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While Coulnia does not mean anything, as far as I know, Coulnia is a place in my imagination, in my fantasy world. Just a short distance west of the castle is this coastline in Coulnia, a land of wind and sand dunes. The philosophers of the land come here to rest their minds and enjoy the serenity the coastline has to offer them.

It's interesting to note how the ocean's horizon and the clouds are parallel to the image, and the dune, and the branches are at a slight angle. I off-centered the point where the ocean's horizon meets the sand dune for compositional reasons.

The major changes or enhancement made to this photo are relatively evident. A increase in saturation and the blue hue, a common change for photo's reflecting scenes interpreting actual locations in my fantasy world. Additionally, about 5 persons were removed from along the shoreline and birds removed from the sky because I found them to be distracting.

The photo was taken on the island of Sylt, near the town of Westerland. Sylt is an island in northern Germany right by Denmark in the North Sea. The island is covered with sand dunes, which make up more or less most of the island. To my understanding, the branches in the sand act to hold the sand in place.

I hope that I can share a piece of the world's sight's and my own fantasy world with you with this piece.
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ASilentMelody Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
like it lots..
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KingKRool Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004   Writer
Wow...this place is beautiful...
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CrystalCobra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004
So beautiful and peaceful :nod:
I love the composition and the crisp white clouds.
I also love the reeds in the foreground, they just add that extra touch of perfection :D
Very nicely done :clap:
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Good to hear you like it! Thank you! :)
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CrystalCobra Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2004
You're very welcome :)
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antiemo Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004
very calm and peaceful place.


i wanna go there now. :)
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DarkRockFaerie Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004
I love this......just everything in it! Very well done :)
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manormouseman Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004   Photographer
excellent shot man.. I love large perspective, you captured so much of this beach in this image that I'm not even curious about whats to your left or right, or whats behind you.. all I'm thinking about is the serenity.

while it may not be the typical tropical paradise, it certainly is a gorgeous find. :thumbsup:
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! and.. if you were curious after all.. to the left and right.. more of the same... :)
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samuraid Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004
Great composition. I really like how the shoreline meets the sky at an angle. The clouds have such excellent clarity.
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
The clouds truly play a major role in thie photograph. :) thanks!
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clelba Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004   Photographer
beautiful...the swept look of the grass and the colour of the sea make it look quite stormy, even though the sky looks kinda serene...
i like the way the angle of the grass leads your eyes up as well..
^. .^
= ' =
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Perhaps not stormy, but certainly very windy! :)
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Toadsmoothy2 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004
great composition. what a lovely place. :)
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hardfl1p Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004
Very nice. Good quality, but I can't help but think the sky looks a little too dark. Still, :+fav:
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foukou Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. The sky probably looks a bit dark because i increased the hue of the blue in the image, so it's closer to purple than before.
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