My idea of paradise would be a lot cooler and much less humid, but the beauty of southern Thailand makes putting up with the heat easier. View of Ko Poda from a small uninhabited island (forgot the name) with 3 beaches at low tide. The white strip on the horizon is the beach on Poda, the mainland (Ao Nang coast) is visible behind it. These islands were overrun by hals of the population of Sweden at the time, I believe the Queen of Norway was also staying at a mega expensive resort on Ao Phra Nang.
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PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-20 9:37
Good low PoV here leading to the hill, the variations in green and blue are fantastic and on a hot afternoon like today it's very refreshing !!!
I feel better now, thanks !
Have a nice day,
Signal-Womb (13048) 2005-06-20 9:44
Beautiful capture Tan, the water looks absolutely amazing here and what colour. Good contrast in the sky and very well composed shot. Very nice work.
carper (96) 2005-06-20 10:24
Tan this is a nice one,
the low view give aspecial effect, very nice to look at, great composition, good colours, fantastic photo, good job,
banyanman (7789) 2005-06-20 10:36
Seeing this great shot in the gallery has introduced me to your very impressive portfolio Tan. I love the greens that you have captured in this shot. Great composition and POV. Cheers . . . David
kevinos (7403) 2005-06-20 10:37
It's a breathtaking picture, Tan.You've made a real feature of that wonderful green light of the coral shallows. The island and the magnificent sky make it perfect.
Cormac (26563) 2005-06-20 11:11
Wow, what water! The colour is amazing, and the perspective of the horizon high in the frame puts the emphasis down on this inviting water. This really makes me feel like I'm there. Well done!
Roly (2024) 2005-06-20 12:09
Even if it's not paradise, spending a week on this uninhabited island would be OK with me. The water is just so tempting, at least that's what your image conveys. Good execution, crisp colors.
lukie (0) 2005-06-20 12:38
this must be paradise, indeed. Beautiful view you give us here. Great colors !
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-20 13:07
Sorry I'm busy at this moment...
Oh yeah, I want to jump inside this clear water, it's hot in Switzerland !
Superb natural colors, I'm taking my snorkeling equipment and I'm coming...
Paker (2650) 2005-06-20 14:11
I envy your colors. That's it.
Hanssie (10441) 2005-06-20 14:47
A very, very nice, clear and fresh foreground you've got here, Tan, really nice !
Als the beautiful colours in the whole picture and the clouds which also make fine shapes, nice picture !
MarekP (4750) 2005-06-20 14:49
This is exactly how I imagine Jules Verne's Mysterious Island. Fantastic sharpness of the rocks, colours of the sea, clouds, and everything.
naxius (16685) 2005-06-20 16:10
Hello Tan, you should stop posting such beautiful shots from this land! I can't resist!!
Very nice. The colors are stunning.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-06-20 17:09
Truly lovely sight of this paradise look a like place - Im amazed by the sight of the clear water and like the very special colour compared with the sky - thanks a lot Tan for taking us this great place.
anakin (2775) 2005-06-20 19:05
Wuaaaaoooo esto es increible ,precioso, alucinante, muy bonito lugar , una impresionante foto que nos acerca a este precioso paraiso.
lmazneh (0) 2005-06-20 19:11
This must be paradise on earth. Amazing view.
Tue (28264) 2005-06-20 19:26
Beautiful colours and light! I like this view with the island high above the beautiful sea! Very well done! :-D
jpages (1670) 2005-06-20 20:03
I can't believe it! Does it really exists???? I want to be there!!!!!!
Hi Catman, the colour of the sea water is very impressive, and contrasts very well with the blue sky. The clouds helps to give more beauty to the seascape. The composition having the high mountain in the background adds a kind of nature power to the shot. The light, always difficult in these conditions, is also very well captured. Good work, and thanks for sharing this kind of pleasant and fresh views. It goes direct to my favorites!.
Best regards Tan.
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-06-21 2:57
Great shot Tan... the water looks sooooooooo inviting! I'll have to check this place out my next visit to Phuket (area). Great clarity, and I like the fact that the sky is not overblown...
I think I just found my new desktop wallpaper!
Amandine (1072) 2005-06-21 3:03
It's a real paradise scene! I long fir such landscapes! It's well composed, sharp (what's not happend often with sea pictures). Coloors are wonderfull; Your picture is well contrasted, it's bring deepth to the picture. It's very well done
tars (882) 2005-06-21 4:56
Very beautiful and sharp picture. The colours are wonderful, especially the white clouds on de blue sky with the green rocks and water.
Well seen and done for me.
Cruize (0) 2005-06-21 6:40
An inviting image Tan...well done on capturing the essence of paradise. Your DOF, saturation and POV is great.
Paolo (41222) 2005-06-21 8:12
It's not only your idea!
fantastic shot Tna...so colorful!
and the light was something of perfect!
excellent composition and Pov too.
nerve (10231) 2005-06-21 9:26
Nope, my idea of paradise is this Mr. Captain!
Wow! Such a beautiful place, beautiful cotton clouds and you had a great shot here..I am not so keen on the vignetted polarized part of the top right corner though..
wouldnt be a buzz to swim here?!.. (no sharks and tsunami??) lol..
Sana bir fıstik Kaptan..(Benimkiler taze, bitmedi daha..) Selamlar.
danyy (0) 2005-06-22 6:55
Oui, assurément et vue la limpidité de l'eau, on ferait des kilomètres à la nage pour y parvenir.
Superbes couleurs sous un ciel très agréable à admirer.
Merci pour ce rêve.
sayzey (2358) 2005-06-22 13:45
Great photo Tan!! The water looks so inviting! It also looks like you could wade over to the island, or at least part of the way!
Reminds me of the scene in "the beach" where they have to swim over to the island.
