The original file had flat tones & colors, so I boosted saturation & contrast a bit. Taken at Dadonghai Beach. This central section of the beach is quite good. The western end in the far distance is a little rocky & it also smells a bit at low tide.
The island of Hainan is often cited as China's Hawaii. A bit too developed for my taste. I prefer the more laid back & smaller Philippines island Resorts. But as I am in China, thought I should make the effort to see it. The colourful specks in the sky are kites.
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danos (87505) 2012-06-15 0:58
nice the view of the sandy beach with the reclining chairs to spread on it.I like the creating depth as the opposite woody hills with the modern buildings to dominates the place.
dta (67294) 2012-06-15 1:25
Hello Chris ,
I just try to imagine how was this place before the tourist development . A coastal paradise ...
This is an excellent composition , that shows us perfectly the beach .
lousat (77810) 2012-06-15 1:34
Hi Chris,a very nice view,the colors of the water are spectacular,i like this corner and the very rich composition,nice to see the chinese sea,very interesting,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49286) 2012-06-15 3:12
endless rain here in England so this would be the perfect escape. Love the tropical feel here and the composition is so inviting and captivating. Effective post-processing with vibrant and attractive colours and textures.
Have an enjoyable weekend - Brian.
asajernigan (21298) 2012-06-15 3:14
This is a fine shot of this great beach. The repeating pattern formed by the chairs and umbrellas give the photo a nice sense of direction. The lighting is fine and the photo has good sharpness.
JFS (32459) 2012-06-15 3:37
It's the first time, i think, that i see a chinese beach and it looks great in spite of the big blocks of houses. Nice atmosphere and good POV that permit us to observe lots of details. Thanks!
dkmurphys (50030) 2012-06-15 3:38
Another attractive beach scene. I like the colors and the atmosphere. Well taken!
pierrefonds (57531) 2012-06-15 4:48
The distance between the beach and the buildings is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the activities on the beach. The late morning light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (61172) 2012-06-15 5:28
C'est un peu l'atmosphère matinale des plages en Thailande. Les chaises sont préparées pour la journée, très propres et bien alignées. Les touristes seront bien traités.
Miguel82 (24265) 2012-06-15 6:35
A large view on that beach and facilities
A paradisiac place
Fine colors and excellent sharpness
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-15 8:16
a beautiful lovely view, again. The composition is very spectacular and I like the attractive details. The view is amazing, superb place to relaxation, indeed. Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-06-15 9:36
You are right this beach looks to be totally wonderful. The colours are stunning,and very appealing. i can almost feel the sun from here. a very nicely illuminated scene.
Enjoy the WE,
Cricri (107306) 2012-06-15 11:18
Ici aussi je prendrais avec plaisir place sur un transat, et plus souvent dans cette eau turquoise, j'aime la vue des montagnes vertes, la lumière et les couleurs agréable
npecanhuk (66344) 2012-06-15 17:52
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
emka (79926) 2012-06-15 23:51
Very nice beach, the rows of sunchairs and umbrellas give the great depth. One can spot some flying objects far away, the kites. I have one from vietnam but I do not know how to fly it. It is developed indeed, but not as bad. I wonder what are these creeping flowers there.
Have a nice weekend
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-06-16 3:44
Ola Chris ,
Bonita esta praia no sul da china tem uma bela paisagem de fundo , bonitos detalhes e cores, gostei da linha em diagonal dos chapéus de sol de palha, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-06-16 12:23
A fun place to be sitting on those beach chairs under the umbrellas. Nice contrast with the modern buildings at the foot of the mountain. Lovely palm and other trees giving that green colors. Like the inclusion of the lady with beach toys.
Graal (97861) 2012-06-17 2:21
very nice beach. Good shot. Image is well composed. View and photo I like.
Have a nice day.
jhm (140070) 2012-06-17 5:06
Again a new perfect technical picture, very well provided.
Nice angle with depth and perspective.
Sharpness and colors are pleasant.
Excellent composition, nice done. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,