How about celebrating the season with a blue and white, and top it off with a hint of green? Here's a teasing invitation from the Philippines' best beach! Wouldn't you want to take a plunge on those clear blue waters?!?! Haha!
Boracay is just one of the many islands of the Philippines where you could find such fine beaches. From its clear luke warm waters, super fine flour-like textured white sands, lengthy coasts, sumptuous food, tourist friendly and warm people. It surely does rival the rival the best beaches of more popular destinations such as the Caribbean, the South Pacific as well as neighboring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
One thing for sure, it's so nice to be back home after months of travelling!
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lousat (91950) 2012-12-10 9:03
Waaawwww!!! This is a drean my friend!!!A neverending walk on the beach...and what a beach!Fantastic view,fantastic place,magnificent colors....i would to be there!!!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
serp2000 (44333) 2012-12-10 9:12
Why not? But I have plan to visit another place of the Earth. Outstanding work, Matt. I really like this picturesque composition, well seen! TFS!
dta (78544) 2012-12-10 9:23
Hello Matt ,
it seems to be a beach for foreign tourists . I like the perspective , and colors of the water are so inviting . The cloud formation in the Bg is splendid . May be it would have been better with more of the palm tree on the left .
livermore (1631) 2012-12-10 9:31
Superbe image paradisiaque qui donne envie d'aller se réchauffer le long de cette magnique plage ensoleillée.
JFS (32459) 2012-12-10 9:43
An image to make all of us dream Matt! What a marvel of place! This must be Paradise! A great work! Thanks!
See you around,
resat1972 (7576) 2012-12-10 10:35
yaz ve yılbaşı harika olsa gerek
Türkiyede sadece Antalyada olabilir
brianmcc (6219) 2012-12-10 13:10
oh boy, what a view. this beach looks incredible. the white sand, the clear water, and the blue sky all combine to produce a picture to make anyone living in western europe jealous right now as its minus 3C here right now.
have a lovely evening,
Gigidusud (21151) 2012-12-10 14:42
Splendid scene on the beach,a real paradise.A lovely holiday photo while it is very cold here, it's good!
Have a nice week.
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-12-10 15:25
Attractive and inviting picure!
Level of sharpness, management of light, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-12-10 17:32
Welcome back, Matt - looks like you had quite a lovely vacation! This is certainly more appealing than the cold, rainy weather I woke up to this morning.
Great lines in this shot, with the people walking down the beach, their heads parallel to the horizon, their feet with the sand and grass. The vanishing point all the way to the side creates a really expansive view here, and the bright exposure enhances that. Makes me wish for a vacation myself!
smash2707 (3320) 2012-12-10 18:22
Nice composition showing this amazing landscape with a great perspective. Beautiful colors. TFS
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-12-10 21:36
Hello Matt - Don't be so mean, here I am miles away from a tropical beach and you post this Christmas card! I can well imagine you are pleased to be home.... who wouldn't be if this was close by? The colour palette is beautiful. I like the way the 'yellow' lady adds a small colour contrast to all the blues and greens. Gorgeous. Warm regards Rosemary
jjcordier (79297) 2012-12-10 22:12
Te voilà enfin revenu chez toi après cette très belle tournée mondiale! Quand on voit la beauté du paysage, nul doute que tu dois apprécié d'être là de nouveau. Superbe photo de cet endroit paradisiaque.
siudzi (34141) 2012-12-10 23:00
Lucky you! My Christmas are always so cold and without the sunlight....
Amazing landscape post taken with a great symmetry and vivid lovely tones. Beautiful place! Thanks for sharing.
CLODO (34546) 2012-12-11 1:34
For the North hemisphere, Christmas means rain or snow, whereas for the South one, it means summer!
Good long perspective, with the lady in yellow dress contrasting nicely with the cyan sea and blue sky.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-12-11 4:00
yes I would be happy with this colourful Christmas. Bearing in mind it is barely above freezing here on the south coast of England as I write this, the idea of plunging into the waters here seems so inviting. It is a beautiful thought, place and capture. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
sevy (58) 2012-12-11 4:55
Looking to the weather we have since few weeks around where I live, this view is the total opposite.
Quite a paradisiac view, even if we could wonder about the green seaweed (but it is good for the color touch of this shot).
Cricri (120119) 2012-12-15 11:57
Passez Noël là bas serait un rêve, un vrai bonheur de ce balader le long de cette plage infinie, les couleurs sont merveilleuse, une très jolie plage de votre pays, compliment
specialist (1181) 2012-12-19 3:47
a postcard-like shot in vivid colors Matt.
maglex (1980) 2012-12-20 3:00
hello Matt, looksliek a capture from a james bond movie looking at the lady in swimsuit... :) very nice scenery and colors indeed, at first glance i thought in Panglao Bohol,because of the seagrasses. Thanks!
fabianoleite (11677) 2013-01-22 4:42
Interesting view of the people walking the beachy path near these clear waters with the moountains in the bakcground. Spectacular, congratulations!
ChrisJ (114585) 2013-03-04 8:05
I ended up staying at Boracay almost a full week! Good capture of the beauty of this gorgeous tropical beach. Love the intense blue sky and clean white sand. The people add scale & context. Tfs!
mkamionka (37177) 2013-04-08 13:54
I bet it is easier to come back to a country like this one in the photo than to a rainy England. Unless one wants not distractions to focus on work.
Fantastic view, there is so much color here. You got some nice clouds, and even the woman in the yellow clothes adds some more colors.
jmdias (64918) 2014-03-30 1:52
excellent use of the diagonals and personages here. I liked the colors and these details of the beach. very beautiful place and a compo well done.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-03-30 8:35
Thanks for your nice comments and for visiting my TE gallery.In India people may not like being photographed,but certainly will not pick up a fight if you happen to take their normal images in a reflex fashion.You must visit India to see all this.This image is like paradise on Earth.Great colors and excellent framing.Keep sharing.
- Copyright: Matt Man (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4814)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-09
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 9:01