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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-11
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 100, Hoya 52mm UV
Exposure: f/6.4
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Beaches, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-13 4:52
Viewed: 4842
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...plus silence!!! These four words perfectly reflect character of this wonderful place :>

Place from this photo is a part of Vidzemes Stony Beach Nature Reserve localized on the coast of Latvian Baltic Sea. The reserve is also a part of North Vidzeme Biosphere Reserve" and special Natura 2000 area.

Vidzemes Stony Beach Nature Reserve takes some 12 km of seacoast and covers about 3370 ha. Typical lansdcapes/seascapes for this area are wooden dunes with moist dune slacks.

This is also the only place in Latvia where 350-380 million year old sandstone outcrops can be seen on the seashore! And please believe me, it looks really nice and impressive! :>

These are "facts from the guide", but for me one of the most important things was that in this place there were no people, no noise, no tumult... only me, sand, stones, sea and silence... :>

Thank you in advance for visit and comment! :>

LordPotty, zulfu, jrobertop, red45, Argus, gracious, rousettus, Dis. Ac., boreocypriensis, haraprasan, Heaven, Miss_Piggy, oscarromulus, SelenE has marked this note useful
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Beautiful composition Radomir.
This could very easily be a beach near here,it is so similar to parts of the West Coast.
I don't see any insects or fungi though,but thats ok ;)
Good shot.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-13 5:15]

HelloRadomir, wonderful landscape shot. TFS and kind regards,

Hy Radomir
I found that the combination of 4 S four your picture is perfect.And thanks that the M (you) was there for show us.
Regards, Oana

Hello Radomir,

Very beautiful seascape. Good composition. Great colours. Your are very lucky to have access to this wonderful place.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-13 8:28]
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Czesc Radek!

O, fajna plaza bez dwoch zdan. Podoba mi sie polaczenie piasku z wielkimi glazami - nie ma nic gorszego niz male kamory na plazy :-) I nie ma ludzi! Ciekawe na jak dlugo ta plaza pozostanie dziewicza.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-13 10:16]

Hello Radomir,
This could almost be on our shore of the Baltic! But the lighting is different.
Very nice composition of the beach and the sea taken from a fine POV with good perspective.
TFS this fine view,
Regards from a cloudy Scania at 15 Celcius!

Hello Radomir,
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful seascape with us, I loved it very much!
the pov is perfect with good depth here and with a good fg interests of the beach stones!
the image is sharp with good natural environment colour and details
my compliment to you for a wonderful shot that shared
take care

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-13 13:31]

Hi Radomir,
it's very rare to find silence in this world - I've only witnessed proper silence once in my life while up a mountain in Bulgaria just before setting off on skiis down to the hotel more than a km below. I have to say that was the most peaceful yet action-filled holiday of my life :-)
A lovely image!
The composition is great.
Very sharp and crisp.
Superb DOF.

Well done,

Hello Radomir,
what a beatiful seashore and its great seascape shot. Nicely composed and framed. Great coloration and POV. Thanks for sharing it and good notes. best wishes

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-14 1:58]

Hello Radomir, What a view. Great view and superb landscape supported by beautiful BG and great moment. Your presentation really speaks the scene very well. Ganesh

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-14 3:52]

Hi Rado,very nice landscape,it seem a tropical place,perfect moment to take and excellent quality of colors and POV,My best compliments,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Radomir.
A wonderful landscape!
Excellent perpective and chromatism.
Spectacular depth of field, perfect combination of elements.
Thanks for sharing this beauty!
José Roberto

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-14 7:13]

Hello Radomir,
Lovely view of this beautiful coastline very much like the coast here in places. The main difference is perhaps the light! Excellent POV and beautiful light and colours. It sounds like a lovely Nature Reserve.
I've only once seen a bit of 'your'coast by Swinoujscie! I'm surprised this beach was so peaceful and quiet on the 11th July!
PS Here's another site you might want to look at:-
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Hi Radomir,
I like the tranquil feel of this photo. It alows to slow down and look at all the small details in the photo. Your low POV where you probably had to almost put your chin on the rocks is perfect and it allowed for a good amount of FG interest. The rocks act as a good leadline (stepping stones) to enter the photo toward the tree and horizon. About the horizon, it does have a slight tilt to the left.

Hi Radomir,

nice seascape with beautiful cloudy sky.
Nice pov and good deepthworking trough the rocks in the foreground.


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-09-14 10:42]

Belle utilisation de la profondeur de champ.
Belle journée.

Hi Radek, a lovely landscape-seascape capture of this beautifull place having 3 natural beautiful S with wonderful details and composition.
Many thanks for sharing this!
Have a nice new week!


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-14 22:28]

Hi Radomir!

You should keep it secret! Places without any people become so rare... and are so precious! I must climb the narrowest canyons of my mountain rivers to be alone... Your picture really transmits loneliness and tranquility. It's a place where life is worth to be liven...

Kind regards


Hi Radek,
A nice seascape capture. Very well composed with nice view. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Radomir, beautiful landscape with wonderful light and splendid colors, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hallo Radomir
Excellent composition and colours, amazing detail and textures. Wonderful seascape! This image can easily be used as a photo on a post card or as a picture on the wall. Really beautiful and serene atmosphere. Just love the different shapes and sizes of the rocks. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-16 18:28]

Hello Radomir! Very nice landscape shot, great place, well composed image and very good technique!


Thanks for sharing.
Maybe, someday, I shall visit this spot, I hope.
Mario with friendly greetings from Canada.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-24 23:47]

Hi Radomir,
Very nice seascape and you captured it very well. I like the exposure control, composition, POV, natural colors and the scenery. TFS
Best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-10-06 6:30]

Hi Radomir.
Sand, stones, sea and noise of a surf (it is mean silence) these words reflect my preferences. I like calm colours and lights, excellent framing of the sweet scene and great sharpness of the image. WS is very interesting too. TFS and kind regards.
P.S. Many thanks for correct ID for pictured by me beetle and nice comments.

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