This is a picture taken from Golo Curu, the highest viewing point at Ruteng Highland 1500m elevation in Central Flores island, one my fav islands in Indonesia, reflecting the soft warm colours of the sky and the surrounding cool green valley and mountains in the distant as the late afternoon lazy sun was dipping slowly to the left of picture.
I thought the slight misty blurriness evoked that very special atmosphere with nothing stirring and being there alone gave me a very special feeling.
Peace and tranquillity...
and a place to ponder....
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Didi (59684) 2013-10-09 7:08
Interesting grad lights and colour on the background mixed with mist
Good dominant point of view
saxo042 (37730) 2013-10-09 8:49
Many attractive shades of blue that goes into the pale shades of the clouds in the sky. A very beautiful landscape and a good depth with the foreground tree that you have included.
kato (11630) 2013-10-09 9:16
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interestinf and impressive to see the mountain with terrace field and some colonies on rich greenery, and mountain layers. The light in the late afternoon has wrapped in nature gently. And, it's effective for trees and leaves in this side.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-09 10:20
Indeed it's a serene image. The soft tone has helped creating a dreamy atmosphere. I can identify your painter's touch in the colors and the composition.
With warm regards,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-09 10:24
si pensa all'Indonesia e si immaginano solo Isole incantate coperte di vegetazione dove l'acqua donmina incontrastata e queste sono le immagini più note di questa regione del mondo.
In realtà, come fai ben vedere tu oggi con questa foto non esiste solo questo ma anche foreste ad altezze più elevate, financo ai 1500 mt. di questo luogo.
Ciò nonostante il paesaggio è sempre bello perchè intatti e poco toccato dalla mano dell'uomo ed i colori, che tu hai riportato in questa tua bella ripresa sempre incantevoli.
Ciao e buona serata
cornejo (37697) 2013-10-09 10:53
Hello Abmdsudi, very good picture of this pretty picture. Very well composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Fis2 (92169) 2013-10-09 11:06
Excellent composition and POV.
I like delicate colours.
jemaflor (91279) 2013-10-09 12:07
Nice landscape, good pov and interesting well balanced composition with trees and houses on the hill, good effect also with for on the mountains in the Bg.
holmertz (47100) 2013-10-09 14:03
I was about to describe this as a "spectacular" view, but that word doesn't really suit this very serene and soothing scenery. This is rather a place for contemplating and to just silently admire the evening haze among the seemingly endless rows of forested hills. I just wonder how you got back to "civilization" in the dark that must have fallen not long after this moment.
ourania (38952) 2013-10-09 14:24
the beauty and tranquility of this place become more suggestive by the overwhelming sense of vastness you have rendered from this special point of view. The colours have a magnificent freshness and their effective graduation plays a great role in the description of the scenery. I also like very much the framing by the lone tree with which you shared your vantage point. The light and the colours seem to withhold their intensity and the effect is magical. Congratulations and thank you! (I think this is your 500th photo on TE, I can't express sufficiently my appreciation for your presence here. Wish to see hundreds more of your pictures and notes!)
All the best, have a lovely day,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-10-09 19:02
a three dimensions picture with great layers of colors and shades of the sunset, the moment is incredible, the view is fantastic and your composition deserves a compliment!
npecanhuk (72044) 2013-10-09 19:30
Soft light & colors, level of sharpness, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
A superb painting-like photograph!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-09 22:53
Wow Abmdsudi - The misty layers of hills stretch on and on and are so wonderfully captured here. A breathtaking view and as you say a special atmosphere. Warm regards rosemary
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-10 2:22
silence,tranquility,but I think also pensiveness over the beauty of our nature-there are the feelings coming to my mind while admiring your stunning composition.
The light,the haze over the hills in the distance and finally your POV with so nicely placed tree in the FG make your composition so spectacular and captivating.
shevchenko (19058) 2013-10-10 3:07
Nice misty effect and layers of mountain chains, nice colourful evening view, good bird view shot and good perspective effect, thanks for sharing a fascinating nature view.
pajaran (56594) 2013-10-10 5:11
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o ostrvu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa priroda i trenutak sa interesantnim oblacima.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the island, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful nature and moment with interesting clouds.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
papagolf21 (93166) 2013-10-10 8:04
Encore une image qui fait mouche tant la beauté proposée est palpable.
J'admire et apprécie comme il se doit.
