This was taken from the boat of picnic tour to a small island for feeding shark. I used a polarizing filter to make a lagoon of Bora Bora more brilliant.
Bora Bora is located in the French Polynesia Islands in South Pacific paradise.
Tech: Cropped, levels adjusted, color adjusted, unsharp mask, and added frame.
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magnier (988) 2004-07-21 5:49
Waou! c'est magnifiques! les couleurs sont trťs belles, superbes contrastes. bravo exellent travail!
PDP (439) 2004-07-21 6:32
Brilliant colours of the sea and interesting clouds. I like the perspective line form the coral(?). Great composition. Makes me want to dive in.
RGatward (20062) 2004-07-21 6:43
Beautiful simple compo, giving a very good impression of the lagoon. The sky looks good also.
richtersl (3546) 2004-07-21 7:12
A very nice photo. The texture of the water is amazing. The blue colors are also superb.
banukulaksiz (157) 2004-07-21 7:16
the sea is so crystal and the colors are perfect! well done Hisashi..
Rhiannon (1728) 2004-07-21 7:49
Ahhhh... this is paradise. What colours! The water sparkles like a million diamonds. Wonderful patterns and light in the water.
I hope I can see this place for real some day.
Thank you for sharing!
jackwp (519) 2004-07-21 8:55
Beautiful shot. These waters are very inviting. Excellent hues, sharpness.
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-07-21 8:56
ca y est je suis encore partie dans mes reves les plus fous en voyant cette superbe photo de cet mer si belle, paradisiaque la photo....wouhhhhh !!!j'aime bien cette angle de prendre plus l'ocean que de prendre le ciel, la composition est tres bien etudiee, les nuages donnent vraiment une note a l'ambiance de cette prise de vue...un grand bravo...BI
Jebelis (229) 2004-07-21 9:10
nice pÓcture, i love water picture like this one! the last one with plane and island under was very nice too! Lucky guy to have the chance to travel there!
jemaflor (89385) 2004-07-21 10:54
Quelles nuances de bleus ... une merveille.
Que l'on aurait envie de s'y baigner !
burdallet (0) 2004-07-21 14:34
This island will lost its interest if all people who want to live on it will realize theirs dreams :-)
Eagle (522) 2004-07-26 5:43
Beautiful clear water! It would be interesting to see a flight photo over this area.
Jan100 (158) 2004-07-28 1:07
Its so beautiful. I love the dark patches, the clouds at the back and the patterns on the water. Well taken. Personally I would have cropped alot off the bottom of the photo and put a black frame around it.
lucinka (9976) 2004-11-19 5:44
Bora Bora is definately on my list "to go" and with your picture I want to go there even more :) Very well done. L.
sohrab (7439) 2004-11-21 4:32
this is a really beautiful photograph
youve made such good use of the polariser here.
what you really miss here though is a reef shark swimming in the foreground....
i know of bora bora. there is another island in the french polynesia which is supposed to be really beauitful , but not very touristic.. i can't remember the name.....
you might enjoy this link
take care :)
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-03-21 15:05
Absolutely amazing colours of the water. Looks so tempting and a place where I would love to be right now.
smash2707 (3320) 2006-05-13 22:44
I LOVE the color of the water. Good sharpness, showing the patterns of teh water. Regards, Yvonne
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2006-08-15 2:31
An excellent image you have here, I have seen many similar placs to this in Fiji and North Queensland. Exraordinary colouration and patterns here, and a good sky to water ratio. One thing I need to question is the location, I know where Bora Bora is, and to call it a part of Europe is absurd. This is not france. It is almost exactly on the opposite side of the planet! Just because it is a french speaking territory, I personally do not regard the tropical Pacific Ocean as Europe! A brilliant image none the less.
France (125) 2007-11-13 5:05
I notice you have seen more beautiful beaches than me. Infested of sharks ? What a pity ;-)
The water color is unbelievably blue and transparent. Thanks to give it the most part of your picture.
Polarizer works well here.
JDFreeSoul (72) 2008-03-16 16:10
Absolutely beautiful, bright and clear colors of Bora Bora lagoon!
A real paradise.
bernardec (2235) 2009-02-06 10:12
Here we are in France!
and you gave to my country sutch nice colors!
between blue and green !
and the composition (small sky big sea) is excellent
mafegan (8624) 2009-04-14 22:23
I was not expecting to see your Bora Bora photos under France - certainly this is not Europe. Great colours, so simple and very striking. Tfs, Marlene
giorgimer (34935) 2009-05-24 13:47
it remembers me some shots I took in Maldives. It's a GORGEOUS view. Colors are magic, almost incredible.
seafetish (104) 2009-05-26 3:18
ooh beautiful! :) nice move changing your lens...
thanks for sharing!
wish i could go see bora bora myseld *sigh* haha
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-05-26 15:31
How I wish I were there now....what a paradise!
deud (1920) 2009-06-20 5:47
une image tres reussie!
bonne prise de cette scene!
j'aime la composition, les couleurs et la netette!
tres bien! merci.
banyanman (7789) 2009-08-10 5:57
Wow, this has impact, Hisashi-san. Real travel poster material. You have composed this perfectly leaving just the right amount of headroom over the cloudscape to give it the right balance. Cheers . . . David
Mateja (434) 2009-08-25 12:24
Amazing colour, I wish I could swim in it :)
Beautiful and easy,
alin-m (3716) 2009-08-31 3:27
Wonderfull colour ans beautifull image.Congratulation.Regards.Alin.
nes7 (735) 2009-11-08 3:52
Excellent colors... Wonderful photo... Congratulations!
karen64 (358) 2009-12-26 3:43
What a superb explosion of blue!
I love it!
Greetings from Poland! :)
brech (189) 2010-12-29 14:13
A beautiful postcard image. I love the high horizon line and the use of a wide angle lens giving a great almost panoramic view.
zahra67 (4) 2011-01-01 21:16
the crystal paradise!
excellent photo!merci bq
selay22 (254) 2011-03-05 1:21
What an amazing subject!
The water is a perfect crystal turquoise blue.
Love the DOF in this shot.
aceh_lonsayang (0) 2011-03-22 7:04
wow i like it
good luck! :D
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-13 1:40
en effet, excellente presentation de cette eau magnifique! si je peux exprimer cela ici, j ai ete surpris de lire "France", mais en effet, politiquement, oui... mais il est peut-etre bon de rappeler aussi le taux de radioactivite que la France a laisse derriere elle dans ce paradis sur terre... ;)
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1992-09-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 100QD, EF 20-35 F2.8L, RVP, Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tropical Islands, Mer & Passion..., Yvonne's favorite beaches, Your best preferred over 10000 in my gallery [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-21 5:46
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