Back in Java Sea on a tiny island, one of the 17000 islands that makes up the great maritime nation of Indonesia. Better known as The Land Below The Rainbow spanning three time zones stretching 5100 km from east to west offering endless of photo opportunity.......
Watching sunset over Belitung remote Island may be the most spectacular experience I have ever had to date. The sparsely populated and underdeveloped island offers some of the most beautiful nature wonder probably unknown to the outside world. Dotting the pure white sandy beach and crystal clear turquoise blue water are those million year old granite boulders of various sizes and shapes, some as high as six meter, neatly arranged as though that they have been planted in such a way by human hands.
This was taken at Tanjung Binga at high tide on the northern tip of the island facing the open Java Sea. I considered this to be my private beach since I was the only soul selfishly enjoying the spectacle by my self when the sun was hiding behind the fiery red. Exposed on the foreground.
Note: The first overall view of this location was uploaded two years ago.
Just a routine evening shot ..
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cornejo (22464) 2013-09-21 4:34
Hello Abmdsudi, good photograph of this beautiful composition with red tap, perfectly captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
All the best from southern Spain.
subhendu_bagchi (21006) 2013-09-21 4:46
wow, the red touch is just awesome. The photo of the day, so far, as my small sense. I just can't describe the beauty of this frame. The sea is looking superb under such magnificent sky at top. Tfs and namaste.
marina7 (7160) 2013-09-21 4:49
amazing sky performance, looks outworldly to me:)
Yes, I remember a similar photo of yours from some time ago. Very beautiful location, a tempting place for taking more and more pictures:)
Excellent quality shot and fantastic atmosphere!
Have a great weekend
ourania (18566) 2013-09-21 6:15
a mesmerising spectacle just for you and now, thanks to your photographic and artistic skills, for us too. The boulders and distant scenery look very mysterious and suggestive. They provide some fascinating reference for the colours that are so beautifully spread around them. I love the composition with the great sense of depth and the neat and attractive arrangement of elements and colours in the frame. The shimmering sea and the deep blue sky are especially charming, the red light couldn't have found a better backdrop. Your picture could illustrate a fantasy novel describing a dream-like world. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
danos (78056) 2013-09-21 6:32
what a scenery!Great the view of the sun on the sky with the islets in the sea to are spread so perfect making the scene fascinating.I like the excellent light and colour management during the blue hour with the beauty of the place to be superb.
maxifred (2687) 2013-09-21 6:45
Was it thunder?
Was it sun?
So nice,as usual...
amaryllis (32051) 2013-09-21 6:46
superbe cette touche de rouge ressemblant à une soucoupe violente; ce coucher de soleil juste là au dessus de la mer et rouge, c'est superbe et la mer est lumineuse et d'un ton émeraude
sevy (14267) 2013-09-21 7:55
Like a painting with such saturated colors with no graduation (especially in the sky). It catches the look and give a kind of dreamlike effect on this seascape.
dkmurphys (42449) 2013-09-21 8:34
Amazing red spot of light in the morning time. Great graphical effect, well taken.
Enjoy the weekend.
rychem (13610) 2013-09-21 8:43
Great blue hour photo, this setting sun looks like a lantern, amazing color combination and excellent composition
Noel_Byrne (13284) 2013-09-21 9:37
To my eyes, this is not a routine shot, I would be beside myself if I managed to catch a scene as magical, almost as alien as this. The red tone is like an eye watching over the proceedings from the sky, while the soft rocks remind me of the backs of seabeasts jutting over the surface of the water. At first glance, I thought the man made structure slightly right centre on the horizon was the masts of a sunken ship that still rise over the surface. I could look at this picture and think of a hundred different stories that could be written. beautiful!
All the best
Fis2 (76944) 2013-09-21 11:15
Beautiful view, curious place.
Excellent pov and composition.
Super colours and sharpness.
Romano46 (11425) 2013-09-21 14:47
passi con grande facilità dal ritratto al paesaggio e sempre con ottimi risultati.
Anche oggi con questa stupemda proposta hai fatto centro.
Una composizione eccellente alla quale si uniscono colori di grande effetto che rendono la foto di grande spettacolarità e di paricolare impatto.
Ciao e buona domenica
carlo62 (19357) 2013-09-21 16:04
bello scatto, la saturazione è molto accentuata, ma il risultato è piacevole, c'è un forte contrasto tra il punto rosso e il resto della foto.
bukitgolfb301 (32614) 2013-09-21 19:50
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Sorry for my late reaction again.
