Sometimes...you just have to drive far and wide, to get a good nature photo. And the best indicator is almost always, the quality of the light in the sky.
If the weather is fine, and the sun doesn't stretch the latitude too wide, more than 2 stops different, your photo would be just fine really.
This photo was taken, in a mangrove swamp, on the bend of a river, just before sun down. Sometimes, the best photo requires the hardest and the longest, effort. But it is worth it and you always get it. As long as you know when, and where.
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ChrisJ (101919) 2004-10-28 4:54
Stunning reflections, Rabani! Excellent colour & acceptable sharpness. I like the 'Y' shape on its' side compositiom. Good decision to use blur in the sky & water. Really good pp work! Bagus sekali!
RGatward (20062) 2004-10-28 4:55
Yes, I think I agree with your note, but the scene here is also important. The title is good, the outline against the sky is a pretty good approximation.
gilad33 (14400) 2004-10-28 4:56
Great colours and composition.
Very clean, very crisp.
Good saturation. Great POV :)
pione (2031) 2004-10-28 4:58
Immagine dai colori eccezionali!
Fantastico il riflesso, in generale una bella immagine pulita, forse un po' scure le ombre...
arnabchat (7233) 2004-10-28 4:58
firstly i like the name of yur pic. then, i was expecting something about it in your note, but nothing was there. anyway, the outlines do resemble fractals!
about your pic: nice light, colors and almost a mirror.
emercamaya (365) 2004-10-28 4:58
Wow, great shot! Couldn't imaging a tropical lake could appear so autumn cool. Great reflection on the lake. Mandelbrot would have proved his point. Catchy title too.
nilolabrador (1469) 2004-10-28 5:02
Very nice picture with perfect reflections.
But seems more Rorschach than Mandelbrot... ;-)
aznegrao (10316) 2004-10-28 5:49
Belissimo Rabani!!. As reflexões são perfeitas e as cores maravilhosas. Otimo enquadramento dividido ao meio. Saudações.
jhm (142085) 2004-10-28 6:18
A wind calm day, Rabani, the reflections is a mirror image, excellent depth with fantastic colours, I like specially of the blue colours.
Excellent composition Rabani!
jemaflor (87445) 2004-10-28 7:18
Les teintes sont magnifiques, j'aime beaucoup ce rose orangé. De plus, on les admire en double avec cet effet miroir parfaitement capturé.
verge (1242) 2004-10-28 7:32
great shot! i like the crystal clear reflection on the water
kikvel (4784) 2004-10-28 7:39
incredible reflections here, as you mentioned in your notes the light is great!
freedom (289) 2004-10-28 7:51
What a shot! well done Rabani, i like the orizontal symmetri of this picture, a perfect marriage between the sky and the wather. Great composition of colours!
shutterbug (531) 2004-10-28 8:05
Hey Rabani...this is an absolute beauty! The lighting is perfect, the reflection is perfect, and the colors are perfect! My only suggestion would be to crop the top cloud out since it is not in the reflection, adding to the symmetrical feel of this image. I have given you a workshop. I would love to see more like this! It was well worth the trip...
pbernardon (593) 2004-10-28 8:20
beautifull view, wonderfull colors
strangiato (10) 2004-10-28 9:04
Very nice composition with beautiful colours. I like the different kinds of green and the power of the clouds.
Tim (469) 2004-10-28 9:27
WOW is right Bani! What a beautiful scene this is. I am adding it to my favorites. Absolutely gorgeous! God's best,
centurion (0) 2004-10-28 10:34
Beautiful shot Rabani. Stunning reflexions and light.
cetrocomix (309) 2004-10-28 12:32
Very nice picture! The sweetness of the colors, the reflection of the clouds in the water is so nice, with so many details, no one trouble in the water. Just it's beautiful and I feel in that picture the quietness of a really beautiful sunset.
burdallet (0) 2004-10-28 13:51
Reflexion parfaite , rien à dire de plusune vraie peinture
Perfect reflexion in waters , like a painting , no more word necessary
nwoehnl (122) 2004-10-28 13:52
What an amazing photo, Rabani. The slightly surreal orange tones produced by the sunlight falling on the clouds are really unique, and the clarity of the reflection and colors is wonderful. During computer science studies, we used to do programming exercises to produce similar shapes based on an algorithm, but this is proof that mother nature still does it best. Hats off, this is outstanding.
gbac (1933) 2004-10-28 14:36
Je trouve que les couleurs du ciel et de l'eau parfaitement équilibrées, une vraie merveille, de plus l'effet miroir est grandiose.
