This was taken during my late afternoon routine when the menacing sky was filled by blanket of moody clouds. What looked like bad conditions changed quickly, I've got some nice breaks in the sky when the sunlight lit up the low clouds and backlighting them. The very immediate sense of evening glow was enough to give the moment I was looking for; the added warmth, and a super mixture of sunlight & dark stormy clouds.
I can't control the sun but patience is the key. Photography, I strongly believe is about catching that brief moment in time, that moment in time that will never happen again.
Shot from a small wooden jetty in Maumere bay overlooking Wuring fishing village.
Actual local time Exif + 1hour
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Romano46 (15574) 2013-03-04 7:17
sei riuscito a cogliere un momento di eccezionale bellezza, come giustamente fai notare nella tua nota.
Infatti, a parte la perfezione della composizione e del paesaggio ripreso, il fascino di questo scatto sta nella luce dorata e nel bagliore tra le nubi che si raddoppia sulle acque aggiungendo ulteriore bellezza.
Inutile ripetere che tecnicamente la foto è perfetta perchè a questo ci hai abituato da sempre.
Ciao e buona giornata
SnapRJW (27012) 2013-03-04 7:22
Hello Abmdsudi - Your patience paid off and you have captured an incredible scene, the light catching the central cloud is perfect and I love the way the glow is repeated on some of the details stretched out along the horizon. Moments like this are to be savoured, thanks for sharing this one with us. Magical. Warm regards Rosemary
macjake (49296) 2013-03-04 7:49
another gorgeous shot from Indonesia.
some people may find the bottom area of the frame to be too dark, but i think it works well this way.
the focal point is actually the brightly lit clouds in the far bg as they act like a lighthouse beacon.
how could anyone not love the ambiance and lighting.
Kamilutka (6631) 2013-03-04 8:27
although the whole scene is really beautiful and well organized I think that this amazingly lit cloud actually makes the whole difference. Sometimes tiny detail can bring the photo from very good to excellent and in my opinion this is it.
Lovely light and colors!
Thanks for sharing
PaulVDV (19395) 2013-03-04 9:05
I think this is also a very good daily life-picture. That fishing village (with stilt houses?) surely invites to its exploration.
The bright light on the cloud in the middle and the reflection on the water make this picture of course masterfully beautiful. Wonderful colour contrasts!
Best regards, Paul
adramad (33554) 2013-03-04 9:21
Incredible beauty of this composition, the whole is delightful, stunning golden color of the cloud, is a very curious phenomenon and their reflections in the water increases its beauty, that place so peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that canoe, which see sailing quietly in the foreground, a stunning sky which is a great bonus to this wonderful image.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well done. I love
Have a good afternoon.
carlo62 (23676) 2013-03-04 9:27
una luce fantastica che colpisce pochi elementi e questi elementi sono piacevolmente riflessi nell'acqua.
La foto è ben composta con la barca ben posizionata poco prima del riflesso.
mjw364 (6514) 2013-03-04 9:29
what a fantastic shot with magical colours and light. Well spotted and composed.
JFS (32457) 2013-03-04 9:39
Perfect light to show us this marvelous scene. Magic light and colors, the boat and the cloud reflected give a perfect balance to the picture.
All the best
cornejo (25481) 2013-03-04 10:34
Hello Abmdsudi, show us here today in this lovely photograph, a charming and magnificent view of this interesting place, with a spectacular sky. A beautiful picture very well composed and framed, captured with good technique and quality. Very nice and charming job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting and beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Greetings from the south of Spain.
rychem (16412) 2013-03-04 11:03
Beautiful composition and amazing light, nice reflection of the bright cloud, beautiful colors
Noel_Byrne (17175) 2013-03-04 11:44
It's a very nice, and apt thought to picture sitting there, watching for the right moment to capture the clouds in this very particular setup, and patience brings its own rewards to capture a moment like this.
The cloud is almost like a spaceship as it is lit like this by the sun. aside from this, the whole scene is really pleasing, I like the small boat to he left.
All the best
ourania (22722) 2013-03-04 11:56
your excellent rendering of depth and your well considered and comprehensive composition make this tranquil scenery look very beautiful and interesting. You've made the most of the special light that illuminated the scene and of the gliding and decisive passage of the canoe; a wonderful and unrepeatable moment indeed. I love the intriguing distance between the vantage point and the distant scenery, the texture of the water and the brightness of the warm colours in this moody blue ambience. The sky is spectacular. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Fis2 (79774) 2013-03-04 12:16
Good POV and composition.
Photo has climate.
