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Intense Colors for Intense Life

Intense Colors for Intense Life
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Copyright: Annie Belanger (Beger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
Genre: Gens
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2009-10-12
Catégories: Vie quotidienne, Nature, Ambiance
Appareil photographique: Canon Rebel XTi 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, 67 mm B+W käsemann Circpol
Exposition: f/9.0, 1/200 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): Autumn colors and moods, Lighthouses of the World, Friday Theme 2009/10/16 "Intense Color", Lighthouses [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2009-10-16 9:43
Vue: 2566
Favoris: 2 [voir]
Points: 118
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
Hello dear friends,

Lapse of time, I am not very active on the site! But, I found a bit of it to participate at the Friday's theme. I thought at the suggestion of Linda when I passed by La Martre towards Québec City at the beginning of the week. The low and threatening sky was lit with a burst of sun reflected on the lighthouse. Not only the colors were intense but the atmosphere of the scene, too! You can see the first winter preparations with the installation of the red snowy fence.

Raw photo converted in JPG. With PS CS3, I worked with automatic colors and levels and added a vignetting to emphasize the drama of the scene.

Thank you for viewing and commenting and have a splendid weekend!

shelbeesmom, lilimih33, fransx, mvdisco, chrisJ, jimkilgallon, SunToucher, jean11-3, cunejo200, tanburi, Sharpshooter, glint, manujmehta, mbrito, Teresat, Lorenzi, Tomek, Doudou, ed_galagan, brech trouve(nt) cette note utile
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You do live in a dramatic place Annie! This is truly intense! The red glows! I love the sky! Your work is always dramatic and emotional! This is why you are one of my favorites on this site! Thank you for posting!

Hello Annie,

Wow, another great contribution from you!
This is a lovely capture of the light-house with superb clarity!

A great mood is created through the wonderful formation of the clouds. I like the red color against the cloudy sky, as it stands out very well against the semi black clouds. The sharpness and POV are perfect.

Very well seen!

best regards,

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  • solrac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1103 W: 26 N: 1025] (9012)
  • [2009-10-16 10:37]

Buena imagen de estos edificios de un fuerte color rojizo que contrastan con el gris del cielo ,una bella composicion y tratamiento de la luz
Buen trabajo
un saludo
Good weekend

Hello Annie!
Dramatic sky, fantastic light, wonderful colours!
Nice point of view!
Great work!
Best regards!

Tres jolie jAime les forts contrastes et la composition.


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  • b021 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 48] (1184)
  • [2009-10-16 12:01]

Hi Annie,
Very nice atmosphere in this presented image. Good framing and balance...


Ciao Annie, splendid lighthouse against a dramatic sky, wonderful composition with fantastic bright colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-10-16 12:36]

You have a gift to be at the right spot at the right time Annie.
I bet you have to wait patiently for the right sun sometimes ;]]


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-10-16 13:13]

Hi Annie,
A dramatic sky with some marvelous sun rays still peeping from behind the dark clouds lighting the lighthouse and the surrounding red building.
Great sharpness with fabulous details.
A very cool atmosphere with an indication of a storm!
Colors are intense O.K!
Great neat presentation.
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Annie, INTENSE! is an understatement for this photograph! What a superb view and perspective of this wonderful old lighthouse. You are there at the perfect time, and if not the perfect time you MAKE it the perfect photograph. Congrats on this dynamic image.

JoeGoff, Louisville, KY

Hello Annie

This is an awsome capture here. The clarity and color are Excellent. Excellent image


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2009-10-16 22:36]

Hello Annie
I do like your bright and colourful paintwork here. And the buildings covered in the sunlight show up exceptionally well against the coming storm - Awesome!!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2009-10-16 23:47]

Salut Annie

Good warm cold colour contrasts, between the red & blue. Excellent sharpness, & nice placement & graphism of the lighthouse. Tfs!

