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Copyright: Saeed Hasanabbasi (saeedabbasi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 4 N: 546] (5100)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/7.0, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Waxing & Waning, lovely landscapes, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-26 3:50
Viewed: 9151
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi dear friends,

This shot is belonged to the Abbasabad town Tonkabon city in the North of Iran . I took this from Caspian sea while i was swiming and when i was there in my summer holidy in July.
I hope you like it.

Thanks for your attention

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-26 4:07]

Hello Saeed!

Fantastic photo! For moment I didn't know if this is sea or maybe dune of sand from desert. Great POV and composition, amazing colours. It is really magicall picture!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-01-26 4:46]

Hi Saeed,

breathtakingly beautiful! you took this whilst swimming??? Amazing! Composition and colours - wow! Straight into my favourites!

Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend.



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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-01-26 4:53]
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Hi Saeed

What an exquisite view. You’ve captured it so well and really gave new meaning to the concept of a mirage. This is a powerful study in all the shades and brilliant tones of orange. Really wonderful.

Those swells look really enormous from this POV and it is a wonder that you and your camera were not washed away in the surge. The vertical composition adds to the dramatic effect. The colours are intense, the details are magical, the contrasts are breathtaking, and the exposure was perfectly managed to get this excellent result of light and shade. There is only one way for this photo and that is straight to my favourites. Period.

Brilliant work and TFS.

Belle et chaude ambiance.
Bonne journée.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2007-01-26 5:40]

Hello Saeed,
Wonderful capture.POV,colors,sharpness and composition are excellent.TFS

Hello Saeed
Excellent work,


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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-01-26 6:31]

Hello Saeed,
I thought this was a frozen mountain ridge. Amazing photograph. Your landscapes are masterful. Congratulations.

hi saeed,
what a lovely post,
well composed shot with fine pov,
lovely colour tones,
excellent work,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-01-26 7:19]

Hi Saeed,
I can see why you spend your holidays in this place. Wonderful image! I like the orange tones of the sun/sky and sea. Seeems like a pretty high wave passing by. Good fun...
Regards, JAcob

Hello Saeed,
I didn't know I guess that you were also on TN. If I already critiqued one of your picture, excuse me I didn’t realize that you were this friend from TL :))) This is another great shot of this so superb sea. I love this smooth texture, great lighting, colors and exposure. This low POV is soooo impressive. This is just fantastic! Well done!

Hello Saeed,

Briliiant stunning shot!

The colours and patterns, the composition and timing, all are spot on. My only question is how you managed to take such a shot!?

Lovely work, TFS

wow, amazing wave, I thought that the Caspian sea is calmer. TFS Ori

Hello Saeed,
A strong sunset image, well composed and with great warm colours!
Impressive silky texture of the water makes this a very attractive image!
Pablo -

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-26 11:13]

Hi Saeed

This is truely magnificent!
What an ORIGINAL post!!! I love it!
I really like the view and perspective here with this apparently very big and impressive wave. The shapness on it is amazing and the exposure is very well managed, considerring that it's not the easiest one when you have the sun in the front.
The colors are charming and the vertical composition definately creates a great mood and adds more drama to the shot.
Splendid work!

Bravo and TFS

Goodness gracious, this is an absolutely stunning picture, Saeed! What a fantastic image you have produced here while swimming!
Essentially surrealistic in outlook, it is an image of dreamlike beauty and appeal.
Thanks for sharing it.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-01-26 11:46]

Hi Saeed,
Realistic and magical photo at the same time. Colors, composition and pov here are awesome!!
José M.

Hi Saeed this is a great shot with lovely colour tones beautifull light and nice POV great composition tfs rgds Necip.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-01-26 12:50]

Hi Saeed.
My compliments and Bravo. Really amazing poem to Caspian Sea. Thank you very much for pleasure, which I have got seeing your outstanding piece of photo art. I applaud to you, my dear friend.

At first I didn't know if this was water or snow : ) I like it lots. There is wonderful gradation of color and the texture and light on the water is superb.

Evelynn : )

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-01-26 13:35]

Hi Saeed,
This is a beautiful play of colour & the elements.The mirage bit really got me.
Badruddin Ali

Esta es una escena de lo más hermosa. Presentación preciosa con unos colores cálidos maravillosos.
Me gusta Saeed. Un trabajo perfecto.
Saludos, JL.

Hi Saeed.
A masterpiece!
That wave has magic! The sun reflections on it are gorgeous.
And the orange sky is really impressive.
The POV and exposure couldn't be better.
You made a so simple but so wonderful composition.
Congratulations, thanks for share and warm regards,

Wow! I had not seen this one. I LOVE the lines in this. I like the way it kept me guessing at the start as to what it was exactly. I enjoy photographs that make me think. This does. I also makes me think about you as a photographer taking this shot. Wow!

