This is Cenang Beach on the island of Langkawi, which lies off the North-West Coast of Malaysia. In my travels I was lucky enough to meet up with a lovely girl called Alex from Nancy in France. We had alot of laughs together, and caused a fair bit of mischief. One of the funniest moments was when we were attacked by a very large and vicious monkey. He took our food and Alex's camera. Alex chased after him and had a punch up with him. She got her camera back, and the naughty monkey got a kick up the jacksie for his troubles. Alex 1 - Monkey 0. Never mess with a Nancy Girl!
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cargus (10273) 2013-02-15 22:32
A sunset with beautiful colors, well played, clarity and contrast, well done picture.!
jjcordier (79297) 2013-02-15 23:12
Un coucher de soleil aux superbes couleurs. Le groupe de personnes en silhouette complète bien l'image. Un lieu qui te rappelle une bien amusante anecdote!
siudzi (34141) 2013-02-15 23:43
Extremely beautiful sunset post executed with a n interesting composition and stunning warm tones. Spectacular shot! Like it a lot~!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-02-16 2:10
questa è vera poesia!Nonostante il cielo annunci tempesta il disco del sole diffonde i suoi raggi sulla spiaggia e sul mare dando modo di ammirare in pieno la bellezza di questa natura .
A ciò ovviamente ha contribuito la tua tecnica perfetta nella quale la nitidezza eccelle sempre su tutto e la gestione della luce è sempre perfetta. Indovinato l'uso del filtro ND che ha evidenziato le nubi nel cielo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ikeharel (72227) 2013-02-16 2:15
Good afternoon Lisa,
I bet the young lady on right is Alex.
Fine sunset with heavy clouds aloft, golden tone and the majestic sun going down.
Silhouettes of the trio figures added extra scale and contrast over the beach scenery.
I'd love to see the monkey chased...
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-02-16 2:49
exquisite sunset shot. Beautifully controlled with no light burn out which can happen when shooting this type of image. Romantic dramatic and effective. Well done!
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
Silvio1953 (144514) 2013-02-16 3:35
Ciao Lisa, bella e romantica, deliziose le silhouettes, splendida esposizione, magnifica luce, bravissima, un caro abbraccio, ciao Silvio
annjackman (21899) 2013-02-16 4:30
Great story about the monkey - glad it ended happily.
This is a classic and very beautiful composition with the group of three silhouetted people nicely placed in the frame. The colours in the sky are quite subtle and the dark cloud balances well with the FG.
Expertly taken as usual.
Kind Regards, Ann
cornejo (43007) 2013-02-16 5:21
Hello dear Lisa, I love this photo of the beautiful sunset with backlit those human figures, a beautiful image very well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. Very good job perfectly charming and made with high quality, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy Sunday.
Greetings from southern Spain.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-02-16 5:31
Nice seascape with a gorgeous cloudy sky , the sunset golden colors and the silhouettes at FG
Perfect photo-school classic compo
have a nice WE, best
Sergiom (80830) 2013-02-16 6:05
Those are the best moments of the day .When the sun is going to bed and when it is still comfortable outside for a walk on the beach and feet in the water.I like the effect of the filter in that composition.
Have a great weekend
macjake (68510) 2013-02-16 7:35
now you see, THAT's a NOTE!
awesome, really put a smile on my face :)
I'd love to have seen that battle, the Monkey against the Nancy! Who's going to be victorious in Battle!
isn't it amazing how scene's like this really do lower the bp and put people at ease! does for me!
Just to let you know i'll be flying out to Newfoundland in a couple of hours. My grandfather passed away today, going to spend a few days with family on the east coast.
I have a couple of long layovers in Toronto, so i'll try to go online. Take care
rbassin (23073) 2013-02-16 7:49
Un magnifique couché de soleil, j'aime bien son reflet au bord de la plage et les silhouetttes en contrejour.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-02-16 7:59
beautiful sunset with so excellently captured by you dreamy atmosphere.Just the sun hiding behind the horizon and those people admiring this event.I think nothing more is needed to have wonderful evening.
Thanks for this beauitful photo and...the funny note-you must have a lot fun watching this fight:)
Have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (31464) 2013-02-16 8:36
What a shot, and what a story :) I am picturing the image of somebody fighting a large monkey, then kicking in the proverbial, and its an image that makes me smile widely :) Personally, I have never been attacked by a monkey, so can only imagine the feeling you must have. hahaha.
Your shot here is amazing, that sky is like chocolate, and has such an unusual and stunning colour. The sun is perfectly positioned in the frame, and great idea to include the silhouettes of the people as well. Those clouds are class, a really fine shot. Thanks for sharing, and have a great Sunday!