Un grand merci de partager cette image Rabani.
ChristianS (2997) 2004-10-28 15:40
Beautiful and peaceful scenery! The colours are superb and I like the symmetry that the reflections projects. Well seen and captured!
elihesamian (26149) 2004-10-28 16:05
A favorite for me,Why not?!:)
it's amazing and dreamy landscape and reflection,witha fine tranquil in it,calm and placid,nicely captured with a great symmetrical composition,beautifully done,Rabani.
Oldtree (2457) 2004-10-28 16:22
The plane water surface is simply beautiful. Added to that this great light and your very good composition its results in a fantastic photo. Thanks for sharing it, Rabani.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-10-28 16:34
Wonderful colors and very good framing of this place! Splendid! The colors of the clouds are amazing and I like also some automn colors in the trees... Well seen!
scalerman (26900) 2004-10-28 19:08
quick wit on the title. Perfect reflection. Almost perfect photo. Darn 300D...
jiekuan (332) 2004-10-28 23:09
the color combination, contrast and everything is really really nice. the reflection is nice too.
may i know when and where did you take this picture?
Liora (1857) 2004-10-29 2:23
What a fantastic scene Rabani - most amazing colors (this is actually an almost pure RGB combination...) and the natural circular composition is magnificent as well. All I would do here is just sit back, relax and enjoy the view...
manny (21833) 2004-10-31 10:23
let me join the others in congratulating you for this wonderful picture. Good colors, composition...it is perfect! Nothing to change here.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-10-31 16:25
Hi Rabani, what a very beautiful landscape! The reflection is perfect, and the light on the cloud is superb. Colurs are greta, this way. I like your note, it's excellent!
sn00zie (2384) 2004-11-01 8:58
WOW! This is stunning... the reflections are perfect and beautiful and the colors are superb! amazing picture Rabani
alford (3981) 2004-11-02 3:06
Very wonderful Rabani! Great reflections and colors captured in this pic! Perfect shot!
karynss (69) 2004-11-02 3:11
*waoh..*nice reflection on the water with the composition and color of nature..is just like a beautiful painting..*waoh...*is just the word i can say..
nalo (356) 2004-11-02 16:44
Wow! The colors are great! And I like the flat lake! When I saw this picture, I tought that I have to go there once!
Cpamoi (10391) 2004-11-03 7:07
WOW! a wonderful natural mirror! nice shot
everlasting (14696) 2004-11-03 22:41
Fantastic capture of reflection and colour. Very well done!!
billabongx (1585) 2004-11-04 5:17
Very nice taken, good colours, I like it, very good
colinbrenchley (6431) 2004-11-05 4:19
The warmth of the sunset has given an increased glow in the clouds shown in the reflections. A calming beautiful shot.
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-11-11 5:39
wow another beautiful shot! such a great reflection and additional of colors. Very well combined. Nicely done.
maphoto (8082) 2004-11-11 18:37
Hi Rabani, very nice photo, beautiful reflection and wonderful colors & light, with a slight cropping the symmetry would be perfect. I post a similar photo recently and did a 180 rotation for a different view and perfect mirror shot, I've tried just for fun to do the same thing with your photo, try it and tell me what you think. It gives the impression of a painting on the top....
joseelias (0) 2004-11-12 8:34
Great use of simetry. The softness of the image is incredible as well the details seen. This seems to be a very beautiful area. I just find the clouds colors a bit strange. Maybe some balance in their colors would produce a more pleasant contrast with the sky.