Belle participation au thème mais surtout une fantastique photo. La lumière est incroyablement belle et les couleurs somptueuses. Magnifique!

Hello Annie
The lighthouse is superb, the red really hits out from the screen, terrific moody skies and the light has been well seen here to get the maximum out of the image. This is a very good one Annie

Hi Annie,
A beautiful moody shot of this wonderful lighthouse. I really love the style of this wooden structure. You certainly picked the perfect day to make this photo. The sky has tons of mood and helped to make the subject stand out. I think that adding the vignetting did its job as well, although it's not my personal taste. It was a pitty that they had to put up the bright colored netting.

Good Morning Annie,

This shot bears all your hallmarks!
Wonderful composition with that brightly coloured lighthouse providing a superb f/g focal image and it appears to be banishing the threatening clouds!
The repeating reds ensure that the eyes travel into the b/g.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • Kli Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 199] (2054)
  • [2009-10-17 2:25]

Bonjour Annie,
Mon préféré ! :)
Un ciel magnifique et une lumière qui subliment ce bijou gaspésien.


Hello Annie, what a dramatic scene and how well it fits the theme.
The sky is amazing, I love the way that the clouds have broken up and the light shines through onto the lighthouse.
I notice that the lighthouse is made of wood,is that usual in your part of the world?
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Annie,
The red lighthouse and the well metered clouds are the highlights. Every element is appropriately arranged in this exquisite composition. Well done and best regards.

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-10-17 7:32]

Hi Annie,
Looks like its going to be a stormy night.
Very strong presentation. The red colour
stands out majistically. Well done.

Bonjour Annie,

Jolie contribution pour le thème du vendredi. Effectivement, la lumière chaude et rasant d'un soleil couchant (ou levant)intensifie fortement la coleur rouge du phare et des constructions environnante. De plus, en opposition avec ciel froid et dramatique, il en ressort un atmosphère très intense comme tu l'as susggéré. Bravo.


Hello Annie,
Amazing red, amazing light and amazing atmosphere. Well gontrast between cold sky tones and red.
Elegant presentation as usual...
Selahattin E

Hello Annie

Nice subject with intense color. Rich of detail composition with dramatic sky and good light.


Hi Annie,
Awesome looking shot, love the lighting here. Such effective cloud coverage in the background too, can't see any signs of distortion whatsoever. Bravo!


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2009-10-17 17:44]

Great mood Annie,love those clouds,perfect fit for this weeks theme.


Hi Annie...great colors and deep tones...excellent.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-10-18 7:31]


Merveilleus image, ce beau phare avec la belle maiosn, ce courge dans cet ensemble. une merveille.

Bravo et maitié


Hi Annie,

I realy like the lighting and colours! The straight FG against the dramatic BG gives a beautiful contrast. (and the red colour ofcourse) Beautiful view and very well captured.

TFS Greetings Simone

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-10-18 15:23]

Hi Annie,
Lovely dramatic shot with intense colour in the lighthouse, The sky is moody and the light perfect for this shot. TFS

Wonderful presentation Annie, everything have been said already, this one directly goes to my theme, thanks


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-10-19 0:45]

ohhh, Annie ... such a wonderful drama !
I'm really dreamin' about being neighbours someday ... you're living in an incredible place ...


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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-10-19 9:15]

Hello Annie.
Beautiful lighthouse! Great presentation and very dramatic sky. Well composed. I like to see lighthouses with a sea.
Janek Kloss

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-10-19 10:47]

Bonsoir Annie,

Une excellente image de ce phare, haut en couleur et ses batiments. Le ciel est vraiment dramatique, ce qui n'empèche pas une bonne clarté et lumière.
Une trés bon travail.
Une bonne seamine.

