008-04-06 10:58]

this looks really cool Simone. The leading lines of the road, the colors, the positioning of the tower is just right perfect. It is so beautiful and I spend more than 5 minutes just appreciating the picture.

How on earth did you get these colours!


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  • tguiz Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 43 W: 10 N: 13] (293)
  • [2008-05-04 9:04]

hi simone!!
beautiful picture!!original luminosity and contrast!!greta composition!



Hi Simone
Fantastic image, your PP work has enhanced what was already a superb shot
Regards Pez

Hello Simone,
Incredible photo! The details are amazing and..I'm lost for words. You have anchored the windmill right on the sweet spot. Superb!! Simply superb!

Best regards,

Hi Simone
This is exactly this type of mood I like.
Very, very nice composition!
thanks for visit!
Jarek :)

Very special PP work Simone. An excellent POV and good detail remains after the artwork. TFS,

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  • tafa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 13 N: 181] (1818)
  • [2008-06-05 9:38]

Hi Simone
Such an appealing composition with interesting balance. Colors and clarity makes for a very attractive shot. Lovely


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  • albyro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 452 W: 0 N: 24] (2504)
  • [2008-06-08 10:31]

Beautiful pp work Simone.. Brava!

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-06-16 7:14]

Hi Simone,

amazing landscape! Everything looks great! It reminded me the Talking Heads song “Road to Nowhere” .


Gorgeous! The kind of image you'd want to print large and hang on the wall, gorgeous!

Great capture and beautifull landscape. Very good work too, congratulations. Clanyi

Hoi Simone,

Fantastische kleurenbewerking, wat een beeld! Prachtig...



Amazing photography, extremely successfully made.
Your note is a great consolation when you 'are looking at the clouds' :)
I always try to see the whole picture and i hope it will be as stunning as your photo.

Really eyecatching picture - the POV and composition are spot on. Was the lighting all natural or have you used any PP work? Either way the tones in the picture are superb.
Thanks for sharing

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-08-19 4:22]

Hello Simone,
this is a real stunning and dramatic shot. Great perspective of the path and its green, lovely grey grsses and trees in distance and most of all the dramatic clouds and its impressive sky.
Excellent composition.


Hi Simone
great effect and very nice work
really deep and sharpness

Great work on this shot Simone, very dramatic clouds.

Regards Mark :)

Everything is perfect!Fantastic mood!Superb!


Hi Simone:
excellent work.
the colors are good.
good job on this.

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  • Friso Silver Star Critiquer [C: 27 W: 4 N: 12] (147)
  • [2009-05-15 7:25]

Hi Simone,

Beautiful and powerful PP. Great lines. Great colors. Sometimes some exaggeration just works.

Rgds, Paul

Very nice shot . Great colors and composition . Regards Zoran

Hi there!
A really great shot! Fantastic composition, lovely colours and nice use of the light. Makes me want to fly there right now!
Well done and TFS!

Hello Simone,
THis photograph is absolutly beautiful! The colors and tones are excellent and POV is great! The title very much fits the photograph! Very well done and tfs.

beautiful landscape
the colour PPing is great

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