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sway, sway, sway

sway, sway, sway
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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: 2010-05-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, 0.6 ND grad
Exposure: f/16, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-21 4:35
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Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I thought of Chris Jules as I was reviewing the photos from my last trip. I remember him to be fond of tropical scenes. This is for you Chris. You appear to be taking a break from TL and TE. I wish you health, love, and joy. We all wait for your return.

My Sigma 10-20 lens was quite effective in almost showcasing the entirety of at least one palm tree. I did not have to walk far. Coconuts drape beach scene beautifully. They are such regal trees. Many local call them the tree of life because every tree part has economic uses.

"How I wish to drink sweet coconut water
sitting by the black-sage bush
or under a canopy of towering coconut trees
swaying like giants reaching for the blue skies;
How I wish to call this country my home;
not wanting to be a refugee
fleeing from the wrath
of demon-like pressures from rat race."
~Leonard Dabydeen

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Wonderful tribute to Chris ,,, I miss him, to ,,,

I have my eyes out for this lens! I love the scene here, the blue, of course, is my favorite! Super sharp shot Danilo! The inclusion of the trees is just perfect here! I talk to Chris everyday I'll pass this on. Maybe we can get him back to posting, instead of farming! hahaha!

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-07-21 5:59]

Hi Danilo,
GREAT color tones in this. Very peaceful, very serene and well composed. The tress swaying are very catchy. TFS Julie

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-07-21 6:59]

Hi Danilo,
what a beautiful composition and silhuettes.I liked blue tones so much.Great gift for dear Chris.Beautiful poem also.TFS.Necla.

  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-07-21 8:06]

Merveilleuse ocmpo et iamge le découpage des palmiers ave le ponton de bois, quel cile et ce bleu profond, une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2010-07-21 8:59]

Woow, what a great tropical shot! I love those bleu tones here! What a good use of the lens here. (10-20mm)
Great silhouets! And a good composition!


Hi Danilo,
I like the cool blue hue and how it created a more cooler mood to a tropical photo. The back silhouttes of the palm trees is a good one and adds a nice contrast to the photo. But, there are two remarks on this photo. One, and that is a pretty major one, the horizon isn't running straight and is tilted to the right. And two, a little more room at the bottom would've been nice to give the trees some breathing space.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-07-21 9:36]

Hello Danilo,

Wonderfull sunset scenery with the pier and the silhouettes of palm trees.
All this blue tones colors and the very good sharpness, a great gift for your friend Chris.
Best regards.

Hi,Danilo. Hi, this is a beautiful composition which is a dynamic because of the trees leaning on the sides to give the suggestion of wind. Lovely blue colors of the ocean, cool and refreshing and I can almost feel the breeze gently caressing my face.
Cool colors dominate this composition and I think it is a postcard of chris jules. Congratulations and you have a nice day.

You have captured a huge mood, Danilo!
I like the palm trees swinging with teh music of blowing winds.
A sky is impressive and the dominated blue color, is well caught. The mood in immense and clarity and quality of teh picture is great.

best greetings,

Hi Danilo,
A lovely blue tones captured with beautiful exposure and lovely details,you present an amazing mood in this wide angle shot.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-07-21 13:39]

Ciao Danilo

In fact, this picture resembles the profile of Chris,
wonderful vision of this blue, which stains the entire beach
with the beautiful blue, the silhouette of Coconuts are
wonderful with thin rays of the sun on your sheets.
Beautiful tropical scene ...


Hi Danilo,
Nice silhouettes of the palm and beautiful seascape,
great composition and presentation of the blue tone of colors,
My compliments

hi DAnillo i love the colours here the blueness of the sky and sea works well together with this incredible pov
tfs regards bryan

Hello, Danilo -
Lots of good elements to this shot - the blue hues of the sea and sky are lovely; the wide angle provides a sense of broad space; the bent palm trees and blowing fronds give a dynamic element; sharp details throughout the image. Really nice work!

Hello Danilo,

This is delightful.
The palm trees, criss-crossing the f/g, really set the scene for this 'Philippines' experience'.
I like the composition with the strong f/g triangle of beach, whilst the ricket jetty, bearing the tiny scale-defining figures, makes a fine lead into the m/g.

My warmest regards,
Bev :-)

Bonjour Danilo
Belle photo avec une belle lumière du soir.J'aime l'image de ces cocotiers ayant toujours l'air d'aller chercher ailleurs ce qu'ils ont au dessus d'eux(contrairement aux palmiers)Image exotique qui donne à rêver...Merci!Catherine

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-07-23 13:50]

Hello Danilo! I love the effect of the 10-20 on this one! The swaying trees in the breeze, the beautiful beach and that wonderful light. A true beauty for sure. Very well done, thanks!


  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-07-24 16:42]

Boa noite Danilo
First I like the blue and second the big trees " talking" it makes a delicious and good front to this lovely place.
It must so cool be there. Times a times I remember Chris, too.I like the Idea that all that comes for good makes difference...he was for good and he try to gives us his best and that is precious.
have a good WE
Um abraço

Hi Danilo
Another excellent and well composed shot of you, beautiful indeed
I like the deep blue of sky and also in the sea
The trees with deep shadows create magnificent visualization here

Great ,, blue composition ,,
Beautiful place and photos.
Regards Zoran

this is a COOL one, love specially 3 issues:
1.- Colour, the blues are amazing in sea and sky, and the black palm tree shapes.
2.- The wide lens (10mm) enhancing the compositional strength.
3.- The nice note.

Galder Jon

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