Hello Annie.
Not only a great composition but also a beautifull shot from the red lighttower and sky for background.
Regards Frans

Hi Annie,

i think the title suits well. excellent management of reds here amongst the gloomy earth tones.


i a n

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-10-20 11:08]

hello Annie,
sensational colours! wonderful light! There is so much drama!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-10-22 3:41]

Hi Annie,
indeed very dramatic shot. Besides the excitment of the sky you have given a good intensity to the red buildings.
Very captivating and the clean foreground really render a nice presentation.


Hello Annie,
Amazing photo and a very nice perspective. Nice composition and contribution.
Best wishes,

this is an amazing shot Annie
wonderful sky and this red light house. the highlights, light and shadows worked very well here, dramatic sky adds a charm, i like the pov and the depth very much.

MAnuj Mehta

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-10-23 10:58]

Hello Annie
Wonderful and «terrific» capture; fantastic the vivid colours and the contrast, and the dramatic atmosphere you've creted.
I love it.
Best regards, mb

Boa noite dear Annie
If there was fog I would remember me Carpenter movie...this red is so beautiful and how to resist to this amazing sky.
It is perfect...and lovely.
Have a good WE dear Annie
Ps You deserve all the beauty feelings of the world with such beautiful photos .

Bonjour Annie,

les couleurs sont vraiment intenses et forment un contraste surprenant voir "démoniaque".
Un instant bien choisi pour une image forte.
Bien vu

Hi Annie,
Better late than never, we use to say in Holland :-) Sorry missed this wonderful post of you. Great mood, looks almost as HDR. The composition is spot on. Intrigue light, well captured and presented. Chapeau!

hi annie
great shot beautiful threathening sky the lighthouse struck by the sun really stands out excellent detail.

Bonjour Anne.
Couleurs sombres et nuages menaçants donnent à cette image un superbe aspect d’affiche cinématographique. La composition et l’angle de prise de vue ont idéalement été réfléchis pour en faire cette belle photo.
Bonne semaine.


The composition , colors and dramatic effect are geat.
Thanks for sharing.


Woooow, Annie, that's a fantastic place.
Lighthouses are so popular in these times, I always see posters or kalenders with them - this one would realy be worth to be printed in a big format - excellent, I love it.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Annie! Amazing red lighthouse, wonderful scenery, excellent sky, wonderful clouds. Perfect POV and ideal composition. Very good shot. Splendid effect. Well done!

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2009-11-02 19:35]

Hi Annie!
Simly the great!!! - stunning light, nice view.
Greetings - Tom:)

Such a magnificent sky Annie! and what amazing colors.. again!
Like our collegue photographer already said, you seem to be at the right spot at the right time all the time! hahahahaha
Excellent shot dear. even in the darkest parts there are still details to see.


tres belle photo.
j'aime cette ambiance fort

Bonjour Annie,

Tu as su capter la lumière du soleii avant l'orage éclairant ainsi les façades du phare et de la maison qui a leur tour sur ta photo donnent toute leur lumière à cette terre brune et au ciel rempli de nuages noirs!!!
Que de superbes contrastes qui donnent à ta composition toute la magie du rouge!!!

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-08 5:53]


The touch of red is what makes this photograph eye catching.
Dramatic clouds, nice delivery of colors. Excellent composition.


Hi Annie!

Really beautiful picture! I like it very much! Everything is perfect here: colours, lighting, dramatic contrast and composition! Nice to see it!


Great place to live Annie.
Another very good shot.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-20 9:53]

Bonjour Annie! Il est vraiment beau ce phare! Avec ce ciel marbré et cette lumière timide le rouge chante! Bravo! Par contre, on devrait interdire ces vilaines clôtures à neige! :-)


Hello Annie

Wow what a beautiful postcard.
The sky seems to have movement even though it is a still image.You have captured this well.
The colours are vivid and make a bold statement.
Wonderful composition.
Great job.



Dramatic sky and red that all makes it so dangerous
like it very much

Bonjour Annie

Quel magnifique prise de vue avec une atmosphère bien spécial


Another amazing Photo. Wonderful composition. Great job!

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