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Pablo Minto

Pablo Minto
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-28
Categories: Sky
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, Minolta AF 100-400 F4.5-6.7 Zoom APO, Marumi MC-UV 58 mm
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-16 4:00
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 104
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
As soon as I had got acquainted with gallery of Pablo Minto I immediately have been fascinated by refinement of his landscapes. At first surprising similarity to our Russian landscapes and works of Great Russian paint writers of XIX century has been evident to me. Then I have seen the firm style on his pictures. These are terrific skill of POV selection and framing, ability to see and show beauty in the common things, refined composition and magnificent work with colours and lights.

Since that time I always wished and continue to wish now to learn to take something similar. But at least one circumstance hampers a realization of mine desire (I don't speak about others). I spend all time in the town and (in summer) in my countryside house. There is no virgin places near the town. The scenery surrounding my summerhouse is more natural but seems to me ordinary. However, I shoot and shoot these places. All of the pictures were taken directly form my windows or balconies or points not far from my house. But even in these cases it is difficult to me to avoid electric columns, wires, houses. That is why I don't want to share them in the meantime.

This one is exception (despite electric columns, wires, houses and even artesian tower:-))). I like it very much and post it as a gratitude for those fine lessons of skill which are given all to us by our dear friend Pablo.

Thanks a lot and kind regards to you, Pablo, true creator of landscape masterpieces.

At this picture you can see our garden co-operative. These are 200 plots, going by three lines aside Khadzhibeisky Liman. The Liman is not visible because it suits at a low place. Behind the trees, the opposite bank of the Liman with agricultural fields is shown.

Shot is taken from my upper balcony at once after the rain.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marhowie: Not a town & Thanks a lot.Alex99 1 10-23 06:42
To pablominto: Thanks.Alex99 1 10-21 06:44
To wuta: ThanksAlex99 1 10-19 07:58
To marmottelolo: Translation from FrenchAlex99 4 10-17 03:27
To jesst: Town vs CountryAlex99 1 10-17 01:39
To horia: Ffocal length & Many thanksAlex99 2 10-16 07:13
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Pablo certainly is the master craftsman of landscapes, Alexei. Your association of this wonderful landscape under the arch of a rainbow with his name is, therfore, apt and appropriate.
This is one of the neatest rainbow pictures to have ever appeared on TN.
Thanks for sharing it and warm regards.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-16 4:30]
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Hello Alex!

Wonderful color and nice composition of sky and earth.

Завидую белой завистью, сама мечтала снять радугу. Но один раз не было при себе камеры, а во второй получилось еще обиднее - увидела кусок радуги на небе и решила чуть-чуть отойти в сторону, чтобы дома не закрывали вид. Поошла всего-то метров 30, но за это время радуга растаяла в воздухе.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-16 4:49]

Hello Alexei,
Yes, Pablo is an excellent landscape photographer and this shot of a rainbow is a fine tribute to him. If we ignore the man-made artifacts this is also an interesting composition and glimpse into the type of land that you have around you where you live.
Thanks for that and best wishes,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-16 5:03]

selam Alexei
lucky day, good timing for you and nice gift to pablo
i like composition, lighting, colours, nearly pure blue sky background and details
thanks for sharing

Hi Alexei!

Very nice composition. The lighting is perfect as the rainbow shows up great against the sky. Great job!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-16 6:31]
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Hello my dear friend

I agree with you completl and say that Pablo is one of the TN members with a special eye to composition and to turning the most simple and ordinary things into some great photos.
Therefore, i can understand why you appreciate his work that much and thus dedicate this lovely rainbow to him.
And what a beautiful one it is: big, thick and well visible in all spectrums of the light!
Unfortunately though, we can not always choose where we find these beautiful ellements of nature. But you still managed to minimize the human element here and created a splendid and very harmonious composition. I must also admire what a beautiful view you have from your balcony :))
The expsure here is very well handled and therefore the colors and tones everywhere (the rainbow, the sky and even on the buildings and trees) came out very beautiful! My congratulations for everything in this photo!

