A late afternoon brooding sky overhead, but things can get very exciting with sudden appearance of warm glow coming over the horizon as the setting sun lit up the low clouds just long enough to create this dramatic and rather menacing view of the seascape. A low light conditions - as always my fav- for moody dark image that I was waiting for, with the foreground takes it to another level.
A brief precious moment and surreal I would not want to simply pass by and watching the massive size and the dramatic changes in lighting from minute to minute is a real delight.
A once in a lifetime photo experience when nature takes its own course that will last forever and for me to relive it again....
Liukangloe Island on the southern tip of South Sulawesi Province
Metered on the foreground as I wanted to include as much of the skyscape as possible, helped by my ever reliable Graduated ND filter to achieve a much more balance exposure.
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siudzi (34141) 2014-05-24 1:28
This extremely moody afternoon shot due to its unique tonality including warm and cold colors playing together so well. Beautiful capture taken with great sense of the moment. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
rbassin (23189) 2014-05-24 1:34
une très belle atmosphère créée par cette photo, c'est bien fait, bonne gestion de la lumière et des contrastes.
jhm (154480) 2014-05-24 1:42
The imminent sky cares for a very well picture.
Also an excellent choice of your angle, this give depth and perspective.
Great composition, lovely presentation with pleasant colours.
But I like your wonderful photograph work, you shows a very nice area.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jemaflor (98743) 2014-05-24 2:01
Well framed, impressive cloudy sky well presented with a large part of your photo, good light capture.
pajaran (61788) 2014-05-24 2:30
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, lep pogled ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa opasnim oblacima koji donose nevreme.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecna.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the place and time, nice view ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and moment demonstrated the dangerous storm clouds passed.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Cricri (120483) 2014-05-24 4:40
Hi Abmdsudi mon voisin d'aujourd'hui :-)
Très jolie composition, un ciel particulier ou la lumière du soir ce mélange au nuages du bas avant que le haut dramatique ne le remplace, belle réalisation
dip (23888) 2014-05-24 4:57
a wonderful atmospheric image,the light is fantastic and the dark clouds create a spectacular perspective and give depth to the composition,
very well captured!
Fis2 (99590) 2014-05-24 6:16
I like colors and light.
Very impressive sky.
Photo has climate.
Noel_Byrne (31626) 2014-05-24 8:29
For me, a shot like this reminds me how insignificant we are in the eyes of nature. These vessels look quite large, but in the face of these clouds they look like dots in the sea. This sky has so much mood and drama to it, it seems to have an evil streak too, as if it is about to unleash a frightening event. but at the same time, it has beautiful colors and amazing light showing the true majesty and power of the planet. Really excellently captured moment.
Thanks as always
tenretin (2587) 2014-05-24 8:36
A beautiful wide angle photo with beautiful colors and careful composition. Congratulations!.
Good weekend to you.
cornejo (43485) 2014-05-24 11:18
Abmdsudi Hello, lovely view of the ocean with a dramatic sky paiosaje, beautifully captured in this great and beautiful picture. An interesting image of a lovely, very good sharpness, depth and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (145485) 2014-05-24 13:11
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with fantastic sky, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
willperrett (11054) 2014-05-24 14:23
Your grey grad has really done its work here. And thank goodness you used grey and not tobacco or some other silly colour! Actually I wonder whether you've not also done a bit of pp on the sky as well. The overall effect is excellent, and I particularly like the low horizon, which gives due prominence to that sky.
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-05-24 17:48
What a threatening-looking sky but very attractive at the same time and you photographed everything so nicely!
I really like it all!
TFS - congrats,
kato (11630) 2014-05-24 20:53
You're capturing well this seascape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm sea with emerald color and thick/grey clouds covering the sky. And, you catch a good timing that the light appears on the horizon and the sky is dyed to setting sun. And, boats anchored to beach or are floating on the sea draw out a good atmosphere.
rychem (37299) 2014-05-24 22:00
The dramatic sky is an eye catcher! Beautiful photo with fantastic colors and light, very well captured and composed
shreya2000 (2609) 2014-05-24 22:58
Excellent composition and colours of the picture. The clouds are looking so low that they are reflecting shadow on the sea water.
