This is an unusual view of the Persian Gulf, for all of its length from Kuwait to Oman the shoreline is flat and boring. Only at the Musandam Peninsula, near the strait of Hormuz, the mountains meet the sea. Pearls were the main source of income for the locals in the pre-oil days, of which the Gulf had plenty. Musandam peninsula is an enclave of Oman separated from the rest bythe UAE. It's very sparsely populated, a rugged place with some villages only accessible by boat. In the distance is Bukha fort (detail in workshop). These forts are found all over Oman, and are one of the country's scant cultural attractions.
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RGatward (20086) 2006-03-22 19:32
Excellent landscape, well found PoV for it. Great colours and tech all round.
Gerrit (52283) 2006-03-22 19:43
Incredible colours in this dramatic landscape with optimal definition and terriffic sky.
thanks and regards, Gerrit
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-03-22 19:52
Hi Tan !
Excellent composition. Great lighting, colors, sharpness, nice POV, DOF and contrast are beautiful. Well done. Congratulations. Have nice days...
DownUnder (1177) 2006-03-22 20:18
Hello Tan, good one, without the close up version, could not tell what that building is, good beach view, good note too.. tfs
rafelito (3648) 2006-03-22 20:53
Hi Tan !
Nice composition and soft colors.
Cormac (26565) 2006-03-22 21:30
Spectacular shot Tan! I like the way this shot sweeps from the close up view of the beach to the mountains in one, uninterrupted line. The mountains are great too, and I especially like the lines in the rock. Wonderful shot of this area!
PJE (20758) 2006-03-22 21:52
Tan I have to agree with you that there is not much to see except for this wonderful scene. I love how you used the perspective of the water shoreline looking towards the castle fort. Nicely done Tan!
thebecky (688) 2006-03-23 1:55
Stunning - it's so unusual to see this kind of landscape on Trek Earth. What were you doing here?? The detail on the rocks fading into the background is wonderful and I just want to jump into that water!
lestans (17200) 2006-03-23 3:01
Hi Tan!! What a fantastic, strange beach. It gives a lonliness feeling, as nobody passes there, nobody swims, no umbrellas.
Colors and POV are great, thank you for sharing!!
Leonie (8809) 2006-03-23 3:13
Are you on holidays again!!! Lucky you! and you got a digital cam as well! Congrats...this is magnificent!! WOW!
Enjoy...! Best regards, Léonie
Angshu (56760) 2006-03-23 3:33
A superb landscape with a great POV. The gradation of the sky colours, the mild waves & the stones following the wave line adds much to this shot
orcha (190) 2006-03-23 3:38
Hi tan a very nice photo here I love the clear water and the way the clouds seem to point towards the cliffs
Also nice and sharp.
ChrisJ (117201) 2006-03-23 5:17
Wow! This looks like another planet. I like the graduated turquoise & yellow color of the water & the spectacular relief of the bg mountains. Good sharpness & tfs!
gilou530 (34) 2006-03-23 7:44
ca sent les vacances!!!
super belle plage a la couleur de l'eau d'un vert émeraude magnifique, sacré montagnes en fond pour un sacré pays, merci du partage
lukie (0) 2006-03-23 8:17
interesting sight when mountains meet the sea. All I have seen were cliffs meeting the sea (in France).
Paolo (41222) 2006-03-23 10:11
Hi Tan, wonderful view!
your POV composed a great eprspective along the beach with that emerald and clair waters and that fantastic mountains that closed the horizon.
great light and colours.
carper (96) 2006-03-23 12:53
fantastic view Tan,
a vey nice composition, the beach give a nice perspective, very good colours and a fine dof, very good job.
jemaflor (102177) 2006-03-23 13:42
What a superb beach and landscape ! Great depth with this curve and original backgroud with montains. And i suppose that an ideal place to take a sea bath in warm water.TFS.
Ann75 (0) 2006-03-23 14:01
Wow, what an amazing photo. It gives me goosebumps! The foreground view over the beach and the water leading the eye of the viewer towards the mountains is fantastic. The different colours of the mountain sides is so beautiful and the sky above only adds to this photo. Fantastic work!
