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Punta Uva Sunset

Punta Uva Sunset
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Copyright: Richard Vincent (earthtraveler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-15
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-10 8:23
Viewed: 5063
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Punta Uva beach is located on Costa Rica's south east Atlantic Coast 7kms south of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.
I was first attracted to this beach after seeing an article in Outside magazine rating it as one of the top 10 beaches. Through the years I've enjoyed walks along this idylic palm lined sandy beach and swims in it's clear warm waters and sometimes a good body surf ride into shore. As they say in Costa Rica, Pura Vida.

Thank you all for taking a look and sharing your thoughts. Richard

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hi richard,
fine capture of the sun set, the effect of light on the sky and the water looks lovely, well composed shot , nice pov, suitable frame,
well done,
tfs & regards

Excellent shot with a great light captured.
Bye, Andrea
(the horizon is not perfectly straight :)))

Hello Richard,
Excellent composition on the sunset in perfect clarity, DOF, POV, well saturated colour and details
very well done indeed

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-10 13:04]

Hi Richard. What a lovely looking place lucky you. a very good seascape. the colours of the sun on the sea is very good indeed.you have captured the waves so well. TFs.
have a good weekend.

Simple and nice capture.

This is a lovely sunset Richard. The oranges and blues are wonderful complements. The composition works well. The shot looks clean. I find that when I use my Panasonic in anything but very good light I get a lot of noise. This is nice. I like the layers of mountains receding into the distance.

Evelynn : )

Hi Richard,
I can understand why it was voted to one of the top 10 beaches. It is located in a stunning area and surely has great weather almost year round.
You captured it during the magix hour making it look even better. Wonderful colors with a great surf action and a very good composition.

Hi Richard,
What a very beautiful sunset scene you've captured here.
Love the way the wave is running up on the beach and the colorful reflections of the last light in the wed sand.
Wonderful colors and mostly clouded sky.
Just seems, but I might be wrong ofcourse, that the horizon is tilted to the left.
Nevertheless a wonderful image.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-10 16:33]

Hi Richard,

This is an absolutely beautiful sunset and seascape. The colors are magnificent. The sky, mountains, waves, and reflection of the sun is stunning. A wonderful composition.


Wonderful shot Rich! One I would love to look at again and again to remind me of where I could or should be instead of knee deep snow at times. Heck I already get half of my medications from Costa Rica... I might as well move there...


Hi Richard,
An outstanding sunset at the beach photo...Excellent color, POV, composition and DOF...A fantastic capture...Very well done...


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-11 4:37]

Hi Richard,
Breath-taking sunset scene captured with fabulous details and colours. The flashing waters and the stunning skyline gives a majestic look. I like the sheen on the wet sand. Excellent POV to portray this beautiful atmosphere and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-08-11 5:30]

Fabulous how the breaking waves resemble the mountain peaks in this PoV! Superb colours and details

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-08-11 9:30]

Love the warm glow of the setting sun on the wet sand in the foreground, Richard. A heavenly scenery.
The sunlight in the sky and on the beach contrast well against the dark water, yet the details on the waves are fantastic.
TFS. : )

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-11 18:56]

Hello Richard

A very beautiful seascape with beautiful sun and colours.The reflections on the wet sand are fantastic.I love the way you captured the surf ,very nicely composed with sharp focus and details.The POV is excellent .TFS


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