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The Golden Face of Light by Svision The Golden Face of Light by Svision
Dedicated to *justeline :iconjusteline:. Because without her great photography which inspired me, I wouldn't have made this photograph. :hug:

It's been a while since I had the time and the conditions
were right to do some landscape photography. This day the weather wasn't perfect either, but it was OK. Because I didn't have to go to work today, and I haven't made real photographs (except for family shots, PARTY shots hehehehe, and shots of plays) in weeks, I decided to go on my bike and find a nice location.

Location
This location is between Zoutelande and Westkapelle. I had to cycle 75 mins to get there, and it wasn't really worth it. The location wasn't as great as it was in my memories. I haven't been there for two years I guess.
So I can't tell you any juicy facts about the location except that when I went a few meters to the left I got a text-message: "Welcome in Belgium - T-mobile". It could be that I got this message because this is the most western part of the Netherlands. Not that that is so exciting, except if you are keen on receiving text messages.

Photo
The light wasn't that wonderful, for the whole day, but just before 18.00 the light started to get nice. The tide was low, so the beach was rather empty and it was hard to find some good foreground. This little reservoir of water got my eye, and I really like the sand lines. I also have shot with more attention to the sand lines but the impact of the light is less because the reflective water is further ahead in the frame.
My polarizer was a very welcome tool this day. Without my pola the shot wouldn't be this warm, this gold.

Metadata
Nikon D60
Sigma 10-20mm @10mm
1/8 sec
f22
ISO 100
Circular Polarizer
Velbon Sherpa 600R
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:iconxoronar:
xOronar Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely!
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:iconvoyo09:
voyo09 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Wonderful work ..
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:iconnaamah-sith:
naamah-sith Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009   Photographer
Excellent shot :nod: :+fav:.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:iconomghaiplz:this deviation is being featured in my journal
:blowkiss:
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:iconremapan:
remapan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
What a very nice composition. I love the sand lines :).
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
Thank you!! :bow:
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 61st.:wave:
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:iconsoulfabiano:
soulfabiano Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Beautiful shot!!!
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Thank you!! :beer:
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
i can see that conditions weren't as.. dramatic as we landscape photographers like, and yet i really love this shot, the composition is truly superb, one of the better ones i have ever seen.
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Wow, that's a very nice comment! One of the best I've ever had!! Haha.

Thanks a lot!
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:iconrocqua:
rocqua Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
your very welcome, it was meant to be that positive, i really do like the picture a lot.
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:iconcainpascoe:
CainPascoe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautiful lead in with the sand ripples.. top image!
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Thanks a lot! I really like the ripples too!
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:iconjannette92:
Jannette92 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
:clap: Geweldige foto :) Echt heel mooi ^^
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Thnx Jannette!
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:iconjannette92:
Jannette92 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime :)
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nice composition mate, sharp capture!
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Thank you very much. I did some sharpening for web in PS.
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:iconnotcontrolfreaky:
notcontrolfreaky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
Echt genaaid dat je zo lang moest fietsen man! En dan ook nog voor een Belg aan wordt gezien! XD

Op zich is het een leuke foto met mooie kleuren, mooi gepost-processed (;p) maar er ontbreekt toch wel iets .. denk ik. Volgende keer iets minder enthousiast over een plek waar je al 2 jaar niet was geweest? :P
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Ach...op een 50*70 print is ie toch wel heel vet. Het was het waard.
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:iconnotcontrolfreaky:
notcontrolfreaky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Heb je hem soms zo groot uit laten printen?
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
heel toevallig wel ja xD.
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:iconnotcontrolfreaky:
notcontrolfreaky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
lol
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:iconthedevilwearsskirts:
TheDevilWearsSkirts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student Interface Designer
brilliant shot, lovely composition

just wondering how much your polariser cost. because cheap ones are incredibly hard to find that fit the filter thread
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Mine was even cheaper than my UV. haha. I own a Soligor. Bought in Germany. That stuff is cheap there!
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:iconthedevilwearsskirts:
TheDevilWearsSkirts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Nice!

and would you recommend that make? How would you rate it against a hoya pro circ pol?
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
To be honoust I've never used another polarizer so I can't compare. It works fine for me, but sometimes for one or another reason when not turned properly the highlights are sometimes a little blown out. It doesn't occur often though. Without polarizer it doesn't happen. If I have the money once, I'll buy a B+W. (€100,-)
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:iconcairo485:
cairo485 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great shot, very peaceful. Well done
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Thank you very much my friend!
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:iconrameez-k:
Rameez-K Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Very nice composition and i like the concentration of the foreground. The small water path that gradually leads into the mass of water. Great shot :)
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Thank you very much. I also like the smaller path that leads to the sea though I'd liked it to be a bit bigger so it could be used more as a leading curve. Thanks!!
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
Whoa Martijn, amazing composition bro! You made excellent use of the sand lines, they lead you right to the heart of the photo. Great reflection, nice, warm tones too! :thumbsup:
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Svision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Thank you very much sis ;),
Actually, when I saw this photo on the LCD of my camera I had to think of your photograph 'under the red'. Though it are two totally different photographs the subject is a sort of the same: Both include a small body of water as the subject in stead of the sea.

And thanks a lot for the :+fav: of course :hug:
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
you paid me one of the greatest compliments i've ever read with that comment Martijn!
To know that when you saw such a beautiful picture you thought one of mine means that you really liked it and made an impression on you! :w00t:
I have a photo of sand lines I'm going to upload at some point and it will be dedicated to you! :hug:
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Wow, that would really be a GREAT honour. No one has ever dedicated a photograph to me.

Your picture 'under the red' was one of the pictures that made me realise that if I was going to shoot at the sea, the sea didn't need to be exactly the main subject itself.

Actually, I shoud dedicate this one to you, because if you wouldn't have made 'under the red', I wouldn't have made this picture I think.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
aww, just saw the dedication! Thank you so much Martijn, you're the best brother I ever had (actually the only one :rofl: )
Don't know what more to say, just... :glomp:
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
You fully deserved it my sister. I am going to print it tomorrow for my exhibition.
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woopidoo2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Toch wel mooi gelukt, de paarsige lucht heeft iets rustigs over zich :thumbsup:
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:iconsvision:
Svision Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
:boogie: Polariser!! Ik heb nog nooit zoveel plezier van hem gehad.
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