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Let the sunshine in

Let the sunshine in
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-03
Categories: Mood
Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-08 7:29
Viewed: 3514
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Something different from me today ! A small inn in the town of Jaca in the foothills of the Pyrenees in Spain where my wife and i checked in for the night.Woke up to a fine day and while my lady was getting ready for an excursion into the high mountains i went to the balcony watching the plazza for signs of activity (our room facing directly on a small square -Plazza de San Pedro)but since nothing much was going on there and after observing the light coming into the room through the door i came up with this idea ..lol .Applied some corrections to tone down the highlighted area (the bed in particular )thus obtaining stronger shadows in the process ,contrasted ,sharpened ,resized for TL .

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Wonderful portrait of light,
A perfect setting for this shot,
a magical moment captured,
What else can I say?
It's an excellent piece of work.
- Vincent

hi Carol
beautiful play of shine on your photo, my compliments
Greetings from Serbia, Bane

Ahh...such a rich sense of sunlight and color, with wonderful shadows and features to delight the eye! I like the fresh air feeling with the open door and how the light plays on all the surfaces. Superbly done!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-03-08 9:20]

Hi Carol,it would be nice to feel some of that sunshine
in our part of the world:)
I like your composition,with its shadows & light patterns & the feeling it gives of the promise of a warm sunny day to enjoy.


Hi Carol,

I happen to love this shot! I like all of the beautiful shadows cast on the wooden floors. The detail of the window and balcony give me a suggestion that this was in Spain! I think this would be a great advertisement photo for the Inn.

Very warm mood.

tfs, Lisa

Excellente capture.
Excellente netteté et détails.
Bien vu

Very nice capture, I like the intense colors and shadows. The composition is great
Congrats. and TFS

Hi Carol. This is a nicely composed shot...nice colors and details. Good job.


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  • kbeall Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 108 N: 902] (3598)
  • [2008-03-08 20:31]

Excellent composition, Carol. I like how the light disappears for a little bit, but we see its effects on the bedding.
All the best,

so simple, but the framing and the light make all the interest of this photo, well done

great mood, light and shadows!

Hi, Carol -
Lovely and imaginative composition. I like the POV from down low and the warm colors illuminated by the slanted sunlight. Well done.

Great POV and idea
Nice colours

Hi Carol,

excellent research of the detail. Nice soft light and excellent composition.

very well done!


This is a very beautiful image. I love the lighting and the shadows. Impressive! TFS

I am glad I have found this photo I missed before. It is just great. I love the sunlight entering from the window/door. Great shadows. Simple, but at the same time tells us a story. It is just beautiful. TFS


Bonjour Carol !

Excellente composition ici . J'aime bien l'ambiance et la lumière captée. Très poétique et artistique comme présentation.

Nice tones, gives a feeling of relaxation

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  • miau Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 59] (3606)
  • [2008-03-17 9:34]

Bonjour Carol,
Magnifique luminosité et composition à l'avenant!
Vraiment superbe!


Particulièrement bien réussis.....
Dire qu'il n'y avait rien à photographier....ta photo nous prouve le contraire....
Cette lumière a quelque chose d'attirant!!!!!
Bravo Carol....

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-03-23 8:12]

Bonjour Carol,
Voici une image très fine qui retient particulièrement mon attention en cette matinée pascale. Pour la lumière et pour la chaude ambiance que tu a superbement capturées! Bravo! Annie

Felicidades Carol. Hermosa imagen. Da una sensacion de una agradable mañana de domingo. Gracias por compartirla.

Trés charmante... la lumière si bien captée nous donne une sensation maison tellement réelle...
Les zones d'ombre sont majestueuses et font un très bon pendant avec celles en plein soleil.
Merci bien!
Ciao, Antonella

Hi Carol,
Excellent light management renders very soothing shadows oone the textured wooden floor as the sunbeams lay peacefully on the white bedspread. Lovely clear colors and excellent details to this very pleasant image.
Regards, Tom

Hello Carol,I read your notes and found it interesting that you looked out to the plazza to find a picture, when all the time, there was this beautiful study of light and shadow, in your room.
A wonderful composition.
From the little we can see of the outside, I can imagine the view.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-06-01 12:13]

Bonjour Carol
Un clair-obscur charmant de simplicité dont l'architecture colle à l'idée que je me fais de l'époque des romans policiers d'Agatha Christie!
Couleurs chaudes et verticales bien droites pour un aspect très accueillant!

Hi Carol; on a lazy Sunday morning, I thought I'd have a browse through your entire gallery. I think you first caught my attention with "Where Time Stops" and "pulling in the nets", but I was curious - what other treasures would lie within (that sounds very poetic:):). And there are a lot of treasures here, I see.
This one is great, and looks like something I would have noticed - I guess that's why it caught my attention. Love the warm rich tones of the floor and the wooden door, the shadows and the sun hitting the bed, and the little sneak peak of the scene outside your balcony .. and it's morning!! I love mornings.
Great shot my friend.

Beautiful work Carol! it takes a trained eye to see things like this! Not afraid to get down and dirty, down where most humans won't get..on their knees! Love the crop! This is a killer shot...gotta be one of my favorites of yours of all time!

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