Wow aother greatly fantastic landscape image.
So fantatsic color touch / gradtion as usual.
Full of nostalgy shot indeed!
Thanks a lot and have a godd Sunday! TAKERO
jjcordier (67186) 2013-09-21 22:49
La zone rouge dans le ciel semble répondre aux zones sombres sur la mer. Une photo étonnante qui attire les regards.
pajaran (41661) 2013-09-21 23:48
Interesantan tekst o ostrvu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trenutak, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the island, with the given data ...
Nice view and a second ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful moment shown, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
krzychu30 (12619) 2013-09-22 3:12
this "touch"of red on the sky creates here really delightful and dreamy mood of the scene.But apart of this it looks simply amazing comparing it to the rest of the falling into night scenery.
Nicely spotted and executed shot!
papagolf21 (79546) 2013-09-22 3:49
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Paysage merveilleux qui permet de voyager facilement à travers cette très belle composition.
Un pur régal.
kato (9508) 2013-09-22 7:46
You're capturing well this seascape by a good composition and tasteful tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful color harmony of rocks, sea and sky with sunset in Java sea. It looks like to keep the endless silence and peacefulness.
adramad (30899) 2013-09-22 8:24
A very beautiful place with those little islands spread over a very calm sea and a very nice blue-green, curious effect with a touch of the sun as concentric red, resembling a UFO in a landscape so splendid and calm.
Very good sharpness that allows us to recreate in detail, the light is very well managed.
A nice colorful natural.
Good Sunday afternoon.
eldancer1 (20750) 2013-09-22 9:06
This looks like a scene from a science fiction movie with spaceship breaking into the earth atmosphere. Awesome presentation! Love the colors. Nice catch of light bouncing off the water. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (105427) 2013-09-22 12:45
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition, romanticatnmosphere, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Graal (92140) 2013-09-22 23:48
nice seascape and view during the sunset. Amazing red from sun on the sky, good title. Photo I like.
Have a nice week.
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-23 4:26
This red spot in the sky is great and really stands out in the image! The color of the water is also beautiful, contrasting with the dark sky! Wonderful composition!
jhm (127927) 2013-09-23 4:34
Here in Belgium is these distance impossible 5100km this is farther of Belgium to Moscow in Russia.
Your picture is absolutely of very high quality, perfect of colours, pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, nice captured, lovely presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
nikkitta (8937) 2013-09-23 16:58
So quite for yourself a so spectacular sunset, the red touch seen from far seems like two lips, did you realized that?
Anyway the reflections on the water altered by the dark rocks , the dark blue sky and the red touch made a dream of capture
Congrats and thanks for watching and capturing such a great view
Enjoy watching it
Wish you a good week ahead
npecanhuk (56358) 2013-09-23 17:22
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition and management of light... but, colors... colors are the real highlight here... they're wonderful!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
COSTANTINO (44099) 2013-09-24 7:57
is this a space ship from another planet?
original versionalmost perfectly executed
the red touch is very impressive
have a nice evening
mkamionka (27065) 2013-09-24 12:28
breath taking view. I like very much the unearthly colors. Especially the contrast of the hot dot on the sky with the all cold world. Well used silhouettes of rocks in the foreground and on the horizon. Interesting effect with the surface of the water.
Excellent exposition, congratulations!
Cricri (92123) 2013-09-25 6:23
Cet instant est aussi spectaculaire a voir avec cette tache rouge dans le ciel, les rochers qui semble flotter sur l'eau, super beau contraste du rouge et du ciel a heure bleu, très jolie moment capturer
claudeD (26934) 2013-09-26 12:17
Another wonderful picture with a wonderful red touch. Very good composition and perfect light managment. I like your fotojob here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
annjackman (15525) 2013-09-28 0:16
The red area in the sky is mesmerizing and so perfectly balanced by the dark rocks in the water. The colours of the water and sky are peaceful and beautiful. Congratulations on taking this super shot.
Kind Regards, Ann
mcmtanyel (5197) 2013-09-30 17:57
It may be just a routine evening shot, but it is pretty. Great POV, excellent framing great colors and interesting silhouettes.
holmertz (31248) 2013-10-01 10:50
Depending of how I watch this, the photo changes from an exotic tropical scenery to an almost abstract composition of shapes and colours. It is certainly a stunning view, especially the red part of the sky and the similarly shaped black rocks in the foreground. It's amazing you could have all this just for yourself, but we should be grateful that you are willing to share it with us.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (32471)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 4:05