Thanks for sharing.
mirosu (16273) 2014-05-25 4:23
Excellent sea view in beautiful light. The arrangement with the boats, nice sky and excellent light reflections is perfect. Very nice photo presenting the nature in excellent way.
Very well done.
Nicou (144160) 2014-05-25 10:08
quel ciel et vue merveilleux quelle iamgew sueprbe captage et vue ave la belle lumière et ces bâteau quelle immensité et vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-25 10:27
Le filtre gris crée un magnifique effet dans le ciel et des couleurs particulières. Une très belle photo!
Graal (103028) 2014-05-25 11:19
very nice sky and pattern of clouds over the sea. Good shot from fine POV. I like the palette of colours. Great nature. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-26 1:39
stormy sky is the most eye catching factor in this picture and you made the wise decision to give it so much space in the whole composition. I like your choice of POV (was it the boat?) which places you on the sea level perspective. The abandoned boats add to the slightly dramatic atmosphere in here.
Very good work with excellent quality.
Thanks for sharing
Didi (60588) 2014-05-27 8:23
Well done for this nice composition with a terrific dramatic sky
Very nice quiet ambiance
Kielia (24077) 2014-05-27 9:24
another fantastic image! Excellent photo work, you have chosen an outstanding POV to capture this spectacular skyscape. The clouds make the image very attractive. It almost looks like a painting. My compliments!
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-05-28 1:31
another superb composition from you and the ominous clouds spread across the vast sky are the 'star' of this picture. Wonderful light that you managed excellently to create this beautiful image with great atmosphere.
Thanks as always.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-05-28 6:42
wnferul light under th overcast and menacing sky. good details and colors as ususal.
omid266 (6746) 2014-05-29 21:05
Dear my friend,
wonderful and exciting moment hunted with you and your skill with photography,
nice art work , excellent POV, marvellous colours,
very well done my friend and Thanks!
Good times and fotos,
Kindly Regards and wishes
adramad (46458) 2014-05-31 7:48
Stunning sky definitely the protagonist of this wonderful composition, its varied range of colors is done is magnificent, lovely beach with palm trees and those moored boats, only one is plying the waters of the calm sea, a beautiful scene that conveys peace and calm.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
claudeD (39621) 2014-05-31 8:31
wonderful saeside picture with a wonderful atmosphere. I like especially this dark angry sky. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
nikkitta (17066) 2014-06-01 13:21
A stunning ccapture of this stormy sky with some touchs of orange, must be an experience , a good one,to be at this time at this place
Like the boats resting and sailing, to add movement
The best, the light management
Well done tfs
mcmtanyel (23927) 2014-06-05 20:01
Graduated ND filter, is that what is responsible to this interesting combination of ominous, black clouds with majestic white ones? The black clouds remind me of the Dementors in Harry Potter.
jadir (301) 2014-06-11 18:59
Gostei muito linda foto, boa composição cores , sombras e luz, dando a sensação de silêncio e tranquilidade. felicidades .
macjake (69083) 2014-06-12 9:42
ah yes, this is MY kind of photo! haha
the large open skyline really provides that important visual Impact.
right away it stands out among the other photos in your gallery.
and of course having the grey brooding clouds which are about to rain make it help too.
fine shot, really enjoy it
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-06-13 9:43
How did I miss this beautiful scene! I like the calmness projected by the image in spite of the stormy clouds with the fishermen all in for the day. Love the colors and nice details. Very well done, tfs.
ourania (47018) 2014-07-09 8:21
you captured a very special, suggestive atmosphere through this marvelous skyscape and the moody colours that have conquested the whole of the scenery. You made the most of the scene with your composition as well, the diagonals of the boats and the clouds converge in a subtle but very effective way. The space given to the sea and the shore is well measured, the lustrous texture of the surface is wonderful. You've achieved a rich palette of harmonious tones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (55082)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-24 1:12