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hard rock in wet sand

hard rock in wet sand
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Copyright: pedro anahory (anahory) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 229] (1377)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-01
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 30D, Sigma 12-24 mm EX DG / f:4.5-5.6
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-01 10:19
Viewed: 3461
Points: 26
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my first post in 2007

last 2006 sunset at Lizandro beach,50km from Lisbon in the west atlantic coast of Portugal
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Hello Pedro,

excllent one perfect detail svery crisp, nicly composed and capture photo

TFS Kyle

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  • Active Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 113 W: 6 N: 19] (1231)
  • [2007-01-01 10:30]

first in 07 and very good one:)))
all the best in 2007 :)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-01 10:52]
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Hi Pedro

A title like "Hard rock in soft sand" could have worked just as well while it sounds as apposing as "Square peg in a round hole".

Although the photo has a very tranquil appearance to a degree it also looks very dark and dramatic. Maybe it reflects a little bit about the year which we just said goodbye to. Just as a matter of interest, here is some symbolism which I noticed in your photo:
- The light tries to break through, but it is hampered by the darkness in the clouds,
- The uniform structure of the pockets in the clouds are broken by a couple of straight lined clouds running across the frame,
- While life might treat us softly at times we also experience the hardships that comes along with it,
- There is no stopping the rhythm of life as the tides roll in and the tides roll out without any pause,
- We can filter many things thrown at us without showing any signs of it afterwards, like the water that washes over the sand and then just disappears.

It sure is a fine photo and a great way to end the year of 2006.

Excellent work and TFS.

PS. May you and your loved ones experience all the joy & happiness, good health & strength, as well as prosperity & fortune in 2007. And of course some good light on your photographs.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-01 11:34]

Hi, dear Pedro.
I'm glad to see you in 2007.

Subject (idea) of your picture is great. Rock diagonal is amazing as well as your lowest POV. Excellent arrangement of lights and shadows. Sky, water, rock and sand surfaces are reflected nicely. Next your piece of art. BRAVO and my best wishes in this year.
Yours Alexei.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-01-01 12:43]

hi Pedro, nice shot withgood composition and POV

Hi Pedro,
Really stunning. The lighting and POV are just perfect. The depth in the photo is just awesome. The clouds and the flat piece of rock really gave it this depth. That rock is really beautiful, such great shape. great work my friend.

Hi Pedro.
I love the peacefulness in this scene. A very beautiful sky and nice lighting. Happy new year.
Regards, Steve.


great shot of the landscape and the water, I love this image,


You captured some very nice lustrous light here Pedro. I like this photo a lot. It is a good one with which to end the year. Thanks for sharing and I wish you lots of great photo opportunities in 2007!

Evelynn : )

Estupenda playa. El mar parece no poder acabar con la roca, pero tiempo al tiempo...
Buena presentación. Saludos, JL.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-01-02 15:02]

Bonjour Pedro!

Bravo pour cette belle prise de vue.L'endroit est magnifique et l'éclairage est parfaitement controlé.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-03 5:59]

Hi Pedro

Another fantastic seascape from you!
The mood here is indeed fantastic and the "contrast" between the density of the materials here is great. That long rock looks like it's been there for ages but it's slowly eroded by the water and bit by bit it turns into it's surroundings - sand.
The light in the sky is also fantstic, the shapes of the dlous are wonderful and all-in-all the composition is magnificent!

Cheers and Happy 2007

Ola Pedro!

I just found this fabulous shot! It reminds me - without hesitation - of some beaches and scenes along the Bay of

Excellent presentation, I like the PoV, as well as the sensation of the rock as well as the cloud formations pointing to a far away point... as in to the future on the timescale.

Excellent natural colour! Well done! Obrigado, Jay

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