Nard (6969) 2013-03-04 12:54
what a splendid picture. Light, colors, the illuminate cloud, the reflects on the water make this composition wonderful.
daddo (21458) 2013-03-04 15:49
Salam Abmdsudi. Another jewel in your Flores crown.Takes the breath away to see such a masterly capture of a moment in time.Fleeting beauty tinged with sadness that all things must come to an end. Salam and thank you. Klaudio.
jusninasirun (17152) 2013-03-04 16:14
You have caught the moment well with the sampan approaching the golden cloud and reflection giving shine to settlers around this bay. The mood is well depicted in this balanced framing. Beautiful image and thanks for sharing.
eldancer1 (23067) 2013-03-04 19:32
Wow! Like an explosion only it is beautiful and pleasing to the eye! I really miss those beautiful tropical clouds. Excellent capture with outstanding lighting and sharp details even the houses in the distant. Love the reflections on the water. Very well done, tfs.
krzychu30 (14986) 2013-03-05 0:49
the light and cloud formations seems to be as much beautiful as the bay itself.They help to create really lovely mood of the scene-it looks so tranquil.Also the composition itself is well considered and framed.Photography is to immortalize the most unique moment of the life and you did it in this case fabulous.
marabu61 (6477) 2013-03-05 7:40
this a very pleasant late afternoon composition with gorgeous colors and a superb light. Really well done.
have a good day
wolf38 (29804) 2013-03-05 7:41
Hello abmdsudi. Yes, the evening light is very special. When darkness comes, everything lights up miraculously. You have captured the colors and the light in excellent manner. Really nice.
Didi (53297) 2013-03-05 8:36
Nice deep foreground and very good lights warm peacefull ambiance
Wonderful moment for a picture
kato (11084) 2013-03-05 11:02
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm bay dyed to sunlight and fishing village where the house of much rich color is built along the bay. It's harmonized beautifully for color combination of bay, houses and the sky with clouds. And, the boat at left side draws out an additional good effect in this image.
holmertz (34613) 2013-03-05 11:20
The effect of the sun lighting that cloud is stunning. You had the patience to wait for someone steering a canoe towards the golden reflection at the right moment. Maybe you had some luck too. Perhaps that golden moment didn't last very long.
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-03-06 6:19
may i dare to ask y for making its painting. especially that white field is so effective.
jemaflor (77476) 2013-03-06 11:06
Great light reflections, well composed with the boat, lovely brightness, tfs.
mkamionka (28420) 2013-03-06 13:08
your patience has paid off very well. I like the effect it is beautiful. Very interesting contrast of dark and bright areas, everything well balanced. The cloud is so pleasantly reflected in the water surface. The boy in the boat adds a nice and cute touch.
Excellent work as usually,
dkmurphys (44595) 2013-03-06 23:02
A spectacular moment with that golden cloud over the bay. Great catch, splendid result.
Graal (94156) 2013-03-06 23:58
amazing landscape with the yellow cloud. I like the composition. Nice view of boat and reflections. Image like painted.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (96959) 2013-03-07 0:10
Merveilleux instant capturer, ces nuages lumineux qui ce reflète dans l'eau, les couleurs et la composition est très jolie
Bluejeans (64247) 2013-03-07 5:52
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Que belo momento em final de dia com aquela nuvem com aquele tom alaranjado , gostei o primeiro plano com o homem na canoa , bons reflexos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Kielia (22293) 2013-03-07 9:34
who can resist this magical atmosphere? You have captured an amazingly beautiful light and a wonderful sky. This is a very beautiful impression with a fantastic mood. The image really looks like water painting.
claudeD (28848) 2013-03-07 10:27
wonderful picture with a perfect composition, excellent light managment and amazing colors. I like this view very much.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
dta (60173) 2013-03-09 6:47
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A splendid composition , with a great light and a wonderful sky . The reflections are superb , too .
emilbo (22112) 2013-03-10 15:27
Une magnifique photo agréable à regarder. Il doit être très intéressant de se promener sur l'eau au coucher du soleil. Il faut être patient pour prendre la photo au bon moment et avec le bateau bien placé dans la composition. La nature a peint un beau ciel pour l'occasion et les reflets du nuage jaune sont merveilleux.
Bravo!...et bonne semaine,
adores (32676) 2013-03-14 17:50
Once again you captured a fantastic sky! I like the colours and the cloud formations, specially the white one in the centre and its reflection on the water. I also like the composition with the row of colourful houses in background and the man rowing in foreground. Good work!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (36294)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-07
- 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/18.0, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-04 7:02