This shot was taken from Kezewea hamlet, Golewa district, a peaceful remote location populated by local ethnic Ngada community, a place of steeply folded hills and thick tropical forests. From the cool hamlet the view overlooking the bay of pristine turquise blue water was so breathtaking, backed by outcrops and fronted by a skyline view of Ebulobo volcano in the distant. The panorama is a tantalizing window on this beautiful little-known corner of Indonesia.
I just loved the atmosphere and here was something fascinating and I had gorgeous sky, warm and perfect for early evening photography. I quite liked the arrangement of boats and was also blessed with a great cloud formation..
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mauro61 (52545) 2011-08-04 9:11
un gran cielo enfatizzato dalla tonalità della luce.
Bella scena della tranquilla costa con le imbarcazioni a vivacizzare il FG dell'immagine,
eldancer1 (20918) 2011-08-04 9:17
Awesome capture of this beautiful and scenic place and the clouds. Details are sharp with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ManuMay (34009) 2011-08-04 9:55
Wonderful view, amazing moment of light and colours...the almost HDR treatment fits really well enhancing colour tones and contrasts, very good sky and very good green mounts...very beautiful capture!!
Have a nice day...
wolf38 (29128) 2011-08-04 9:56
Truly a grandiose landscape. Especially the light and bright colors are wonderful. I like the moody photo very well. Top Rgds, W.
dta (57008) 2011-08-04 10:03
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Wow ! What a gorgeous landscape ! The composition is just outstanding . And thes ky so amazing .
I add it to my theme.
Bluejeans (64243) 2011-08-04 11:26
Que paisagem magnifica com as montnhas de fundo pintadas de verde , achei fantástio o céu temumas belas nuvens , bom primeiro com este barco de pesca , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
corjan3 (1935) 2011-08-04 11:43
Beautiful sky with the clouds almost in mammatus shape over a lovely tranquil and very scenic landscape. Very well done. Best wishes.
PaulVDV (17485) 2011-08-04 12:25
That cloud formation is very impressive and also very beautiful, protecting that deep blue sky behind it.
I also like the light of the setting sun on the wooded mountain slopes creating a warm and tropical atmosphere.
Although several boats can be seen, this picture exudes peace and serenity and not a busy feeling.
Best regards, Paul
saxo042 (33990) 2011-08-04 12:41
A very exotic landscape for me! A very beautiful scene with these fantastic clouds. A clear feeling of paradise here!
baclama (16343) 2011-08-04 13:00
de bien belles couleurs avec une lumiere extraordinaire
un traitement sympa...
npecanhuk (56450) 2011-08-04 13:14
Special regards to its chosen pov, composition and colors!
TFS - congrats,
bukitgolfb301 (32746) 2011-08-04 14:05
Hi my dear Abmdsudi YTH
Great color and great widefocus framework again!
This shot seems to be a oil painting, astaga!
Typical image my second mother country, RI.
Thanks for your sharing with nice work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
kato (9673) 2011-08-04 20:52
You're capturing well this nature scenery by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's impressive and interestion beauriful beach, tropival forest and mountains in behind. And, thick randam clouds in the blue sky give additional good atmosphere for the whole as well as some boats on the sea.
kabel (1287) 2011-08-04 21:05
Hello, very beautiful capture. You captured the light perfectly. Wonderful colors. Excellent composition.
s_lush (16062) 2011-08-05 1:25
This is an absolutely beautiful view of the bay and picturesque mountains under such a wonderfully clouded sky. A highly interesting composition, masterful management of light and colors, and perfectly good quality of the capture!
daddo (20669) 2011-08-05 1:33
Salam Abmdsudi. Although I really enjoyed your western Chinese photos, i must admit that you are truly a master in landscapes, especially if there is water in the composition. There is so much to like in this image:as you said, the positioning of the boats(symmetrically placed, yet not so), the gorgeous light, the vibrant, tropical colours and the impression that beyond the next ridge there is more beauty and mystery awaiting the visitor. My sincere compliments. Salam. Klaudio.
