Freshly captured last night. A sneak peak from my so-called "short vacation".
Boracay is a tropical island about an hour's flight from Manila in the Philippines. Its long white sand- (imagine the texture of flour-that's how fine the sand is) - beaches rival the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean, the South Pacific as well as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
That's it for now, will get back to all of you next week.
I shall continue my tan. Enjoy!
Stitching of 5 photos, used an GND .8 filter, Graduated sunset filter, and Graduated blue filter.
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rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-09 18:41
Hi Matt. Sure you are enjoying your vacation. Amazing composition here and superb colours. Very well done.
aliabazari (15387) 2012-03-09 21:31
Very beautiful composition. Beautiful sunset and happy people.
Thanks for sharing
jjcordier (76284) 2012-03-09 22:43
Une photo magnifique aux fantastiques couleurs. Un stich certainement pas facile à réaliser mais très réussi; la vision de l'image en grand format doit être fatastique. J'ai l'impression que l'horizon penche un tout petit peu vers la droite?
JFS (32459) 2012-03-09 23:02
La luz y los colores de las playas en Philipinas son espectaculares! Además está la mano del buen fotografo que hace que la imagen sea todavía más bella..
marina7 (8055) 2012-03-10 0:14
I'm mesmerized by these warm and beautiful sunset colors. Fantastic!
My best wishes,
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-10 2:47
Fantastically peaceful scenery...The colors are a feast for the eyes...
this is a fantastic landscap photo.Nice composition, colours and lighting,Beautiful clouds and sky...
timecapturer (48620) 2012-03-10 2:50
this is such a wonderfully powerful composition. Full of compelling elements, textures and colours. I love the light and the sense of movement from the silhouetted individuals and the cloud is so perfectly placed so as to add a little drama. Wondrous!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
delpeoples (53009) 2012-03-10 3:25
Salut cher Matt
What an exquisite example of photo stitching, I'd never have guessed. Love the soft pastel tones and the converging diagonal lines. An impressive use of the filter aswell.
Enjoy your holiday, thanks for sharing it with us
dale54 (6625) 2012-03-10 3:27
matt hello,great shot,great feel to it.beautifull beach scene too.nice color too!tfs! dr
BennyV (13840) 2012-03-10 4:18
I love how the silhouettes dot the horizon. The position of that cloud is terrific too. Fine job, tfs.
lousat (76754) 2012-03-10 4:30
Hi Matt,spectacular capture from your holiday of these days,what a moment and what a choice of point of view!! There is always something to learn and discover in your pic...but your nomad series on Fb is the best,very very funny! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
francio64 (38276) 2012-03-10 12:48
immagine composta davvero molto bene, con una luce da sogno.
Ottima la prospettiva, con un grande rispetto della regola dei terzi.
Persone a dare vita alla scena.
Bravo! Bravo! TFS!
chrisostomou (568) 2012-03-10 15:07
i don't know what to comment first in your photo.a marvelous shot managed in the best way it could in my opinion..fantastic view but even better for taken so good care in every last detail..i love the small dark figures of the people, the colors and these fantastic clouds in the back…excellent work my friend really happy to see…
my greetings and copliments!
adores (36977) 2012-03-10 17:12
I really like the background, with those silhouettes below that beautiful red cloud. This diagonal in foreground is also very good, with good colours and textures. A very good capture!
Waylim (25344) 2012-03-10 21:06
Great shots, It is hard to tell that this is stitch from so many shots, it look just naturally like one shot. Anyway, the more impressive it is seamless that we cannot even tell where the stitches are. I like how well exposed the foreground is shooting against the sun general make the foreground dark. I love all the details of the foreground with the low tide exposing the algea and pebbles. Exellent composition and the sun though in the center, but off set by the clouds and the people seem to be running toward the sun and so our eyes being drawn to the light.
ChrisJ (97786) 2012-03-11 4:18
I would love to go back to Boracay some time. Superb stitching here with an unusual low pov at low tide. Nice repetition of the silhouetted people beachcombing. I still have a few film shots on cd somewhere I should try & upload. I am sure I had at least 1 good sunset I never uploaded. Tfs!
npecanhuk (65378) 2012-03-11 8:34
Wow! That's wonderful!
What a sky!
The details of people and boat in the horizon are fantastic!
I love it all!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (33519) 2012-03-11 9:25
Wonderful nature image with an amazing mood created by unique afternoon light. Insane beauty. Love it! Very well done.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-11 9:29
Hi my friend
Combined with the color to the beautiful and the bes
fds (8254) 2012-03-11 9:52
you have game of the beach with the water in the foreground and cloud in the blu and orange sky
great worck dear friend
Gigidusud (15793) 2012-03-11 10:58
Fantastic composition with nice mix of colors and materials.Beautiful silhouettes.I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
patdeph (35748) 2012-03-11 22:56
les couleurs de ce coucher de soleil sont superbes,le gros nuage rouge y ajoute un petit côté spectaculaire, et les tout petits personnages font ressentir le calme et l'immensité.Jolie construction avec la succession de bandes en diagonale données par le sable, les algues et l'eau.
cavli (1876) 2012-03-12 5:05
excelent colors indeed. I like the small siluets very much :) nice sun setting atmosphere. there is a bit horizantal distortion.
danyy (0) 2012-03-12 7:45
le moment choisi dans la journée, met en valeur, les couleurs et la tranquillité. Coucher ou lever de soleil, qu'importe, c'est ici un moment exceptionnelle, celui des lumières rasantes et des nuages de feu.
