Located in Java sea between South Sumatra and Kalimatan, Belitung Island is a hidden paradise, unspoiled, an island undoubtedly with the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in Indonesia still not exploited by tourism. What so unique about this scarcely populated island is, the granite boulders of various sizes - some as huge as 10m high scattered along the pure white sandy beaches with crystal clear turquoise blue water. You are totally close to nature. Unlike Bali or Lombok, Belitung beaches are still virgin and untouched..
Tanjung Kelayang is a hidden gem located on the north west, offers one of the most magnificent views of the island. The wide variety of beautiful granite boulders are so unique with some resemble small islets which are heaven to birdlife. At low tide more of these boulders are visible providing a spectacular view of the cove. A perfect location to watch a glorious sunset when the area becomes very tranquil as the light reflects off the calm waters.
Additional equipment used: Cokin Gradual Neutral Grey G1-P120, Octagon ND4 and tripod.
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tober (8797) 2011-01-13 1:20
Excellent seascape with breathtaking colours of the sunset time over the sky. Congratulations, Tolga
JFS (32459) 2011-01-13 1:32
What a wonderful sunset! You are so lucky to live near these landscapes! Great POV and good management of light!
mariani_josep (1) 2011-01-13 1:32
Lovely photo, amazing clouds. Balance composition, you put some trees on the left, while the rock as main subject on the right side.
Maybe you could try slower speed?
dta (69442) 2011-01-13 2:12
Hello Abmdsudi ?
This is a wonderful sunset composition , because both the sky and the FG are grorgeous . I like especailly the little red eye at the horizon .
daddo (25136) 2011-01-13 2:16
Salam Abmdsudi. I see that you are back to one of your favourite themes- the painted sky, the moments and moods of which very few can capture as well as you.Bewitching light and colours, plus the shapes looming from the water. Salam. Klaudio.
lilito (3498) 2011-01-13 2:25
Des belles couleurs, des nuages capricieux que font reflet de la belle lumière régnante, bien fait!
macondo (18623) 2011-01-13 2:36
Truly a beautiful sunset picture, with the various rocks well placed in the composition, and the colour tones radiating warmth. From your processing there is just a small halo around the tallest rock or small island, perhaps where you were trying to compensate for the effects of the ND filter. Otherwise the contrast and saturation looks natural. Nice work.
Best wishes for the coming year.
aloyho (6798) 2011-01-13 2:46
Brilliant shot of this very attractive place and you have really chosen the right time. I like the soft yellowish sheen on the water surface and the very good tonal control which allowed me to see the shape of all the rocks. The real drama is the red sun which is so unique and eye catching. Excellent!!
siudzi (34119) 2011-01-13 2:59
Wow, what a beautiful sunset! You have found an excellent place to take it. Really like the color contrast and saturation, wonderful exposure and interesting point of view. Good work. TFS.
HimalAnda (10011) 2011-01-13 3:06
The sky is so beautiful!
You managed to have the right exposure: the foreground is not too dark.
siolaw (38292) 2011-01-13 3:30
Well managed low sunset light and a special dynamic sky.
the colour palette is great. These rocks also add interest to the FG.
Cricri (109735) 2011-01-13 5:26
Magnifique composition, une scéne fantastique et dynamique du ciel aux couleurs rayonnante du coucher de soleil, joli moment capturer et bien mise en image
dkmurphys (50748) 2011-01-13 6:51
Very picturesque scene, a wonderful landscape. Perfect colors, well seen and captured.
Have a great evening.
bergese (6699) 2011-01-13 10:07
Very good shot with wonderfull colours.The clouds are beautiful.
Best regards Isabelle
cagla (4182) 2011-01-13 10:51
Wonderful sunset view.. The exposure time is great to give all the details of the clouds. Thanks for sharing. Regards.
holmertz (43289) 2011-01-13 11:47
This is an exceptionally well taken photograph, not mainly beacuse of the composition but the superbly well handled light. The exposure is perfect all over, every detail clear and sharp and the colours are fantastic. Obviously you also spent some time doing a very careful PP. This picture is nearly all about the light. And of course that little red oval from the setting sun.
hispic (9652) 2011-01-13 19:07
Perfect composition and exposure, very high-level management of light is truly excellent, especially the sun and its surrounding light are exquisite. Superb work.
