The great calm after the storm. Palawan, several days after the Super Typhooon Haiyan hit the Visayas Region of the Philippines.
This shot was taken in Sabang Port, on our way to the Underground river in Puerto Princessa. This place wasn't badly hit as compared to the towns in Leyte, Samar and the small Islands in Cebu and Bohol and north of Palawan.
My place, Manila wasn't badly hit as it as well as it is way up north of Haiyan's Path. Our country is slowly recuperating from the devastation, physically, emotionally and mentally, Thanks to the International aid that we continuously receive.
Please pray for my Country TE friends. May they find peace after this enormous storm.
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Subhogen (3162) 2013-11-25 23:24
I hope Philippines recovers quickly from this great natural catastrophe. We in India are consistently battered by these thundering typhoons and understand and feel your pain. Very nicely composed photo over here. The sea has magical colors. Dramatic cloud formations. Good one. Best of Luck.
jemaflor (76568) 2013-11-25 23:29
lovely view of this beach, I like the pov and the good light management, interesting effect also with this sky and these clouds.
jjcordier (69557) 2013-11-25 23:36
Cette photo est magnifique. Les couleurs de la mer et ce ciel sont splendides. Content de savoir que tu n'as pas été trop touché par le typhon mais on a une pensée très émue pour toutes ces victimes et on espère que la solidarité internationale jouera bien son rôle pour permettre aux survivants de retrouver rapidement une vie presque normale.
carlo62 (22301) 2013-11-25 23:55
purtroppo le tragedie non si cancellano, ma un po' di calma e tranquillità serve per riordinare tutto.
La foto è molto bella, splendido panorama e fantastico cielo, mi auguro che sia di buon auspicio.
dta (59121) 2013-11-26 0:38
Hello MAtt ,
A wonderful sky for this paradisiac tropical beach with white sand and splendid colors .
But paradise can become hell ...
krzychu30 (14346) 2013-11-26 2:31
I can imagine it will take time till the situation on Philippines come back to normal.
Although the beach hasn´t lost its beauty and charm after typhoon-the people will need certainly more time to recover.
Wish You all the best in Philippines
timecapturer (40234) 2013-11-26 4:38
a shot that amplifies how nature can give and also take away. It is a beautiful and idyllic vista and a powerfully sentimental image, considering the awful damage and heartache the storm caused your homeland and its (usually) smiling people. My thoughts go out to you and the people of these beautiful islands.
Regards - B.
jhm (130620) 2013-11-26 4:44
I can you report that here in Flemish Belgium a lot organisations a lot money collect for your country.
I hope that the money comes to the people!
Also the catholic church try celebration in the church for the victims of your country
But your picture is absolutely nice and perfect.
Lovely panoramic view about these area
A splendid composition with real colours
Excellent captured and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
thebest (4202) 2013-11-26 14:52
It is so hard to imagine such a wonderful paradise can be devastated by the ravaging Typhoon - such beauty here in your image - wonderful photo with excellent detail.
Our thoughts, prayers & support are with the people of your Country.
Kind regards Matt,
worldcitizen (6023) 2013-11-26 17:07
Things definitely do look calm in this photo. I like the colors of the sea and sky. The cloud formations are also great, and add a lot of detail to the scene. I wish the best for the people of the Philippines.
rigoletto (33749) 2013-11-26 17:15
hello matt. it is so sad to think about the catastrophe hiding behind this paradise. even though not badly hit, who would have thought that this is an aftermath photo? i feel a bit relieved knowing that lots of money and provisions were also sent from turkey. i wish and hope the best for the people of philippines and the survivors of the typhoon.
adidas5nb (3945) 2013-11-26 19:19
amazing shot.just love the view on offer.cant take my eyes off it.B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!
korbee (6615) 2013-11-27 13:32
Im really enjoying the lovely colors of ths tropical coast the sea and the skies are fantastic!
I like your frame as well,very tasteful .
God I wish all THE best for THE Phillipine people,and I hope they will be able tiger back to normale life again.
everlasting (14105) 2013-11-30 4:18
a well composed image and touching words.
adores (32148) 2013-12-14 5:06
A very good shot, with great colours and a fantastic sky. Surely a beautiful place and very different from the moment of the thyphoon, although we can still notice the signs of it.
Such a terrible moment for your country, hope it may recover very soon!
sandpiper (6580) 2014-01-13 2:11
a wonderful view from photogenic Palawan. I will be there in mid February for a week with friends. Hope I can get a scene as good as this. Good composition