TGLT! Thank God for low Tides!
Now, I bring you to Boracay. A much famed tourist island located at the middle group of islands of the Philippines. This was taken earlier this year during a brief vacation. Really enjoyed that whole noon as I was just having a great time photographing people and scenes while soaking myself at the clear waters of this paradise.
That night, it was low tides thus the rippling effect. Here you could see people moving their stuff down to the water because of this massive ripples.
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.
Used a cokin GND .9 and a warming filter.
Kindly check out the workshop as I've uploaded a complementary photo. Enjoy!
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sevy (15367) 2012-08-06 2:09
I agree, low tide is a good photo subject. You handled it nicely on this shot, giving the biggest part to the sand ripples. Added to the good setting for exposure giving details and saturated colors in the sky, it is giving this attractive view.
As bonus, the boats and the peoples on the horizon line.
Nicou (133550) 2012-08-06 2:23
fantastique dessin sur le sable avec l'eau, la brillance ce reflets, et ce ciel en fond ces formes ces couleurs, quelle vue et iamge grandisoe compo.
Bravo et amitié
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-08-06 2:36
A very nice, colourful, warm, sunset image with a good story on the horizon. Useful info "cokin GND .9 and a warming filter".
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-08-06 5:23
lovely graduated colour in those superb warm tones. The ripples in the sand are perfectly seen and captured and the winner in this shot for me. You have captured the light and shade beautifully.
rychem (30421) 2012-08-06 10:49
Great graphical effect with diagonal lines made by the sand and water, beautiful warm colors
abmdsudi (48878) 2012-08-06 12:01
Impressive evening shot and what a great feeling of depth and you are blessed by the wonderful angled warm light which turns this to such a fabulous shot and the contrasting colors catch the eye here. It's nicely constructed compo with the rippled sands forming strong diagonal lines leading through to the horizon. It's very tidy, crispy and well organized shot, i am sure you have clearly put a huge amount of effort into it. A delightful shot indeed, my compliments :)) Well done Matt!
siudzi (34141) 2012-08-06 13:10
I love this place! It looks so magical during a sunset time. Absolutely wonderful place as well as your image full of great details and element. Very well done.
jjcordier (79289) 2012-08-06 21:56
Ton art te permet de voyager partout dans le monde et de pouvoir nous offrir toutes ces excellentes photos. Celle-ci est remarquable de beauté, tant par sa composition que par la splendide palette de couleurs. La lumière qui joue sur les ridules de sable est magnifique.
danyy (0) 2012-08-06 23:11
très enchanteur et coloré, calme et séduisant.
Les teintes chaudes du ciel sont parfaites. Un cadrage bien pensé, suivant les règles avec cet avantage donné à la plage et à ses jeux d'ombres et de lumières.
baddori (20087) 2012-08-07 0:03
Low tide offers a long shot.
Indisnguibile line of sea in a structured environment.
Large panoramas and triumph of colors.
Photos of the level and quality.
Thanks for sharing
gildasjan (42910) 2012-08-07 0:32
Image parfaitement composée avec ce premier plan très esthétique et ce ciel absolument sublime.
willperrett (9027) 2012-08-07 1:10
Nice minimalist shot, that works well to emphasise that wet sand. It may be a little "soft", as you say this was hand-held, and the blurred figures suggest quite a long exposure. I'm guessing you also used a small aperture to get a big DoF. I wonder why I can't see the settings information...
delpeoples (56084) 2012-08-07 2:07
Wow, this is just stunning. As you say: thank God for low tide! The striations on the sand are simply marvellous and the cherry on the cake are those wonderful pastel and pink tones. As for your WS, it's got an attraction ofits very own, quite different to the original photo and certainly good enough to be posted on its own as an Original. Anyway, great work, I feel de-stressed just looking at this.
Bonne amitiés et belle journeé
Cricri (113701) 2012-08-07 10:34
Un paysage qu'on aime a contempler, qui fait rêver et qui séduit, bel avant plan avec la forme du sable mouillé, le fond tendre et romantique par ces couleurs pastels, belle réalisation
mjdundee (4663) 2012-08-07 10:41
The posts in your gallery look fantastic and very professional.
Nice ss scenery with the boats and moving people.
Well done. TFS
sacimar (26205) 2012-08-08 4:54
this is a beautiful composition, I like the landscape, the tones and light are very nice, the perspective you chose is well chosen,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-08-08 8:46
Perfect landscape with amazing atmosphere.Awesome lightning management and colors.Also great temperature of them.Nice framework too.
Have a nice day
wolf38 (31284) 2012-08-17 1:44
Hi Matt. A water area of great depth and beautiful colors. I particularly like the inclusion of the foreground. The sand structures the scene perfectly. Well done. Best regards, Wolfgang.
ourania (39026) 2012-08-22 8:16
I like very much this curious seascape and the atmosphere of your lovely photo. There's amazing depth and extraordinary perspective. The ripples and the people and boats in the distance offer a captivating sense of movement and vivify the whole frame. The subtle light, on the other hand, and the subdued chromatic tones make the atmosphere very peaceful. Your lighting is excellent and the contrasts captured perfectly. A very beautiful holiday image. Your workshop picture is wonderful, more graphic and artistic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Matt Man (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4814)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-17
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
- Exposure: f/16, 1/1.25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-05 23:56