alainh (35583) 2004-11-14 2:35
i had not seen this one.
incredibles colours. Qietness, peaceful.
the reflexion is very nice.
like a peinture !
i like a lot.
letjen (832) 2004-11-18 2:07
Very nice photo with beautiful reflection
Good color saturation
livios (2) 2004-11-27 23:08
Rabani, this picture is a work of art. Congratulations. Besides that, let me tell you your introduction text is really great. It also seems you really have the ability to deal with words, for you write good notes as well. Congratulations on that skill too.
timotey (119) 2004-12-07 2:58
Hard for me to come so late and see this amazing picture. I think all critics were written since you've posted it :)
But, I wanna put two points to it, I have to !
A perfect usage of symetry with a title so well choosen. Colours are astonishing and provide a large and warm palette with a nice contrast within the overall blue. It's a real pleasure for our eyes because of great details from the trees to the clouds. Nothing more to say but perfect !
kaud (1840) 2004-12-10 3:04
Ideal mirror shot.
tityop (6225) 2004-12-31 10:22
Quelle Photo !!!!!!
Les couleurs, le cadrage la compo tout est splendide rien a dire bravo
mes meilleurs voeux pour 2005
rigoletto (34269) 2005-01-05 4:39
Absolutely cool and sharp picture. Effective colors of green and deep blue and the feeling of serenity makes this photo a great shot as well as a favourite of mine. I have seen many reflections in TE, but this is the best captured ever in my opinion. Congratulations.
maurazos (0) 2005-01-14 10:48
Great image, with lovely colours! I only find that the horizon is a bit inclined, but the global is superb. Regards.
ergomir (0) 2005-02-09 14:37
Hi dear mr rabani
part of paradise in the earth .
thanks for this beautiful photo.
klyee75 (778) 2005-02-18 4:16
What an amazing reflections and a perfect blue.
anakin (2775) 2005-02-28 13:02
Wooww this is lovely, very nice, it s really good
great colours,lights and reflection
very well done
stranger (726) 2005-03-01 13:01
I can just call it great :-)
AdamBurton (8062) 2005-03-01 13:07
Absolutely gorgeous colours, reflection and saturation. Great stuff.
jafadabret (56501) 2005-04-13 9:39
Image d'un monde paradisiaque les couleurs et les reflets sont servis par un excellent cadrage. Merci !
darkcurves (27) 2005-04-26 5:29
Wow, the lighting is great. I just cannot believe this is in Malaysia. What a beautiful country we live in!
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-05-11 22:27
Very good composition. Very well captured reflection.
rajhema (1871) 2005-06-09 11:54
Wow! what a place you went! You are one lucky person to see a place like this. And you captured the length and breadth of the beauty here. Hats off Rabani!
wmoraga (317) 2005-09-01 23:37
very nice balance (and imbalance as well?) :-)
iehuiah (186) 2005-09-18 22:52
Surreal! Simply impressive! Your title is great! There's hardly anything on this picture that can make me think it's not a computer-generated fractal, except I know you didn't post a computer graphic. AWESOME!
venus (748) 2005-10-04 13:56
I have a feeling like the sky is bhurning above the calm water.
Very good photo, thanks for sharing.
SSimone (20) 2005-10-07 17:54
I Love it, everything is Perfect! I could not have done better if I was Mandelbrot or Rorschach! and they might have to agree! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
Maybe if you used your Canon "L" series it could have been more detailed!
wck (26) 2005-10-12 1:59
However i didn't been to Kuala Penyu before. This scene!! Extremely Beautiful!!!
mjdundee (4663) 2005-10-12 8:15
Incredible colours and scenery. Looks a bit oversaturized but still nice. What does the title mean in your native language?
capthaddock (28790) 2006-01-28 4:54
Indeed beautiful light, a simple reflective scenery is suddenly transformed into a work of art, the strong colours are absolutely fabuluous.
jammer79 (2722) 2006-03-02 20:19
what else to say, than beautiful reflection, great colours! Well done. Keep up the good work. R.
hantulaut (3441) 2006-03-04 23:15
whoaaa... tranquility coming into my mind. TFS :-)
SelimAzad (477) 2006-04-19 5:42
Cant tell u anything new which have not been covered above. Gr8 job.
