'El Nido' is Spanish for 'The Nest'. Some of the myriad of rocky limestone islands & peaks of the Bacuit Archipelago can be seen in the background. Swallows nest in the higher, inaccessible parts, & the resin they secrete to secure their nests to the cliff faces, is popular in bird's nest soup, an expensive gourmet item much loved by the Chinese. But here, I was just enjoying the simplicity of a tropical sunset at Corong Corong Beach, which faces due west. (Sunsets in El Nido town about 1 km to the right are not as good, as the beach there faces north.)
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mohammad_H (9896) 2012-02-25 0:39
Tall trees and a beautiful sunset with clouds and mountains in the background with soft light and good patent
papagolf21 (98590) 2012-02-25 0:50
Bonjour, cher ami Chris,
Quelle photographie ! quelle image ! cela fait plaisir à voir.
Une photo digne de figurer dans les brochures de voyages tant la beauté est patente.
emka (94356) 2012-02-25 1:00
Hi Chris, a bit kitchy - palms, sunset, seashore but who could resist such view. and what the pleasure to be in such a place. Lovely shot.
quillo (11850) 2012-02-25 1:01
Enhorabuena por este bonito encuadre de
las palmeras custodiando una preciosa puesta de sol.
Saludos Chris ... y feliz día.
Nicou (138998) 2012-02-25 1:12
fantastique vue quel ryonnement ce rayon et ce soleil et cet encadrement ce jeu avec les troncs des arbres superbe iamge et compo fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
GiovanniG (3254) 2012-02-25 1:41
Wonderful capture! It has beautiful colors and great clarity. The PV and aspect ratio you selected is superb. The DOF is great and it has good perspective. Bravo!!
A warm hello from,
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-02-25 1:44
very beautiful picture with many details and good sharpness
very nice composition,
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-02-25 1:46
Hello Chris - I like the way the framing palms lean into the picture and their leaves meet at the top of the frame. Through them we see a lovely sunset, the rays of which fall beautifully across the sea. A lovely moment captured. Warm regards Rosemary
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-25 2:44
great atmosphere, the composition is very nice and I like the picturesque lights and the depth of the photo, splendid view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-02-25 3:19
irresistable composition and image. In a cold UK winter scenes like this just seem such a long way away and idyllic. Gorgeous light and colours, a beautiful and stunning presentation.
Enjoy the weekend - regards Brian.
pierrefonds (64768) 2012-02-25 5:21
The distance between the beach and the mountains is giving depth to the scene. The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The sunset is giving nice colors to the sky and the sea. Have a nice day.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-02-25 5:23
Not a bad place to be at the present time with our european polar-cold winter
Nice colors and light
Enjoy your WE
All the best
npecanhuk (74442) 2012-02-25 6:18
Very beautiful picture!
Although I miss a bit more of sharpness, I love the chosen pov, composition, colors, vertical format and management of light!
The reflections of the sunlight on the water surface and wet sand are so attractive!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (76276) 2012-02-25 6:27
Tu as bien cadré le soleil couchant entre les palmiers qui servent de cadre naturel dans ta composition. Un bien beau moment à passer les pieds dans le sable fin.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-02-25 6:58
A spectacular sunset through the palm tree. It looks like a dream world. The colors of the setting sun and the dark clouds give a magical effect to the sky. The mountains in the distance add nice depth to the image. A quality image with spectacular colors.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-02-25 7:07
Superbe photo de cet endroit paradisiaque. Composition, lumière et couleurs fantastiques.
dkmurphys (57033) 2012-02-25 7:07
Very picturesque image, a splendid place for summer nights. Well catch, have a great weekend.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-02-25 7:25
the vertical ofrmat really gives this picture impact. the colours in the sky, and reflected in the water are fantastic, very atmospheric and appealing. the islands on the horizon are incredible looking. i love the way you have framed the scene with the silhouetted palm trees. my only change would be to crop the picture at the bottom of the trees just where the reflections end as the beach is very dark.
siudzi (34141) 2012-02-25 8:13
What a romantic image you have taken! Very beautiful moment and sunset make it so unique and stunning. Bravo!
