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View of beach

View of beach
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Copyright: Narayanan Ganesan (gannu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-22
Categories: Ocean
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Beaches, Great Workshops [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-04 4:34
Viewed: 5094
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km (1,430 sq mile). It lies between the latitudes 1453'54" N and 1540'00" N and longitudes 7340'33" E and 7420'13" E. Most of Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats range of mountains, which separate it from the Deccan Plateau. The highest point is the Sonsogor, with an altitude of 1,167 meters (3,827 feet). Goa has a coastline of 101 km (63 miles).

Goa's main rivers are the Mandovi, the Zuari, the Terekhol, Chapora River and the Betul. The Mormugao harbor on the mouth of the river Zuari is one of the best natural harbors in South Asia. The Zuari and the Mandovi are the lifelines of Goa, with their tributaries draining 69% of its geographic area. Goa has more than forty estuarine, eight marine and about ninety riverine islands. The total navigable length of Goa's rivers is 253 km (157 miles). Goa has more than three hundred ancient tanks built during the rule of the Kadamba dynasty and over a hundred medicinal springs.

Most of Goa's soil cover is made up of laterites which are rich in ferric aluminium oxides and reddish in color. Further inland and along the river banks, the soil is mostly alluvial and loamy. The soil is rich in minerals and humus, thus conducive to plantation. Some of the oldest rocks in the Indian subcontinent are found in Goa between Molem and Anmod on Goa's border with Karnataka. The rocks are classified as Trondjemeitic Gneiss estimated to be 3,600 million years old, dated by the Rubidium isotope dating method. A specimen of the rock is exhibited in the Goa University.

Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a warm and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, seeing day temperatures of over 35 C (95 F) coupled with high humidity. The monsoon rains arrive by early June and provide a much needed respite from the heat. Most of Goa's annual rainfall is received through the monsoons which last till late September.

Goa has a short cool season between mid-December and February. These months are marked by cool nights of around 20 C (68 F) and warm days of around 29 C (84 F) with moderate amounts of humidity. Further inland, due to altitudinal gradation, the nights are a few degrees cooler. During March 2008 Goa was lashed with heavy rain and strong winds. This was the first time in 29 years that Goa had seen rain during March. This peculiar change on Goa's weather followed three months of heavy aerial spraying by unidentified aircraft.

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Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/400
F-Stop: f/14.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 44/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-04-22 16:45
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 171 kb

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The photo is well composed. Yes, it's a little tilted but that's easily remedied. I like the curves of the shoreline and depth. :)

A good shot, bro, but I wish it did not have any people in it...

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-05-04 9:35]

Hi Ganesh,

A beautiful beach scene - something I only get to see now when I travel. Haraprasan perfected the picture in his workshop. Lovely pastel-like colors and nicely composed. I like seeing the people on the beach - it shows how small we really are.


Hello Narayanan. The perspective is good with the cliff and the curve shoreline. Just curious if the tilted horizon was done on purpose. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hello Narayanan, nice screen of a summer seoson:) TFS and regards,

Hello Ganesh,
Many thanks for sharing this awesome Goa's beach with us also in a very useful and information notes for the image!
good pov from a highground to have the curveline of the beach, good colour and details
may be just aware on the horizon that tilted to right will makes this image more balanced, just a thought hope you do not mind!
a good landscape to share

Hi Ganesh,
Wonderfull landscape capture of a beautifull sandy beach in summer time. TFS.


Hi Narayanan, lovely view of a splendid place, I agree with Haraprasan's comment and his ws is very well done, I like a lot, you have a little spot on the left, may be that you should clean your sensor. Have a nice evening, ciao Silvio

Nice shot. Very good composition and it shows a wide angle of view. But I feel it would have been better if the horizon were not so much tilted. Also may be due to fog the sky and landscape looks a little bit dull to me. A little blue-shift in the white balance may make this even more wonderful. Anyways, great work.

Hi Ganesh Ji,
A nice view of this Goa Sea beach. Please don't mind. I made a little WS to make it look more nice. Hope You will like it. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Nice capture but tilted horizon is not a good framing.

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