If my memory serves me right, this is my first picture that I have taken with the (then) brand new Elan IIe. You can see the bad newbie usage of the cheap polarizer here.
I will probably get slammed for this but I hope some of you do see my slow progress from the beginning. Or maybe I will get slammed because I haven't progressed that much or worse regressed from such promissing start. :)
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gringofil (0) 2003-07-08 10:28
First you gave us the ultimate travel destination and now the ultimate tanning salon. I like this, because of a few things: the color of the water near the horizon is beautiful. Second, the white sand is white and not overexposed. Third: the people at different angles with their faces up into the sky. And finally the beautiful water...jeez I love this one, Thien. Don't be so hard on yourself, this is excellent. Good work!
Aegean (2571) 2003-07-08 11:06
I love the composition and the different tones of blue...I agree with Fil to not be so hard on yourself:-)
Jitterbug (177) 2003-07-08 11:15
I think the sand is blown out a touch, it loses detail, but the composition is very satisfying. It is a nice relaxing scene, and the color of the water and sky are just right. I can almost feel the sand between my toes.
mdchachi (1617) 2003-07-08 11:37
The sand is a little overexposed and the water near the horizon looks darker to me than it should have in real life. But the picture still conveys a wonderful feeling of tropical waters and relaxing sunny days. I also like the clouds which look almost as if they were painted.
CedarBough (74) 2003-07-08 12:12
title needs work.
colors very unnatural (as you know).
seems to lack focus.
However, I like the mood and the composition. I think with focus it would be a very good stock shot.
forlife (892) 2003-07-08 13:33
Thien, I just love it.
Abocc (3300) 2003-07-08 16:27
Thien, you have just offered me a moment of dream !
Keitht (1308) 2003-07-08 16:47
I can't explain why but I love it!!
dominique (11414) 2003-07-08 18:32
Pretty color and composition interesting, seen well.
evilren (1395) 2003-07-08 20:25
I wish I could jump inside this picture right now..amazing colours
masterrye (575) 2003-07-08 21:23
I like the colors and the composition!
SirWilliam (410) 2003-07-09 4:17
Nice photo. With the faces all upward i was wondering what would happen if you crop away the white sand. Lovely colors.
touristdidi (8583) 2003-07-15 4:53
wow, looks like a tourist folder shot or a liquer advertisement, all they need are glasses in their hands... it is very good!
jch (35) 2003-08-03 11:22
pas géniale comme photo... rien d'exptionnel. surexposition, flou... à revoir.