Best wishes, Hisashi
PJE (20758) 2011-01-13 22:35
What a wonderful location with sea side character in wonderful colors. Thank you Abmdsudi for the information on this location. I love huge rocks like this at the shoreline. Thanks for sharing and great shot.
wolf38 (31282) 2011-01-13 23:15
Hello abmdsudi. For the people Sunsets are a special experience. Your Photo is a very good example of this enthusiasm. Composition, light and colors are best. Rgds, Wolfgang.
saxo042 (37596) 2011-01-13 23:29
Very expressive and quite dramatic colours of this sunset view. Interesting rock formations and an excellent capture of the darkening clouds. Like a painting!
emka (82638) 2011-01-13 23:37
Beautiful view of the small islands and these scattered rocks. What a place. Fantastic sunset. The colours of the sky are marvelous. And this tranquilty...
danos (88903) 2011-01-14 0:27
lovely seascape view with the rocks to be spread in the sea and the sun to just be hidden in the cloudy sky before its disappeared behind the horizon..Excellent the light and the colour management.
josepmarin (57837) 2011-01-14 0:36
The management of the exposure and the aperture is magnificent. With a f/22 you have obtained an impressive depth of image and a great sharpness, that added to the wonderful sunset scene and the beautiful tonalities in the sky and the clouds, they create an absolutely beautiful and very suggestive composition.
bukitgolfb301 (37060) 2011-01-14 3:15
My dear Abmdsudi
Ya-- ini lah! Hebat sekali!
Another wonderful, fantastic and marvelous shot.
Best framework from angle, nice sharp color presentation and very well considered composition as usual. Quite effective of slow shutter speed usage. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good last working day and best regards,
Giorgio (11279) 2011-01-14 5:30
- I like these sunsets Abmsudi with amazing colors, on the edge of the night and day one minute later and it's too late, but often a few minutes earlier and the magic is not there yet, in bonus these rocks in foreground, bravo!
npecanhuk (68210) 2011-01-14 9:14
Very beautiful picture!
Highlights are the colors, the chosen pov and the composition!
TFS - congrats,
Bartleby (13552) 2011-01-14 9:42
love how you've used those filters here. The effect is subtle enough and the colors are fantastic. Lovely shot!
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2011-01-14 11:02
really a beautiful composition. Very nice atmosphere. Superb sky. So romantic. The rocks in sea added depth to it. Probably a bit oversharpened, I can see a hallow beside the rocks, though it is a very minor problem and I have to say it is a superb photograph. Tfs.
ManuMay (36059) 2011-01-15 0:14
Wonderful moment of light and colours, excellent composition and suibjects placement, and very good definition and sharpness, an amazing view very well realized...
jhm (141985) 2011-01-15 1:08
Splendid nature picture, we get a beautiful long sight.
Excellent seascape with breathtaking colours of the sunset time over the sky.
Very nice taken, really a pleasure for look at.
Splendid picture for look at, a lot depth and nice perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
delpeoples (54173) 2011-01-15 3:34
Ahh rocks and sea, my favourite subjects. These sunset tones are so tranquil and romantic. Excellent exposition and sharpness, the f/22 you used has obtained razor=sharp image.
Nice work and I wish you a beautiful day
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-01-15 5:09
I like this choice of composition with the rocks installments, that induce a pleasant depth. The sky, light, colors are gorgeous. Congratulations
Have a nice day
bartekp (4746) 2011-01-15 16:03
Very good shot, nice sunset. Superb colors, POV and composition are very good too.
Have a nice evening
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-15 20:18
all round rocks look like whales on the water watching that setting sun,
still and clear atmosphere is superb here,
the light and colors, and composition are picturesque,
thank you for your excellent shot,
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2011-01-16 2:02
fantastic shot, great landscape with an excellent color of the sky.
i like the little sun setting.
mkamionka (31501) 2011-01-16 4:12
spectacular sky. You were very lucky but also you have used the opportunity very well. I like how you composed the rocks in the frame..
Very nice work,
shevchenko (18892) 2011-01-16 21:13
Good frame to show the unique geographical features, the sun hide behind the thick clouds is look like an red eye on the sky, fantastic color and lighting, distinct photo, thanks for sharing an impressive seascape.
Angshu (56406) 2011-01-18 7:39
Excellent shot! Not only with the clouds, quite dramatic in the sky, but also the sun which looks like a red eye in the far distance. The rock formations are of course the primary attention...and its your slow speed which accentuates the beauty especially on the waves lapping on the near rock. Such a shot requires a good exposure control & you've done superbly here, my friend. Good work!
nikkitta (15788) 2011-01-18 18:10
After reading your note I know you use filters to catch that incredible light so clear
Like the sun taken in that way
Great sunset and impressive sky!
