Another shot from Belitung Island in Java Sea, on a remote beach at Tanjung Binga.
The late afternoon hadn't looked very promising but as the golden hour of sunset approached, mother nature turned on the lights creating a nice golden cast to the gentle ripples disturbing the calm surface as the tide was going out.
Not a crowd pleaser I expect, no interest in the sky, no spectacular colours, etc.
But it was the effect on the water that I liked here.
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goodwill (4226) 2013-10-13 8:24
This is one of the irresistible shots of the evening golden hours.
Its calm .............
and no disturbance.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-13 9:08
I agree here with Rajeev´s opinion-the water and the way you captured it makes the scene calm,soothing and absolutely beautiful.Not only light and colors of the evening sun make the water look so fabulous.Moreover it´s these amazing looking water surface and its shape.No wonder you couldn´t resist taking a picture of it.
rbassin (19938) 2013-10-13 9:24
voici une composition simple, avec beaucoup d'impact: ondulations, couleurs,lumière.
La présence de la barque et des élément verticaux structure agréablement l'espace.
Fis2 (89993) 2013-10-13 9:40
Very well done.
I like it.
Have a nice new week.
cornejo (35791) 2013-10-13 9:41
Hello Abmdsudi, very good picture of this interesting composition with waves on the sea surface in gold, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dta (71407) 2013-10-13 9:50
Hello Abmdsudi ,
Superbe effet de ces rides brillantes et colorées , dans cette composition assez minimaliste et réussie .
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-13 10:04
Beautiful ripples, subtle colors, perfect time and
a great shot.
With best regards,
yquem46 (38750) 2013-10-13 10:22
Colorful, minimalist and beautiful
Have a nice sunday evening, best to you
worldcitizen (7616) 2013-10-13 10:41
I have to respectfully disagree - this photo is destined to be a crowd pleaser. :-) The sunset on the ripples is beautiful. I feel calm just looking at it. The driftwood in the background adds detail, but the strength of this photo is its elegant simplicity. Very nice!
PaulVDV (24379) 2013-10-13 10:55
In spite of the fact that the part of the sky that we see isn't very attractive, the water reflects lots of beautiful warm colours.
Yet it are the many small waves that give the picture its appeal. The silhouettes of the small boat and the wooden mooring posts are well placed on the image.
Best regards, Paul
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-10-13 11:10
A splendid landscape with great colors reflected on the water. The whole framing is well designed. Congratulations!
papagolf21 (90440) 2013-10-13 11:25
Bonsoir, cher Abmdsudi,
Réussir avec maestria trois à quatre photographies, c'est déjà très bien, mais réussir pratiquement à chaque fois relève du talent.
Il suffit de regarder et d'apprécier comme il se doit.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-10-13 11:50
This is a shot that pleases me Abmdsudi... never mind the crowd! Although I see the work has been well received and no wonder. The mood is quiet and lyrical and the shot one can stare at for ages and the cares of the day slip away. Excellent. Warm regards rosemary
holmertz (45187) 2013-10-13 12:38
You are a great joker: "no spectacular colours". I don't know what you mean by that word, but to me the colours of the reflected evening sun are astonishing. There are also some spectacular features in the water, including the boat, and the dark blue sky is quite something too.
saxo042 (37666) 2013-10-13 12:39
The colours reflected in the waves add many beautiful shades and effects. The different items here, boat and poles also add important parts of the picture.
npecanhuk (69998) 2013-10-13 13:19
Suitable level of sharpness, excellent exposure, superb colors and a great composition are true highlights here!
It give us all, for sure, lots of peace and tranquility too! Very enjoyable, indeed!
TFS - congrats,
kato (11630) 2013-10-13 21:01
You're capturing well this seascape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see many small waves on sea surface and the colors dyed to the setting sun. It's good at contrast with blue sky. It flows the tranquility. And, some stakes with silhouette standing on the sea draws out a good effect in this image.
jjcordier (79002) 2013-10-13 23:05
Ces petites vaguelettes créent de superbes effets couleurs que tu as magnifiquement exploités dans cette belle photo.
dkmurphys (52703) 2013-10-14 0:11
It's incredible how you've managed to capture those colors on the water. Amazing!
Noel_Byrne (27396) 2013-10-14 0:26
This is great, I've not seen the ripples of water contain such a range of colors before, and it is a magical and really pleasing effect. Your composition is superb to include those silhouettes adding an extra element of interest and breaking the horizontal lines of the shot while th sliver of grey sky is a great contrast to the lines of color. Unique and once again a very calming scene.
Thanks as always
Cricri (111373) 2013-10-14 0:55
Magnifique l'effet de la lumière et des couleurs sur l'eau, contre un bleu nickel, la barque et les piquets ajoute un plus a cette image minimaliste, qu'on prend plaisir a regarder
sandpiper (6788) 2013-10-14 2:46
A simple and beautiful composition. Beautiful colours and arrangement.
bayno (18344) 2013-10-14 3:01
very beautiful graphics for these small waves, I also very much like the colors of the sea that shade of orange to magenta, a minimal of great charm...
have a good week...
