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Tangolunda Bay

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One of my favorite vacation spots - Huatulco, Mexico! This is Tangolunda Bay, where I stayed.

Taken with Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm at around 6:45 am at sunrise. HDR, taken from two JPEG exposures - one for the sky, and one for everything else. Shot at the same location -

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Please note that although the sky might look like a stacked bunch of clouds which I photoshopped on top of each other this is NOT the case.
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900x600px 484.96 KB
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
11 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 14, 2010, 4:57:03 AM
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kayleighrust's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

To start off with what a beatuiful shot <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>

Composition is chosen well, using a low angle works well in the picture. Meaning you capture the waves as well as the sun dancing off the sea.

The colours are captured beautiful, lovely and crisp. The range of colour is impressive. The textures of the sand so amazing, i have never seen such well captured detail of sand.

The cloud depth adds another layer to the picture, which works well again.

I would change anything to the picture, the composition works with the picture. The colour and the depth work well.

Very good shot!
steeber's avatar
I wonder why technique was rated only at four stars. Based on what is written, given not a single criticism, that should be five stars, shouldn't it?
It is an unusually strong image, alive with energy, and well-balanced. The technique is first-rate.
DisneyCat142's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
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I love this set and angle of how this picture is layed out. The vision is clearly beautiful and amazing you got it on a angle that is set where you can see most of the landscape wich is a 5/5 for me.

The originality i think it is very unique from most sunset photos or sunrise. But there are loads of sunset and sunrise photo's so for originality would have to be 3.5 stars.

The technique you used, Is absolutely unique how the sun is set on the ocean while the waves are splashing on the on to the sand. is gorgous 5 stars!
suekitten's avatar
:star::star::star::star: Overall
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I love the shot of this angle, the water looks beautiful and calmly spread onto the sand, the sun starting to rise is the sweetest capture especially when it reflects on the water. i find that the grayish skies don't suit the landscape, in my opinion a nice shiny orange would of fit, but it does give a nice atmosphere.

I absolutely love how the sun is in the middle of the 2 boulders as if it was hidden but then reappearing in a beautiful wakening in which i definitly give a 5/5. Yet somehow i still find the clouds unsuitable for the water but for everything else a good 4/5 will do. Still i am very impressed with this shot! Marvelously done <img src="…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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An absoloutely breathtaking photograph!

The colors are spectacular, and it's very obvious your own style.
It's original, not because it's not seen before - but because it's so smooth, colorful, sharp, detailed and yet have a cartoonish feel to it, without destroying the photograph. In other words, what generates the originiality of the photo is you, and not just the landscape in the photo.

You clearly caught amazing energy and life in the picture, even though there isn't any actual living in it.

The angle and the fact that you got the sand in it makes it more unique to me.
The amount of contrasts there is is amazing, - the warm and cold tones everywhere - also the darkness and sort of grim atmosphere mixed with the beauty and warm atmosphere makes it so special.

You are clearly good at doing what you do, - from taking the shot, editing and finishing it up.

The only thing arguable is the right side, just above the horisont - something about that spot makes the 5/5 drop to 4.5/5 for me.

Overall an extremely interessting and beautiful picture.
nmmarkowa's avatar
Amazing sunset! :-)
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Moogiesgirl77's avatar
Beautiful, thank you!
boodlemoo's avatar
wooow...the most glorious of the nature!
Enlightenpics's avatar
A shot that took my breath away your collections is incredible 
Lormet-Images's avatar
Beautiful photo! :)
Collinder's avatar
What a beautiful sunset/rise - well done!
SpaceHub's avatar
Too #@!%ing amazing!! :heart:
AGENT00NINJA's avatar
It is I hope to have such a beautiful thing to photograph like that
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I really love how the water looks rolling in...awesome. And the sky and colors are spectacular. Wow is right. :aww:
Hanahloub's avatar
Four stars for you!
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