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The Golden Beach
The Golden Beach
bnilesh


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H2
Location: Ganpati Pule,India
Date: Dec 26, 2007
Galleries: Emotive, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

Thanks a lot for so nice comments & appreciating the composition & colors. This image was taken on the holy beach of Ganpati Pule. She is my wife facing west while sun was rising. That's the reason I was able to get the gradient in tones. Her sari color was just a coincidence nothing planned actually. No doubt I pushed the levels too much to get that orange tone.

Statistics
Place: 218 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0970
Avg (commenters): 7.0870
Avg (participants): 6.0889
Avg (non-participants): 6.1392
Views since voting: 826
Views during voting: 697
Votes: 495
Comments: 72
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/18/2009 06:22:06 AM
To be in the top 20% is a considerable achievement but it deserved a much higher position in my view. Congratulations on a lovely image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 05:37:32 PM
Stunning colours
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03/17/2009 02:30:42 PM
Lovely colors, it's like a sunset was burned onto a beach of sand. I like the clothing of the woman as well, it all works very well together.
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03/17/2009 11:12:56 AM
This is a super composition - very moody and the use of color effect(natural as it is with beach sand and woman's saari) is fantastic!
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03/17/2009 10:45:43 AM
Nicely composed image, with nice reflections and rich colours
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03/17/2009 09:59:49 AM
Beautiful painting like composition. 8
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03/16/2009 10:53:19 PM
Golden is correct. Person is just for size.
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03/16/2009 09:28:34 PM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 07:54:36 PM
Great colors, very nice picture!
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03/16/2009 05:42:08 PM
would like to see the original...very very orange...seems like the colors are pushed to much...but then I have been wrong before...
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03/16/2009 12:51:31 PM
beautiful color, excellent pose of the woman. over all this is such a great photo, i cant find any fault at all with it-10
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03/16/2009 11:50:18 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. She has come to the sea to bathe in the warm salt air and hear the calming voice of the surf as it washes ashore. She reflects upon the events of the day. That is the story I feel being played out when I look at your photo. I feel the warm salt air not just because of the presence of the ocean but because the deep rich red, gold and orange tones of the shore convey warmth. The reflection on the sand of the woman speaks to me of the inner reflection/meditation she is doing as she gazes out to sea.
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03/16/2009 08:18:44 AM
This is an inspiring shot. A real favorite.
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03/16/2009 04:59:17 AM
Love the color and reflection. Well framed.
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03/16/2009 04:14:25 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 01:08:58 AM
Beautiful and serene.
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03/16/2009 12:22:10 AM
strong composition and color
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03/16/2009 12:15:28 AM
Amazing color, great composition.
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03/15/2009 11:32:11 PM
Great use of negative space.
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03/15/2009 07:07:37 PM
Eye-catching, creative shot.
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03/15/2009 12:30:18 PM
Wonderful color and tone. I really like it.
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03/15/2009 12:20:07 PM
I keep coming back to this image... It's just stunning! The tones and use of neg space are superb. Well done!
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03/15/2009 12:01:37 PM
Very nice, the colour is the thing here. well done.
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03/15/2009 10:20:41 AM
The beach looks beautiful, especially with the waves. There seems to be some pixelation around the woman and that's a bit distracting, it's the first thing my eyes went to.
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03/15/2009 07:44:21 AM
Nice soft contemplative image.
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03/15/2009 05:59:20 AM
not sure about the compesition and the color - 6
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03/15/2009 05:49:08 AM
hm well done 5
brano ;D
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03/15/2009 01:15:59 AM
lovely , well composed, 7
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03/14/2009 11:58:28 PM
wonderful light and you've enhanced the colours very well which makes it all the more effective. Very nice
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03/14/2009 10:34:17 PM
stunning color
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03/14/2009 06:16:19 PM
Beautiful! Great framing!
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03/14/2009 03:06:08 PM
This has the potential of a winner but the tight crop on the top and the faint color makes it weaker where it should be stronger. Nice take anyways.
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03/14/2009 02:12:42 PM
A nice study in color curves.
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03/14/2009 11:56:02 AM
Nice tie-in with woman's dress. Nice reflection.
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03/14/2009 11:37:23 AM
The colors here are just wonderful, and her sari matches the water.... just wonderful. I am speechless.
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03/14/2009 08:37:25 AM
Wonderful color gradient and a very nice reflection of the woman.
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03/14/2009 08:00:51 AM
I love this image with its softly graduated tones and matching dress, the reflection too - definitely in my top 10!
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03/14/2009 03:44:50 AM
Beautyful picture
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03/14/2009 03:09:27 AM
I like the way you have the foreground filling most of the shot
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03/14/2009 12:21:54 AM
lovely.
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03/13/2009 10:41:45 PM
Nice colors
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03/13/2009 10:33:21 PM
What brilliant passionate color...beautiful...7
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03/13/2009 09:36:03 PM
love the colors
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03/13/2009 09:16:30 PM
Very unique concept. Well done!
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03/13/2009 06:19:26 PM
Excellent colors gradient here. This image is really about the color and it shines through.
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03/13/2009 05:17:31 PM
Simply beautiful, love the colors and composition. Congrats.
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03/13/2009 11:36:23 AM
Wow. What a visual feast!
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03/13/2009 11:31:00 AM
This is lovely, but you wanna know a detail that is actually cracking me up? This appears to be an Indian woman in a Sari, but it *looks* like she's wearing Reeboks or Nikes or something... I don't know why, but I find that endearing in an odd sort of way :-)
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03/13/2009 10:06:05 AM
fantastic golden colours here
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03/12/2009 11:34:49 PM
Very nice colors and softness. Subject is placed well too.
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03/12/2009 09:49:55 PM
Tones and reflection are perfect.
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03/12/2009 06:03:01 PM
What a lovely feeling this has! High marks!
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03/12/2009 04:39:28 PM
a bit to orange
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03/12/2009 02:37:07 PM
Very good shot..... can't say more than that. 8
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03/12/2009 12:22:24 PM
beautiful colors, like how her dress matches the sand color
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03/12/2009 11:38:54 AM
Great color!
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03/12/2009 11:18:39 AM
Chennai ? Very well processed to give it a warm feel and the saree also the saree color matches with the overall photo
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03/12/2009 11:09:19 AM
Beautiful shot. Love the toning.
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03/12/2009 06:36:31 AM
A wonderfully composed image. The red sand in the foreground is a bit off-putting, but I really like the image overall. The people and hills in the background are beautiful.
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03/11/2009 10:14:47 PM
Stunning shot. Love the gold.
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03/11/2009 02:12:33 PM
I really hope this does well and I'm giving it a 10!
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03/11/2009 01:34:27 PM
Beautiful, a lovely story, well wrote..
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03/11/2009 12:56:38 PM
great colors and great composition.
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03/11/2009 12:30:47 PM
Very interesting colour scheme.
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03/11/2009 12:11:58 PM
Beautifuil composition and colors
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03/11/2009 12:03:08 PM
too orange
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03/11/2009 08:13:23 AM
Beautiful colors and love her reflection.
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03/11/2009 06:49:17 AM
Oh my! I would love to be at this place right now! Great capture!
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03/11/2009 05:27:17 AM
i would like to see more sky. 7
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03/11/2009 03:21:57 AM
I'd be curious to see what this looks like cropped horizontally to make it into a pano. (crop just below her reflection in the sand.
I like how the colors of her clothing are echoed in the sand.
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03/11/2009 02:50:08 AM
she a bit fuzzy too...
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03/11/2009 01:13:29 AM
Oh wow. Perfect composition and use of orange. The woman is incredible.
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