Cricri (113605) 2013-10-10 8:20
Un grand silence ressort de ce paysage, a la fois doux et brumeux ce qui rend l'atmosphère encore plus apaisante, bon cadrage et vue sur un splendide paysage avec le graphismes des montagnes, c'est très joli
rychem (30339) 2013-10-10 8:20
This is like a picture! Beautiful photo with great layers created by mountains and the mist, compliments
eldancer1 (33901) 2013-10-10 9:18
Awesome panoramic view of the landscape! I like the different shades of colors and wavy lines created by the mountains. And, indeed a nice place to spend a silent moment just to enjoy the view or contemplate life. So peaceful. Very well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (28162) 2013-10-10 11:27
You have posted a lot of beautiful calming scenes in your gallery, each a treat to view, but what amazes me most is that the feeling of calm contentment comes across so strongly in them. Its almost as if we can feel as you feel when you take them, and that's a magical touch. Once again, I look over this beautiful display of nature and can breathe easier. We must all stop more often and take in the world, for scenes like this remind us how beautiful it can be.
Best wishes from Ireland
PaulVDV (25589) 2013-10-10 12:04
The hazy mountain ridges that appear consecutively, make this landscape absolutely magnificent.
The tree trunk and the branches provide a nice foreground and a good framing. They also bring more depth in this wonderful landscape picture, looking almost like a painting.
Best regards, Paul
mjw364 (2) 2013-10-10 13:36
Yes the atmosphere comes through from the light. I like the way the panorama is layered and creates depth to the shot. Nice peaceful mood and warm tones. I'm there with you relaxing!
COSTANTINO (61415) 2013-10-10 13:40
I liked this picture and according
to your useful notes has been taken
from Golo Curu the highest viewing
point at Ruteng Higland
a romantic landscape with great depth
warm natural colors
marabu61 (9945) 2013-10-10 13:51
This looks more like a painting that a photograph. The pastel colors and the rows of low hills in the distance are very pleasing to look at and the well placed tree in the foreground adds a good starting point from which to explore the scene.
have a great evening
delpeoples (56014) 2013-10-10 14:07
Hello dear Abmdsudi
The final words in your note sum up this photo Bette than I ever could. There is a real sense of silence and tranquillity. The mist creates a dream landscape and I love the soft romantic colours. One to think about and enjoy , congratulations.
adramad (42015) 2013-10-10 14:42
A wonderful composition with this vast landscape, the trunk of the tree and its branches contributes to a greater DOF on the composition, I love how different are blurring the lines of mountains.
Ideal range of color tones.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-11 0:18
The landscape is great for sure, but i can see that you shot it very dark and uprise the dark tones in post production so there is a lot of noise in dark areas...
Moreover, the tree is a good idea to frame the image but i find it either to much blured or not blured enough ;) It's somewhere in the middle ...
Anyway, the colors are amazing and the view awesome ;)
danos (92602) 2013-10-11 1:02
nice the panoramic view of the place with the falling warm light to enhance the beauty and the colours of the image.I like the misty atmosphere makes the scene even more effective.
bayno (18344) 2013-10-11 6:29
light and atmosphere are wonderful, very nice also the veil of fog that blankets the valleys, very beautiful composition although I would have paid more attention to focus on the tree, excellent depth and beautiful shades...
siudzi (34141) 2013-10-12 3:17
Beautiful landscape capture from you! The combination of pastel tones and soft lights created a very charming scene. Perfectly seen and composed with a piece of tree in the foreground. Very well done. Like it!
Have a nice day!
josepmarin (58087) 2013-10-13 5:03
this one is your 500th photo on TE. Congratulations for your beautiful and interesting gallery.
I love the calm sensation of this image, caught from a high view point, and the strong depth of the image.
The landscape of successive hills and the clouds on the sky make this photo more attractive.
A nice work, my friend.
Graal (101108) 2013-10-13 8:02
landscape here is beautiful. Good POV and composition. I like the delicacy fog and tops of mountains in BG. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-10-13 17:03
How creative, romantic landscape where the blue is the protagonist with so different layers, at first view it seems a Japanese landscape, mountains and mountains going and going
A soft image with a creative frame Given by the tree
Enjoy watching it, beautiful
Have a great week
Waylim (25444) 2013-10-13 22:09
Sorry, I find myself always catching up. Not as much time lately. Still occasionaly enjoying scene like this to go places virtuelly and perhaps a little piece of heavenly place to ponder and reflect, or simply just to unwind and let go of all the busy and hectic life we lead.
This is a place like that and you have captured that mood very well. It take us there even for just a moment.
mcmtanyel (18087) 2013-10-14 22:04
Nice view from the top of the world. Silhouettes of distant mountain ranges are my favorite features in this photo.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-10-21 0:10
great shot with amazing light and i love the layers of mountains,
Angshu (56740) 2013-10-24 3:01
The beautiful pastel light is brilliantly captured with the different layers as we go through the picture depths. every layer has been brought out beautifully and the houses in the centre of the picture creates a strong focal point. Well done!
ikeharel (65205) 2014-09-20 6:18
Indeed a special atmo. coveyed by the mist and variable light, Abmdsudi.
The valley bellow is lavishly in green, abundance moisture created that. Far onto the horizon, a scaled ridges shown like a painting on the landscape.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (48769)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-09 7:04