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  • Isu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 313 W: 0 N: 21] (1663)
  • [2007-01-26 19:55]

Hola Saeed, maravilloso paisaje, los colores cálidos muy hermosos, los dibujos que deja el viento en la arena parecen suaves olas... puede confundirse con un pequeño oasis. Saludos Sira

Hi Saeed,
An amazing amount of shades of orange in this well composed shot. The texture and colors picked up in the water looks amazing, Great shot!

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-01-27 3:05]

Hi Saeed.
Nobly captured,amazingly impressive shot with exquisite warm colours.I like beautiful composition with excellent POV.
Perfect work.Thank you for sharing.
Greetings and great weekend.

Salam Saeed,
Very aesthetic image....
Greatly composed picture.
Excellent shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-27 19:18]

Hi Saeed,
This is SPECTACULAR Saeed, and by what has already been said I can think of anything, but thank you for your very fine work.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2007-01-28 10:56]

Salam Saeed! A minimalistic photo of maximal effect - great colors and composition!

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2007-01-29 16:26]

Salam Saeed,
this is art!
Thanks for sharing,
Cheers, Dietrich

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-01-30 12:32]

Hello Saeed,
What a simple and smart photo, better than a postcard ! A real mirage : water or sand ;-)
The "+++" : subject, composition, point of view, sharpness, amazing colors, exposure...
The "-" : nothing...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

bonjour saeed
c'est etonnant!a voir l'eau figée comme cela j'aurais pensé a une pose plus longue.
cela fait un joli couché de soleil et là pas de reproche possible sur l'horizon droit ou pas.bravo.

hi saeed!
this is very mighty and beautiful!
great light and composition
very well done!

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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2007-01-31 11:03]

Amazing! Great colors and composition.

Salaam Saeed!

What a wonderful shot! At times I see the red glow of the sky reflected in the sea, but I have never seen it expressed so. Once it warms up here ;) I must try this PoV!

Thanx for sharing, Jay

Belle photo,beau,le soleil,bel effet d' ombre et de lumière. Amicalement Thomas

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-02-02 17:48]

Hello Saaed,
this is wonderful, such warm colors and the textures in this shot are great. Interesting POV I love how the sun beams over the the waves. Very well composed

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-03 13:04]

Hello Saeed

This is a quality image.It looks like poster art!A wonderful composition with exquisite colours and reflection.TFS


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  • gazo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 72 W: 0 N: 13] (91)
  • [2007-02-04 8:47]

Thank you Saeed for giving me the opportunity to see this other version of your so nice picture.
Comparing the 2 pictures, I will give this one: 9.8/10
The one on Trek Lens: 10
Despite the fact I said I would like to see a version without the people's heads I prefer the TL version because of the sun reflects on the water.
For sure, this one here is a great shot too.

Hello Saeed !
This is one of the öost beautiful pictures I have ever seen ! I love everything here : the colors, the composition, the orange sky, the textures on the sea... The mood of the picture is fantastic, the picture seems to come out directly from a fairy tale ! :-) Very well done !

Hello Saeed
Beautifully done: simplicity in lighting and composition, but oh so effective! Love the 'oily' look of the water.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2007-05-07 8:58]

Too cool to be true! ;-)
My best regards,

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  • cbcs (8)
  • [2007-06-13 18:01]

Stunningly beautiful Saeed! Compositio, POV, colors excellent.

Hi Saeed
it's really a dramatic sunset picture, the angle quiet unique and unusual, seems like it took whilst you're inside the water, the wave relief make this image strongly artistic, excellent shot!

Hi Saeed,
I think I've already seen a very similar photo of You on TrekLens. I liked that one very much, and this isn't poorer... Great texture of the water, nice sunset. Perfect and very effective. Congratulations.
Greetings, László

fantastic shot!
i have no comments, everything is said above!

Hi, Saeed,

many thanks for your comment and encouragement at my bee photo.

wow, your photos are all very beautiful!

I like this one a lot - the composition is fantastic! the three elements here - the sky, the hill and the waves are clearly divided yet at the same time blends nicely in the same picture. all in one : )

thanks for sharing this beauty!

Man Yee

This is a great shot! You must be pretty brave to take your camera in the water with you! You've captured a great, very unique point of view, goood job,


Hello Saeed

A very beautiful photo.
Really nice subject matter.
I cannot tell if it is of the sea or if it is a sand dune.
Thanks for sharing it with us.



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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-05-05 14:11]
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Hello Saeed-

When I saw your comment on my reflection picture, I remembered this image and went back to look at it. I was sure that I had marked it as a favorite, but I was wrong- I had not even left a comment! So here is my comment now. There is not much to add beyond what others have said, but the title is so apt. I was sure at first that the water was sand. It is a wonderful deception!

If you look at some of my posts, you will realize that I enjoy this kind of thing very much. You have done it so well with this fine photo. I'm pleased to reward you with your 100th point for this prize picture.

Best regards,

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2010-02-08 9:40]

Hello Saeed,
You captured unique atmosphere of the Orient. Fantastic light, colors, POV, composition, frozen wave, layers, exposure... masterful job!

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