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Clouds over Guanabo

Clouds over Guanabo
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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12180 W: 126 N: 21972] (112187)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-21
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: 30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-24 16:48
Viewed: 960
Points: 96
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A photo from my favorite beach but looking in the opposite direction. We are almost at the end of the beach of Santa Maria, and on the coast begins the village of Guanabo, full of "case particular" and even some small restaurants. Nothing new, but a look towards the east was needed.


Una foto dalla mia spiaggia preferita ma che guarda nella direzione opposta. Siamo quasi alla fine della spiaggia di Santa Maria, e sulla costa inizia il villaggio di Guanabo, ricco di "case particular" ed anche qualche piccolo ristorantino. Nulla di nuovo, ma uno sguardo verso est ci voleva.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14767 W: 1051 N: 30212] (141737)
  • [2018-02-24 17:09]

Ciao Luciano

I'll bet many Europeans would like to be here right now. A superb 'big sky' shot with lots of puffy white clouds and an uncrowded and undeveloped beach, just the way I like them. The coconut palms add a tropical mood. TFs!

Hi Ciao dear Luciano

Wow realy I miss such landscape, as we suffer from strong coldness in Japan. So ideal and typical Summer image postcard. Panfocus appraoch makes so comfortable atmosphere at all.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Bonsoir Luciano,

Tu as bien capturé la puissance des vagues. L'étendue de la mer crée de la profondeur. La prise de vue permet de voir la plage et les palmiers. La lumière donne un bon rendu aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hello Luciano,
It is an appealing beach under big skies. I would not mind having my tootsies in that water now.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 57 N: 16369] (60504)
  • [2018-02-24 22:31]

Hello Luciano,
A beautiful view of the beach, the sea and the wonderful, blue sky with the nice, large white clouds. The people along the beach are well included too. A really amazing view.

Bonjour, cher ami Luciano,
Evidemment, il est bien difficile de lutter devant une telle prise de vue qui fait rêver. Je regarde un long moment l'image, et ferme doucement les yeux pour m'en souvenir longtemps.
Superbe !

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji dolaze. Lepi talasi i plaza, lepa panorama.
Zelim vam lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice moment with the clouds that come. Beautiful waves and the beach, beautiful panorama.
I wish you a nice day for rest, all the best.

Salut Luciano,
Superbe paysage, les pieds dans l'eau et avec une belle place laissée à ce ciel agrémenté de quelques nuages, belle luminosité.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10615 W: 146 N: 26743] (128301)
  • [2018-02-24 23:31]

Ciao Luciano, In both directions it looks the same. Clear shallow water , sandy beach and palms. What to do there?? Maybe one day would be nice but later I would be bored, hahaha. Lovely sky.

Kind regrads MAlgo

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10386 W: 174 N: 18534] (82567)
  • [2018-02-25 0:28]


we can see an endless plain ahead. the image is almost minimalist. lovely the texture of the sky and these clouds.

take care

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10204 W: 161 N: 16884] (129535)
  • [2018-02-25 0:54]

Witaj Luciano!
Beautiful beach and sky, I love it.
Good frame, colors and composition.
Water effect add flavor to this picture.
Well done.
Nice sunday.

Hello Luciano,
I agree with Malgo that a long wide beach like this looks pretty much the same in both directions. It looks like a relaxing place and you used the rule of thirds perfectly for this composition, wisely dedicating the upper two thirds to the sky with these nicely shaped clouds.
Kind regards,

Hello Luciano,
An image to warm the heart on a bitterly cold February day. Superb long perspective along the almost deserted beach overlooked by that delightful sky. Top class technical quality.

Hello Luciano

When we visited a beach similar to this in Australia, when my daughter was eight, she called it "Heaven, only better"! I can only echo her sentiments for this image. The sea, the beach, the palm trees, but mostly, that sky!



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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 277 N: 11965] (91884)
  • [2018-02-25 3:45]

Ciao Luciano ,
Une plage immense et un superbe ciel , rien de mieux pour nous faire rêver en ces froides journées.

Ciao Luciano, mare da sballo e cielo che dà spettacolo, magnifica luce e splendidi colori, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Luciano and thank your for sharing this little piece of paradise.

The colors really bring realism to the photo and with the added sharp details of the clouds and waves to the beach you get a proper feeling for (How some of us) the Caribbean is and can be.


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3585 W: 0 N: 8378] (59319)
  • [2018-02-25 5:17]

Beautiful sea, beautiful beach and wonderful cotton clouds on the sky, superb
regards Ryszard

Ciao Caro Luciano,

This looks like a photograph from a travel brochure, visualising the beauty of Cuba's beaches.
It's a very well composed photograph and extolls the beauty of the sandy beach, the clear, gently lapping ocean and for those who like a relaxing holiday, an uncrowded beach!
No wonder you love it!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14374 W: 0 N: 16314] (174729)
  • [2018-02-25 7:45]


fantstqiue ciel et vue quelle image quels nuages et ocnmpo sueprbe vue et ces vagues la perspective la profondeur des personnages sur la plage dese la végétation quel ensemble de rêve,
Bravo et amitié

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  • ric50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 202] (769)
  • [2018-02-25 8:36]

Hi Luciano,
This sort of scene, a long flat beach under a big clear sky is typical of this part of England but the temperatures are very different. A lovely picture and wonderful cloud.



