Finally, after an extensive absence I have pleasure in posting again.
I have just returned from Sulawesi, which was my first visit to Indonesia, while not being as photogenic as other countries I have visited, the nature, the culture and the warm, friendly people made it a great vacation.
I am still ploughing through photos but hope to share a series takign you on a journey through Sulawesi and thereby puttign Sulawesi on the Trekearth map. (suprisingly few photos here).
Again my TE philosophy we pervail, as I teach you about Sulawesi through the medium of photography, posting sometimes less then perfct photos to tell the story.
So where do we begin --- why not my first stop. Northern Sulawesi, on a beautiful 3 km unspoilt beach, jungle to the waters edge. A few cottages to rent on the beach only 12 europeans stayign there and the others were divers, and what do divers do all day -- dive. Therefore, we had the entire beach to ourselves sharign only with a few stray dogs and manybirds and butterflies. As non-divers we enjoyed snorkelling in the coral reef just a few meters from shore. You can see the coral reef very cleary in the photo and the channel that the fisherman have made to allow access to the sea. In the distance two volcanos and the Tangkoko National park, we wil come to that later. For now enjoy the tranquility, it may not last........I will explain later.
Good to be back.
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Floydian (30970) 2008-10-02 2:41
Lang geleden, je moet minimaal de hele wereld zijn overgetrokken ;-)
En wat doet het mij een plezier om een landschap van jou hand te zien. Natuurlijk zal je de meest fantastiche portretten hebben gemaakt, maar zo'n mooi landschap doet veel met mij. Niet alleen technisch dik in orde, ook je pov waarmee je een mooi wit lijntje van het strand en al die kleuren van het water mooi hebt laten uitkomen.
Mooie foto van een prachtihe lokatie.
Ben benieuwd waar je nog meer mee komt...
omerozden (1259) 2008-10-02 3:33
the and the forest look incredibly beatiful.
you have captured this scene in fairly good light and well framed.
holmertz (48838) 2008-10-02 4:27
Nice to see you back. This is a beautiful view and a well composed picture with lovely varieties of blue in the sea. Your description of the beach sounds very tempting (except for the stray dogs). Was there any village nearby, or how did you get food?
serp2000 (43084) 2008-10-02 5:38
Lovely place! Superb shot, fine composition, the mountains, forest, sea, sky... Everything is a beatiful!
Waylim (25482) 2008-10-02 9:25
Welcome back, I was wondering what happen to you. I hope all is fine and that you're doing well. I was expecting some great portraits, I'm sure that will come in the near future. I'm looking forward to them. I love the serene and nature of this shot. Love all the rainforest atmosphere and the pristine ocean, white sandy beach and the mountain and sky with nice puffy clouds complete this composition just beautifully. Love the beautiful and natural color and light. Thanks for bringing us this rarely seen or heard of place.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-10-02 12:35
It is very beautiful view. I like your colours. Specialy colour of ee. I very like all your nature. WEll done.
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-10-03 4:03
Great landscape which U captured in the right way. I like the colors, compo and light.
cepekdong (3676) 2008-10-04 1:04
i loved sulawesi utara ! such a pretty lush green place ... i spent a great time there and enjoyed the great cuisine !
leo61 (0) 2008-10-04 22:56
This must be a fantastic place for diving or snorkelling as you write,but this landscape looks very nice,too.
Great POV and nice bright colors,
Back home,greetings from cold Germany,
Angshu (56748) 2008-10-18 0:04
Not something we see from you often...landscapes! Once in a while it is also wothwhile to have a bit of variation as well. Whatever you post is admirable anyway! Those volcanoes in the BG...they provide a lovely backdrop to the blue water, I'm sure you enjoyed snorkelling there! A new place for me to see. Lovely shot!
pablominto (53746) 2008-11-02 3:12
This is a fine landscape composition, and interesting to see how tight the forest borders the sea!
Rich colours, in particular the green is attractive and the fluffy white clouds add interest value...
Well composed, the diagonal slope adds dynamics!
DaveLafni (168) 2008-12-19 3:33
thx for sharing a photo from my province north sulawesi to TE. Brilliant capture. This picture shows an exposing "beauty hidden place" congratulation!
eversmile (11636) 2009-06-15 8:19
Not so simple as it may appear, to obtain this shot! The high POV shows us well the jungle, the beach and the volcano in the far background; the colors stick well to reality, while you brilliantly avoid the overexposure, which is sometimes difficult under the harsh light of the tropics. And the story, of course (and its conclusion in "green not gold") is worth a read too. Well done!
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14850)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-24
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sulawesi
- Date Submitted: 2008-10-02 2:32