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The passing of the storm...

The passing of the storm...
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-04
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-28 8:45
Viewed: 3319
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Goa...a travellers' paradise!

I was on an official offsite, something I couldn't say no to and 'twas my sister's birthday..I wanted to be with her, 'coz she'd been diagnosed with something fatal...
This pic was a perfect reflection of my mood...

'Cascading light develops, as the clouds begin to roar,
The firs bend nearly double, as the rain begins to pour.
Refreshing all the earth, as it moves across the sky,
The air begins to sparkle, as we all let out a sigh.'

-- by Linda LaRae Adsitt (Hope this is not a Copyright issue!)

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Hello Goldy! Amazing palms. Original shadow. Hard colors. Good capture. Mysterious effect. Well done!

Hello Goldy
This is a lovely scene showing the real mood of a passing storm..I really like your slow shutter speed to create the movement in the palms...Just as an idea maybe if the four branches of the far left palm were cropped out it might balance the view slightly...But thats just an opinion..Cracking shot and thanks for sharing.

Hello Goldie,

First a pity that the trees under and above were cut off.
Second, the sky looks overexposed see the white gates in the clouds.
Further good colours and beautiful scenery.
The horizon stands not quit right, sorry but i mean't best for you.
Left above the water looks up dust on the sensor?
I hope you understand me.
So not i say it than in Dutch so you translate it.

Regards Gert

Hello Goldy,
A very touching notes and my regards to your sister for the best!
Great use of the coconut tress as silhouette on fg perspective, the island adds a far distance view!
the cpl might solved the OE problem in the sky, just a opinion!
best regards

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2008-02-28 10:31]

Paradise ;)
this image conveys alot of emotion, as though calling out and saying aloud, "What the hell are you doing sitting there!" haha

Well captured man,

Cheers :)

hiya Goldy! good shot, very mysterious sky ;-) and those dynamic palms, perfect!
Clara :-)

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-28 16:20]

Goldy, you have something with the trees and the forests, you make fantastic pictures of them as if you would feel them. Beautiful picture of something that could have been quite ordinary but you make the opposite with it. Fantastic clouds, beautiful composition with those three palm trees and the tiny line of the ocean with the island in the bottom gives a sense of scale: artistic eye. And for your sister, I am not sure if I misread or something, I really hope it won't be fatal as you say. I wish you both strength and hope and never let go of hope. Thanks to you,


Hi Goldy,
I am very much sorry about your sis. Hope she will become well soon. My wishes and prayers. A beautiful capture along with a beautiful poem. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-29 9:17]

Hello Goldy, very nice place! I really like the dark clouds and the wind in the trees. Thanks,


hello Goldy

superb shot of the clouds and the trees, it is your POV
that i love most, from down to up, in french they say
« en contre-plongé » if i translate it is « againts-diving », TFS


Hello Goldy. Good wide exposure of the sky indicating the vibrancy of the thick cloud and tall swaying palms in the foreground. The distant island creates good perspective though I would like to see a bit more of the ground. Still a good shot and well done. Regards. Jusni.

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  • ankurs (4)
  • [2008-03-01 13:56]

Very well captured!TFS!

Hallo Goldy
This panoramic view of the storm clouds is wonderful. I love how you can just glimpse the bright sky colours behind the clouds and the tiny piece of visible land on the horizon. The silhouetted palm trees give a fabulous viewpoint. You really have captured a depressed scene here. Trust your mood and situation and has now cheered up.
Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your day.

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