This late afternoon capture was taken at Tanjung Tinggi coast at low tide on the northern tip of Belitung Island, a very photogenic not only because of its magnificent beaches and crystal waters but what really makes it standout and unique is the presence of numerous granite boulders. an amazing natural sight I have never seen, made up of various sizes, forms and diverse composition amazingly arranged by nature scattering along the pure white sandy beaches.
Some granite boulders are as huge as 10m high and at a location not far from this spot, a strange granite formation can be seen that resembles a seabird floating on water.
The relatively calm waters rarely give off big and crashing waves ashore and standing on top of one of these sizeable lump allows us to get a wonderful panorama of the open turquoise waters.
The word tourism probably never exists in the local vocab at least for now and hopefully it remains this way..
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Oceania (5202) 2014-06-26 6:18
So, this time a portrait is not for a person, but boulders. The light is perfect. I like the boats on the background, very nice.
dkmurphys (62831) 2014-06-26 7:07
I like this POV with the foreground rocks and the colored boats in the background. Fine catch, well done!
holmertz (57367) 2014-06-26 7:28
These boulders are truly impressive and very nicely placed here by nature's own sculptor. The light and contrasts are superb and the background also offers an interesting sight.
pajaran (64382) 2014-06-26 8:03
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa opisom, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa stenama i camcima, lepe boje.
Lep trenutak sa svetlom koje je palo na stene.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place with a description, a nice view ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with rocks and boats, beautiful colors.
A nice moment with the light that fell on the rocks.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2014-06-26 10:02
I like the name of this pic :)
I like how the warm light falls across the rocks, and the superb depth leading to the fine colorful background. The purple colored boat in particular is an eye catching element from me. Unusual and very nicely done to have the horizon so high, it looks really good.
jhm (157878) 2014-06-26 10:17
Technical a wonderful picture, the big rocks in the foreground are a lovely contrast against the nice blue sea in background.
Very well depth and perspective picture.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
gildasjan (43824) 2014-06-26 11:59
Une image très bien composée avec ces roches au premier plan dont les textures sont parfaitement rendues.
Fis2 (103914) 2014-06-26 13:32
A very curious stones.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
williewhistler (16412) 2014-06-26 13:40
an impeccable composition with good use being made of interestingly shaped granite rocks in the FG.
Pin sharp throughout it`s a a fine piece of photography.
mcmtanyel (26930) 2014-06-26 21:18
First of all, I like the pun in the title. That alone got my attention. I also like your composition, nestling the blue & orange boat right in the opening of the rocks. Very nicely done!
PS. Thank you for your critique. I think the biggest problem that Green & Brown has is the blown-out sky in the upper right. In order to compensate for it, I darkened the highlights as much as i could. I have noticed that when there is a significant setting difference between shadows and highlights, the halos are more pronounced. I decided to upload that photo from the park because it portrayed the overall feel of the place best, despite its shortcoming.
rychem (40649) 2014-06-26 21:41
This is like a sculpture, impressive forms of rocks, excellent colors and light, very nice composition with the little boat in the BG
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-26 22:24
Jolie composition exploitant bien ces blocs de granit photogéniques.
shreya2000 (2721) 2014-06-26 23:11
Good photo of the boulders. But in my opinion I would like to show small boulders with big sea and other surroundings.
Thanks for sharing.
jemaflor (101285) 2014-06-26 23:34
Good idea with this Fg with big rocksn, the light and the golden light are very photogenic, well captured, nice result.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-27 2:42
Great foreground work. Even though the boulders occupy more than half of the frame, there is still enough to titillate the soul, including the blue sea and the boats.
Nicou (148458) 2014-06-27 9:53
Fantastique vue de ces pierres quelle image toute polie et fendue la première tout grosse sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
macjake (71053) 2014-06-27 11:12
Oh our dear friend Lisa will love this one, she has a true passion for rocks on the water front.
who would have thought that large granite boulders could look so good.
but there are other subjects that make the photo stand out too, such as the palm trees, the blue clouds and blue skyline, and the colorful boats on the right.
interesting way to compose the scene with all these elements, looks great with the details in the stone.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-06-27 18:45
A different capture of yours where the big boulder have a bright golden light quite eye catching
Like the background with palm trees and the so blue color of water and sky
Well done, tfs, regards
COSTANTINO (68182) 2014-06-27 22:11
Hello dear friend
Nature is always Nature and those high
rocks present an interesting phenomenon
very wellchosen point of view
the light is perfect and I like
very much the boats on the
have a nice time
Cricri (123740) 2014-06-28 11:17
Bon cadrage de ces énorme rochers laissant une vue de chaque côté sur la mer et les bateaux, belle effet de la lumière sur tout l'ensemble, belle réalisation
TopGeo (38216) 2014-06-28 22:29
Perfect POV with the foreground rocks and the colored boats in the BG.Very impressive presence of the rocks in the first plane A lovely idea and use the lens
have a nice day
ourania (49831) 2014-06-29 3:02
the boulders fill the foreground in a striking way, they make a fascinating impact with their dynamism, volume, textures and natural tones. The play of light and shadow all over them is excellent too. You are also offering us a very lovely deep view of the coast and the seascape, observing the details of each section of the composition and realizing how well they come together is delightful. I also love the atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you! All the best, have a lovely day,
resat1972 (7576) 2014-06-29 6:01
very clean and sharp photo
a successful plan
ricardomattos (7619) 2014-06-29 10:49
Another excellent picture with atractive colors and lights resulting in a well done composition.
Didi (60590) 2014-06-29 10:55
Awesome picture with a nice seep foreground and a big perspective
Very good lights ambiance
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-06-30 2:16
Great framing and composition with an equally imaginative title :-). The golden light on these giant boulders makes them really attractive. You managed the exposure superbly to bring out the textural details. Great picture and beautifully presented.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
ikeharel (76107) 2014-06-30 11:52
Past midnight in india, Abmdsusi, still up for the pictures, cheers.
A fine DOF is most catching fact when first looked at, big rocks like a natural jetty, and a marvelous bay in view beyond.
Light on the blue & red boat superbly collected.
My best regards,
delpeoples (59430) 2014-07-20 23:48
Ciao dear Abmdsudi
hehehe what a clever title and what amazing rocks. They are always one of my favourite elements in a seascape, and here they have made your shot. The textures and colours are superb and the way they are stacked on top of one another, makes me thinks that giants have been playing building blocks with them. Stunning shot, and something very different to your usual seascapes.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57168)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, ISO 100 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-26 4:34