Life is about moments and they would simply pass by if we are not able to capture them in time. We are not just taking pitures but are also helping to capture those moments with our hearts and passion to last forever. Seeing a cloud is like being apart of a wakeful dream for me. I was alone on location very early just observing the activity in the sky. Clouds grow and always changing very fast and disappearing into visible vapour and then reappearing in visible forms then lit in various stunning colours through the late afternoon.
Sometimes clouds take on the balmy colors of sunset, shimmering gold and pink, while other times they are jagged in the sky. Sometimes clouds can dance and sometimes they just rest and each cloudscape is so unique and there is even more drama as the sun gets lower.
But one thing is for sure, clouds are sure to steal the show and worth savoring, because the beauty of the fleeting moment is beyond description - Nature's best gift to mankind.
So this is nature's 'now you see it, now you dont' magic act.......
Shooting location: From the same spot from my previous upload
Actual local time Exif + 1hour
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cargus (8092) 2013-03-11 7:32
A sunset with beautiful colors, well played, clarity and contrast, well done picture.!
bennyfunky (795) 2013-03-11 7:44
Wonderful sunset, the gold and blue colors are beautiful and I like also the proportion in the frame between the sea and the sky.
Hansaphotos (6541) 2013-03-11 7:50
A wonderful sunset photo. You have exposed very well to bring out the best of colours. Amazing cloud formations and splendid lighting. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-03-11 8:03
this is not just any sunset - the structure of the clouds is almost 3D! The light and colors are just unbelievable. The dark shapes of island in the shore make nice add on.
Thanks for sharing this spectacular photo!
JFS (32459) 2013-03-11 8:07
Another beautifyl sunset of yours, the BG is magic, impressive.
thanks and regards,
dta (64142) 2013-03-11 8:17
Hello Abmdsudi ,
What a gorgeous sky ! Fantastic colors (fine saturartion) and superb clouds . The low part is beautiful two , with the moutains at the horizon and the boats .
williewhistler (13083) 2013-03-11 8:31
Hello Abmdsudi,such a well composed shot of the sky on fire,I very much enjoy the saturated colours of blue and gold that cover almost the entire image save the Islands that anchor the image.
A wonder of Nature that`s been beautifully portrayed.
Best regards Les.
siudzi (32809) 2013-03-11 8:39
What a charming sunset post! Another image of your impressive collection you have shared with us. Thank you for that! It's extremely beautiful and well done work!
Romano46 (16584) 2013-03-11 8:48
i tuoi tramonto indonesiani sono ormai mitici, sia che li abbia ripresi nell'Isola di Timor, o altrove, ma sempre ricchi di colore e ricchi di incanto.
Anche in questa il sole disegna meraviglie nel cielo, tra nuvole tempestose, squarci d'azzurro e raggi dorati che si vanno a tuffare nell'acqua.
Una delle tante meraviglie dell'Indonesia del quale tu sei un ottimo ambasciatore.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
pajaran (49584) 2013-03-11 9:26
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled i trenutak sa oblacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view and the moment the clouds ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good work, well shown, my congratulations for the captured moment.
All the best.
lousat (73837) 2013-03-11 9:40
This pic no needs comments but only a big and long standing ovation,simply fantastic under all therms of valutation!!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
spigola (473) 2013-03-11 10:16
A very beautiful sunset!Almost dramatic because of the clouds! A good management of the contrast and saturation of the colours!
Thanks for sharing!
Fis2 (83120) 2013-03-11 10:20
Excellent colors and composition.
rychem (20765) 2013-03-11 11:19
Impressive sunset, beautiful eyecatching colors and dramatic sky
rbassin (16873) 2013-03-11 11:44
un superbe ciel avec des effets étonnants: couleur, forme des nuages et reflets.