I cannot help wonder though, how would a photo taken at 400 or 500mm look like, with a close-up on the trees near the horizon and just this massive ranbow emerging from it ;)

Anyway, Bravo Alexei for a great post and a fine dedication

magnifique cet arc en ciel au dessus de ce village, netteté parfaite, belles couleurs , bon cadrage, bravo ALEX et merci a toi

hello alexei,
lovely capture, excellent composition, the rainbow on the blue sky looks beautiful, pablo must be pleased with this dedication,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-16 9:18]

Hi Alexei,

This is a most beautiful rainbow with lovely colors. I think the housing complex in the foreground followed by the fields adds much character to the shot. You have a nice view from your balcony.


bonjour alexei
bien vu,je n'ai jamais reussi a obtenir des couleurs aussi intense en prennant un arc en ciel,j'ai juste une petite question,j'ai l'impression de voir comme des lignes trasversales dans le ciel,est ce mon moniteur?

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-10-16 11:18]

a great tribute to the boss
thanks alexei

Que envidia me das Alexei, tener un pequeño huerto es un sueño para mí, aunque aquí entran también las preferencias de mi mujer y ella es "urbana" jajajaaj. Encantado de poder ver lo que tú ves habitualmente, una buena idea, además adornado todo ello por ese impresionante arco iris.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-16 14:17]

Hello Alexei
What a surprising and marvellous rainbow! I agree so greatly with your apreciation of our dear Pablo's gallery. He has also marvellous jobs and much to teach of skill.
A wonderful view from your balcony and magnificent capture!
My compliments and TFS.

Hi Alexei, inusual for you, but wonderful dedication to our friend Pablo, splendid rainbow with superb colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

This is so beautiful! Rainbows are not easy to expose and you did great with those vivid colors, beautiful exposure and diagonal composition. This is such a lovely natural phenomenon. Well seen and nice dedication. Thanks!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-10-17 0:59]

Priviet Alexei!

Beautifull picture. Rainbow always looks good and brings joy to us. I like composition with small cloud and blue sky. Nice to see your place - you've got great view from your balcony!

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-10-17 2:01]

Alexei, Superb shot and excellent composition. Wonderful landscape shot. Ganesh

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-10-17 2:02]

Hello Alexei,
Colors look so beautiful. You managed to expose the rainbow very well. Nice layers.
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-17 2:44]

Hi Alexei,
Just acknowledging this wonderful shot from you. Very nicely done. Kudos.

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-10-17 13:28]

Hi Alexei!
Not really a true landscape but this is so beautiful and colorful!Must be a great place for living with so much nature around!

hi alexei!
nice picture with the fine
rainbow who makes feeling
to the picture,well composed to!
good work!

  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-10-17 14:44]

excellent shot and very good composition of this landscape.nice pov with splendid colours.well presented pose
Well done my friend!
Regards ridvan

I like it! with great colours and love the composition as well...
Very nice.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-18 8:05]

Hello Alexei

What a beautiful rainbow ,the colours are well saturated.The composition is well done.A fitting dedication to Pablo.TFS


Hi dear Alexei ,
great shot with beautiful colours.
it has wonderful sky.
thanks for sharing dear friend

Hello Alexei,
A lovely landscape with an interesting addition in the sky!
Scenery is well framed, and the colours are attractive...
The strong rainbow is a nice touch!
Pablo -

Added the day after:
Oh my dear!!
This time I didn't read the note, maybe the only time I really SHOULD read it..........
I'm flattered of course, maybe a bit embarrased too!
All I do is see and shoot, no big deal really...
But I'm happy you like the result!!

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2007-10-18 10:45]
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Hello Alex , Fantastic shot from the rainbow, great colours and compositie , i like It , tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-10-18 16:25]

Hola Alex99, bella y destacada composición de la naturaleza, agradables y nitidos colores. Saludos Sira

Hello Alexei,
A rainbow is always beautiful, giving us hope and I know it fills me with faith that their is someone up there looking over me. Your photo is beautiful , the rainbow is so big and fills so much of the sky..its amazing.TFS

Hi Alexei,
A beautiful rainbow! I think the composition and framing are what really makes it look so great. The different shades of blue that are split by the rainbow are amazing. Nice shot here.

Hello Alex,
Beautiful rainbow and nice color clarity. Very nice composition. A perfect dedication to Pablo.

Hola Alexei,
Buen ojo tuviste para captar esta bella escena, la composición es muy bonita, la luz y color muy hermosos, saludos
José Ramón

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-10-19 8:06]

Hi Alexei

Lovely tribute to Pablominto's skill. I love the glorious rainbow with the beautiful colours. The composition is perfect for showing it off. I live in a town as well and it is hard to find beautiful wildlife shots.



