Out for sundown in the search of some colour variations at Labuanbajo on the western edge of Flores Island but the afternoon didn't promise a great deal and is known during the month when rain is never far off. But the scene here can also be quite unpredictable when the sudden change of lighting gives a nice break in sunlight through the low clouds and hopeful glow in an otherwise rain-filled sky, just long enough for this quick grab.
The sunlight gradually lost weight and the rain clouds appeared to have won and stole the victory....
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SNOOP_Chan (3749) 2013-11-04 5:01
Hello Abmdsudi, very nice image here, i just love the colors. I also like the laid back feeling that your composition gives. Well caught moment, lovely sunset.
holmertz (33523) 2013-11-04 5:11
I guess you hav shown similar pictures before, but keep them comiing, by all means. Nobody will get tired of these magnificent colours or these views of canoes and small boats on a quiet sea against a backdrop of rugged mountains. I never saw the eastern part of Indonesia and now I'm afraid it's too late. I will never go there so your photos will have to make up for that.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-11-04 5:22
so lovely and peaceful ~ the lone silhouette on this sea of golden ripples against the lavender mountains in the day's last moments of light.
what a moment, what a beautiful palette of colors. what a capture!
rychem (15472) 2013-11-04 8:47
I like such minimalism very, very, very much, not only the minimum of elements but also reduced colors, congratulations
Fis2 (78808) 2013-11-04 9:28
I like colors and key.
Boats add savor of photo.
ourania (21482) 2013-11-04 10:51
at the time of your capture the battle between warm and moody tones was even and I love how they mingle or alternate all over the frame. There's a very agreeable and refreshing minimalism in your composition, there's peacefulness over the sea while the distant scenery evokes mystery and drama. The boats are placed excellently. What fascinates me the most, besides the atmosphere, is the sense of movement conveyed in such a minimal composition of layers. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jjcordier (69609) 2013-11-04 21:57
Tu as capturé ici un moment paisible où la douce lumière donne des teintes subtiles au paysage et, en particulier, à l'arrière plan montagneux sublime.
mirosu (10208) 2013-11-05 0:35
This is a nicely exposed shot. Lovely viewpoint and technically excellent photo work.
You have found a very strong subject with excellent positioning of both boats in nice back-light. You´ve placed the main point of interest, the boats, to the side of the frame which really does strengthen things and creates excellent balance. The mountains in BG are perfectly complementing this excellent photo and the beautiful light reflections add nice toning to the scene. Well done my friend.
krzychu30 (14398) 2013-11-05 1:18
completely different mood then your previous shot.Here we can feel calmness and we can immerse in our own thoughts.
The composition is superb with clear division between FG and the BG(btw.the BG,also the mountains illuminated by so lovel ylight and partially covered with mist look delightful and help you to create unique,dreamy mood of the scene)
Noel_Byrne (16271) 2013-11-05 4:50
Those colors. those colors are just superb, soft purples, gentle golds, very royal colors instilling a beautiful sense of calm majesty to this scene. I love how you have broken the still water with the wonderful silhouettes. the man we can see fishing looks to be in a very enviable place. Beautiful scene and capture, thanks as always
danos (80288) 2013-11-05 6:31
great the view of this charmy place with the sunset colours of the sky to make the image very tranquil as effective too.The two boats on the foreground complete the beautiful scenery making the image magnificent.
adramad (32897) 2013-11-05 7:34
Delicious image that shows the beauty of the sky at sunset, fascinating the various mountain ranges that give a formidable DOF on the composition, perfect water color as a silver flecked with gold, the presence of the two ships in the plane is perfect touch.
Very good image quality, sharpness is also great.
Very good job. I love it.
Enjoy a happy day.
pajaran (44372) 2013-11-05 10:38
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and time ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful nature and moment.
Good evening and all the best.
Romano46 (14520) 2013-11-05 10:52
il tele ha schiacciato i pianio delle montagnme e li ha resi simili a quinte di cartapesta e in questo sta la loro grande poesia. Un fondale eccellente per un soggetto tipico dell'Indonesia che svolge gran parte della vita sull'acqua.
Ed in questa foto non manca nè l'acqua nè il solito meraviglioso cielo meraviglioso nel quale sole e nuvole si rincorrono incessantemente.
Ciao e buona serata
mjw364 (6282) 2013-11-05 10:59
Nicely composed shot with a high horizon line counterbalanced by those well placed boats in the FG third. Nice calming cool colour palette too which is contrasting with the horrendous rain we are having here at the moment!
Schnappilic (9536) 2013-11-05 11:53
Congratulations for this superb framing carefully studied. I like the soft light and colors. Great atmosphere!
Silvio1953 (109341) 2013-11-05 12:33
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with lovely boats, relaxing atmosphere, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (22445) 2013-11-05 19:45
That's the beauty and reward for being a patient photographer--sometimes times things happen by accident in an instant and a patient photographer is at the right place at the right time. I like the vast and almost calm space with dark clouds in the background. Great capture of this lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
delpeoples (50271) 2013-11-06 3:16
Helo dear Abmdsudi
The silvery blue tones are pure magic, as are the partial silhouettes. Yet again you show us a scene that characterises a sense of inner peace and bliss. When I see scenes like this, it reminds me just how wonderful the world really is.
Thanks for sharing
Cricri (95421) 2013-11-06 7:57
La lumière de fin de journée est divine, donnant un bel effet de couleur sur le fleuve, un instant calme et doux, seul le bateau a moteur coup le silence, un contraste avec la longue barque, très belle image
nikkitta (10462) 2013-11-06 15:21
A capture tipically yours, as is difficult to wait,saw and compose such beautiful scenes with few elements
Here are the sky and its reflects on the sea, the colors , mountains at the back and your trademark, two boats placed to create a well balanced image
Beautiful frame to complete the capture
Greetings and well deserved Congrats
dkmurphys (44090) 2013-11-07 0:09
Another fine minimalist scene. I like the faraway mountains in the mist. Great moment, well taken.
mkamionka (28037) 2013-11-07 3:04
beautiful work again. Great horizon it seems so busy in comparison to the vast foreground space. Very attractive shapes of the mountains there and also they exhibit several layers with variable darkness. Very attractive effect.
The sea surface reflects nicely the bright sky with the two boats making nice silhouettes especially the one with the person paddling and his/her reflection is amazing.
Great low light perfectly used to create an extraordinary atmosphere.
EstudioChispa (1846) 2013-11-07 12:41
Extremely well-composed image, Abmdsudi. I love the misty mountains in the background, and the boats are nicely placed in balance. I am always fascinated by the patterns that appear on water in low light.
Thanks for sharing!
mcmtanyel (7335) 2013-11-07 16:00
I am glad you were there just at the right time. The silhouettes of the mountains are lovely, but the well positioned boats are the crowning touch.
jemaflor (76624) 2013-11-08 9:16
Beautiful landscape and photo with these two boats, interesting tones for the sea and pleasant Bg with mountains silhouettes, tfs.
kato (10593) 2013-11-09 1:36
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and tasteful tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see calm sea and mountain ranges with layers in backdrop. It's poetic/beautiful spectacle of evening time in island. And, two boats draw out a good impact in this image.
josepmarin (57069) 2013-11-13 3:37
I like the low light of the late afternoon in your photo, both boats in foreground on a silver water, and the wonderful overlapping of the silhouettes of the mountains in background. The reached result is a high quality image, full of peace and of beauty.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (35366)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 100 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-04 4:41