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Bantayan Island #4

Bantayan Island #4
Photo Information
Copyright: Alaz Mal (Alaz) (151)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-19
Categories: Seascape, Sky
Camera: Nikon D200, Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm, Hoya Super HMC Pro1 77mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-08 23:54
Viewed: 7075
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sunset at Santa Fe,
Bantayan Island, Cebu
"..located just north of Cebu islands. It is one of Cebu's best kept secrets. The island has three municipalities namely; Santa Fe, Bantayan
(proper)and Madridejos.It is in Santa Fe town where you can find most of the beautiful beaches in the island."
source: world66.com

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-12-09 3:55]

This is a fantastic landscape photo and the colors in the sky are wonderful. I especially like the different layers, ranging from intense orange to lightblue. The shallow depth of the water in the fg is very nice aswell. The pattern the little waves make is almost hypnotising me. The sun, which peaks just behind the trees, is perfectly situated. You were lucky with the cloud formation as it finishes this photo up very nicely. I would probably have cloned out the bird just above the sun. Anyway, excellent picture and my only nit is your ultrashort note. You should really write some more interesting facts about the place.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-09 4:04]

Hello Alaz
This is a splendid capture!
The view here is breathtaking.
Also all the colors and tones look fantastic due to you impecable timing, excellent exposure and good usage of the polarizer.
I really like the small touch with the seagull near the sun.
A wonderful composition.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Alaz

Very nice landscape shot. You have a lovely point of view. The eye follows the waves to the setting sun. The more I look at it the more I like it. This really is a great shot! Congrats!

This is beautiful Alaz. I think an alternate presentation might be to raise the horizon out of the middle. Crop out the blue sky so that the lustrous water and wavelets connect with setting sun and the flying bird. Just a thought...

Evelynn : )

Hi Alaz,
What a beautiful location and what a stunning sunset. Great control on the exposure. Your POV is very good, with the small surf taking me further into the photo. My only nit, that it is all too centered. (sun and horizon both the in the center of the image) This photo needs to follow the rule of thirds much closer.


Very nice shot, and wonderfull Sky!!


Hello Alaz,
It is images like this that make me miss Cebu!
Wonderful sunset atmosphere, while the waves are washing the shores...
San Miguel time, no doubt!
Pablo -

Hi, Alaz,

what a perfect photo!! one can almost feel the texture of sand and clouds by looking at this picture!! thanks for sharing such a wonderful photo!

Man Yee

hi alaz!
wow this is beautiful ;) nice shot. i love the bird fantastic timing :)
thanks for sharing

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  • Loup (26)
  • [2012-05-12 20:21]

La photo qu'on rêve de faire. La composition, les couleurs, les détails, tout est parfait.
Super !

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