L'horizon placé au 1/3 est une excellente idée.
SnapRJW (31087) 2012-03-13 2:43
Hi Matt - My internet connectivity has been on the wobble and I missed this upload. How on earth do you have time to do all this PP when you are on holiday? As always you stitching is immaculate and your filters have provided glorious colour on this lovely beach scene. take care and mind the sunburn! Rosemary
Cricri (106327) 2012-03-13 11:30
Quelle scéne incroyable et magnifique du ciel, des couleurs splendides qui va du ciel au sol, les personnes donne l'impression qu'il court après le nuage rouge!! superbe image
Soyez bien votre bronzage :-)))
Robert1969 (7024) 2012-03-14 1:20
Excellent point of view and composition, because
there are diagonal lines on two areas in the
picture (cloud to the sun and on the forground)
and that creates a lots of depth, bu also a lots
of calmness in this picture ( I like the open
space). The light management is also great.
danos (86621) 2012-03-14 23:19
fascinating the view of the place,with the well chosen POV to make it even more beautiful.I like the existence of the colourful cloud on the sky,the last rays of the sun, with the figure of the man to adds life in the scenery.Well done.
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-03-14 23:31
Hi Matt, This is a fantastic stitch of this beach scene, love the low Pov, and the colours mood and light is excellent. Well done,Have a great holiday, Cheers Iain.
jhm (139094) 2012-03-15 5:27
Perfect stitching work, technical perfect done.
Excellent picture of you with a wonderful pink sky in background
You took again a very nice picture with a lot nice details.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too. TFS.
Sonata11 (33229) 2012-03-15 20:38
this picture of the beach, sky , seascape are outstanding and beautiful. Flawlessly executed with perfect sharpness, lovely colors, great depth, fantastic PoV. Excellent work. Love it . Awesome !!!! Excellent. I hope you have a wonderful vacation? Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
siolaw (38276) 2012-03-16 1:04
The low POV gives a good shot at the FG varied textures and colours and you also have a spectacular sky.
shevchenko (19279) 2012-03-16 1:14
What a colourful nature view, it is just so fascinating, good lighting and exposure, distinct image, good shoot.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-16 5:18
Superb shot! i love the combination of colors and the excellent light & clarity..the contrast between the stong silhouette of the people and the colorful sky is just great..superb shot!
wolf38 (31278) 2012-03-16 7:35
Hi Matt. Really a very nice and colorful photo. Excellent handling of light. The people in the image are an important part. Well seen and presented. Rgds, Wolfgang.
ciakgiak (30411) 2012-03-16 14:22
Devo ammettere che sei dotato di una grande tecnica e padronanza del mezzo fotografica che ti permette di spaziare tra i diversi soggetti e stili differenti.
Molto bella questa immagine, un gran lavoro di stitching che ci permette di ammirare questo splendido posto del mondo.
Un caro abbraccio
bukitgolfb301 (35886) 2012-03-16 22:30
Hi my dear Matt
How are you? Sorry for my late reaction.
First of all, I have to say thank you very much for your warm and sincere support for us, Japanese this time. We are very happy and also encouraged to go forward by many friends all over the world like you.
We have to certify the clear result for this coming one year, we should do and we hope to do so.
This is another wonderful shot!
So fantastic and gorgeous image with impressive colors and great light. Panfocus appraoch is the best choice. Timely posting to see in the morning of weekend. Perfect balance and framework are as usual as your trade mark.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Takero from again rainy Tokyo
Bournazel (0) 2012-03-19 10:09
I just need some help to catch such sunsets like you...Your serie is really fantastic
Tres belle utilisation des filtres, il va falloir que je m'y mette..
Bravo/gratulations (je ne sais plus trop bien quelle langue utiliser avec toi :-)
jmdias (55325) 2012-03-30 7:14
wow! amazing the colored clouds, well positioned in the sky and the personages lost in the miidle of the humid sand and its reflections. nice job. very well done and beatiful.
macjake (56460) 2012-04-22 9:17
I must have missed this one for some reason.
the angles are a great composition idea that really worked out well.
and having that cloud to the to left is cool too.
Always enjoy your beach shots.
claudeD (32657) 2012-05-15 4:38
very well executed fotojob. Perfect technic to get an amazing result.A picture with much atmosphere. I like the image very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Matt Man (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4798)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-09 18:25