An early morning rise and a half hour walk to this location as the sun was beginning to peek out slightly above the horizon, giving an eerie glow. It was quite a dramatic scene with the cloud formations looked so heavy it almost seemed they would fall down onto the peaceful bay just long enough to create this dramatic and rather menacing view.
A jaw dropping beauty of nature at its finest in this near theatre apocalyptic momment.
Shooting Location: Ipi Bay in Ende district, south central Flores Island, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia.
Exposed on the foreground
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Romano46 (4930) 2013-02-14 8:08
hai colto un attimo con una luce straordinaria contrastata dalle nuvole che annunciano la pioggia. I colori sono straordinari, la composizione eccellente e il soggetto molto piacevole.
Buone le tue spiegazioni nelle note.
Ciao e buona serata
amaryllis (30149) 2013-02-14 8:37
une belle lumière orangée au dessus de ces gros nuages foncés et une eau baignée de l'orangé
Belle composition romantique et poétique
rychem (9227) 2013-02-14 9:20
What a moody photo! The light and this dramatic sky make this magic atmosphere, well composed and presnted
siudzi (23891) 2013-02-14 9:57
What a lovely and charming scene here! I'm impressed how the sky and clouds look like with an outstanding tones and formations. Beautiful work. Well done.
Fis2 (73114) 2013-02-14 10:05
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
JFS (32153) 2013-02-14 11:57
Beautiful and delicious daybreak, so many details...Light is magic!
pajaran (36246) 2013-02-14 13:40
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Stize nevreme ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast, lepe boje.
Nice view and a moment ...
Storm arrives ...
A good time recording, sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
All the best.
npecanhuk (53909) 2013-02-14 18:36
Lovely and charming picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition! I just miss a tiny bit more sharpness.
TFS - congrats,
Graal (88908) 2013-02-14 23:03
unusual sky and clouds. Amazing seascape here. Fine composition with the boats on FG. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
olive224 (1227) 2013-02-15 0:02
I like : the global light, fantastic orange and blue tones, the perfect sky, the disposition of the boats.
I don't like : the lack of focus and sharpness on the boats
claudeD (24173) 2013-02-15 1:25
wonderful view over the sea with an excellent composition and fine light managment. I like the dramnatic cloud formation very much.Excellent contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
krzychu30 (8879) 2013-02-15 1:30
it´s another time when you captures the mood of photographed scene so perfectly.These dark and dangerous looking clouds look amazing against beautiful,golden coloured sky in the background.Unique juxtaposition.
The moment you immortalized here is exactly just like you wrote-apocalyptic and it has such mood,which make the scene unforgettable.
josepmarin (55051) 2013-02-15 1:52
your 400th photo here. Congratulations!
Thanks for your superb photo gallery.
This composition is a good celebration of the event, because of its great beauty, its mystical light, its special orange tones on the sky, the impressive clouds, and the boats on the silver water.
The ensemble is an image really attractive at sight.
A great work, my friend.
everlasting (13803) 2013-02-15 2:37
A photo full of atmosphere and color. You handled the light really well be exposing on the foreground. The clouds looks so dramatic and menacing above the small boats.
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-02-15 5:44
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Que belo nascer de dia , capturaste um belo céu com estas nuvens bem carregadas de chuva , o contraste com o dourado é lindo , bonitas as silhuetas dos barcos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
adramad (27556) 2013-02-15 6:27
Stunning beauty of this evening, with those dark gray clouds that bring a touch of drama to the composition, its contrast with the beautiful golden sky is stunning, the boats in back provide great charm.
Magnificent both luminosity and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend.
yquem46 (32271) 2013-02-15 7:05
A good shot of this serene place with the golden light and colors of sunrise
And of course an amazing cloudy sky
have a nice WE, best regards
Nice to see you back on my posts. To be honest, not seeing you comment on my 800th post (and a few others) I really thought you were sulking at me !
ourania (12397) 2013-02-15 7:05
this is an effectively composed and captivating image. You have divided the frame between the perfect calmness and stillness on the seascape and the overwhelming drama and movement in the sky. The coexistence of golden and silver hues all over the frame, as well as the suggestive depth, light and atmosphere you have captured, create a superb impression and elate the viewer. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Silvio1953 (98183) 2013-02-15 8:07
Ciao Abmdsudi, fashinating composition with fantastic sky, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (36819) 2013-02-15 9:27
Lovely deep calm atmosphere in the port before the work starts again. I like this small paradise, well captured.
Have a great weekend.
chrisvek (5483) 2013-02-15 9:30
Superb capture and so intersting atmosphere.Very good colors and POV too.Very well done!
Have a nice weekend
eldancer1 (17064) 2013-02-15 9:46
I miss those beautiful tropical clouds, while growing up in the Philippines I used to imagine the clouds as figures such as animals, mountains and others. Nice capture of those storms clouds that promises some heavy rain coming. Love the colors of the sky. Very well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (7374) 2013-02-15 10:41
Apocalyptic really is the word, my jaw dropped when I opened the thumbnail to tis spectacle. This looks almost like a living creature, and a dangerous one at that. The position of the boats is superb, they look small, flimsy and inconsequential in the face of this glorious natural wonder. Just like this mornings meteor strike in Russia, a reminder of our true place in the world. Really stunning colour.
Have a great weekend
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-02-15 13:17
This view is really fantastic and simple, with the boats well spread and distributed on the surface which beautifully reflects the nice color of hte sky. The clouds have a great texture. Very good work, congratulations!
vladic (4153) 2013-02-15 14:56
Félicitations pour ces 400 images sur TE! Celle-ci est bien représentative de ta recherche. Une maîtrise parfaite de la lumière et de ses variations. J’adore comment le ciel est resorti sur ta photo, le gradient d'or pâle au or foncé est superbe. Le nuage donne l’impression d’une formation qui approche pour atterrir. Merci de nous faire partager ce moment « secret ».
Bonne continuation sur TE.
gildasjan (38220) 2013-02-16 4:31
Une image bien cadrée et ici une très belle ambiance est créée par ce ciel aux couleurs chaudes en bon contrastes avec cette masse nuageuse.
marabu61 (3924) 2013-02-16 8:21
Those clouds do really look rather foreboding.
The composition is superb bathed in a gorgeous light, the boats in the foreground adding the needed interest.
have a good weekend
Cricri (86463) 2013-02-16 10:55
C'est une scéne incroyable que vous avez capturer c'est magnifique cette lumière au dessus des nuages, les reflets et les bateaux , une très jolie composition et réalisation
mirosu (5533) 2013-02-17 0:28
Terrific morning sky. Exposing for the sky has nicely captured the colors of the sunrise and made a nice silhouette of the boats. I like the nice sunlight reflections and the dramatic clousds in the background. Well done.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2013-02-23 4:17
amazing timing for a good photographer
I liked the thick clouds coming towards us
peaceful and dynamic atmosphere too
a shot divorsed into two parties
the first one with the rich clouds and
the second one with the sea and the boats
have a nice evening
Waylim (22357) 2013-03-20 18:22
Sorry been busy and not here much. I miss so many wonderful photos from you. I just have to pick one and start. Indonesia is one of my future destination, so I'm watching with much curiosity here. You photos certainly make it clear that I will be going sooner or later.
This is a gorgeous photo with drammatic sky and menacing clouds.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26281)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 100 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-14 7:56