A picture of a tropical flower on a black sand beach taken right where it had fallen from the tree above.
The name of this place is Pantai Pasir Hitam (beach of black sand) and is just a small beach. The black sand is unusual and I believe this is the only beach that has it on the island. Apparently it's still a mystery as to exactly where the black minerals are coming from. We were here at sunset and it was a magical moment.
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efatapo (185) 2002-10-16 10:40
I really like this shot. The black sand is a great contrast for the flower. Nice composition. Just a great shot.
adam (860) 2002-10-16 16:57
Outstanding shot! I like how the orange color of the flower also appears as a shade on the ground (sunset?). Composition is great also.
erwinus (197) 2002-11-18 13:28
Very good picture because of the contrast in colors of the flower and the sand, the composition and nice DOF
helstor (113) 2003-03-05 14:29
This sort of shot appeals to me. I like the simplicity of it. The colours go well together and the highlights and lines in the sand creates an interesting texture. Nice use of DOF.
Porteplume (3403) 2003-04-23 12:51
Like Helge said before, I like the simplicity too! Especially the colours enchant me...
Bayleaf (1484) 2003-04-23 20:41
This is very nice Mike.
Well spotted shot and beautifully composed.
Motrem (2392) 2003-07-23 21:02
Très belle composition. A great shot!
coasties (0) 2004-10-24 7:33
Nice composition. Colours are good, so is the DOF
kogawa (4332) 2004-12-31 15:56
tnx for sharing your feelings.
Nice contribution to the memory of those how got killed in the biggest catastrophe ever happened to the human race.
A grate memorial picture from lost paradise
Lolydodia (580) 2005-01-30 16:44
wow this picture really takes the breath out of you. An excellent pic, well composed and beautiful contrasts!
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-04-06 23:24
A thought to be captured that touches the heart of millions.
greg (2835) 2005-09-16 6:17
It's a TE classic, Mike - this one should stay forever...
partha (14020) 2005-09-21 15:06
lollie (0) 2005-11-26 4:45
Very brilliant contrasted pictures, simple and superb. Well done.
jubs (230) 2006-01-24 22:38
This is a lovely picture, the positioning of the flower does make it more striking and contrasts with the sand nicely. How did you put your signiture on the bottom?
ls7902 (7328) 2007-02-04 9:16
I happened to see this photo in "Feautured Theme". Wow. Soft against hard. It has a bit of noise but a great photo nevertheless. I think that flower is called Bunga Tanjung in the local language. Latiff
- Copyright: Mike Chachich (mdchachi) (1617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-07-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5, Canon EF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 V USM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Langkawi, Malaysia
- Theme(s): Tropical Islands, Tsunami Memorial, Your own most Favorite photo !, My Favorite Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2002-10-15 23:42
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