All the best
abmdsudi (54619) 2013-02-16 8:44
It's an interesting skyscape shrouded by some nice warm light and colors when the fireball is about reaching the horizontal line and your patience is everything here That dark grey cloud and the silhoutted figs have added so much strength and drama to whole picture. Well done
marabu61 (11059) 2013-02-16 9:19
Funny story, I am glad that Nancy got her camera back. Am I right in assuming that the title of the photo is a reference to Nancy's nationality? Bisous being the french term for a small kiss on the cheek.
This is a beautiful sunset with gorgeous colors bathed in a glorious light. The group of people adding just the right amount of interest to the composition.
have a good weekend
COSTANTINO (65822) 2013-02-16 9:22
romantic scenery with pale tones
the three black figures add life
nice pov of the gold sun
have a nice weekend
bayno (18344) 2013-02-16 15:52
che bellezza e che bel mood, questi sono gli scatti che piacciono a me...dove la presenza umana arricchisce la compo, scenario fantastico e belle silhouttes e poi che luce e che tonalità aranciate, anche il taglio è millimetrico...stupendo lavoro...
tyro (25338) 2013-02-16 17:26
Ciao cara Lisa,
Hee, hee - what a brilliant story! I've never kicked a monkey up the jacksie but I could imagine that in the situation in which Alex found herself it would be fine retribution for the stealing of some grub and a camera! So Nancy girls are brimming with testosterone, are they? Sounds too good to be true.
But this is a beautiful and peaceful scene with no evidence of any mischievous monkeys at all - apart from the one holding the camera, of course. The setting sun and its reflections are delicious and the group of three people perfectly silhouetted against the sunset are just perfect. And what a sky! Beautiful colours, lovely light, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-02-16 22:19
Hi Lisa - Your monkey story brought back a similar memory I have from a trip to Thailand. We were walking along the beach on Koh Samui in search of our evening meal (it was dark)when out of the trees came a monkey who tried with all his might to steal my bag! I have a theory here; in Thailand monkeys are trained to pick coconuts, out of coconut season, I think some of them use their skills in less charming ways! Being a monkey handler could be an easy way to earn a living.... not that I'm saying anything here you understand ;)
A shot which floods my mind with memories I have of sunsets on SE Asian beaches. Wish I was there now. Warm regards and take care. Rosemary
pajaran (61268) 2013-02-16 23:17
Interesantan tekst ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
An interesting article ...
Nice view and a moment ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Good article on the used technique and image elements.
All the best.
lousat (92110) 2013-02-17 1:04
Ciao Lisa,un vero spettacolo della natura e colto nel migliore dei modi,l'esposizione è davvero straordinaria,che luce,che dettagli e che colori,ben giocata con le sagome delle tre persone sulla spiaggia!! Buona serata,Luciano
mirosu (16265) 2013-02-17 1:12
This is a superb high quality sunset photo. Why? You have exposesd for the sun, this has created an excellent capture of the sunset sky colors, nice water reflections and made a good silhouette of the people. Brilliant photo IMO. Wish you a very nice week.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-02-17 5:16
Hi Lisa - what a beautiful sunset! The light is perfectly managed, a perfect expression of that early evening stillness and light. The glow in the sky is particularly gorgeous, above that ridge of well defined clouds. And the three figures on the beach are a beautiful addition, perfectly placed. Plus, you got to watch a French girl beat up a monkey, which to me is the hallmark of any good trip! Thanks!
Sonata11 (33863) 2013-02-17 20:33
Hello Dear LIsa,
this sunset is very beautiful and very spectacular with those silhouette of people. Very beautiful composition. Love it. Perfectly well done.Tfs.
All the best,
dkmurphys (59279) 2013-02-18 1:32
A superb moment taken with the friend's gang. Wonderful atmosphere, I'm very gelous :P
williewhistler (16398) 2013-02-18 6:20
whilst the three people on the beach may not have quite the impact of an Argentinian lady with an umbrella on Bondi,they do add a lovely touch to a most tranquil scene being perfectly placed in the frame.
Thanks again,we`re looking forward to the next time...
Kindest regards Les.
ChrisJ (114759) 2013-02-18 9:45
A fantastic tropical sunset from Malaysia, with good sharpness & graphism. I like the fg silhouettes of the people bottom right. Good colour & saturation. Excellent composition with the horizon placed off centre. Nice fg reflections in the wet sand. Tfs!
ourania (46364) 2013-02-18 10:01
Ciao cara Lisa,
la vista, l' atmosfera e la tua foto sono bellissime. C' e' tanta armonia nella composizione e nei colori e fa molto piacere la presenza di persone che godono e condividono questo momento suggestivo ed affascinante. Il senso di profondita' e' stupendo. Hai gestito la luce con rispetto ed abilta', il riflesso che attraversa il mare per raggiungere le persone e' magnifico. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-18 11:29
Ciao carissima Lisa
Ma che bel tramonto che ci hai regalato, mi piacerebbe tanto essere tra quelle tre persone per potermelo godere di persona. Fantastica la colorazione,luci ed ombre ed incredibile il riflesso sulla sabbia bagnata.