Tue (42820) 2006-03-23 15:21
Wonderful and breathtaking view. The coastline nicely takes the eye into the picture, the mountains look great and I like the little haze. Very well done!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-03-23 15:37
Wow, Tan! Wonderful land- and seascape. Amazing composition, POV and great colours. Nino
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-03-23 17:57
Very beautiful and rugged coast,
nice turqouise coloured water, and very good light,
anavazao (5592) 2006-03-23 19:31
The colours of water is wonderful! Nice POV, details, colours, idea and composition!
singuanti (15250) 2006-03-23 21:42
Hi Tan. Yes this being in Oman wouldn't have been my first guess. The polarizer gave you your saturated colors. You might have fun getting super low and taking the same shot. tfs Tan.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-03-24 6:02
Very nice and interesting shot, an unknown face for this area of our planet. Excellent depth, great colors and lighting. Very nice.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-03-24 13:47
Tan, ce paysage est assez surprenant avec l'opposition de la mer et de la plage avec ces montagnes brutes et abruptes. Les couleurs sont aussi en opposition.
Belle réalisation !Jacques
cherubin (1971) 2006-03-25 14:02
excellent copmosition, colours, framing and POV, congratulations!
john_c (24666) 2006-03-26 11:24
You are taking us to a part of the world with which most of us are very unfamiliar. I especially like the DOF here and how the subtle tones and hues come together to form a painterly scene. The dark sky and cliffs nicely contrast with the sand. A pleasing, well composed shot with an interesting note.
munki (1305) 2006-04-01 4:25
Amazing landscape shot in a beatiful location.
Excellent colours and DOF. I like the mountains in the background and the algae in the foreground.
Thanks for sharing.
perryhooter (2424) 2006-04-02 12:00
Hello tan !
Sorry for my long silence, I was quite busy lately, and did not give much time to TE.
Great shot with lovely curves and mood with this magic light. The fort looks like a sand castle.... Great note as usual.The beach is really quiet.....
Jeppe (18654) 2006-04-11 17:20
Sorry I missed a lot of your shots lately - I can see you gone digital - congratulation with the 20D
Truly wonderfull mix of colours and a fantastic landscape you present here - I like the small waves to give us perspective.
Thanks for sharing
krakowiak (4762) 2006-06-08 15:55
An extraordianry photo, perfect composition with nice view. And I appreciate colours of the misty hills in the distance. Looks beautyful.
It;s very nice to see such an amazing landscape !!!
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-07-10 8:12
Another very very nice place to go!!! House in the back is very atipical. I enjoy a lot this one for the colours too!
doubay (674) 2006-12-03 7:42
pboehringer (770) 2007-01-24 10:11
Hi Tan, that is most gorgeous and you're very right, this isn't boring at all, at least this place were land and sea meets in such dramatic. By the way, did you see the perl laying there in the lrft corner? Just kidding!
ruisc_pt (11090) 2007-02-26 15:41
Distinct Note Tan.
The image is superb better than it.
Ramy (773) 2007-03-05 4:57
This is another marvelous shot of Oman, a unique beach with amazing mountains surrounding the place. A stunning open view. Great work!
desman (2222) 2007-03-20 14:02
une destination qui me tentait déjà bien, tu n'arranges pas les choses... :-)
MarcT (20964) 2007-08-07 1:33
apucci (1020) 2007-11-16 2:05
Excellent care of details!
MLINES (12516) 2008-02-05 13:18
Hi Tan. An excellent perspective looking along the beach and up to the towering cliffs. DOF is good as the details of various strata are clearly visible in the cliff. I like the foreground which has the shells or seaweed to add interest. TFS. Murray.
BennyV (20225) 2008-05-19 5:16
Saw this one on the opening page today, Tan. A very interesting shot. I learned something about a part of the world I'm not familiar with, plus: it's a good picture. That's TE!
Just-A-Guy (339) 2010-07-13 6:48
Wow, amazing landscape, the curvature of the shore line makes it a really look like heaven
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EFS 18-55mm, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My favorite photos (13) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-22 19:08
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