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Kupang Beach

Kupang Beach
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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: 2006-09-04
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): #1 When Water Touches the Land [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-31 4:42
Viewed: 5528
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at Gulf of Kupang, West Timor. No big wave in this beach since it is protected from open sea. Land at BG is also part of Timor Island. Traditional fishermen use this gulf as shelter for their fishing boats. I believed that city of Kupang –now capital of East Nusatenggara Province- is originally only a fisherman village. Of course, it was long time ago.

Timor Island is divided into East Timor and West Timor –geographically should be northeast and southwest Timor, the island stretches on this direction. West Timor is part of East Nusatenggara Province of Indonesia and East Timor is now an independent country, called Timor Leste. In contrast with most of islands in Indonesian archipelago, which are characterized with tropical humid climate, Timor island is relatively dry, so that fishery is important economic sector of this region.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-31 4:57]

Hello Benyamin,
Very nice seascape.I liked POV,large DOF,foggy mood at BG,colors and visual impact a lot.

Meraviglioso panorama, Benyamin!
Bella l'atmosfera, fa sognare!

Ciao e grazie.

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  • budi (296)
  • [2006-10-31 5:06]

wow.. tone langitnya cantik..
layering daratanya juga bagus..
viewnya indah mas.


Hello Benyamin,
A strong atmosphere created by this wonderful colours!
Good classical beach composition, lovely details and a fine sense of depth...
Pablo -

Hello Benyamin !
This is a very beautiful seascape, with wonderful composition and POV. I also like the colors of the sky, and a wonderful foggy atmosphere, typical to evenings or mornings. Very well done !

Hello Ben,
This is an other little wonder from your series. I like those soft colors, POV and composition. Maybe I would have tried a little USM, especially for the beach. I think also that you have a dust spot on your captor (see right upper part in the pink sky) This could easily be removed with the healing brush tool in PP. This is a beautiful scenery anyway with excellent notes. TFS,

Hi Ben,
Great seascape shot. The soft light, pastel colors in the sky, and mist, and such a great mood to this scene. Very ell composed and framed.
This looks great!

Selam Ben,
Very nice scene. Peaceful and fresh. I like scarlet colour of sky. Well done my friend. Very nice. Bravo and TFS.

The haze in the mid distance lends character to this beach view at twilight, Benyamin.
The four different zones of light, subdued by the haze, contrast sharply with each other.
Nice composition.
TFS and take care.

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  • volkan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 497 W: 10 N: 4] (2425)
  • [2006-10-31 11:54]

Hi Ben
Marvellous seascape photo with soft light and colors.Well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-31 15:32]
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Hola Benyamin, maravillo paisaje y buena compo. y pov. y luz genial...Saludos

Salut Ben
Elle est très belle cette prise avec ce beau paysage avec de belles couleurs ,est-ce le début ou la fin du jour?
Merci et au revoir....JP


Just a wonderful landscape, perfect details, very crisp, Nicly composed and capture photo, Perfect details, very crisp,

Nice work TFS kyle

This photo has a really nice feel to it Benyamin. I really like that rosy sky and the repetition of the horizontal lines receding into the distance. It is quite lovely.


Evelynn : )

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-01 12:48]

Wonderful colours and composition here.

PT all out today



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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-11-01 16:30]

The colours and composition of this are simply outstanding. Lovely seascape/landscape/skyscape all in one.

Hi Ben,
Looks like I missed this one. This is a really great POV, with the shoreline taking me slowly into the photo. The repetition of the little wet spot on the beach is stunning. I like the hazy BG with its warm and tropical colors.

:) tomorrow

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2006-11-02 17:06]

hi benyamin
beautiful sunset and seascape photo. i like calm and peaceful atmosphere in your photo. composition, point of view and colours are great

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2006-11-02 19:37]

Wonderful sunset, mild details and very peaceful view, interesting place and calming photo!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-03 6:40]

Hello Benyamin,
wondeful beach scene. Ther POV and colors are very nice. The mist creates a wonderful mood.

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2006-11-03 13:36]

Hi Benyamin.
Beautiful landscape with splendid atmosphere.I like composition and used POV.Passage into fog in background is really beautiful.Very good work!
TFS and greetings.

hi ben

nice atmosphere.
good colours and compo.

bye mario

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  • magal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 0 N: 313] (1251)
  • [2006-11-06 14:26]

Hi Ben,
Beautiful shot, with the light giving a sense of tranquillity and peace. The mist helps create a moody atmosphere and the rocks make a natural line leading the eye to the boat.
Well composed and captured

beautiful ocean side photo, great POV, TFS
Donna :o)

Thanks for your smilie on Just enjoying the day

good mood and lack of critical detail shapes
its strange what a coloured sky can do..if that was blue all would be lost
very atmospheric and pleasing

Love your informative notes too.
Had to fav. this register 'cause it reminds me sooooo
much of the place where I was born in Goa, India.
Love the "reddish" haze you have captured.
Best regards,

hello! great atmosfer in your photo!fantastic composition!TFS

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