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Dedicated to =morbidthegrim :iconmorbidthegrim:
I hope you and your loved ones will have a wonderful holiday season despite the tough times you have faced in the past few weeks and are facing at this moment. I wish you and your family a happy, healthy and inspirational 2010!

This shot is taken from Duindorp, Den Haag/The Hague, Netherlands. It's only a few minutes away from my new home and it's typically one of those spots where I can just force out some inspiration even when I feel like shit. FYI, I wasn't feeling like shit when I took this shot, but it was like -1 degree celsius. Brrrrrrrr

ISO: 100
Tv: 1/100 sec
Av: F6.3
Focal Length: 10mm
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First off, this is F**king amazing shot, perfect angle, perfect detail, perfect lighting, and taking it from the shallow end makes it look even better.

The cloud form and the sun are in a perfect spot, ofcourse you didn't do that, but the timing of the sun for it to almost be set, and the waves coming in nice and smoothly while the tide is out to make the rocks show greater effect over the shallowness of the water.

For once I actually don't have anything to pick on for a critique, this is a definitely deserved 5/5 for all stars, as it is a great impact of a shot, the originality is spectacular as I don't believe ANYONE could get a shot that looked like this, the technique was basically explained above, as was the vision.

In conclusion, this is an epic show of photography, and I'd LOVE for you to give me a comment back and I'll be sure to critique anymore shots, if they're as fabulous as this.
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What a stunning photograph! It is difficult to put into words how perfect this photo is, as there is nothing that I can find about it that I would improve.

The height of the sun above the horizon is absolutely perfect, and its placement within the frame draws the eye right away. The setting is also stunning, with light clouds to capture rays above and the sea to reflect rays below. The vignetting is superb, it wonderfully frames the overall shot and helps direct the eye towards the perfectly flaring sun near the center. The overall tone of the photograph is an amazing blend of both warm tones around the sun and its reflection, to cooler tones around the periphery.

Exquisite work! I love photographs of coast lines, and have viewed more than many the past year. This one trumps them all. Thank you very much!
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Karolina888 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015   Traditional Artist
Outstanding! Wonderful work!
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shawnenelson Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You scenic shots are spectacular. Love the elemental balance. Thank you for sharing.
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Chopen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Thank you very much Shawn for you compliments :)
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EXITmuzic Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
:)
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AngeliqueRaindrops Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
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You've just been featured in my latest news article, Upside Down. Check it out when you get the chance! :icondweebdanceplz:
Remember to fave the article as you pass on through! :+favlove: Please and thanks! Enjoy your weekend!

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c0smic6 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW this is a simply beautiful image, I love the warm sunlight reflecting of the water and rocks on the shore
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thank you very much! I appreciate it :)
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Hydrorg Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wooow, nice colors =D
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Thanks very much :)
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justjennxD Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Student Photographer
This picture is perfection :).
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
:worship: Thank you!
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Yesterweek Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo! Love the clarity and colors.
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Thanks a lot!
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Yesterweek Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem.
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ArashiKaminari Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
-1 degree celsius? Oh man!
At least it worthed. And a lot.

I loved every single element on it. I'd just like it more if the top were only blue, you know. Without the black shadow, it would seem stronger. Anyway, I really loved it. Congrats. =]
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Chopen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Haha totally worth it! :D

I understand what you mean, I added a vignette to this shot so that the viewer can focus his eyes on the horizon instead of getting distracted by the rest :)
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neoweb Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Great photo!
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Thank you! :)
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AnneWillems Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Wow, echt heel mooi!
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
:hug: Dank je Anne :)
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MaartenJungen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010   Photographer
Wat een shot man! echt super mooi. Zulke zonsondergangen heb ik nog nooit mee gemaakt aan een Nederlands strand :D
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Hehe dank je en toch is het waar! Duindorp, Den Haag ;)
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Lissa68 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
This is such a gorgeous shot, thanks for sharing it.
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
:giggle: Thanks a lot for faving :)
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CM-Photo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic, photograph, I'm very jealous haha.
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:iconchopen:
Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thanks a lot. Don't be jealous! :petting:
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FotoBart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Brillant!!!
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thanks for your support!
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rdevill Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
As you already have 2 critique on this photo I don't want to write a third, but I think this is a very nice shoot. Although I must admit, that I would have preferred a long exposure version with a silk like water... it would have emphasized the patterns of the sky, the sand and the stones :)
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
I know mate, but I don't have a filter and at that time I couldn't use my tripod so this was IMO the best possible option at the time. I'm sure I can easily re-do this shot as long as the sky and clouds wanna play ball ;)

How about [link] or [link] ?
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rdevill Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh.. I already choose the one I'd like to critique! I just couldn't get to it, cause I have some problems with the internet at home right now! I'll get back to you soon :)
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Oh that's cool mate. I'll leave it up to you :)
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Mishelangello Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thanks a lot!
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JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010   Photographer
awesome
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thanks!
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JustinDeRosa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Photographer
you're very welcome!
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Nakophoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot :)
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Chopen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks a lot :)
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ayazahmad Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot!
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Chopen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Thanks a lot :)
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Nirelleth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Very beautiful. Lovely tones.
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Chopen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Thanks a lot!
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RyaRyaRya Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
omigod, this is so beautiful....
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Chopen Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Thanks you very much :)
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RyaRyaRya Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
no prob! your photos are gorgeus!!
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ViciousONe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Photographer
nice shot.The colors are awesome, the contrast between the warm and cool colors really makes the photo pop. Great Job
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Chopen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Thanks a lot, I appreciate it :)
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jva3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
Featured in my journal: [link] :)
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