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Beautiful reflection from some condos made it look like another planet.

Location: Tangolunda Bay, Huatulco, Mexico.
Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm.
Technique: Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAWs shot in 1.5 EV intervals, hand-blended.
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Turbulent by IvanAndreevich
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Reaching Out by IvanAndreevich Between by IvanAndreevich Whisper by IvanAndreevich

Dedicated to my dad's 50th birthday. С днём рождения, Петрович!
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800x600px 431.86 KB
Shutter Speed
1/90 second
Focal Length
11 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 9, 2012, 6:05:07 AM
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Tpaita's avatar
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I took this photo and reduced color deepen a lot, so this would be just typical beach picture where is sunrise on sunset if there is no these strong colors, so I think colors makes this photo, not photo itself. By the way, What is that other light besides the sun on that island? I think it makes this photo a bit more better since there is another light source to give a reflect to water's surface.
That your facebook watermark kinda ruins this picture, It sound have been transparent or smaller since I came to see a photo, not your facebook advertisement.
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Amazing! What else can I say? Your artwork is very beautiful. The one side looks like there may be a storm coming in but it is clashing with the fire on the other side. I love the contrast between the two sides. The reflection from the condos looks almost like another sun fighting against the dark cloud cover. Beautiful blending! I never would have known that it wasn't one picture.

The colors are bright and vibrant and blend well from one to another and the calm water makes me want to jump right in. Great job on this piece. It's beautiful.

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IvanAndreevich's avatar
Thank you for critique, but I feel like every critique should contain suggestions for improvement :)
LadyShirahime3's avatar
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I love this picture. The timing of this picture, where the clouds depart above the rocky horizon showing the light filled sky behind it gives off the impression of two suns, one setting, the other rising. It makes me feel as of I've somehow stepped into another world where the sky is a mixture of colors like a rainbow.

I'm most particularly impressed with the water. Somehow it looks so surreal that I feel as if I can grasp the foam and flip the water upwards like a silky blanket and lull myself to sleep listening to the sounds of water somewhere in the distance.

This moment captured in time somehow reminds me of how the right sun is setting on stormy clouds; otherwise setting on what seems to be a bad day. However the left sun gives the appearance of rising into a somewhat clear sky chasing and shunning away the darkness, giving hope of a new day.

The picture is truly amazing.
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I enjoy the range of colors in this photograph, from the orange to blue to yellow, and even a hint of cyan/blue-green in the upper left corner! It was the colors in this photograph that attracted me to it over the other artworks on the Critiqueable page. I haven't been able to capture a photo like this for quite some time! I find myself under-or-overexposing photos like these (I don't have a graduated density filter to cover the bright sky). Even with the filter, photos like these take a bit of time to master.

However, I find my eye wandering around the photo in search of a central focus area, or a subject, and I can't spot one. I can't tell if the subject is supposed to be the sun, the bright water in the foreground, etc. I think that this photo would be much more appealing if it was taken with a portrait (up/down) frame style, with the sun in the upper left part of the frame leaving out the rocks (except the one in front of the sun, of course) - basically, all the important bright spots on the left would be kept in frame. That way the eye would be led from the bright spot in the foreground through the center and back toward the sun. It would leave out a great portion of the "blank" blue space on the right, where there isn't anything that draws the eye in the first place.

Nevertheless, this is an excellent sunset seascape from an excellent photographer. I've enjoyed his Pacific Northwest photos for a long time now, and he has a style that's inspiring. I simply think that this photo would take those minor adjustments to be more impacting for the viewer.
nmmarkowa's avatar
пожалуй установлю на обои смартфона такую красоту, на разные рабочие столы, классные ваши фото. 
gregoriussuharsono's avatar
Great photo collection, well done 
CaptainElsa's avatar
your pictures are so beautiful! :star:
Izhorian25's avatar
what is that 2nd 'sun' I wonder
IvanAndreevich's avatar
Condo glass reflections
folkedudl's avatar
Dianote's avatar
Thatdudemaan's avatar
Oh. My. God!
Thats so wonderfull.Cowboy
MiClov's avatar
louieschwartzberg's avatar
A rainbow in itself!
Alstorius's avatar
Hard to catch ;)
xXStorefrontXx's avatar
/retard on/ Hurrr you can tell is fotoshoped cauze there are two suns hur hur hur so fake /retard off/

Seriously though great shot, I love your photography
soulSmith1's avatar
I'm breath taken!! Looking at your work is what enjoying the moment & feeling inner peace with amazement is all about. Thank you! Xxxx
Kiki4rich's avatar
and thats make me wanna go there.....BAD :heart:
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