Ottimo il tuo scatto Lisa e grazie di averlo condiviso.
Un grande abbraccio a te e Kevin da Treviso ... M & D
chawax (20758) 2013-02-18 13:24
A very beautiful sunset shot ! Wonderful colours in the sky, great clouds and the people at the right place in the picture. Very well done !
Have a nice week,
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-02-18 13:57
Splendida foto in tramonto con il mare d'oro e le persone in silhouette.Mi piace molto!La tua nota mi ha fatto ridere!Un bel ricordo questo!
Ti auguro una bella settimana amica mia.
photoray (13981) 2013-02-19 11:35
A fine natural view of the sunset setting with coast reflection, human observors, and dramatic clouds. This vision could easily be along our California coast line.
And your monkey tale (tail?) reminds me of my Dad's Father visiting us in Whittier, Calif, and looking up in our town's numerous palm trees, asking: "Where's the monkeys?"
jemaflor (98109) 2013-02-19 11:58
So lovely view well composed with people, light is perfectly captured, I like the reflections on the sand.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-02-19 21:11
Superb shot of the Sunset by the sea with good sharpness and lighting.Great POV and good composition.Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-02-20 5:18
Ola Lisa ,
Um belo final de dia com estas mulheres a observarem o pôr do sol , gostei muito dos reflexos em tons de laranja , boas silhuetas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
sabermonajati (11239) 2013-02-20 5:51
wonderful sun you captured with excellent composition.
Didi (60588) 2013-02-20 9:12
Bisou means small kiss in French :)
Nice golden view with silver ocean
Very romantic plave to spen with my girl friend
carlo62 (49299) 2013-02-20 14:29
questa foto mi era sfuggita, sono un pò distratto ultimamente....
Ne avevo una simile, la situazione è altamente piacevole, c'è molto romanticismo nella composizione e nella situazione.
fritzi007 (10837) 2013-02-21 4:13
Ok, you have manners at the monkeys brought, we were in Bali, Ubud Monkey Forest in an entire segment and our experiences. On my last photo is typical Austrian Carnival!
mohammad_H (9920) 2013-02-21 10:23
And warm colors, and the sun's rays on the water, eye-catching, and the mermaid, I love sunsets, romantic and dreamy atmosphere Look Good Image Depth
Have a nice evening
Cricri (120199) 2013-02-21 10:47
Hi Dear Lisa
Ta note ma bien fait rire, j'imaginais la scéne, voila une belle histoire et une belle amitié en même temps, un beau coucher du soleil qui va laisser un beau souvenir :-)
Belle soirée Lisa
Vague (307) 2013-02-22 2:00
Hello again dear Lisa,
A photo whose good technique (amazing colours, good framing, nice analogy of beach:sea:horizon in the frame) and amazing timing is only surpassed by its sentimentality! Somehow, I have come to love so much the photographs where a nice natural scenery or landscape hosts human figures. Here, the sombre tones of the women, their postures and their positioning in the photo (taking out their orientation towards the burning solar ball) make the whole effect so much more rich!
Kielia (24077) 2013-02-23 6:47
this is one of my favorites in your gallery. It is magical, both concerning the light and the colors. An excellent composition and a wonderful atmosphere that is very well conveyed and felt by the viewer. My compliments, it's really beautiful!
dudipeter (285) 2013-02-23 14:38
Bardzo udany kadr.
amir2009m (294) 2013-02-24 2:01
Your photography is excellent and Great Job!
what a great scenic pic,wonderfull color,and POV. very nice all around job.
All the best,
mkamionka (37247) 2013-02-24 8:35
what a beautiful work! I like very much the composition with the perfectly round sun and its reflection in the wet sand. The silhouettes make a wonderful addition here. And the sky is amazing too with the colors contributing to an exceptional atmosphere.
Great story in the note!
Have a great evening,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2013-02-28 21:23
I really don't know which one is the attraction, looks like I was entertained in both ways! Love the note! And I couldn't imagine someone punching a monkey!!?!?! Anyway, Lovely shot here, i just love the moment where you sit down and wait for the sun to set. One of my favorite things to do. Nice inclusion of the people in the scene, their silhouettes breaks the monotony. TFS!
have a great day!
batalay (38951) 2013-03-01 17:03
This is a beautifully composed shot, Lisa, with the trio of admirers of the sunset seen in silhouette! I cannot imagine better spacing and scale for the individuals.
I enjoyed reading your short essay,
Warm regards and have a good weekend,
adores (45641) 2013-03-04 8:57
Very good sunset! I like the silhouettes and the reflection of the sun on the wet sand and the sun in the horizon is just perfect! A very peaceful photo!
Your story is really funny, monkeys can be terrible sometimes! no photos of the moment?