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At the top!

At the top!
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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: 2009-01-21
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 18-50 3.5-5.6 DC, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/750 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: New Zealand experience 2008/2009
Date Submitted: 2009-02-27 10:21
Viewed: 2477
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
At the top

To get at the top you have to climb the slope. Life is about ups and downs. Well here a brave girl who climbed the slope. When she visited New Zealand she was without a job but did her utmost best to get one. Anyway one month later she succeed and is on the top :-)

Congratulations Essie! :-)

Essie was my " photographing mate" during my trip through New Zealand with the Dutch travel group Djoser. We both were the photographers of the group.
PP work: adjusted contrast and saturation, cropped and resized, decreased noise and sharpened (minor) Add frame.

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prywitanne Hans!
amazing compo!very beautiful work!all made well!=)

Not sure if are my eyes or the monitor, but the shot looks a bit under exposed. With a such sky, one may expect more light coming from the hole picture.
The contrast between the dry grass and the sky worked nicely. The girl at the top, concentrates all the eyes attention. Her movement attitude brings a very positive mood, to go along with the comment.

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  • mistic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 1 N: 101] (2985)
  • [2009-02-27 10:48]

its a sweety shoot, de colors are beautiful and it's a good composition
I like it

awesome shot
really liked the composition

Absolutely, not one of your best, Hans.
Dispite of the girl, (centre is not the best place in a picture).
The grasses and path are oversharped and due to saturation out of colour.
Pixels at girls arm and shirt are of the amount of 20 years back.
Advice: take it of.
Groeten van Jan

Hi Hans
very nice shot .....tfs

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-02-27 12:42]

hello Hans.
Interesting another one from NZ.
Good perspectie, road is lead the eye and is well presented.
Brave girl is also the one who makes it.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

Hi Hans
A very nice shot

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  • tafal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 78] (1052)
  • [2009-02-27 13:25]

Hi Hans.excellent foto.
very good POV.
good color and contrast on ground.
i ll prefer more contrast in sky and clounds,

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-02-27 14:25]

This look like she get to the end of Earth... ha ha.
Nice shot Hans ! and what is on the other side?

Hi Hans,

Thanx for the nice symbolic picture and your story going with it... I think it tells everyone's story, once in a life time at least... For some people it is, unfortunately, their story: walking through life alone...

Greetings from a brave girl climming the top...

ciao Hans
in a certain way.. this capture.. could tell a lot of different stories!..
wonderful and moodly.. detail of this road.. fields around.. this girl on the top.. a great compo indeed! bravo!
ciao Marco

You know the FIRST thing that came to my mind when I saw this was that it could be on the front cover of a John Steinbeck novel! VERY nice minimalist work here Hans! The mowed section of the grass leads your eye right to her! The BIG sky adds so much to this pic! With a slight tint, it has an "old fashioned" feel to it! I love this!

I guessed that was Esther up there on the hill before I read your notes Hansie.
That grass was dry!! Your composition is good with our eyes following the path upwards to the top where Esther is striding along ahead of you.
I have done a WS - I feel your photo is a bit dark - as you know they often do here on my monitor!!
I hope you like it

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  • BT123 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 5 N: 143] (985)
  • [2009-02-28 1:27]

This is good landscape with path emerging from the left corned leading to the centre of the hill. What one sees beyond that point is of great interest and imagination. Well done

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-02-28 7:10]

Epic and poetic image, very well seen, very well composed, with excelent light and colours.
Best regards, mb

Hi Hans, like Janice, I suffer from the dark monitor syndrome and I like her work shop, your composition is great it gives me the feeling of wanting to know "whats on the other side of the hill?"


Hi Hans,

I'm waiting for her to break out with a song. She looks like she is on top of the world. I like how you have included so much sky and fields. It really shows us how small we are on this earth, so overcoming challenges and climbing to the tops of hills is a great achievement.

Nice job. Lisa

Hi Hans!

Wonderfull scene, great capture! good contrast between cold and warm colours,very well composed!!!
Compliments and TFS

Hoi Hans!

Een foto die net iets anders is dan dat ik van je gewend ben. En nu moet ik natuurlijk uitleggen waarom :-) Tja...Ik vind de kleurtoon, de mevrouw en de grote lucht een hele gave sfeer geven. Nu heb ik nog niet gezegd waarom hij anders is, maar dat is moeilijk te omschrijven haha. Dus ik hou het maar bij: Gave foto!

TFS Groetjes Simone

Very good perspective.
Well shot Hans!

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