C'est bien fait, et bien cadré.
cornejo (29279) 2013-03-11 12:16
Abmdsudi Hello, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting in the evening sky, well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, color and light. Very good and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this wonderful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
claudeD (31211) 2013-03-11 12:40
Wonderful sky with excellent composition and amazing colors. I like the interesting clouds innthe sky very much. Very well done. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ourania (28236) 2013-03-11 13:49
living in a quiet place with vast views to the open sea, I absolutely share your view of the clouds and of how they constantly transform the setting and affect our mood. The ephemeral spectacle you captured in this occasion is magnificent. The complexity and dynamism of the patterns, the richness of the colours and the suggestiveness of the atmosphere are exquisite. Although you've given a very small part of the frame to the tranquil seascape, it looks vast too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Silvio1953 (118143) 2013-03-11 14:39
Ciao Abmdsudi, amazing cloudscape, fantastic warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-03-11 15:38
I wrote in my last comment of your photo,that was one of the most beautiful sunsets I´ve ever seen and now you´re posting something like this-and what should I write now?:)this is so marvelous and beautiful,that it´s hard to find other,maybe not so hackneyed words to describe the beauty of this scene.Love these warm and soft colors so beautifully illuminating the sky and such amazing cloud formations.
It´s all about moments we want to keep forever and immortalize them with our cameras.You described this feeling perfectly in your note.I agree with you in 100%.
Excellently composed and executed.My Compliments!
tatadalou (5813) 2013-03-11 16:40
Wow, this blue-yellow sky is just amazing ! You captured it so well. The sharpness and depth of field are well managed.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-03-11 18:13
Sam sunrise from yesterday's shot, Abmdsudi - I recognize those beautiful clouds - but even more vibrant and incredible color. The way the orange light spills across the sky is amazing - you caught this at a perfect moment (though I'd imagine there were several perfect moments in a row here). The lone boat adds scale and wonder to the scene - imagine being out for daily work and seeing this unfold before your eyes...
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-03-11 18:23
You have endlessly crafted beautiful skies with exotic colors that I envy from your uploads. The moment was well capitalized and recorded well on your CMOS sensor. The cloud formation and colors can never be repeated and thanks my friend for this fine shot.
Have a nice day,
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-03-11 23:56
Nature's gift to mankind is the best description for this picture!
all the best to you,
Graal (95972) 2013-03-12 0:46
sky here is great. Amazing hues and pattern of clouds. Friends all told for you. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
kato (11630) 2013-03-12 3:27
You're capturing well this nature scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the amazing sky's face with various colors and cloud's shape. I also like to see the expression of the sky which changes every moment. And, the peninsula with silhouette in the distance draws out an additional good mood in this image as well as the sea dyed the setting sun.
Cricri (102943) 2013-03-12 5:40
Quelle scéne magnifique du soleil, un ciel spectaculaire, splendide, tout comme une peinture
Noel_Byrne (22062) 2013-03-12 6:33
When I see a stunning capture of a sunset like this, I cannot help but think of the SDalvador Dali painting of Christ of St John on the cross. Not because of any religious subject matter, but because of the connection between the amazing fluid sky. Your capture has so much more colour than that painting, but it also has the same sense of mood> Really nicely done.
All the best
dkmurphys (47600) 2013-03-12 8:03
Truly amazing scene. The colors and the atmosphere are breathtaking. Good catch!
jemaflor (82098) 2013-03-12 12:14
What a wonderful light perfectly presented with these clouds, well composed with hills on the horizon, nicz warm tones.
shevchenko (19051) 2013-03-13 2:16
Good frame to show the stunning sky in evening, good capture to an alone boat too, nice calm sea surface, distinct photo, thanks for sharing a fascinating seascape.
everlasting (14496) 2013-03-13 4:56
Nothing really original to add to the comments here, a wonderful colour sensation
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-03-13 12:39
A huge landscape with a fabulous atmosphere. An incredible light and colors. Good information about your technique. Congratulations!
holmertz (38523) 2013-03-13 12:45
i don't know if the clouds take the most fabulous shapes in the Nusa Tenggara region, or if the colours of the sunsets are the most spectacular in that area, or if it is you who manage better than most to use the clouds and colours to produce little masterpieces of art. I think it is a little of everything. This is magnificent, and actually the contours of the distant island are not bad either.
npecanhuk (62452) 2013-03-13 19:25
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Robert1969 (6904) 2013-03-14 0:44
Once again a picture with an excellent light
management and composition. This with the
beautiful moment makes the picture timeless.
danos (84275) 2013-03-15 10:39
a really fascinating scenery with the clouds formations and the colour tints of them, to create an excellent and unique shot.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image as the perfect presentation.
jhm (136580) 2013-03-16 2:10
We get a lovely painting, I like the wonderful old colors that we see on paintings.