TopGeo (38216) 2012-02-25 8:37
Very beautiful picture!Beautiful place, great landscape photo, with an impressive "touch" romantism! Great POV, framing and composition, Faultlessly light
management, wonderful colours!
delpeoples (57264) 2012-02-25 15:23
Hello dear Chris
What an idyllic scene, beautifully balanced with the two trees on either side of the frame. The silvery blue light on the water is just wonderful and you have composed the image perfectly.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your evening
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-25 21:31
تبریک دوست من
berek (49260) 2012-02-25 22:29
I want to sleep this moment and this place . photograph of a wonderful nature. Very nice colors. TFS
Have a nice Sunday
vasilpro (41261) 2012-02-26 0:19
Wonderful composition with lovely light and colors, beautiful sunset atmosphere, exotic place, excellent POV, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
Graal (102446) 2012-02-26 0:36
beautiful sunset here. Amazing low sun between of the palms. Fine contrast, pleasant reflections of sun rays. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
SWEETFREEDOM (24510) 2012-02-26 1:25
i like this view with the natural frame given by the palms. beautiful colors and reflections on the see
danos (96059) 2012-02-26 8:29
nery nice the sunset colours with the frame creted from the palm trees, to lead-in the glance on the sun just before to hide on the horizon.I like the dreamily synthesis with the colour management and the light,to are just superb.
Cricri (117237) 2012-02-26 10:38
Une jolie vue du coucher du soleil entre les palmiers, les reflets et le haut du ciel dramatique, magnifique
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-02-26 19:06
what a beautiful view iwth fabulous sunset and two palm trees. Marvellous shot. I love it. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV and DOF are excellent. Perfectly executed image. AWESOME !!!!
All the best,
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-02-26 19:15
Wow! A sunset to die for! I can see myself in a hammock with cold San Miguel beer watching this sunset. Awesome colors and good saturation. Good use of the coconut trees to frame this scene. Very well done, tfs.
hidibyendu (877) 2012-02-26 21:25
What a nice view!!
Nice soft colors and tones.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-02-26 21:47
Hi Chris, Splendid Pov, through these palm trees viewing the sun setting across the sea.Love the horizon shapes of the Islands. Well done, Cheers Iain.
Silvio1953 (139811) 2012-02-27 1:53
Ciao Chris, fascinating sunset with superb sky, magic atmosphere, lovely composition well framed by palms, fantastic warm colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
danyy (0) 2012-02-27 6:29
Superbe coucher de Soleil Chris,
mais un peu classique quoi que très réussi. L'angle de prise de vue face au soleil, donne de très bons reflets, son emprisonnement entre des arbres est bien pensé.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-02-27 10:11
Ola Chris ,
Uma bela foto vertical com este pôr do sol de fundo , achei lindo os reflexos dourados no mar , boas silhuetas em primeiro plano destas palmeiras, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Waylim (25502) 2012-02-27 12:48
Thanks for all the recent crits.
This is a really good POV through the coconut palms it is like the cutrtain opening to the sides exposing the fantastic sunset color with moody and cloudy sky, the hills at the horizon really hold us there. Just Beautiful.
fritzi007 (10409) 2012-02-28 8:13
wonderful sunset, really worth seeing,
sacavem (18620) 2012-03-03 11:55
A good POV of the sunset which is giving special colours to the sky and a set of shadows to the sea. The photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colours. Thanks for sharing.
mvdisco (17794) 2012-03-06 4:30
What a beautiful composition!!
Amazing POV. and deep of field of this lovely 'El Nido' sunset,
Contrast,light,sharpness and presentation all is PERFECT,
I like the reflection and silhouettes of the Palm
Great shot and nicely done,
All my compliments
agulberk (3794) 2012-03-09 0:39
Wonderful sunset image with perfect perspective to get nice sense of lighted depth and appropriate double verical frame and natural frame designed with two palm trees. Impressive dark gray clouds and red&orage and sweet blue horizon. In addition,silhouettes of high rocky islands are seen very fine. Excellent presentation with perfect light management to get sharpness,clarity and satureted colors.
Thanks for sharing
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-17 18:22
I like how you have framed this sunset. The tall swaying palms make natural framing against the beautiful sunset. I like the peaceful mood created in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (111572)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-25 0:31
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