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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: 2009-03-18
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 ED DX, 0.6 ND grad
Exposure: f/8, 1/120 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-12-15 3:48
Viewed: 3324
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 112
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The November-December 2007 issue of the National Geographic Traveler's magazine chose Palawan as one of the best travel destinations in the world. It particularly recommended El Nido and the Calamianes Islands. Palawan is part of the Sunda Plate, a plate that is entirely separate from the Philippine Mobile Belt to which the rest of the Philippines belongs. The limestone cliffs here are similar to those that can be found in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam and Guilin in China, as well as Krabi in Thailand, all of which are part of the Eurasian Plate.

An early morning scene before the town wakes up. Taken from a restaurant window before ordering breakfast. I tonemapped the image in Photomatix then adjusted contrast and sharpness minimally.

Good day!

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Hi Danilo

I'm off to Kyobo Bookstore for my Lonely Planet Philippines guide on Saturday & will start booking airlines tomorrow. My school has given me 2 week off Xmas / New Year. This looks like an idyllic beach to tour. Good color, sharpness & framing. Tfs!

Hi Danilo,

Great view to this beautiful landscape with such nice colors and perfect sky adding special 'mood" here! The boats give great charm into the shot. Nice mirror reflection in the sea waters. Great color contrasts and perfect sharpness.
Very well done.

best regards,

Hello Danilo,

This low pov is a clever idea.
Look like a painting, I like the colors here.
A magic light really nice.
Well, again a perfect work.

Best regards

Hello Danilo,

Excellent low POV, very good light, colors, contrast and sharpness!
Congratulations and TFS

Beautiful view!
Magnificent shot! Fantastic colors, lovely composition of the photo.

Hello, Danilo -
Wonderful image - very nicely composed natural scene with great sharpness throughout; the greens are very warm and natural. The wide angle conveys a sense of the broad space. Excellent.

Hi Danilo,
Excellent POV for this image, great light well cap-tured excellent brightness and contrast showing a marvelous panorama. Regarding the composition, I would have cropped the right hand side to create a stronger composition (see my WS). Anyway a superb picture my friend!

Hi Danilo,

A very creative utilization of time while ordering breakfast with peering through the window results in this attractive HDR touch tone mapping shot,
the exposure is perfect and so is the soft light in early morning,the contrast clouds with its FG and a beautiful small mountain keeping in centered is a superb composition.the POV and DOF is very well and a very well Palawan's scenic presentation.

My Best Wishes,
Mushtaq Hussain

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-15 5:11]

mmm, what a beauty !!!


Stunning work Danilo! Beautiful beyond words! I follow your work because you have such vision and talent! You are an amazing artist! I love the tracks in the FG, the serve as a nice lead in line to the awesome view in the BG! Nice work!

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-12-15 5:44]

Hi Danilo,

Now that's a wonderful view to be enjoying breakfast to. The dark cloud cover and the sunlight contrast nicely and create a bit of a weary mood (for me). Your note is interesting as well, fascinating actually.

Hope you have a good day too.


Mais um lindo trabalho, Danilo. Seu ponto de vista foi perfeito. Linda vista e belo tratamento na imagem. Parabéns e obrigado por compartilhar, mestre.


Bonjour Danilo,
Wanderful perpective and place,
great colors and light,
Nice contrast and details,
Excellent point of view and lovely composition,
Have a good day ..

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-15 6:20]

Hi Danilo
Good lead in to the panoramic view, the morning light giving great results

Olá Danilo,
Really a Low Tide and a little Paradise.
Spetacular shot, sharp, fantastic colors,lighting and excellent details. Awesome POV/DOF. Good note.
Um abraço,

Ciao Danilo, beautiful seascape with lovely boats, great exposure, splendid colors, wonderful Grey sky, very well done, ciao Silvio

as you say across the pond my friend AWESOME shot love the pov and colours tfs

Hello Danilo,
Excellent composityion as usual, 3D like depthness effect and incredible beauty of texture of clouds and water surface
Selahattin E

Hi Danilo..

Good playing with the light here.. good control of it.. beautiful scenery with good composition..
Really like this one my friend.. well done !


WoW great ambient so nice colors and details.
The sky is beautiful.Very nice light.
Regards Zoran

Hi dear Danilo,
What an amazing panoramic view vith excellent POV, colours and depth.TFS.


Hello Danilo!
Really wonderful this place and beautiful atmosphere!
I would like the picture more dark, so I made an WS for you.
I hope you like it.
Best regards!

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2009-12-15 15:11]

Ciao Danilo

Composition of finding film
the place is beautiful, the mountains that say!
The light defines very well all the details of the site
Amazing point of view and very fine composition ..
Composition and light is very well, also colorfully.
Very well done,

Best regards,


Bonsoir Danilo,

Extraordinaire image.
Splendide perspective, avec la luminosité qui lèchent les petits bateaux.
Beaux détails, une capture admirablement bien composée.
Bonne soirée.


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-12-15 16:02]

Hello Danilo,

Wonderfull seascape , excellent sharpness and details.
The framing is perfect , the colors and light great.
Amazing POV and DOV.

