I was not lucky with spectacular sunset on the beach so I tried to find another way to present you this nice calm and warm part of the day in the north coast. This time, I wanted to try something I’m not used to but which seemed quite appropriate by playing with overexposure, silhouettes of the palm trees and sun reflection on the sand and the sea.
It was taken on one of the nice beaches of the Las Terrenas village, located north-east of the country in the Samana peninsula. This is a place quite touristic too but mainly with familial infrastructure, small bungalows close from the beach, and many places to discover like “La Cascada del Limon”, “El parc de Los Haitises”, the trip to see the Whales close to “Cayo Levantado” island.
I made the exposure test somewhere on the background trees. Indeed, by chosing the sky, I couldn’t keep the subtle lights between the palm trees and by chosing the darker parts I would have burned the sky. So, this shot was quite balanced regarding the exposure IMO and close from what I wanted to represent. Tell me what you think. Nothing done apart a slight unsharp mask and a resizing.
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robbertjan (2906) 2004-03-31 6:04
Wow Steven i wish i was there now! What a beautiful beach you have captured. I like the way how you played with the light. Sharp and well composed. Good job!!
sarastro (590) 2004-04-01 13:05
You choose difficult conditions to shoot in. What I like here is the subtle shadows in the sand, the glare in the thin band of wet sand where the wave is retreating and the nice silhouettes of the palmtrees. The image is almost B&W and it doesn't look very warm (even though I am sure it was) Maybe you could have gone he whole way and desaturated this image?
Jean-Luc (5488) 2004-04-01 16:37
Je ne saisi pas complétement toute la finesse de la mise en oeuvre pour obtenir un tel cliché, mais je trouve le résultat remarquable.
Ce qui est réussi Steven, c'est la succession de plans qui se distinguent harmonieusement..La plage et la vague qui vient mourir sur le sable..L'avancée des cocotiers dont les sihlouettes se détachent du ciel si clair et enfin l'autre partie de la plage que l'on devine plus au loin.
La description des environs de Las Terrenas me donne envie d'aller voir par moi-même..
Bien vue et bien faite..
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-02 18:43
excellent contrejour! je suis tjrs surpris par les resultats quasi noir et blanc de ces photos. Tres belle photo!
MiguelP (14466) 2004-08-28 14:22
Well done, curioso, the result is also very "Curioso" as we say in Spanish. I know this place so I know you have reflected the feeling of the sunset even thinking you say this day was special. Congratulation from Madrid and keep travelling.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama Circular Polarizer 77 mm
- Exposure: f/7.6, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 18 DAYS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-31 3:34