This was taken at Labuanbajo just as the sun was dipping beneath the horizon to my right.
Labuanbajo fishing village on the western tip of Flores Island, is the normal entry point for those arriving by ferry from Bali, Lombok or Sumbawa Islands. Its main attractions are a string of offshore islands boasting pristine white sandy beaches and safe swimming in turquoise blue waters or one can arrange a boat tour of nearby Komodo and Rinca Islands, the extremely popular, homes of the enormous dinosaur-like Komodo Dragon lizards. From elevated viewpoint, the sheltered harbour gives the impression that we are standing on the large lagoon, heavily littered with outrigger fishing boats of all sizes.
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HimalAnda (5630) 2013-03-01 5:56
Congratulations for this very nice picture with a beautiful light and a great composition.
saxo042 (31800) 2013-03-01 6:29
A very pleasant blue hour picture with this iunteresting boat along the diagonal, pointing directly to the peaked island on the other side. There is indeed a very pleasant light over the whole view here.
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-03-01 6:59
Terima kasih kerana bertanya khabar. Saya baik sahaja dan harap tuan juga begitu.
You low light capture has always be fascinating. Love your balanced framing puting the subject diagonally leading my eyes to the beautiful horizon. Well done and kind regards.
adramad (27552) 2013-03-01 8:06
Backlights and ideals wonderful light reflections to the last afternoon, beautiful addition is as colorful boat in the foreground, gives much strength to the composition, the distant mountains to get good DOF composition, an image that conveys the feeling of peacefulness and tranquility.
Superb range of colors.
Good brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice weekend.
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-03-01 8:09
The low sun creates nice warm tones on the constructions at the waterfront. It's also nice to see the colour of the water ranging from dark blue to yellow and to look at that strong red brown - blue contrast.
Best regards, Paul
jadesgran (3273) 2013-03-01 8:17
Hello Abmdsudi,you have filled the frame with a very warm and very well composed photograph,the complementary colours work very well together.
It is a lovely location judging by your presentation.
Kind regards Gladys.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-01 8:18
this photo reminds me very much of my trip to Thailand were this kind of boats I could admire very often. I must admit they are very photogenic and you managed to get the best of this red "model". The light is another great feature of this image - I love the way sun makes the water on the horizon golden streaked.
Thanks for sharing
danos (73974) 2013-03-01 8:42
very nice the view as the presentation of this warm light of the sunset with the boat on the foreground to dominating the image and making the scene so beautiful.The light and colour management create this superb environment.
pajaran (36224) 2013-03-01 8:47
Lep pogled na ribarski camac ...
Dobar snimka, ostrina, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst o ostrvu s datim podacima.
Cuvajte se od Komodo gustera, stalno su gladni.
Lepo pokazan trenutak i secanje.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view on a fishing boat ...
Good length, sharpness, beautiful colors.
Good article on an island with the specified data.
Beware of the Komodo lizards, constantly hungry.
Nice shown time and memory.
All the best for the weekend.
Cricri (86431) 2013-03-01 9:53
Bon cadrage du bateau très colorées, les reflets, les petites vagues de la mer, le coucher du soleil qui ce pointe a l'horizon sur une partie encore du ciel bleu, magnifique
Romano46 (4890) 2013-03-01 10:16
con queste tue foto e i colori dell'oriente che essi riportano stai facendo sognare tutti noi.
IKn questa alla bellezza dei colori si unisce la perfezione della composizione che si arricchisce e fa perso sulla barca in primo piano posta in diagonale.
Molto bella la tonalità e la saturazione dei colori che aumentano il fascino dello scatto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ourania (12367) 2013-03-01 10:21
the beauty and tranquility of the scenery are wonderful and have a strong impact on the viewer who also feels irresistibly attracted by the strong perspective and the depth of the picture. The longer we linger on this scene the more we discover textural and chromatic details that increase our wonder. I love the clarity amid the deep tones in the foreground and the way the warm and enchanting light cuts through the blue calm ambiance. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Noel_Byrne (7352) 2013-03-01 10:42
Fantastic use of the available light create this pin sharp shot. There is a wonderful range of colours throughout the capture, and your composition and placement of the boat in the foreground is ideal. Really nicely done, as always
Have a great weekend
Silvio1953 (98129) 2013-03-01 11:49
Ciao Abmdsudi, fashinating composition with lovely boat in FG, fantastic reflections, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
chawax (14898) 2013-03-01 11:53
Very nice atmosphere, very nice light. The wide angle makes perspective lines from the boat that add depth to the composition.