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  • psyce Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
  • [2009-12-15 17:21]

beautiful capture Dan... as always well composed and exposed... love the elements of the scene... well done and TFS

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2009-12-15 19:56]

Hi Danilo

Beautiful image.
Colors !!!


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-12-15 23:46]

Hi Danilo...
Nice shot with so nice presentation...
Nice light...

Hello Danilo,
This indeed looks very nice. Fantastic colours on this wide view to the mountain in the BG. Well done.
Best wishes,

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2009-12-16 7:06]

Excellent capture, Danilo!
Great landscape picture with beautiful colors, lighting and comp.

TFS and greetings from Netherlands,

Hello Danilo,

Another amazing HDR like landscape with perfect sharpness, colour and light! Lovely wide perspective with good use of the wide end of your lens-effective composition that leads the eye naturally from FG to BG-well done and TFS!


Hello Danilo,

Excellent landscape photo and beautiful composition.
Amazing POV.
Great sharpness and light and colors tones.

Best regards,

Very nice shot Danilo!
great composition with nice DoF!
pleasing colors and light...
best regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-16 13:00]

Hello Danilo, beautiful light in this one, and a well composed scene. I like the pov and the crispness of the mountain, well done!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-17 0:55]


Fantastique vue, quel effet sur l'eau, des reflets, le sable, l'eau qui bouge, avec ce ciel et cette colline aux belles formes arrondies, grandisoe captage.

Bravo et amitié


Bellisimo paisaje lleno de luz y color con increible profundidad ,una gran obra de un excelente fotografo

Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-12-17 8:42]

Hello Danilo.
Amzing place presented. Great view. Effective mount on the background. A lot of details, like a small ship looks very interesting. Good colours as well.
Well done!
Janek Kloss

merhaba dear danilo
excellent landscape and depth.excellent colours and sky.well done my friemd.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Wow Danilo! You sure do have some nice photos. This is a beautiful scene, and the different subjects (beach, ocean, islands and awesome sky) make it attractive to me.
Question: Can one tonemap in Photomatix with a single photo?


ciao Danilo..
incredible view.. deep and large as the sight is able to look at.. really nice colour and dof!! beautiful capture!
ciao Marco

Hello Danilo
Amazing lighting,Pleasant colours
and tones,great pov, perspective! and
peaceful atmosphere!Just wonderful!!
Regards and tfs

Bom dia Danilo
Impressive light of this wonderful place. Love the details, the colours, the special mood.
dear Danilo you live near paradise.
Have a good WE
Um abraço

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-12-18 6:06]

Hi Danilo,
This is very beautiful - a good landscape with nicely chosen POV. Full of details and great lighting. What a place ! TFS Julie

Hi, Danilo. Beautiful scene which looks like a painting. Peaceful, with natural colors, clarity and the boats providing a scale.The soft light is probably due to the cloud cover. Inclusion of the wet foreground gives depth to the photo. Very well done and thanks for sharing this with us.

Hi Danilo

What a clear and clean shot, excellent image quality and details
Wonderful colors in addition to fantastic lighting on the hills with such cloudy weather, very well done my friend

TFS, Alireza

Hello Danilo,

When I began to read your notes, I thought you were going to say that this had been printed in National Geographical!! It is indeed a wonderful shot! The f/g sand, with its etched lines, seems to be pointing the viewer out to sea, towards the the boats and, eventually, the focal island.
The colours are perfect and the dof is nicely judged.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Beautifull seascape with good colours and clarity.
Nice immage.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Hello Danilo
How are you my old friend
I like ofcourse this photo because this place is so far far from me and only with your help i have chance to see this
All best in incoming season

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-20 3:49]

Hi dear Danilo,
what a beautiful HDR work.Depth is amazing.Congratulations Master.Happy holiday to you too.TFS.Necla.

Hi Danilo,

Such a beautiful light and colors in your excellent composed landscape! Very good perspective as well. Congratulations!


Olá Danilo

Que bela e tranquila paisagem...linda composição!
O céu apesar de escuro está muito bonito e logo
abaixo uma luz suave revelando vários detalhes.

The light is just amazing. You captured it so well. Well exposed between the foreground and the dark cloud. Beautiful scenary. Sothy

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-12-29 18:35]

Boa noite Danilo
Great composition with superb light and mood. Excellent work.
Have a Happy New Year

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-12-30 2:03]

Low tide is always giving the most surprises danilo,wonderful sunshine and superbe looking sky above all.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-30 14:22]

Hi Danilo!
What a wonderful seascape!
Impressive sharpness. Superb POV and DOF. Lovely lighting and reflections. Splendid natural colours.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2010-01-03 11:37]

Hi Danilo,

Stunning capture of such a beautiful landscape.
Sana makapunta kami ng family ko dito. Happy new year and best wishes for the 2010 Danilo.


Hi Danilo
a fabulous image that feels like painted seascape.
marvelous soft colors under the dramatic sky.
good timing with catching the low tide.
nice scene.

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