danos (78330) 2011-08-05 2:48
great the view of the place with the spectacular clouds on the sky to make the image even more fascinating.I like the place where the sun falling,the calmly of the place as the magic atmosphere that created.Well done.
delpeoples (48886) 2011-08-05 2:56
Hello dear Abmdsudi
This photo is of such a high quality. It should be in a magazine. The light combined with the clouds formations are exquisite. The textures on the mountains in the far distance are extremely well-defined and the little boat in the right foreground is the cherry on the cake. Fantastic capture, your Gallery is such a pleasure to view for both its quality and its variety.
dkmurphys (42699) 2011-08-05 3:31
Splendid atmosphere in that little gulf. The sky is amazing and the high hills are incredible warmed by the sunlight. A true paradise there.
Have a beautiful weekend.
shevchenko (18725) 2011-08-05 3:35
Fascinating nature view in fantastic color and lighting, good frame to show the geographical feature that comprises higland and water, attractive sky painting by clouds, it is an impressive and dynamic scenery, good shoot.
Cricri (92527) 2011-08-05 4:56
Splendide paysage, bel effet de lumière sur les montagnes, l'ambiance que donne les bateaux, la douceur des reflets et un ciel tout a fait exceptionnel bleu, nuageux ou filtre une très belle lumière, superbe scéne et beauté du paysage
timecapturer (37412) 2011-08-05 5:19
a striking composition with an amazing light and sky which gives the shot drama and impact. Wonderfully controlled light and imaginatively processed and presented.
Wishing you are great weekend - Regards Brian.
sacimar (25969) 2011-08-05 6:23
great shot, I like this beautiful landscape, the sky is amazing, vivid colors and the light and shadow game over the green mountains create an excellent image, well done,
jafadabret (56497) 2011-08-05 6:52
Ce ciel est vraiment extraordinaire et donne beaucoup de charme à cette photo. La lumière sur la montagne et la présence des bateaux au premier plan donnent encore plus d'attrait à cette composition.
vasilpro (40565) 2011-08-05 8:13
Superb shot and processing! Wonderful composition, beautiful cloudy atmosphere, lovely colors, excellent light management and contrast, fine photo work, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
sacavem (18604) 2011-08-05 9:26
A breathtaking view of Lake Flores Island with charming colours. Such a wonderful composition can be used as a postcard.A charming view and a picture with a fine pov, very nice colors and a typical outlook in the Indonesia.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-08-05 9:40
beautiful picture of all aspects, the beautiful sky that perfectly completes this great image.
congratulations and good in August
bayno (18338) 2011-08-05 9:45
HI Abmdsudi, the most spectacular thing in this picture is the light, truly shocking, the bay is beautiful and the volcano illuminated by the last light is fantastic, you have able to choose the best ... (the moment, the POV, the perfect depth of field and exposure), the colors of the sky are something incredible, compliments amazing photo, warm regards, Valter
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2011-08-05 9:52
beautiful compo, great light and colors, i like very miche the sun over the green mountains.
claudeD (27032) 2011-08-05 11:41
What a piece of art. I immeadeately thought of an old painting.Excellent colors and composition.The sky is simply amazing.One of your bet pictures.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
dip (22132) 2011-08-05 12:45
very nice capture of the picturesque scenery,
amazing colors and lighting!
siamesa (27461) 2011-08-05 13:28
Boa tarde Abmdsudi
The sky seems magic.The clouds above the mountain make a fantastic effect in this photo. Superb composition. The meeting between the real beauty and the art of the photographer. Congratulations. TFS
paololg (31446) 2011-08-05 15:18
Ciao dear Abmdsudi,,
beautiful image, accompanied by an excellent work of PP. Good management of light that creates a pleasant brightness, with a fantastic sky that seems three-dimensional. Truly a splendid view captured with perfect quality. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-06 0:44
An incredible and superb sky fvery well collected! Good managment of light too which give beautiful contrast. The composition in differents plans give too a great depht to theimage.
