Thank God for Low Tides!
Continuing my Sunset series from this paradise, this was taken earlier that day. Shot with a GND Grey .9 Filter, Graduated Blue Filter and a Warming Filter.
On Sailing: one of various water activities tourists could experience. They even have a package where you could rent a boat-around 1200 Pesos, roughly 30USD if I'm not mistaken-for 3 hours, set sail and just watch the sunset at the sea. You could pay extra if you wanna have dinner while sailing.
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 neighboring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-20 23:36
Hello Matt - Wonderful sand ripples and attractive soft light. I like the gentle colours of sand and sea. The sky and sailing boat bring a little weight into the shot but the sky may be a tad dark at the frame edge. Warm regards rosemary
PS I saw your reply to my query and I will start doing some research on a possible visit early next year.
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-03-20 23:39
The ripples in the sand creates a beautiful
layers in this picture and this with the
vertical position creates a very nice depth
in the picture. The open space makes the
picture nice calmness. The light management
is also great and the little boats on the
background are a nice extra.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-20 23:49
Tu as réalisé une série de photos remarquables de cet endroit. J'aime aussi beaucoup cette composition verticale, assez minimaliste mais très efficace.Joli premier plan avec ces rides de sable, douces couleurs et lumière. Le petit voilier bleu, très bien placé dans l'image, accroche irrésistiblement le regard.
JFS (32459) 2012-03-21 0:48
This place fascinates me; delicate pink and blue colors and this sense of tranquility...I love your series.
Pasa un buen día!
Graal (102928) 2012-03-21 1:10
very nice view and superb composition, good shot and idea. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
sevy (58) 2012-03-21 1:47
I prefer this one from the previous. First for the clear color and then for the composition using perfectly the sail boat.
For the tiny detail, I would crop a bit of the left border to remove the cutted boat just on the border.
lousat (92076) 2012-03-21 2:20
Hi Matt,a very nice opportunity this low tide to take a magnificent and neverending perspective,perfect moment whit the best light to create this 3D effect on the little dunes make by the wet sand,spectacular and minimalistic composition.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano.
williewhistler (16398) 2012-03-21 3:15
Hello Matt,I quite like the deep blue sky,sort of reminiscent of polarizing filters and Velvia slide,ah good old days!
The FG ripples create some nice patterns in a calm and tranquil scene.
All the best Les.
Nard (6972) 2012-03-21 5:10
Very creative and I think, artistical composition. Perfect framing with the ripples in the sand on a large part of the picture drawing nice curves and giving a impressive depth . Splendid soft colors and attractive inclusion of the boat.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-21 6:41
this is another stunning beach shot, full of fascinating ripples that lead you onto the fabulous horizon and the perfectly placed blue sailboat. Magical imagery, executed and presented superbly. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
everlasting (15238) 2012-03-21 12:10
Very nice framing, leaving 2/3rd of the frame to the sand and its splendid ripples. I also like the soft tones
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-03-21 12:20
The ripples in the sand creates a very beautiful layers in this capture..i love the position of the boat in the BG, it gives movement to the scene..i really like the vertical cut which gives a depth in the image..a really fascinating composition rich of atmosphere..well captured and well seen!
macjake (68488) 2012-03-21 23:52
first of all, i enjoyed your comment about my perfectionistic ways of the 'corner to corner' compo in my photo.....thanks! lol
fine photo here.
and to be honest, the longer i look at this scene, the more i think about cropping out the ocean - leaving just the wavy wet sand - looks awesome!
have fun out there!
Nicou (143208) 2012-03-22 2:34
fantastique compo et iamge superbe quelle traces et vaguelettes sur le sable quelle vue avec ce bâteau en fond grandisoe iamge et immensité.
Bravo et amitié
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-22 3:39
This photo is beautiful in all aspects. Great detail to colors and lighting. The lonely boat in BG is a great addition to this photo. All and All this photo is first class!! TFS,
jhm (153776) 2012-03-22 3:53
Great happiness through the low tide, I like the ripples in foreground.
Technical perfect, a very high quality picture with a splendid subject.
Very well done, TFS.
ktanska (27874) 2012-03-22 6:37
The wave patterns in sand are just fascinating. Colours are cooler than on the previous shots, and make the ambience even more relaxed. That sailing boat is perfectly placed.
diomed (13926) 2012-03-23 11:59
fantastic shot with great graphic impact. The sand texture is impressive, the sailboat in the horizon is delicious. The vertical frame, POV, DOF sharp are excellent.
ricochet (9696) 2012-03-23 12:09
Wow!!! Splendid minimalist composition with a very attractive and graphic foreground, lovely tones and excellent clarity! Love it!!!