Hello Alex,

Truly great work. I tried myself some rainbow shots, but all the time they came out faded and laking the shine of the real thing (even after some postprocessing tries). No ideea how you did this but it came out splendid.

Cheers, Petru

Hi Alexei.
It is fortunate to be able to capture a rainbow.
In this photo I like the line of electrical poles. This gives a nice perspective.
The spectrum of colours worked well on the rainbow!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-20 2:16]

Hello Alexei,
I'm sorry to hear that there is no real countryside near to where you live. This looks very much like the agricultural plains inland from where we are except that we have a lot of water too. I miss the undulating landscape too! Nice tribute to Pablo and a fine capture of the rainbow.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Alexei,

That's a beautiful capture of the sky with the rainbow, and a very noce dedication to Pablo Minto.
The colours are lovely and I like this composition.
Stunning view!

Greetings, Nel

I agree with you re: Pablo Minto. He is an amazing character.
I love his landscape images too.
This one is incrdibly "IMPRESSIVE".
Mario from Canada.

  • angybone Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 14 N: 2372] (7684)
  • [2007-10-20 16:32]

So that's at the end of the rainbow! Did you find the pot of gold? :)
Pablo is an amazing photographer but so are you!
Thank you for sharing your skill with us.
Oops..out of :) :)

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-20 17:42]

Hola Alexi. Muy bello el "Arco Iris" esplendida foto. Saludos Luis52.

Dear Alexei,
rainbow colours recorded with scientific precision and poetical subtlety in a breathtakingly close approach of the end of the rainbow. A very clearly presented, carefully composed glimpse of landscape, evoking very pleasant and warm feelings of early summer. A very nice dedication, and a wonderful presentation, my dear friend. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hi Alexei.
What a wonderful rainbow you managed to capture here. I am pleasantly surprised about the brightness of the landscape. I normally see rainbows when it is much darker.
Your vertical composition with the rainbow in a nice diagonal line is great to look at. Details, exposure and colors look all very natural. A great dedication to a very kind person.

Hola Alex.
Una preciosa vista con unos detalles fabulosos.
Perfecto encuadre y delicados tonos.
Una buena dedicatoria.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-21 14:35]

Hola Alex,
preciosa postal...
detalles y color extra :)
sensacional cielo y fenomeno atmosférico.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-22 8:56]

Hi Alexei

A lovely composition with a great sense of scale and space. Great POV.


Hello Alexei.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Bonsoir Alexei
Superbe! Tu étais la au bon moment.
Bravo cette image est agreable a regarder.
Merci et au revoir...JP

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-10-22 19:56]

Hello Alexei,
Very beautiful image, and I this is the first Rainbow
picture that I have seem in TN, excellent POV
Very nice composition and details.. Very well done


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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-10-22 23:32]

Hi Alexei,
I add my praise here. From my experience with Odessa, there is often a slight haze, but you got a very clear day for the picture. From my physics classes centuries ago I remember that under favorable circumstances there is more than one rainbow, a principal and a secondary one, separated by a darker "Mach interband". You were able to picture this Mach interband! Wizard you!
My best regards

hello Alexei

wondeful view of this magnificeint rainbow.
vertical framing is working perfectly in the picture

colours are very good (tought a blue tonality )



Hello Alexei,
Nicely done in the vertical, the rainbow is well defined with good contrast and color.
I also enjoy seeing the town here, near where you live :)

Hi, Alexei.
Well caught rainbow with excellent exposure and colors. Like also composition.

Bonjour Alex, je suis heureux de pouvoir te mettre 2 points sur cette magnifique photo, voila un compte tout rond de 100 points bien mérités,
bravo et merci,

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-10-23 15:31]

Hi Alexei. A good simple composition with the splash of colour of the rainbow, making it special. I agree with your sentiments of our associate Pablo, he encourages so many - generous soul he has. TFS. Murray.

Hello Alexei !
Imissed so manu of your beautiful picture ! I particularly like this one because, here in France, it it grey and rainy, so it is nice to see some colors, even if it is only on a picture. Composition and POV are excellent, and it is a beautiful landscape, ust be nice to see this every day. Very well done !

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