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magic Virgins
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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-09
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Sony DSC F-828
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-18 1:38
Viewed: 4149
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a British overseas territory, located in the Caribbean to the east of Puerto Rico. The islands make up part of the Virgin Islands archipelago, the remaining islands constituting the U.S. Virgin Islands. Technically the name of the Territory is simply the "Virgin Islands", but in practice since 1917 they have been almost universally referred to as the "British Virgin Islands" to distinguish the islands from the American Territory.[1] To add to the regional confusion, the Puerto Rican islands of Culebra, Vieques and surrounding islands began referring to themselves as the "Spanish Virgin Islands" as part of a tourism drive in the early 2000s. Administratively, these islands are part of Spanish speaking Puerto Rico, and were historically ruled by Spain.

The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Approximately fifteen of the islands are inhabited. The largest island, Tortola, is approximately 20 km (approx. 12 mi) long and 5 km (approx. 3 mi) wide. The islands have a total population of about 22,000, of whom approximately 18,000 live on Tortola. Road Town, the capital, is situated on Tortola.

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Hi Franco!

You are cruel: while I'm sitting under a thick layer of grey fog and the temperature is about -5C, you present such a beautiful sea landscape!


The composition with the line of the shore in diagonal is very pleasant and the succeeding rocks create a great depth.

Well seen, well done!

Kind regards


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2007-12-18 2:45]

Ciao Franco
I like these kind of image...
You did it well and with a good composition,
good DOF, POV and sharpness.
great colors.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2007-12-18 2:55]

Questa foto ricorda molto quella delle Seychelles che si trovano su tutti i depliant..veramente molto belle,beato te che ci sei stato..eheheh ciao Luciano

Ciao Franco! Fantastic colors. Beautiful place. Wonderful seascape. Regards!

Hello Franco,

Very beautiful seascape. Beautiful light and colours.
A place to dream!

Hi Franco!
I like your shot very much, it is very peaceful, achieved by a very good composition and the balance of colors. This is why I like PaulH's landscapes too, you have something in common (and you should be glad :) , but still different in an other way. TFS!


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