Have a nice week end,
ACL1978 (5775) 2013-03-01 16:12
Beautifully composed work, Abmdsudi. The light is wonderful, glowing at right, and it casts just enough on the old boat to give it a warm feeling. The rather wide angle here allows the boat itself to become a perfect FG object, leading the eye into the shot and into the various hues that meet at center. Thanks!
npecanhuk (53901) 2013-03-01 16:38
Colors, management of light, level of sharpness, horizontal format, pp, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities and the visual results are very pleasant!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
chrisvek (5453) 2013-03-01 18:27
Hi dear Abmdsudi
Superb variety of colors and lightning usage.Great composition and relaxing atmosphere.Greta framing too.TFS
Have a nice weekend
kato (6767) 2013-03-01 21:38
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the sea/sky dyed to orange color, calm sea and anchored colorful fishsing boats. It is effective to have caught the front boat aslant. And, it draws out an additional good atmosphere in this image for the peninsula/small island in the distance.
Bartleby (12741) 2013-03-02 5:31
What the mood! The light is absolutely gorgeous and this boat makes for a perfect foreground. Excellent!
dkmurphys (36801) 2013-03-02 7:42
You had this capture in the best moment of the day. Difficult and successful light management, wonderful composition.
Good work, have a fine weekend.
jemaflor (68913) 2013-03-02 8:18
Lovely shot, well composed with this boat to give a great depth and what a lovely light perfectly captured ! Tfs.
mesutilgim (67960) 2013-03-02 8:42
Very nice latehouyr capture with perfect layout and perfect light management.
It's a very tranquile scenery given photographycally perfect.
TFS and best regards
eldancer1 (17036) 2013-03-02 9:34
Awesome capture of the end of what looks like a beautiful day. I like the effect of the superb lighting and the wonderful golden color on the boats and the people. Very well done, tfs.
gildasjan (38218) 2013-03-02 10:10
Une image parfaitement cadrée avec ce bateau et monticule dans la diagonale.Une belle atmosphère est ici créée par ces couleurs.
rychem (9203) 2013-03-02 10:46
Beautiful blue hour photo, attractive subject, warm and soft colors, good composition
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2013-03-02 17:11
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Anothre great panfocus image for Great INDONESIA!
So dramatic sunset in the edge of Flores, ya saya juga sudha ada di sana. I am very happy to see this waonderful image in Sunday morning here.
Thank you for your sharing and have a beuatiful Sunday!
Takero from a little warm Tokyo
mayjayne (2792) 2013-03-02 21:33
I love the backlighting effect here, thus allowing the light to gradually diminish at the foreground, where the boat is. The play of light and shadow also allows one to feel the gentle waves. A very lovely composition.
Janusz1974 (2275) 2013-03-03 0:18
Great blue hour picture with traditional lovely boat .
Great lighting and fantastic atmosphere.
krzychu30 (8873) 2013-03-03 1:32
tranquility pure for me!The scene would be beautiful at any time of the day or regardless the weather,but in combination with so lovely setting sun it looks really marvelous.Love these delightful and well-saturated colors.I´m also amazed how excellently you were able to depict details of the foreground and the boat.It´s well illuminated and all details can be clearly visible.At such low light conditions you had here when you expose corectly the FG the background will stay dar or vice versa,but you´ve managed to depict the whole scene in good quality and light.
Have a nice sunday
papagolf21 (76561) 2013-03-03 9:23
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi
Encore une image faite pour rêver ! Le spectacle est grandiose et d'une grande beauté.
J'apprécie l'ensemble comme il se doit.
Très bonne réalisation.
mjw364 (3680) 2013-03-03 11:11
Beautiful colours in this late evening light. Nice POV using the boat as a lead line into the sunset. Well composed.
Graal (88886) 2013-03-03 23:11
very nice seascape here. Good composition with the boat on FG. Friends all told for you. Photo I like, too.
Have a nice week.
delpeoples (44904) 2013-03-05 5:26
Another extraordinary low light shot. I particularly like how you've illuminated the maderised of the boat and its amazing perspective. The tones and light are exquisite. The photo oozes tranquility, and a sense of well-being (things that so often go hand in hand with your stunning photos).
Warmest regards and thanks so much for sharing
siolaw (37568) 2013-03-05 23:45
Low in light but high in mood and content! Love thos tones in the sky with nicely shaped islands in the background.
The local boat in the FG is of course of high interest!
Angshu (51174) 2013-03-12 2:10
A fine example of efficient use of the wide lens. You use of low light to optimal effect is also excellent. Like how the distorted view of the boat leads our eyes from the corner of the image, right upto the centre where the golden sky is reflected in the water. The conical hill island in the BG is a strong focal point as well. Lovely work indeed!
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-03-28 2:59
low light hour, perfect hour to cover the sea and the horizon with the softness and the beauty of rainbow colors, to enhance the stilness and to bring harmony and balance to the senses!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26233)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-01 5:47