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-14 4:41
Nice minimalist composition, very well executed with a perfect light management and a large place given to the reflections in the water
Very well done
Sergiom (67404) 2013-10-14 5:44
Une photo que je verrais très bien encadrée dans mon salon. C'est une photo d'atmosphère des plus réussie qui utilise bien les derniers rayons du soleil pour ses couleurs sur l'eau calme.
gojo (1769) 2013-10-14 7:14
For me, the water is absolutely enough!!
Along with the silhouettes.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-14 8:20
immagine di grande effetto che conferma ancora una volta la spettacolarità e la bellezza del paesaggio indonesiano del quale tu sei il miglior interprete.
Colori meravigliosi, visioni di sogno per una natura ancora allo stato primitivo che hai colto con la solita ottima tecnoca.
Ciao e buona settimana
Silvio1953 (130330) 2013-10-14 8:32
Ciao Abmdsudi, fantastic composition with fascinating reflections of light, wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (36366) 2013-10-14 11:13
what a great graphical effect you've discovered in this lovely, tranquil, evening scenery. I like very much how you spotted and collected the mesmerizing play of the light on the ripples, choosing a very effective point of view and offering us a picture with very pleasant depth that looks minimal and rewarding at the same time. The dark silhouettes are very well defined and placed and offer balance and reference. The rich warm tones are reaching us by smoothly rolling on the ripples. It was a bold and effective decision to resist the fiery colours of the sky and leave them out of the frame. Fine, artistic work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
marina7 (8055) 2013-10-14 12:13
I just love this one, amazing work with golden light playing on the ripples. Fantastic texture of the water. The composition is well thought-out and beautifully executed. Minimalist and pure, a pleasure to look at.
Thanks and best wishes
Didi (59066) 2013-10-15 3:39
Very great deep foreground and nice reflected lights on the water
I like this particular quiet ambiance
adramad (40642) 2013-10-15 8:57
A simple composition but with much beauty, so much for the gentle ripples of the sea, for those flecks of blue and red color, the backlight of those sticks tie is a very interesting twist on the image.
Very good level of colorful, very natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are appropriate.
Well done. I like
Enjoy a nice day.
claudeD (35453) 2013-10-15 11:43
Wonderful picture with a wonderful composition and showing amazing colors for me. I like this perfect fotojob very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (57947) 2013-10-16 4:36
no beautiful sky here, but a wonderful effect of the soft ripples on the water, under a nice light and with a delightful golden tones over it.
The silhouettes of the poles and of the boat are a few fine elements for a beautiful contrast.
Your composition is very attractive, and is superbly executed.
EstudioChispa (2144) 2013-10-16 8:10
"Not a crowd pleaser," you think? We disagree! You have shown us great colors and interesting texture. This scene is difficult to capture in a foto; well done!
mcmtanyel (16625) 2013-10-16 12:43
Are you kidding, "not a crowd pleaser?" Well, if crowds don't like this, they can eat cake! This is one of the most unpretentiously beautiful photos I have seen on TE, in fact, I am carrying it off to my favorites right now.
Not a crowd pleaser, my word!
I think the strength of this photo comes from its tranquility. Although the colors are warm and lush, they are not in-your-face saturated, rendering an exquisitely delicate, soothing pattern.
nikkitta (16758) 2013-10-16 18:08
Another creative and well seen composition, of course I like the very original golden reflects, they are catch eye, but what I really like and admire is the back with the white broad line and the black silhouettes and the boat
Beautiful seen and done
mirosu (15302) 2013-10-17 1:02
I was a bit silent during past days (without Internet-lot of traveling); just yesterday I came back from my Kerala trip, and it was excellent. My silence is broken. I've already started posting photos from this trip.
Very scenic and beautifully taken. I like the colourful light reflections, excellent clarity and superb contrast against dark blue sky. Outstanding tranquil atmosphere.
Very well done.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-10-17 21:20
this late afternoon hour is amazing!!
the nature is resting peacefully and the colors become softer and sweeter..
a marvelous composition with a great solitude mood and a very poetic perspective!!
my compliments on your work!!
delpeoples (55090) 2013-10-19 3:22
I really like the simplicity of this photo, just the sea and those wooden pylons. The silvery and gold light are so beautiful and the way they dominate the scene through Rule of Thirds framing. The pastel tones, contrast so beautifully with the cobalt blue of the sky. Wonderful shot, that exudes tranquillity.
CLODO (32170) 2013-10-19 5:10
It is so minimalist with only the poles sharp, but you got a lot of different hues in the water reflections, inspring the quietness of this moment.
eldancer1 (32033) 2013-10-20 18:45
Such a simple composition but it's so alive with colors. I like the tranquility projected by this image especially knowing that the sea can be brutal also. Awesome pov and sharp details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
tatadalou (7219) 2013-10-21 12:35
Great view ! The mix of blue tones and orange reflections are eye-catching. Excellent sharpness.
adores (40960) 2013-10-23 17:14
It's so peaceful and beautiful! Just those poles and boat in background and these beautiful golden reflections on the water, they really make the composition. A great capture!
aliabazari (16053) 2014-10-11 22:48
Hi abmdsudi dear
The great beauty of the landscape. Good sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing
berek (43617) 2015-06-21 8:09
here is a simple composition, with great impact . waves, colors, light.
The presence of the boat and vertical structure element pleasantly space.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (46898)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-26
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- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-13 8:18
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