This is really a high quality picture with nice sharpness and clarity.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
CLODO (29706) 2013-03-16 7:48
amazing nature picture, full of vibrant colors, and very appealing and quiet.
we live in a wonderfull world!
adramad (36223) 2013-03-16 8:26
The sky is really fascinating, with such a wide range of colors, from blue-gray to the orange, the color cast beautifully illuminates the surface of the sea, the coast line is shaping up in the distance gives great DOF to composition.
Ideal brightness and sharpness.
Very well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
mesutilgim (81300) 2013-03-16 9:28
I missed this wonderfull capture of yours !
What a nice and apocalyptic scenery, what an amazing sky.
It doesn't need much words, the score you've achieved yet is the evidence of the success of this entry.
TFS and have a nice weekend
yquem46 (38382) 2013-03-17 5:07
A gorgeous sky for this sunset with a very low horizon line, so as to have most of the room in the compo
bravo, have a nice sunday
bayno (18342) 2013-03-17 5:43
a wonderful sunset...not every day there is so nice spectacle...amazing sky and colors...like a fire...
excellent work and TFS...
Kielia (23013) 2013-03-17 5:53
this image is a delight for the meteorologist! You are presenting very interesting clouds that create a fantastic and at the same time dramatic atmosphere. Very beautiful light and colors. And reading your note was very interesting as well. My compliments!
SnapRJW (29976) 2013-03-17 8:00
Hello Abmdsudi - Please forgive my late comment on this shot, time seems to slip through my fingers at the moment. The moment I saw this it reminded me of Turner's fantastic paintings; the warm colours just explode from behind the land and tint the undersides of the radiating clouds beautifully. Breathtaking shot of nature at her most amazing. Warm regards Rosemary
mirosu (12748) 2013-03-18 17:11
Excellent exposing for the sky has nicely captured the colors of the sunset and made a good silhouette of the background hills. The sky light and collors is very good. Brilliant photo.
nikkitta (13871) 2013-03-18 17:37
Your note is so very true and the sunset so very nice
Beautiful clouds , like the touch of color and to me the boats´s silhouette are magical
Great work, TFS
josepmarin (57617) 2013-03-19 2:05
though a bit late, I want to congratulate you sincerely because of these three years with us, sharing your splendid photographic work.
As this one. A suggestive capture of the magical atmosphere and the subtle colors of this sunset, with a few photogenic clouds and a few wonderful silhouettes.
The structure of the framing is very elegant, and the quality of light and colors is high.
A beautiful work.
adores (35026) 2013-03-19 17:32
Seems you always get great sunsets! I also like this sky a lot! The clouds and the golden tonalities make this a great shot! I also like the silhouettes of the boats in background.
eldancer1 (26028) 2013-03-20 9:13
Wow! Such a fiery sunset and a great combination of colors! You captured this event very well. Good composition with good lighting and dof with nice details. I like the placement of the sun. Well done, tfs.
Bluejeans (64247) 2013-03-22 6:26
Que fantástica foto com este pôr do sol lindo , belas cores , belo momento ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
korbee (6617) 2013-03-22 14:15
Your note is just as powerfull as your photo Pak!
This is what it is all about in the photography,its all about the light,the rest is just some details ;=].
Moments like this are unique and they rarely happens,so once you are there on the right spot you are a lucky man!
adidas5nb (4624) 2013-06-01 17:42
lovely cloudscape.just wonderful colors and clouds.great shot.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (41134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-11
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 7:14
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