Halmahera is another volcanic island, a sparsely populated being the largest island in North Maluku province. Located on the east of Ternate and Tidore Islands in Eastern Indonesia, bounded by Molucca sea and the Pacific Ocean. Unexplored, mountainous with dense rainforest and rarely visited, it offers great
scenery with abundance of natural beauty rich in flora and fauna. An exotic endangered specie, the Birds-of-Paradise can only be found here besides Papua New Guinea.
This late afternoon shot was taken at Gufasa hamlet near Jailolo on Central Western coast of Halmahera island overlooking Molucca sea.
Additional equipment used: Tripod, Cokin Neutral Grey P121 ND8
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kato (11630) 2010-07-13 2:57
Well composed, excellent tone and a wonderful scenery with calm atmosphere! It harmonizes well with beautiful color balance, especially it's beautiful on the contrast between the sky with deep blue at upper side and cloud dyed to red evening sun. And, pier in left end expand long draws out a good effect for the whole as well as mountains in back, I think.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2010-07-13 2:57
colour hues of this Indonesian evening are fantastic! It´s good that you have included so much of the sky, as it is the sky that makes the magnificent atmosphere.
Have a nice day, Ivana
riclopes (35577) 2010-07-13 3:52
Olá Abmdsudi, incredible sky, I can look at that painting for quite a long time. Excellent work with the exposure, still showing good details and context in foreground. Apart the amazing show, I love the close approach to the traditional boat.
mariani_josep (1) 2010-07-13 4:02
Nice clouds, eventhough your photo looks a little bit soft at the foreground, but still great. Good composition also
sam224 (6215) 2010-07-13 4:12
The reflections and the shades of colour on the clouds are really stunning. Lovely depth thanks to the mountains in the background. The boat in the foreground and the steg are a plus.
Bournazel (0) 2010-07-13 6:31
What a sky !! Very interesting composition..
I would have tried to flash the Boat on the foreground, to light it a little bit...just to say..
Urs (14082) 2010-07-13 7:30
It is a timeless shot, congrats you really hit the jackpot with this photograph of one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen so far. Fantastic color hues at the horizon but still a lot of details in the FG, especially the boat makes the difference. Excellent photo job
Thanks for your critique of my park of the Burmese temple. It is religious in a way, but nobody really borders in what you belief, everybody is welcome to spend time in the park. There even is a small shop selling drinks and ice cream. Very relaxing, because the souvenir stalls are all outside.
sayeed_rahman (6249) 2010-07-13 9:10
These filters work the magic of light, the human eye is designed to see what we see, to put it very simply, but if the humans could be more sensitive to light with advanced vision like other species on this planet, who knows we could seeing the horizon, any horizon with such an exotic appeal..
wish i had taken on of those to ladakh
kordinator (17624) 2010-07-14 2:43
An excellent caprure of am amazing places
The reflections and the shades of colour on the clouds are magical.
Great depth thanks to the mountains in the background. Nice boat in the foreground.
jhm (139244) 2010-07-14 4:00
I love the sky with the wonderful colors, real a nice picture.
Also the boat in foreground draws attention .
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Pleasant for look at. TFS.
josepmarin (57799) 2010-07-14 4:17
You have caught skillfully a scene full of peace, in a magnificent landscape.
I like this typical boat on the beach in foreground, the perspective of the wooden wharf and the depth of the image.
It is a very elegant and very attractive composition at sight.
JanD (0) 2010-07-14 6:16
Amazing boat, wonderful seascape, excellent sunset. Marvelous colors. Fine image.
bukitgolfb301 (35982) 2010-07-14 6:48
Hi dear Abmdsudi
Great shot indeed. Perfect description for the fantastic color gradation. The contrast of blue and orange is so beatiful, of course frame is so nice.
Blessing on your finest job and thanks for sharing.
Have a good day, best regards,
SWEETFREEDOM (22730) 2010-07-14 10:00
i like this late afternoon light, is fantastic. Colors super. I like also the landscape with the boat in foreground.
Fante (5429) 2010-07-14 11:36
beautiful sunset photo. Excelent composition. Great framing efect with dark coast and white boat in foreground. Nice warm yellow-orange color, very good sharpness and professional light management. Bravo
CLODO (30256) 2010-07-15 0:01
fFantastic sunset sky colors, and a peacefull sea landscape: it's holidays, isn't it?
sacavem (18610) 2010-07-15 2:33
Good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours, and sharpness.
Cafalex (924) 2010-07-15 10:11
The composition is again outstanding as well as your pov! You have the feeling of a landscape photographer for sure. Colours are a bit over saturated but it is not really a big deal.
archimatica (20325) 2010-07-23 13:13
Well composed, excellent tone and a wonderful scenery.
It's really a great work.
delpeoples (53009) 2011-04-08 3:30
What a surreal scene. So tranquil, so magical. There is a real atmosphere of peace and quiet. The sky is superbly exposed and I love the effect of the wide-angle lens. Excellent depth achieved with the well-judged f/22. A wonderful photo, congratulations.
Have a good weekend
Kielia (23581) 2011-05-14 11:49
a very inviting island and nicely captured with an excellent management of the light. The colors are fantastic. Most of all I like this beautiful sky with the imposing clouds. My compliments!
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-07-02 22:58
You are classified as a photographer artist, painter, poet, creator of magical images, thief of colors, kidnapper of light, imaginary traveler of any ultimate dream,fantasy maker, elegant composer, romantic lover of photography, a fascinating dancer on rainbows, a pilot flying towards sunsets...
my most sincere compliments for all what you are and for all the beautiful sentiments that you bring out with your images!