PecoBud (3824) 2012-03-23 12:17
What a beautiful photo Matt!! Presented in wonderful format and the detail to light and color are first class. Superb POV Matt, seriously love this photo. Great Job!!
Have a great weekend and TFS..........Buddy
Gigidusud (21151) 2012-03-23 15:28
Beautiful composition with nice graphics of sand.Spendid colors and light.
Thanks for sharing.
kevinos (7517) 2012-03-24 3:24
Hi Matt, this one is amazinly simple and very effective. The horizen s perfectly placed, aS is the boat and the curving lines of the water in the foreground is delightful. Regards kevin
steph (470) 2012-03-24 4:04
Very simple but so beautiful. Nice lines and pattern. I like the style.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-24 7:15
beautiful framing and vertical cut, I really like the texture of the sand with all its lines, wonderful light the boat with sails spread is a great bonus...lovely place...have a good day...
yquem46 (38752) 2012-03-24 7:20
very mild light for pastel delicate colors
i like the compo giving most of the room to the sand at FG
Of course important role of the blue sailboat well placed on the horizon line
Enjoy the WE
siudzi (34141) 2012-03-24 8:11
Hi Matt, hope you are well.
As mentioned previously this is truly awesome post! Magical view has been captured here. Bravo!!
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-03-24 8:32
The details of the sand on the lower fg are so beautiful!
The whole composition is very attractive with special regards to the boats on the horizon!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and vertical format are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Waylim (25502) 2012-03-26 18:06
Great shot, I love how you include much of the foreground with the beautiful sand Patterns that lead us in to the sea. The sail boat with deep blue match the color of the sky very well. Good quality with good DoF and lovely semi minimalist composition.
jemaflor (98091) 2012-03-29 12:59
congratulations ! Excellent composition with the fg and this lonely blue sailboat, well seen and taken.
shevchenko (20548) 2012-03-30 2:26
Good vertical format to frame the seascape, good perspective effect, lovely clean and smooth sand on the beach and very nice it is completed with patterns that create in natural, thanks for sharing a postcard like photo, well done.
ChrisJ (114735) 2012-03-30 3:20
I really enjoyed my week in Boracay so this brings back nice memories. A place I would love to go back to one day. Good repetition of the rippled patterns in the sand, with the solitary bangka making a superb focal point in the distance. Tfs!
Cricri (120143) 2012-03-30 10:32
Une composition magnifique aux deux couleurs, celle du sable contre le bleu du voilier, du ciel et de la mer
fantastique dessins sur le sable, bonne profondeur, très belle réalisation
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-03-31 2:24
Stunning tall frame composition with ripples from the low tide sand add perspective and depth in the frame. Love the sail along the horizon with visually pleasing tone.
Thanks and have a wonderful weekend.
abmdsudi (54607) 2012-04-02 23:23
This image exudes tranquility and, with the lone sailboat on the horizon it feels like a beautiful place for contemplation. Capturing the figure with the ripples in the wet sand is excellent drawing the eyes in, and without the figure there would be a completely different mood to it. Love those beautiful warm colors of the image complemented by those great ripples. It's a fascinating beauty with excellent sense of vastness by the solitude fig, exposure is so well managed too. A very fine photo work, Congrats.
cornejo (42971) 2012-04-03 9:43
Hi Matt, lovely photo of this wonderful place in the evening, very well captured with great quality and expertise. Excellent job very well done, my compliments for it my friend. Good afternoon and happy week. Tfs.
CLODO (34552) 2012-04-03 10:20
the boat makes the picture, so small but so important. Good management of the different filters, even if I think that the blue one is a little bit "too much). Splendid perspective leading the look on the sails.
delpeoples (58348) 2012-04-17 2:13
Oooh la la! This is magnificent, probably one of your best. Amazing textures on the sand, superb depth of field and beautiful colour rendering. You chose the vertical frame superbly. A photo definitely in the style of Way Lim, congratulations.
m00n (2259) 2012-05-27 12:35
Full minimalizmy ...
I love,love, love
I can not say anything more ...
- Copyright: Matt Man (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4814)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-10
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-20 23:18
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