Simple image for saturday...Late afternoon at Duong Beach, 20km east of Ha Tien on the Cambodian border. Unlike most of Vietnamese coast which faces the South China Sea, this area west of the Mekong delta faces the Gulf of Thailand, and the water on this side is much calmer and shallower. The rock formations here are similar to those in southern Thailand, but smaller and fewer.
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alainh (33201) 2005-06-04 9:52
splendid Big Cloud. a very nice composition !
dolin (15619) 2005-06-04 10:19
Very interesting and nice shot.
I like this light behind this big cloud.
Nice framing and contrast.
va2ho (298) 2005-06-04 10:26
Great timing and composition. The colors could be stronger. But i think this pictures could be on a touristic book.
Emile (20352) 2005-06-04 10:31
Tan this picture is not a simple image as you said, it is a beautiful one, very well composed with excellents colors and contrasts and sharpness.
Paker (2650) 2005-06-04 10:33
This one is astonishing Tan. The sun rays are exceptional. The scenery is interesting. What can I say? I just wanna say - 'wow'!
tars (882) 2005-06-04 10:34
A splendide photograph of a simple big cloud.
Nice sunbeams in the cloudy sky.
Well seen and done for me.... Tars
Zepi (22848) 2005-06-04 10:50
Excellente vue,splendides couleurs.
J'adore cette lumière!
jpages (1670) 2005-06-04 11:10
Hi Tan, very calm and peaceful seascape, in a very good composition, including elements in the foreground filling the scene. All the black silhouettes contrasts very well with this soft blue and grey colour of the sea and sky. Did you pay at the cloud for stopping in front of the sun? The rays of the sun are really amazing.
Best regards. Jaume
kdien (9363) 2005-06-04 11:12
Splendid frame, full colors and contrasts. Beautiful beautifully showed place. Splendid blank space in beautiful wide panoramic effect.
eza1701 (3345) 2005-06-04 12:28
It's a beautifully framed shot Tan, with the palm leaves framing the picture at the top, the rays of sunlight shining out from behind the cloud and the rock on the horizon.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-06-04 13:20
How simple can a good picture be; justr be there on the right time: You did and the picture is great. Well done, regards ALbrecht
lukie (0) 2005-06-04 13:58
Maybe simple, but very good with the cloud (looks like a sort of strange animal with a big nose) and the sunrays coming down in the ocean.
ngythanh (8572) 2005-06-04 14:05
I am in the middle of searching some important details for a political event. Stopping by TE, I must stop my search to log on, in order to post this note to thank you for a wonderful picture of my homeland, and a great lesson of shooting hidden sun.
bonee (776) 2005-06-04 14:34
I love the composition and POV!
I just miss the words to describe how much I like it! :)
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-04 16:13
You capture a decisive moment here.
This cloud in front of the sun makes a perfect effect.
Nice leaves of palm tree, too.
Well done, a very nice shot
jjbach (9324) 2005-06-04 17:27
Great shot, excellent moment !! Wonderful composition with amazing lighting!! Very well done!
Rhad (59) 2005-06-04 20:15
Excellent. I feel compelled by the silhouetted items like the rock, boats, and leaf, and yet the title and I'm assuming subject is the cloud. I can look at it twice with diffent focus (shadowed items or cloud) and find it interesting either way mainly because the rays are the key features for me.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-06-04 20:39
very nice picture, the sun is almost desperate to come out, I like the boat and the little mountain at the back, well seen and taken,
nerve (10231) 2005-06-05 6:57
This is a fantastic shot! i think you must be joking when you say that its a simple image, this is a superb one! Its such a magical moment when you catch the sun just behind the clouds and it shines through them like that!
You made a very good composition here too,. i love the placement of the branches here..
A great image overall!
donluicu (24724) 2005-06-05 12:10
this i s a great shot...very impressive.the pov is good, and the compo tyoo...well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-05 13:11
The way the cloud hides the sun and restricts it to its rays is interesting and well rendered here, I like too the rising rock and the two boats that nicely fill the frame. The palm adds the touch of exotism.
Have a nice week end,
Luan (12971) 2005-06-07 3:45
this picture is beautiful, i think it is perfecly composed with the palm leaves on the top, holidays are in the air ;o)...
The light is impressive, thanks to this big cloud, you have caught the ultimate shot.
mumek (20202) 2005-06-21 15:49
Super composition with fantastic sky .Very nice scenery , very good light and colours.
Great photo. Thanks for the note
Vagabond (5848) 2005-07-07 9:53
Simple but very strong picture with well captured moment and contrasts. Congratulations ..
bebel (7588) 2005-07-08 10:58
bonjour, I have just discovered your album and It is all very interesting shots, I like your work, you have a great "coup d'oeil" (eyes)
I choiced this photography to began. Nice sea side but also like in a ship sailing over the sea. it is very clear to the background, well framed with leaves and the sun hidden by clouds.
(sorry my english is short...)
sayzey (2358) 2005-07-20 7:43
Great photo Tan! A big cloud indeed! I love the light beams coming out from the cloud, and of course the weirdly shaped rock too!
You have been to so many exotic places! I am very jealous!
djslim (570) 2005-11-09 10:05
Wonderful compostition and colours! I really like the streaks of light as well as the boats. TFS!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-12-04 7:35
Its a common play around the world to look at clouds and try to reconize objects and persons - I would say this must be "Cyrano de Bergerac" he was a nobles man with a rather big nose - and theres writen plays and musicals about him and his lovelife - thanks for sharing this fine moment with us.
roobahe (350) 2006-01-07 10:51
thats nice shot
but I cant undrestand the use of leaf in your shot
batalay (38821) 2007-04-16 12:18
What a spectacular sunburst effect you have captured, or perhaps it should be titled "Cloud hanging over the Mekong." The composition and perspective, the colors and definition, and light and shadows are superb!
SabrinaTripodi (84) 2007-05-19 23:12
que linda foto!!! como caen los rayos sobre el agua es muy lindo!! y esa nube ahi en el medio es espectacular!!!
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2007-08-06 10:34
Hi Tan, Splendid light from behind the cloud. Nice composition with the cloud inbetween the palm branches counterweighted by the rock and the boats. TFS, Michael
tpstrek (2168) 2008-04-07 16:45
Excelent capture, composition and pov. Beautiful sunrays.
bloublou (144) 2010-05-15 7:21
I like the way sun stream come out of this cloud, I will have to understand how to take such a picture
- 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
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-04 9:39
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