Have a nice WE,
jemaflor (74340) 2011-08-06 5:46
Beautiful landscape and composition with boat in the fg and also an incredible sky with this light in these clouds, bravo, well managed.
siudzi (27869) 2011-08-06 5:51
This is absolutely amazing post with such unique colors of the sky and landscape! The final result is beautiful and attractive with so many lovely details here. Bravo!
axiotea (21647) 2011-08-06 10:42
I like very much the HDR effect for this compo as it brings a dramatic feel...also the way you've played with the lights/shades making for interesting contrasts.
Hopefully this beautiful place will remain "little known" ;)
Love the colours too!
All the best
adramad (31151) 2011-08-06 14:52
A genuinely wonderful image to recreate a time reveling in so many beautiful details, which are ideal in this panorama.
The sky is something unique, awesome, the light illuminating the tops while the coastline is in shadow, makes it stand out its beautiful contours and vegetation amazing, a great touch that gives these boats in the calm waters.
In short, an image that conveys peace and serenity with this scenario so beautiful and idyllic. Very good note and presentation.
Enjoy the weekend.
korbee (6595) 2011-08-06 15:03
Wonderful place under the best possible light of the world,every datail is perfect Ab.
Bagus dan sehat2 Pak.
janusz2054 (306) 2011-08-07 10:41
This is amazing view!
Just like postcard from paradise!
The mountain with the warm light is wonderful.Beautiful blue of the sky. Good work!
danyy (0) 2011-08-07 22:14
Bonjour mon cher ami,
un excès de post processing qui a l'air de beaucou plaire, il est vrai qu'il donne pas mal de magie à cet endroit qui n'en n'avait cependant pas tant besoin.
Beaucoup de profondeur et du charme partout, des couleurs interessnates et de caractère.
My best regards.
siolaw (37642) 2011-08-08 0:50
First of all, the place looks fantastic... and the particular weather conditions with sun hitting the hills resulting in those superb green tones, and the cloudy sky adds the final touch.
holmertz (31552) 2011-08-08 3:08
This is a great view. The nearest boat fills the foreground perfectly. The effect of the light falling on the green mountainside is stunning and just as spectacular are the fluffy clouds with their slightly red tinge.
Angshu (52966) 2011-08-08 9:06
Did you use HDR here? (I have to admit I have very little idea of this technique).
The light on the green hills beyond the water is excellent. The clouds are indeed excellent, but the blue is a bit unnatural (in my humble opinion). The boats add to the picture. Beautiful place & you've captured the beauty very well my friend!
emilbo (21549) 2011-08-08 13:48
Magnifique scène et quel bel éclairage entre ombre et lumière. La luminosité sur les montagnes donne un effet exceptionnel. J'aime beaucoup aussi les embarcations en avant-plan. Beau travail.
Bravo!... et toutes mes amitiés,
josepmarin (56581) 2011-08-09 0:39
the pseudo-HDR treatment creates an image with a great graphical and chromatic power, as well as with a strong contrast that has a good visual impact.
The landscape is wonderful, I like this calm bay with the boats, and the exuberant vegetation with a few beautiful green tonalities, as well as the spectacular clouds in the sky, that they are an aesthetic very important complement in this magnificent composition. Congrats!
lousat (64563) 2011-08-09 5:28
Spectacular place,spectacular moment and fantastic capture whit a super work in PP to create these magic effects,a big game of lights and shadows,a very professional work.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
COSTANTINO (44305) 2011-08-09 9:19
excelent capture with light,classic colors
it looks like a picture from a painter
amazing moment of light and colors
the shadows play together with the lights
macjake (45832) 2011-08-10 23:08
I can completely see why this one is so popular for you. Its a very beautiful scene, and in my humble opinion, its the cloud coverage that puts it over the top! love the attractive ness with the combination of clouds and sunlight.
beautiful photo my friend
Bournazel (6222) 2011-08-11 6:19
I'm happy to give you two more points for reaching 100 for this fantastic and dramatic picture !!
