This photo was taken at Playa Dorada Beach, with a 300mm zoom.
Playa Dorada is located NW of the Dominican Republic, just 10 minutes east from the city of Puerto Plata.
Crop, streighten the horizon, sharpness and contrast.
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miguel (1912) 2005-05-10 0:55
Hola Emile. Esta foto tiene un sabor de ...vacaciones ;o) Me gusta como el zoom aplastò la perspectiva. Me gusta tambien la hierba del primero plano que hace como un marco con la DOF. El arbol de este primero plano sin embargo me molesta un poquito, quizàs a causa de su posiciòn central, però la foto me gusta a pesar de esto.
kclai (2267) 2005-05-10 1:15
Beautiful shot of the beach with a yatch. With the green and blue majoring the pic, the yatch multicolours makes the whole scenario an excellent shot.
thohau (919) 2005-05-10 1:54
Congrats for this colourful tele shot. The palm tree in the foreground adds very good to this composition.
aloyho (6798) 2005-05-10 2:55
What a relaxing scene and the beautiful place well captured. The composition is interesting, though there is a strong contrast from the sail but the unity is still intact. A wise idea to include those trees in the foreground. Well done! Thanks and best regards.
jjbach (9324) 2005-05-10 6:05
Yes Emile, it's like paradise!
Excellent DOF and wonderful vivid colours. Very well composed with superb colour contrast!!
Aazragi (1927) 2005-05-10 10:10
Nice 3D shot, so colorful and lovely coposition. Well done.
weswang (18223) 2005-05-10 10:21
Hi Emile, This is a beautiful and colorful picture. I like the focus on the sailboat in this picture. The foreground trees and the beautiful mountains in the background have made nice frame and contrast to this colorful nicely taken picture.
Tue (43938) 2005-05-10 17:35
A very well composed picture with the palm tree in front! I like the colours very much as well! Very well done! :-D
Ulises (1026) 2005-05-10 23:21
hola. como estas?, espero que bien, me gusta mucho esta foto, la grama de abajo parece una alfombra, el paisaje es bello, una impresionante composicion, buenos colores y contraste, pero el arbol desenfocado en el medio no me gusta
singuanti (15250) 2005-05-10 23:46
Hello Emile. You are to be commended on doing such a great job with the post-processing. The post-processing can certainly make or break a shot. In this case it has a very positive effect. I also like the location of the little sailboat. Impressive shot Emile!
gervaso (16851) 2005-05-11 12:22
Beautiful photograph, excellent composition and depth of field. And the colors of the boat added life to your photo. Good job!
DAM (153) 2005-05-11 19:23
Would have liked to see the palm tree to the side... other than that is very nice photograph with all the ingredients for a caribbean paradise...palm trees, sun, water, and green trees. Love it.
Gix (3565) 2005-05-13 10:12
this is dreamland for holidays od sea + wind...!
The use of the long focal contenter well the attention to the main subject (the sail), but the risk is to have something in front out of focus (the tree) and this is perhaps a little bit distracting.
I envy you for the luck to be in these places!!
blackmamba (43) 2005-05-14 12:36
Interesante punto de vista y buen angulo.me encanta el contraste de colores de la hierba y el agua. bien hecho.
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-05-14 20:57
Great shot, my friend. It's perfectly composed, and it's so nice the way the tree trunks are dark like that and hightlight the brightness of the scene and the colors on the Hobie cat. Good one!
Best to you,
capthaddock (28790) 2005-05-19 14:41
Hi Emile - nicely framed with the tree, the colours on the sail stand out, super.
maurajn (902) 2005-05-21 10:09
Very nicely framed subject boat here. Good colours and nice textues of the waves on the water. I think I would take a vertical format and crop out the right side of the photo. Also, I wonder if your focus hit the tree rather than infinity as it seems just a bit blurry on the subject.
sergio1 (12152) 2005-11-09 4:39
Hola de nuevo
Hoy has aceptado de lleno, porque en Barcelona está lloviendo con mucha fuerza, tanto que lo mismo tenemos que salir del trabajo en canoa, jajajaja.
Me ha llamado la antención la combinación de colores y su composición.
annagrace (2467) 2005-12-22 14:46
oooh, I'm jealous! It's mid 50s here and I could really use a little beach vacation about now. Have a wonderful Christmas and thanks for sharing this beautiful scene.
plimrn (21344) 2007-09-09 12:58
I do like the way you framed the bright sail with the palm trees. SAA, Pat