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Happy New Year !

Happy New Year !
Photo Information
Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-22
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm, Cokin Grad Grey2
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-30 14:50
Viewed: 3811
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Happy New Year - Bonne Année - Buon anno - Feliz Año Nuevo - Gelukkig Nieuwjaar - Καλή Χρονιά - Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun - Ein gutes neues Jahr...
for all TN members!
May this New Year gives you happiness, peace, health… and daily joys of photography nature wonders!

About this shot
This is the most beautiful sunset I saw in June on Ikaria island, on the little beach of Nas. The photo was taken with a grad grey filter and of course a tripod. The grad grey filter was hand held because I don’t have a holder with the size of my wide angle lens. Not easy to do with a long exposure! But it is very useful for sunset or sunrise shots. I must say that I was happy with the result.
Post processing: minor adjustments on RAW (with DPP). Photoshop: adjustments of levels, selection of sky and rocks on the left for adjusting the contrasts and levels. Resizing, frame and signature with PhotoFiltre Studio.

roges, eng55, loot, nasokoun, zulfu, matteo86, uleko, marius-secan, boreocypriensis, horias, anel, marianas, Hussain58, Mello, matatur, nglen, Argus, goldyrs, waylim, Miss_Piggy, Michau has marked this note useful
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Hi Catherine,
A deep and wonderful landscape! thanks for this gift of new year!

Happy New Year to you and your whole family! that 2010 brings you health and peace!


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-12-30 14:59]

Bonsoir, hello, servus Catherine,
Et avec ce beau paysage vous semble-revoir à 2009.
Espérons que dans a 2010 meilleure que la précédente.
Merci pour toutes ces belles photos que vous nous avez donné en 2009.
Et aussi de visites faites par ma galerie et de vos commentaires sur mes photos. J'espère que vous avez aimé mes photos!?
HAPPY NEW YEAR, la santé et plus all the best!

Ciao Catherine,
un magnifique coucher de soleil: une année à finir et une année à venir
Tous mes voeux à toi et à ta famille
Merci et félicitations
Bonne nuit

ciao Catherine!
uno splendido tramonto catturato nelle isole greche,
con i turisti nella deliziosa caletta in attesa di vedere il sole "cadere" nel mare.....grazie per gli stupendi post condivisi
auguri per un Felice 2010 a te e ai tuoi cari

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-12-30 16:27]

Hi Catherine,
It's a wonderful seascape.Use of light,exposure,large DOF,colors and visual impact are perfect.I wish Happy and Healty New Year for you and your family too!
Thanks for posting..

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-12-30 20:46]

Hi Catherine

Amazing sunset with the beautiful rays stretching out over the ocean and causing joyful
highlights on the vegetation in the foreground. The colours are absolutely stunning and
I even checked your horizon and found it perfectly level (chuckle). The tiny images of the
people down at the beach provided a good sense of scale and made me realise how big
those mounts really are.

Thanks for the kind New Years message and to you and your loved ones I also wish
a wonderful, healthy, and a prosperous 2010.

Well done and TFS.

hello Catherine,
a very beautiful landscape with sunset, marvelous photo output!
Wish you all the best for the new year!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-12-30 23:20]

Hello Catherine, Superb scene shot in all aspects.
Thanks for all and i wish you Happy New Year!
TFS and G's,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-12-30 23:23]

Hello Catherine,
What a fitting image you chose to end the old and bring in the New Year. Wonderfully composed with excellent qualities and beautiful natural colors!! "Happy New Year" to you too.

this is a wonderful scenery, really well done
compliment and have a Happy new Year too !!



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-12-30 23:39]

Hello Catherine,
A really wonderful sunset taken from a low POV and with great depth. The light and colours are really fabulous!
Many thanks and I hope the coming year will be a very happy year for you too! Ulla

Ciao Catherine, fascinating sunset with fantastic colors and superb light, very well done, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio

It's fantastic, Catherine, this moment is so wonderful and special, I love the view and the warm colours. A peaceful atmosphere for a peaceful New Year.
I wish you all the best for 2010, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Catherine,
Excellent landscape with superb colours and amazing sharpness.
Indeed a exceptional capture of a great moment such as sunrise.

Hi MF Catherine,

This is sunset scene representing our future wishes with great message!
Thanks for this and all your contributions for 2009
and I wish you a happy and healthy 2010!


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-12-31 3:41]

Wonderful capture this great seascape!
The colors and the light is amazing!
Have a great 2010!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-12-31 4:38]

Hello Catherine,
Amazing photo of this sunset.
Wishing you and your family all the best for 2010,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-12-31 5:20]

Bonjour Catherine,
Une image bien romantique pour clore l'année 2009!
Une très belle vue sur la mer Egée et la petite crique en contrebas. J'aime aussi l'angle de vue que tu as choisi avec la belle végétation au premier plan,caressée finement par les derniers rayons du soleil.
A toi tous mes voeux pour une bonne et heureuse année à venir.

I wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year 2010!

hello Catherine,
Hope you'll be doing fine. What a superb shot! What a gaudy display of reds,yellows, scarlet, golden, brilliant white and....and......do not remember other names....smile. The cove is so beautiful and perhaps a picnicking spot as I spot some people down there. Your note is such a wealth of knowledge as your picture is that of visual beauty.Thanks for wishing us all a happy new year, I warmly wish you and your family the same...take care...warmest regards/Abid

Hi Catherine,

Happy New Year to you too! What a beautiful scene!! One thing I can't quite decide on is whether the little people on the beech detract from, or add to, the scene.... either way, glorious colours and a beautiful capture of this lovely spot!


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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2009-12-31 8:12]

I wish you the same dear Catherine.
Lovely pic to show us your wishes.

And A Happy New Year to you too my friend, thanks for this heart warming sunset scene with the cute little beach, would like to be there indeed!

Dear TN friend, I wish you a happy new year, love and peace,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-12-31 10:42]

Hi Catherine. I have to say this is beautiful with the warm sun setting into the sea. It gives a warm colour even to the grasses. Very well taken TFs.

A Happy New Year to you and your famiy my friend.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-01 1:12]

Happy New Year to you too Catherine!
The sun has set on 2009 but this is a fine colourful image to start 2010. Wonderful well-composed sunset from your latest Greek holiday.
Thanks and all the best for this New Year,

Hi Catherine

Here is wishing you a Happy New Year as well.

What a stunning sunset and composition you have here.


What a lovely Greeting, Catherine!
I wish you and your loved ones a very Happy and Prosperous New Year, too!

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2010-01-04 17:33]

Hi Catherine,
It is such a postcard pefect picture to wish all a Happy New Year. the light is beuaitful almost surreal, but I won't pick on that, it is just too beautiful. Love the golden warm light that illuminated the whole landscape. Cheers.

Catherine, bonsoir.

Très belle et heureuse année pour vous et ceux qui vous sont chers.

Merci pour cette magnifique photographie du coucher de soleil au large de l'ile d'Icare, peut-être symbole d'une année qui s'en va.

Merci de tous les détails techniques : une belle leçon de potographie.

A bientôt pour d'autres photographies.


Hallo Catherine
Luckily we can go back to visit images we missed out and that is why I am here now.
This truly beautiful. Is the Creation and nature not amazing? Your image just proof once more that we have so much to be thankfull for, and to have the opportunity to be surrounded with the beauty of it all. To look at the amazing colours and details like the in this image, truly touches the heart. Thanking you kindly for sharing this lovely image, and wishing you all the best for the future ahead. Kind regards

Geia sou Katerina!
Very nice shot of this beach at Ikaria! beautiful sunset colors!
reminds me summer! :-D
Kalo vrady

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