The beach at Bir Ali taken from the top of a volcanic outcrop along the Gulf of Aden. Nothing special, just showing a side of Yemen not often photographed. Also the first photo on this site from Shabwah "state". The WS version is a zoomed out view. There is no "beach culture" out here, so the beach is deserted though the water is very swimmeable. There is a sandbar connected to an island at left, but so far I have not been able to successfully stitch digital images, so I will add that to WS as well. The walk to the top of this volcano would be suicidal in the summer months.
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sebinho342 (19317) 2006-03-31 9:39
Elle est fabuleuse cette photo Tan.
Le site est grandiose et magnifié par cette photo et surtout l'angle de vue, c'est du grand art.
En plus tu nous fais découvrir un pays plus que fermé qu'est le yemen, as tu des photos de saana ?
bon week end
lukie (0) 2006-03-31 10:00
it must be wonderfull to be at such a beautiful beach with no people around you.
rafelito (3648) 2006-03-31 10:40
Excelent shot and vew, great colors and big fight between sea and sand.
carper (96) 2006-03-31 11:19
colours meet colours, veru nice one Tan,
a well seen composition, very nice colours very nice shot, may I ask you why you don't use a frame by your shots? good job anyway.
emad (284) 2006-03-31 11:31
hi Tan.i like these colors.and i wish i could meet them in this place!!!;-)thanks for posting
Gerrit (52283) 2006-03-31 13:27
a Colour spectacle and very unexpected forms. a good composition
thanks end regards, Gerrit
gilou530 (34) 2006-03-31 14:03
un sacré veinard de pouvoir faire toutes ces photo vues d'en haut, belle couleur de l'eau avec en contraste le désert, vraiment bravo a toi
Ann75 (0) 2006-03-31 14:15
Wow, amazing shot with such beautiful colours. The water looks amazing and it's so interesting that the ocean meets a desert here. Beautiful captured and it really looks like such a remote place! Great composition with beautiful details!
Paolo (41230) 2006-03-31 14:48
Hi Tan, what a wonderful landscape! really the desert jump in the emeral and pale water!
great focus, fantastic light, colours and contrast.
excellent shot of a small piece of paradise.
have a nice w.e.
singuanti (15250) 2006-03-31 22:25
Hey Tan. I think my personal favorite of them all would be workshop #2 mostly because of the composition. You look to be getting the hang of this digital thing and the PP. Beautiful shot Tan.
Cormac (26565) 2006-03-31 23:40
Wow! The colours in this are amazing! You're right when you say that this side of Yemen is rarely photographed. I can't recall ever seeing a shot of this before. Well done!
lu_muratori (618) 2006-04-01 0:29
Hi Tan, absolutely stunning colours, what a place, wow... But only that wouldn't make the photo, for me the composition has it, , by choosing this pov you lead our eyes all the way to the horizon.
ChrisJ (117825) 2006-04-01 3:57
Fantastic aquamarine & turquoise colors, in the sea, & a superb pov, with excellent sharpness. Tfs!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-04-01 5:00
Beautiful coloured shallow water. Great contrast with dry desert and mountains in the background. So peaceful place. I like it.
smash2707 (3320) 2006-04-01 10:45
Good idea. Good light, amazing colors. I didn't know that yemen had so beautiful beaches. Regards, Yvonne
john_c (24666) 2006-04-01 12:56
The two tonal simplicity of the shot is its strength. I like the undulating sand mases, the clear water, and the rising cliffs in the distance. Superb lines and a soothing perspective. Well captured. This is not a part of the world much seen.
rabdelnoor (3423) 2006-04-01 20:28
Beautiful shot of the sea merging with the desert. The colours are stunning creating a good contrast with the desert. The WS are nice too and give a better idea of the region. Very nice.
orcha (190) 2006-04-01 23:53
Lovely clear water and bright sand it looks so inviting.
greg64g (11193) 2006-04-02 3:27
this another good reason to discover the fabulous country of yemen. impressive beach without people.
elmec (12210) 2006-04-03 14:50
Lovely mityng the desert and the sea!
I like the vawe coast and colour of the water!
Very godd frame!
Angshu (56760) 2006-04-07 3:41
Absolutely brilliant colours Tan..the combination of turquoise & blue with the sand is amazing. I like the white waves which ar lapping on the small islands. For the sheer perpective of spectacle, I would prefer the WS. Superb shots
fayeulle (27827) 2006-04-08 8:48
I missed some shots from your incredible portefolio. I like very much this one with the desert coming in the sea. It' really well seen...
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-09 17:55
Hi Tan, you certainly get to some unusual places, which is great for TE folks to see through your lens. Great colours in this scenery. Super clear water a delight to see. Congratulations.
banyanman (7789) 2006-04-21 11:04
Nicely composed shot from a part of the world that few TEers have seen (or will ever get to see!) Excellent sharpness and DOF, and I like the colours you have captured in this. Thanks for posting the extra WS images. They help to emphasise the isloation of this area. Your photograph of the beach 'resort' is amazing. Cheers . . . David
ahmetgedikli (25609) 2006-08-07 17:21
Çöl ve deniz... Toprağın ve suyun rengi ne kadar şaşırtıcı, sakin, temiz... Nefis manzara. Ellerine sağlık, sevgiler.
MIMACSKA (291) 2006-09-06 15:08
Very beautifull! I dont find words to excplain....
ViktorVaughn (1525) 2007-06-14 9:27
I have viewed this photo quite a few times (and to be honest, I thought I had already commented on this photo) but here's my input. First of all, I'm planning on heading to Yemen in August, and this area is part of my itinerary. The only problem is I have no idea where in Yemen it is, I've been trying to research it. I was wondering if you could help me. How did you get here, where exactly on the coast is it? How close to Aden is it?
The colours are absolutely stunning, and a different beach feel then say the Caribbean or SE Asia.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-27
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EFS 18-55mm, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-31 9:07
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