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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16061 W: 159 N: 27998] (147210)
  • [2018-02-25 10:34]

Ciao Luciano
Une belle prise les pieds dans l'eau, grand espace laisser a ce ciel superbe
Bonne soirée

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2018-02-25 11:11]

Ciao Luciano
La chaleur me manque en ce moment, une vue magnifique sur cette plage, je note une très bonne profondeur d'image et une très belle luminosité ambiante
Sincères amitiés

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 2 N: 1474] (8003)
  • [2018-02-25 11:35]

Hi Luciano,
wow, this is a wonderful beach. I wish I was there in this moment, it's very cold in Scandinavia now! This is a fine composed shot with a nice colorful sky and an inviting beach, tfs!

Have a nice evening/

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 1693] (13957)
  • [2018-02-25 11:40]

good evening luciano..i can see why this is your favorite-simply beautiful under these cloudy sky's..love it! tfs dale

Ciao Luciano,
This is a beautiful paradise on earth!
good pov with such depth, awesome colour and superb details
the colour contrast is perfect here in this image.
Best regards

Ciao Luciano
questa è una cattiveria bella e buona, vedere questa bellissima spiaggia e poi guardare fuori dalla finestra è veramente drammatico....

This is a perfect place to enjoy the sun and relax. Exotic and very beautiful, I hope to visit it soon.


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-02-26 4:46]

Ciao Luciano,
splendid the view of the place with the fascinating sky to steel the show.I like the endless seascape view,the presentation of the people on the sandy beach with the light and the colour management to are captured and presented perfect.


Hello Luciano,

good image of this beautiful beach, the sky is impressive and you chose the perfect perspective to show it with the sea, well done,

Best regards,


Oi, Luciano!

Uma vista muito bonita! Foi uma grande dar mais espaço para o céu na foto, ele realmente merece destaque. As nuvens estão organizadas de uma forma interessante. Luz excelente, assim como a nitidez.

Hi Luciano,
Wide angle is so well used here. Clouds in the sky look lovely and so those these gently waves coming to the beach. Viewpoint above the water is just perfect.

Hello Luciano!

You visited paradise as I see. Its a really beautiful postcard from there.

Best Wishes,

Ciao Luciano, ottima fotografia di questa interessante composizione sulla spiaggia infinita con un cielo incantevole, molto ben catturata in questa bellissima immagine, con buona nitidezza, profondità, luce, colore e qualità. Ottimo e interessante lavoro fatto perfettamente, le mie congratulazioni amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bellissimo lavoro.

Buona notte e buon inizio della settimana.
I migliori auguri dal sud della Spagna.

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 398 W: 108 N: 906] (527)
  • [2018-02-26 12:08]

Dear Luciano!
Amazing beach, fine seascape.
Marvelous sky and clouds.
Gorgeous weather.
Excellent lightness and brightness.
Ideal saturation and colours.
Fine image.
Fine framing.
Well done!

Hi Luciano
these are some of the favourite photos I see in your gallery, its bc I like the super wide angle view with the large clouds. take away the clouds, and the shot wouldn't be the same, not even close. its awesome, it grabs my attention right away

Buona sera Luciano,
Sea and sky of the beautiful beach, clouds above and few people walk along. All elements to show an attractive vacation scenery.

Hello dear Luciano,
A topclass TE-entry in every detail ! Perfect pov and compo. Nice cloudy sky creates a perfect background to this scenery which evokes desire for the enxt summer in those cold wintery days.
Nice framed.
TFS and best regards

Ciao Luciano
magnifica luce e splendidi colori
una foto dalla tua spiaggia preferita

Ciao Luciano,
lovely sky -it makes a huge difference for a beach photography.
Thank you for sharing your favourite beach with us. I will try to visit it someday.
I think I will be relatively close in April but not close enough to get there this time :)
Excellent reportage!!

Hi Luciano.
Wonderful image with this spectacular sky, with that clean blue and white clouds so cottony, the square and the fantastic sea, are also a wonder and a pleasure without people.
A magnificent color that gives a lot of chromatic richness to the image.
Very good lighting management and very good sharpness.
Well done. I like it.
I wish you a good day.
All the best.

Hello Luciano,
An attractive composition with the narrow strip of land and its palmtrees in between the shallow gentle foaming seawater and the tropical sky with its beautiful clouds.
Challenging during these cold winter days :)
Best regards, Paul

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-02-28 15:20]

Hello Luciano,
An interesting view from beach of Santa Maria.
Lovely composition with beautiful colors.
Perspective and depth are excellent taken.
Good work, fine presentation

hello Luciano,
Wonderful compatibility of sky and sea.

Ciao Luciano,
no es extraño que sea tu playa favorita, y aunque esta sea la vista hacia el lado opuesto, sigue siendo una playa magnífica, cercana al paraíso.
La composición es perfecta, y muy eficiente a nivel estético, porque has combinado muy bien la perspectiva infinita, la belleza del mar, las nubes en el cielo azul, y una distribución elegante de los elementos en el encuadre bajo la regla de los tercios. Además, la presencia de gente nos da una buena referencia y aporta dinamismo.
Gran trabajo, caro amico.
Un abbraccio,

Hello, Luciano!

I didn't go to this beach when I was in Cuba, but I wish I could be there right now! It's a simple but wonderful composition, with a fantastic sky and some people to give more life to the scene! Excellent light and sharpness! Beautiful job!

The clouds add a lot in the sky!
I prefer a cloudy than a clear one!
I love this composition!


Bellissima immagine di questo paradiso!

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