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-25 18:23
Rabani, A magic composition with very good colours and reflections. One of the best seen on TE to date. Congratulations. Rgds Murray.
patriik (1935) 2006-05-18 15:19
This is fantastic view! Wonderful place. I love this clear water and the reflection on it!
Very good POV and DOF!
natwald (0) 2006-05-21 11:41
bravo, keep up the good work, and interesting notes
hoorge (1434) 2006-07-07 22:28
prezntime (3946) 2006-07-24 20:25
What a beautiful pictures. The colors are unreal and completely stunning. Great reflection and POV.
jiaan27 (8) 2006-08-16 22:19
Great reflection on the water, it looks almost as if it were still. Very nice color combinations.
ydarias (679) 2006-08-30 5:35
Hello Rabani. A really spectacular photo. I like very much the reflections in the water, because they are almost perfect. Coverall, the illumination is very good and very interesting tonalities in the water as in the sky are appraised as much. The frame and the quality of image also are very good.
DragonAngel (280) 2006-09-23 23:11
Great shot Rabani.
Is this the river somwhere near Pantai Kelambu in Kudat? Its kinda familiar to me. But, perhaps it's another similiar place only.
RADEEH (2802) 2006-12-29 8:18
Blue Blue Blue!!
The blue is awesome, never seen such blue in the sky or in the waters.The stillness of the lake is awesome. Your effort to get this beautiful view is understandable. Thanks for bringing to TE and sharing with us.
biswarup (716) 2007-02-13 8:30
I just say it great :-)
livinitout (942) 2007-04-08 23:19
Wow. Great shot. The colours are percet. The way the water reflects the landscape is a mazing. Really love thins one.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-08-18 8:19
I am just a biginner in your gallery, this is your bets ranked photo. It is an excellent job, well framed from a good POV, wit amazing reflections.
Some people liked it, but in my case I feel off about the saturatio of colours. Just my opinion.
jamilzaaba (60) 2007-09-09 20:25
Wow, perfect shoot, the reflection from the water makes this photo much more interesting. Good job..
jusninasirun (17162) 2007-11-08 3:05
Browsing through the thumbs, it didn't come across my mind that this picture is taken in Malaysia. It does appear to be like a shot taken in autumn somewhere in temprate climate. Excellen job - I like it!
euryan (8440) 2008-04-04 11:06
So beautiful and surreal. I love the blue color of the sky. The 50/50 composition works perfectly for this reflection shot. The pink clouds look like they are from a painting. Nice work.
foozi (7101) 2008-06-07 3:50
your Mandelbrot is excellent.REALLY BRILLIANT ITS SHARPNESS, CLARITY, BEAUTY ,COMPOSITION...AND ITS REALLY A SCORE THAT MAKE MY HEART FEELS SO WONDERFUL.
Really a lovely shot.
Thanks for you ability to help me in photography.
bartolomucci (756) 2008-06-19 23:19
CIAO RABANI BELLA PROSPETIVA CON LE OMBRE DI ALBERI MISCHIATE A LE NUVOLE BEN VISTO BRAVO
niol (46) 2008-08-18 18:02
gambar yang hebat.
sangat bersih dengan warna dan komposisi yang menarik.
kepulan awan telah membantu kontras warna dan bayangan.
sreeharig (211) 2010-05-12 16:42
Absolutely true and candid comment. 9 out of 10 times, a nature shot's beauty is determined by the color of the sky and it just amazes me how we can almost never get the same combination on two attempts on two different days.
Fabulous shot. Nice calm picture.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-28
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Mirrow effect on the water., Best of Malaysia 1, Intersting Photo's on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-28 4:43
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