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Manokwari 04

Manokwari 04
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Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1039 W: 71 N: 1332] (5517)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-18
Categories: River
Camera: sony A100, DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3, 62 mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/25.0, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Manokwari: a hidden paradise
Theme(s): #1 When Water Touches the Land [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-26 4:35
Viewed: 5568
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Imagine that you –only you alone- are paddling slowly, very slowly…
on a small wooden canoe
along this small river…
sliding smoothly on this calm water surface
so smooth, no wave is created…
Insects, birds, and frogs sing their best nature songs
from both sides of river bank
you cannot see them, since they are hiding
behind foliages of evergreen vegetation…

Imagine that you and your spouse, or someone you love
only both of you, in this tranquil nature
insects, birds, and frogs sing their romantic love songs…

Imagine that you –in your deep sleep- are here
tonight, yes tonight!
with or without someone you love….[up to you, this is absolutely your pick…]

pablominto, volkan, dkaved, dew77, jeanpaul, pankajbajpai, scottevers7, wkshelton, jcoowanitwong, Silke has marked this note useful
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To peter_stoeckl: Yes, I wish I could post a larger versionblakitan 1 11-26 07:43
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Hello Benyamin,
very inviting presentation, well composed, with subtle colours, dense atmosphere and great depth.
I am definitely sure the original picture has a lot of fine details not visible after downsizing to 800 pixels width. So the application of sharpening filter might be recommended to be tried after downsizing.
Very fine picture, very pleasant to look at. Thank you!
With best regards,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-26 9:40]

Hi Ben,
your note got me dreaming about this place. Very well composed landscape, the colors and the miror like reflection give this landscape a wonderful tranquil mood.

Hello Ben,
A moody capture!
The calm waters provide a feeling of peace and relaxation, and of course this fine reflection from a photogrphy point of view!
Well composed with a fine feeling of depth, great colours!
Pablo -

Hi Ben
Nice composition. The reflections on the water are nice anddetailed. Great depth of field.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-11-26 13:18]

Hi Ben
Very nice capture with a nice POV.
It looks like a very peaceful place.
Well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-11-26 13:31]

Hola Beyamin, precioso paisaje y lleno de agradables sensaciones, perfecta composición... saludos

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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2006-11-26 13:59]

Hi Ben,
The combination of your image and words indeed creates very welcome thoughts of peace and tranquility...away from the daily hardship of life.Lovely soft light and shadows.A pleasant reflection on the glasslike water.The splash of light adding to the mystery.Very nice!
Regards, David

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-26 16:06]

Hello Benyamin,
Magnificent landscape.Well caught,framed and composed.Excellent work!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-11-26 23:00]

Hello Benyamin

The reflections in the river are very beautiful.I really like the way the sky and clouds reflect.The river leads the eye gently to the backround.Great POV and DOF.The colours are natural and well saturated.A very serene image.TFS


hi ben,
nice shot,
well composed, the reflections on water looks very beautiful,
nice pov,
natural colours,
tfs & regards

Bonjour Ben
Belle présentation et belle prise de vue avec ce joli paysage, comme toutes tes autres que tu nous as envoyées,les couleurs et la nettetée sont très bonnes, belle composition .
Au revoir et félicitation ....JP
Les sourires demain

Hi Ben,
This looks like a nice remote area that has not yet been spoiled by man. Beautiful scenery. Nice calm water gives a great reflection. I can only imagine how much life is along there.

Hello benyamin,

Another excellent work of art here, great details, very crisp, nicly composed and capture photo, Perfect coors, bg, POV DOF nicly done,

TFS Kyle

Well done Benyamin.
A pleasing composition, great reflections seen on the glass-like water @ 1/30th. The lush greens along the river bank look great. The sky is just a touch hot, not much though. Difficult scene with the dark greens and light sky...
Overall a great post and note.
Have a great week.

Hello Benyamin,
Beautiful landscape. The water is amazingly still. The reflection is just like mirror. Seem to be a bright morning to start with. TFS

Hello Ben,
Thanks for offering us a so nice possibility of dreaming like this about a prefect situation. This is really nice. I have no problem at all thinking that I'm there... This is a great POV with excellent composition. This place seems so wild! I like this soft lightning and colors. Every element are in place to makes it a dream place :-) Thanks,

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-11-28 20:34]

I am such a sucker for good reflections shots and this one is more than good: it is superb
Great composition and colours

Belle photo,bonne netteté,beaux reflets dans l' eau, que ce soit les arbres ou les nuages. Thomas

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