Urs (14082) 2011-01-19 5:33
Wow what a sunset! Very dramatic with vibrant color hues and high sharpness. The large rock is well placed at the right while the blood red half sun ball is at the left. Further the darker clouds add some life to your shot as does the reflection of the sunset in the sea. Well done
Waylim (25368) 2011-01-20 0:20
Great shot, the sunset is beautiful and the clouds adds som much drammar to the overall compositon, I can almost feel the movement of the clouds and the light changing. Great details over all, even the rocks I thought may have just been silhouette, but there are nice shades of tone and details texture on them. The pot of red suggesting where the sun was doesn't really do much to the overall composition. It can be without since it really too small to make the difference. Meaning it is beautiful shot, regardless of the sun. anyway.
yquem46 (38746) 2011-01-20 0:42
I skipped this one that you posted when I just came back from Africa
A splendid shot, nice sunset with a gorgeous sky and these rocks silhouetted at the FG
Well done, bravo
paololg (31448) 2011-01-20 10:04
Yes, dear Abmdsudi, this is really the image of a terrestrial heaven. I hope that this island stays uncontaminated and doesn't suffer the invasion of tourists, as you tell in the notes, even if Bali is an island that I love so much.
You have captured a very suggestive image with good photographic quality. Congratulations!
ciakgiak (30421) 2011-01-22 7:17
the scenery is splendid, I like a lot the atmosphere and the suggestion, the colors are magnificent and the quality is excellent. Congratulations and TFS.
sacavem (18614) 2011-01-24 8:10
Beautiful photograph, of a gift of our ground, it gives us these splendid spectacles everywhere in the world. In a friendly way of in love with the "rising and to lay down sun".
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2011-01-25 10:49
For sure, an amazing view. The atmosphere you got is impressive.
Kielia (23993) 2011-02-19 9:57
fantastic photo work and a very beautiful composition! It is the mood created by the light and the beautiful sky that makes this impression very attractive. The colors are also superb. My compliments!
emilbo (22616) 2011-03-07 8:40
J'adore les rochers au bord de la mer et ici je suis servi à souhait. Dernière lumière avant la nuit qui laisse ses derniers reflets sur la mer et de merveilles couleurs dans le ciel.
Bravo!... et toutes mes amitiés,
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-06-08 11:15
Om te beginnen: een heerlijk stukje landschap.
Je hebt hier (wederom) een mooie stantpunt ingenomen, want het kleine stukje strand (links in de foto) de de rij stenen (rechts in de foto) zorgen voor een mooie diepte in de foto.
Ook heel mooi vind ik de verdeling in de foto.
De ruimte links zorgt voor veel rust en is de laatste stukje zon heel mooi geplaatst in de foto (zorgt ook voor extra rust in de foto, maar het creëert ook een mooie sfeer).
De goede belichting zorgt ervoor dat alle details en kleuren goed overkomen.
Het zal wel waarschijnlijk door het verkleinen van de bestand komen, maar in de paarsachtige wolken komen strepen voor. Mocht dit ook in de orginele foto plaats vinden, bekijk dan even je filters na.
Het beste is ze dan onder de kraan te houden (ca. 20- 30 graden, niet warmer). Vervolgens leg je ze op een theedoek (niet met de theedoek wrijven, je hebt dan kans op krassen). Vervolgens poets je heel voorzichtig de filter droog en schoon met een speciale (en schone) lensdoekje.
Nogmaals: wees voorzichtig, de kans op krassen is altijd aanwezig.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-16 18:38
Salam my friend.
This is such a beautiful view with fabulous rocks popping out of the water. The partial silhouette on the big one with trees on top is in good balance with the setting sun.
Lovely atmosphere and mood captured in your well composed framing.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-04-21 23:49
An amazing seascape at sunset, great moment, beautiful colors and shades and a fabulous sky!
Didi (58088) 2013-06-12 9:51
Nice touch of the red sun
Vey good lights ambiance
aliabazari (16050) 2014-10-01 22:58
Hi abmdsudi dear
Very beautiful shot of the landscape. Good composition. Clarity and lighting are well done.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44966)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-27
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/22, 1/2 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite photos II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-13 1:17