I love the colours and the clouds too, looks like it might just rain later on in the day.....
cam (9041) 2005-06-22 19:39
A beautiful display of greens,then blue.
Very inviting place.
Very good perspective and composition.
Very soft on the eyes and pleasant.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-06-22 19:57
very ncie shot here, I like the sea, its just so clear, the green mountain behind it, it very rich with green colours, well done
Luan (12971) 2005-06-23 8:56
Beautiful picutre, the water is so clear here, you are right to have given so much importance to the sea, the composition is great like this.
sarpedon (352) 2005-06-24 10:08
Valla bu cennet yerleri gidip gormek sart gibi. Umarim resmi cektikten sonra suya da bir atlamissindir. :-)
coco (30439) 2005-06-25 14:02
Is a magnific capture of a magnific place. Really fantastic.
aga77 (135) 2005-06-26 6:50
This is my idea of paradise...Great colours. Very well done.
apazevedo (5469) 2005-06-26 17:09
Amazing place and an excellent photo with great colours, perspective and POV, Tan; a real paradise, good work!
ChrisJ (102831) 2005-06-27 4:16
This appeared in the TE 'featured photos'. Excellent color, sharpness, & lighting. I like the turquoise / aquamarine colors. Well done!
orme (7215) 2005-06-28 3:37
Very beautiful shot, Tan. The colours of the water are just fantastic. Excellent detail. The clouds help to make the island seem even more impressive. Well framed.
RGatward (20062) 2005-07-01 17:03
I missed this one, well, I've been busy. What a fantastic scan this is, perfect colours and sharpness. Looks like a great place, I wonder if it'll still be full of Swedes when I'm there in a few weeks.
Michael (277) 2005-07-03 15:07
This picture is like a dream, how such beautiful places can exist ! the water is so clear and calm, the white sand beach seems desert and waiting for us ! The sky also is beautifula and well captured thanks to the ploariser.
Great composition, thank you for sharing and let us dream a while.
sergecross (3438) 2005-07-05 10:59
Tan, sharply taken and colorful. I like the back island, very nice picture. Excellent water and colors.
Vagabond (5848) 2005-07-05 14:36
Very nice picture. Fantastic composition and colours. Congratulations ..
mumek (20202) 2005-07-10 9:43
The colours of the sky and the sea are beautiful. Super shot.Thanks for the note
ahmkaplan (102) 2005-07-31 12:23
Wonderful, the sea, the big rock and the clouds. Nice composition. This will be one of my favourites.
Uncle_Wez (91) 2005-07-31 12:40
Awesome shot Tan, ill check this place out next time im climbing in Krabi! Ive never heard of it before!
Your colours in the water are amazing, and the sky just makes it.
rajhema (1871) 2005-07-31 12:48
I just visualised being there. It would have been a memorable moments right! Very beautiful and colorful place.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-08-01 10:50
I love the warm and humid weather In South East Asia and it really looks like paradise. I wish I was there right now. Great picture!
leonardhuller (53) 2005-09-05 16:46
Ok. I´m not the first to say it, but this foto is great!
The colours are beautiful. Awesome!
pipapelada1 (11) 2005-09-28 7:00
this would look fab splashed across the pages of a glossy travel magazine. Fantastic!
venus (748) 2005-10-02 10:44
Dramatic sky against the green clear color of the sea.
Really beautiful part of the world.
Thanks for sharing.
Mapeix-Br (253) 2005-11-24 18:00
Nice Job! Have you used a CPL to take this picture? It's look like! Why don't you write sthing else about the techiniques you have used to take this picture?
Matiash (128) 2005-11-30 9:30
Perfect shot ! The perspective is very good and I like the color of water, it must be paradise !
arnie (1803) 2006-01-10 22:57
What amazing clear water.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-01-14 17:42
Marvelous picture. What kind of drink is this green liquid ;)?
It could be a paradise, only they must build some bike tracks ;).
Once again - beautiful.
rabani (9645) 2006-01-26 22:17
This is the best view of a seafront so far. Bright with narrative contrast and declaring details. Great work here Tan. Worth walking this far out to sea under the hot sun to get this.
atctim (73) 2006-01-26 23:21
I love the emphasis on those beautiful and clear waters.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-05-06 18:30
a spectacular View. The color of the sea is precious. In less than 20 days I will be there. I like the compo too. Excellent work
zeca (19762) 2006-08-19 13:38
Hello Tan! An invitation to dive! Wonderful waters! Nice framing capturing more water than sky.
Tubularek (331) 2007-01-06 7:18
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-01-22 5:01
Hi master, lol i have smile cause i've just read your comment on my picture talking about treatment and contrasts, i'm still a student and you the boss discovering that marvel in your random 3 pictures in intro. Wow a puuuure delight this one, kind of shots i'm running after ... Your sky is perfect and the compo well calculated, a pleasure for my eyes
scp (34) 2007-03-03 16:42
Thailand is such a lovely countrey. This picture showes me that.
pedrocarmo (1295) 2007-03-03 16:44
This is defenitly my idea of paradise.
Well done TFS
papatya (59) 2007-06-24 7:28
mükemmel bir fotoğraf. Huzur veriyor insana...
not:Sen de İzmirlisin demek :)
smash2707 (3320) 2010-05-08 14:52
Hi, Tan. Nice composition. You chose excellent light conditions. I like your POV including as much as possible of this amazing sea. I love the natural colors of the shot. Have a nice weekend, Yvonne
Noel_Byrne (26591) 2012-09-17 5:15
Indeed, this is a paradise perfect picture. The water looks so warm and inviting, I'm really glad you included so much of it for us to enjoy.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta X-700, 28mm, Fuji Superia Reala, 49mm Linear Polariser
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- Date Submitted: 2005-06-20 9:00
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