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Hammocks By Moonlight

Hammocks By Moonlight
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-25
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/11, 22 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-02 23:28
Viewed: 4543
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This shot is dedicated to my friend David Robert (Dave), who among his many talents used to make hammocks. This was the best place to snooze in a hammock that I have ever experienced. Also to my friend Stephan Duchesne (Iglootrek) who is planning a trip to the Big Island. Best snorkling reef on the Big Island right off shore here.

This is a 20 second exposure shot off a tripod. This is a shot that I keep as a wallpaper on my computer at work since I don't even have a window in my office. The best part is getting to tell everyone that sees it that not only was I there, but I even took the photo.

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This is a very pleasant evening capture the colors are cool blue and the silhuoetts of the palms are fantastic. :)

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2006-03-03 3:14]

Hi Scott!
Yes, this is brilliant idea and perfect place to rest in hammock :-) Man, now I started to deam ;-) Palms, ocean, heat...everything I miss so much during stupid winter. Great post my friend!

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  • AndyB Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1366 W: 32 N: 1351] (3982)
  • [2006-03-03 3:34]

Hello Scott,
A lovely scene,very calming with nice tones of colours.
The palms look nice against the sky.
A nice place to sit with a cool beer.
Good shot.


Have a good weekend.

Hi Scott

Simply beautiful. The colours and silhouettes are magnificent, but what I like best is the reflection dancing on the water. Perfect! Thanks! :-)

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-03-03 4:30]

Hi Scott, nice atmospheric landscape. Good colour and composition. This has warmed me up a bit as it is a bit chilly here. I need a holiday, TFS.

Scott you're teasing us!
What happy memories of holidays past in tropical Pacific islands, Hawaii included. It is a stunning scene with the moon shining on the water through the palm trees. An awesome shot, well done - when are you going back?

Hi Scott,
I'm sure Dave will appreciate your photo. I do like the photo too. Your POV is great, The slow exposure with the beautifull light makes this a scene full of tranquility. I could fall asleep in one of those hammocks.

Hello Scott,
this is a great landscape. Great sharpness, details, clarity and colours, very nice POV too. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-03-03 7:43]

Hello Scott!
Lovely seascape.Colors,POV,framing and composition are
perfect.I liked visual impact a lot.TFS...:-)

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2006-03-03 8:04]

Hello Scott, fantastic shot!
colors,lighting,POV,framing,sharpness and composition are perfect.TFS

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-03 8:27]

Hi Scott,
Beautiful detail and colours, the detail in the palm fronds is immediately striking. Excellent shot!

Hi Scott,
it looks like a place where I could spend my vacation.
The light and colours are wonderful.
Well composed, good POV and details.
Great work, my friend.

Have a nice weekend.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2006-03-03 9:18]
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Wow Scott! Awesome and beautiful!
You are making me miss the laid back care free days of hammock making...;-)
When my baby leaves the nest (maybe 4 years) I may set up my hammock board in her room and try to crank out a few again. She has a nice window where I could also set up a feeder log. Now, that would be the life; making hammocks and taking an occasional bird picture...;-)
A good snooze in a comfortable hammock seems to make the cares of the world melt away...
Thank you my friend for this very nice dedication!
Warm regards,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-03 11:08]

Well done with this moolight shot. Good composition with a nice atmosphere, well exposed, good reflections. A very nice place tobe...:-) Thanks.


Hi Scott,
Very quick visit.
Well worth a big Smile.
Thanks for posting, have a great weekend.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-03-04 1:46]

Hi Scott,
Excellent composition my friend.
I love the pov,cool colors,focus,sharpness,softness,silhouette,reflection,note and framing.Well Done.TFS

Hi Scott,
What a superb shot!
Beautiful scenery and excellent composition,
brilliant colours, fantastic silhouettes.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Scott,
This is a lovely picture. Silhouettes of the palms look great on the dark blue BG. Love the look of he sea too. I know from the note that the hammocks are an impotrant detail here, but they kind of spoil the picture for me.
Anyway, well done on this one.

This is sweet! I like the rolling of the tide, the moon, the reflection off of the water, the soft, yet very focused feel of it. it's compositionally perfect.
Let me know when you are going back, I have a suitcase that's 6'1 with airholes, also fit's into cargo-holds nicely.
Your Pal,

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-03-04 19:30]

Scott, what a privilege to have such a view - and to take such a photo.

Great job with exposure.

Excellent sharpness and contrast.

Very well done.

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-03-05 12:37]

Hi Scott

Beautiful!! very good composition and POV. Super exposure. TFS


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-03-05 19:05]
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Hi Scott
You have reason to be proud. It is simply stunning - the scene and the photo. The atmosphere of peace and tranquillity are masterfully conveyed.
Your composition & POV is great. The colours are beautiful and well saturated. The DOF is good with nice sharp details. Exposure levels were well handled.
Great work and TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-03-06 8:31]

Hi Scott,
a very peaceful moment very nicely captured. Ther light and colors are amazing, with an calming effect. The ilhouettes of the trees against the BG are a wonderful contrast.

All I know is that this shot looks like the place to be, feel rested just looking at it! ;)


Hi, Scott.
Very beautiful and relaxing capture. Well composed with tall palms and superb colors.

Simply beautiful,looks very peaceful.love the colour and the silhouettes of the coconut tree...Great shot.

Rock me in the hammock now! I always wanted one in my yard. Pleasant landscape, peaceful.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-03-07 15:12]

Hello Scott, nice shot. Good exposure, I really like the blur created by the swaying palms. Love the reflection of the moon too. Very good work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-03-08 11:31]

What beautiful and peaceful place. I will go there for my next holidays ;-) Well seen and well done. Congratulations Scott and TFS.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-03-08 12:51]

Nice shot, Scott! Beautiful view showing nice blue and good silhouettes. I like the moon's reflections! Nice mood! Tfs! Cheers!

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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-08 18:09]

Hi Scott.
Wonderful postal, I like the atmosphere color,ligth, shadows and reflections, is a great photo.

Thanks and I wait more photos, tips, comment and critique of you.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

Hi Scott,
So tell me, why didn't you "hammock it up"??You know, set the timer, and run around the hammock three times..Would've made a nice motion blur effect ;-))
Seriously though, it's an excellent shot, with the 22 sec. exposure producing a very nice effect. Very well done!

Hello Scott,

This stunning composition is perfect in everyway; exotic, tranquil, romantic, inspiring, and soothing to the soul.

Superb capture, thank you for sharing it!


What do I see here... a picture for me :-)
Superb picture, we can tell now that you are now mastering photography.

Leaving in a week from now. Can't wait to see the nature beauty of what the Big Island can revealed.
Thanks again for the books. I will try to post pictures directly from there.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-04-01 16:04]

Hello Scott,
That makes me thinking about the summer and some long trips.... very nice climatic picture!
Best greetings,

Hi Scott,
Would it be inappropriate of me to mention Elvis Presley in "Blue Hawaii"..? Well this is the most romantic setting I have ever seen in TL..!
Great image, the tad of reflection from the moon adds a lot however small it is...
Pablo -

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-08-28 17:26]

Hi Scott
This is beautiful composition. Great colours, sharpnes, details, DOF and POV.
Well done my friend


Hello Scott,
What a serene and peaceful captured here with perfect exposure, clarity, beautiful colour and details
very well composed indeed
thanks for sharing

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