Gratulation for this perfect work
fotka (2651) 2011-08-12 9:08
It's a beautiful landscape shot. I enjoy mountains in full sun as also interesting sky. Great composition, colors, light and good note.
Longroute (19392) 2011-08-14 1:41
Your photos are all fine and deserve to be commented and voted. Just because I have to do a selection I choose this one because I'm a seascape lover. It's a very fine and well composed photo and I totally subscribe what you have written in your note:
"I just loved the atmosphere and here was something fascinating and I had gorgeous sky, warm and perfect for early evening photography. I quite liked the arrangement of boats and was also blessed with a great cloud formation."
I feel exactly the same!
annjackman (15649) 2011-08-16 9:28
The light on the forested hills is very special and I imagine was not like this for very long so well done for capturing it at the right moment. The colours are reflected in the water giving a lovely sheen. On top of all this you have a dramatic sky and a volcano - an amazing landscape. The boat in the FG is in an excellent position and balances the composition.
Very well done and TFS.
JFS (32455) 2011-08-21 0:28
Hi Abmdsudi!I missed this one! It is just spectacular! The light is fantastic and the clarity too. The mountainous BG is sentasional!
Thanks for sharing!
serp2000 (33405) 2011-08-24 10:54
Great! Let me add my compliments on your wonderful shot, Ambsudi! Superb photo! This is one the best works that I saw today here! Just fantastic colours and outstanding composition!
patdeph (35744) 2011-08-27 14:01
I am very late after my trip,and my choice is going to this splendid picture.I love the sky and the brightness of the clouds,and I love the light on the mountains,and their magnificent green.The landscape is so fantastic,that it could seem unreal,and you have wait to have a boat perfectly placed.Wonderful!
Atousa (7123) 2011-08-28 8:17
Very beautiful shot; must be a part of paradise!.. the composition is great n the sky is really spectacular.. I like the play of light n shadow on the trees in the BG.. nice inclusion of the boats has created a great sense of depth.. so pleasant to the eyes.. a fine work.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
Charo (51208) 2011-08-30 14:31
The picture is spectacular with the wonderful sky and a very special light that illuminates areas that beautiful landscape.
Excellent perspective and colors. Bravo!
elkab (4939) 2011-09-12 8:03
Amazing picture with extraordinary light and colors management. Realy surrealistic shot (nupernatural light on green montains and impressive sky). Moody water reflections
ashres (1453) 2011-09-23 23:42
what i like most about your gallery is colors and cleanliness in your retouch. They are so beautiful that even nature cannot resist it. Nice capture of this scene with beautiful clouds and beautiful colors.
jmdias (48491) 2011-12-31 15:32
it is nice to see this island conservated the same name gave by portuguese: flores (flowers).
very beautiful the mountains ahead. I liked the texture of the sky and the softness of the light. perfect job. well done.
Noel_Byrne (13666) 2012-10-10 8:26
That sky is indeed magical, and most impressive. I would happily sit and look at that sky for an age, not to mention the wonderful scene below. You captured a real sense of mood here, and it comes across wonderfully in your image. Thanks for sharing this, a classic picture.
elenimavrandoni (10091) 2013-02-06 12:52
A troubled and threatening sky giving excitement to a fascinating scenery in a very beautiful and natural way!Amazing glimpse of sunshine behind the clouds touching the soft green of the hills and giving hope to the shadows!Peace and quiet comes out of this unique image with a fantastic reflection and the silent movement of the boat!
ourania (18956) 2013-10-24 11:09
I like very much the way you collected and enhanced the features and colours of this very attractive and agreeable view. Calmness and drama alternate intriguingly all over the frame, maybe explaining a lot about the character of this place. I like the fascinating illumination of the landscape and the skyscape. The sea and the harbour look surprisingly tranquil below the formidable sky. The fishermen are used to such sights and go about their daily business as usual. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32717)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-18
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Les plus beaux paysages ... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-04 9:06
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