This was taken from a small Bugis fishing village in Jailolo early in the morning, on the western coast of Halmahera volcanic island, one of more than 300 islands
that make up the Province of North Maluku. Untouched by outsiders, sparcely populated, mountainous and rarely visited, it offers great natural beauty and haven for photography.
Jutting out of water are those 'pyramids', the volcanic islands of Maitara, Ternate and Tidore respectively seen from the right.
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eldancer1 (17106) 2012-03-21 9:51
Wow! Beautiful capture of the sunrise! Awesome lighting and wonderful colors. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
guld (1042) 2012-03-21 9:57
WOW is right! It is a great photo! beautiful POV and colors.
PecoBud (3778) 2012-03-21 10:03
Just love this photo and POV. Wonderful detail of colors and lighting. Beautiful photo!! TFS
claudeD (24201) 2012-03-21 10:36
this must be an amazing location for a photographer. Excellent composition and perfect light managment.You are right saying ... a calm and silent morning.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
holmertz (26982) 2012-03-21 11:07
Again you have captured breathtaking evening colours. In this picture the floating timber logs create an unusual foreground, whereas the pyramid shaped islands and he spectacular clouds form a magnificent background.
gildasjan (38232) 2012-03-21 11:16
Une image bien composée au tiers et de très belles teintes dans ce ciel pour un accord parfaite avce le bleu.
ourania (12469) 2012-03-21 11:41
this is a great photo of a very impressive natural spectacle. There's excellent clarity and amazing depth. The light is superbly well balanced and its effect on the distant view and the reflections is fascinating. Well done, thank you for this rare sight!
All the best,
annjackman (13233) 2012-03-21 11:49
This picture certainly shows us the natural beauty of the area that you describe. Lovely light, and the long clouds hanging over the volcanic islands are beautiful. Well done for including the logs in the FG as it strengthens the composition.
TFS this interesting and very well taken picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
everlasting (13803) 2012-03-21 12:16
What a tranquil place - you describe and illustrate it well. The logs here are an important part of the image. Although I prefer the golden bird of the last upload, this is certainly worth sharing. Well done
mauro61 (52527) 2012-03-21 12:20
mi piace lo scenario che si apre con questa bella inquadratura con la luce su due diversi piani a creare un ottimo contrasto con le ombre in FG.
Ottima la definizione,
LOOOK13 (19022) 2012-03-21 12:50
Splendid shot, with a fantastic colors.
Bartleby (12741) 2012-03-21 13:25
this light is really gorgeous and those strangely-shaped clouds add to an almost surreal atmosphere. Love it.
npecanhuk (53919) 2012-03-21 15:57
That's such a wonderful place!
That's a magnificent photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all superb features here!
I specially enjoyed the beauty of the upper background with the peaks and clouds!
TFS - congrats,
bayno (16241) 2012-03-21 18:45
incredible marine landscape, framing is study very well, i realy like the golden light and the clouds That Surrounded the beautiful mountains, seems like the calm after the storm, with these logs floating in the FG and the boat sank seeds...
have a good day...
JFS (32189) 2012-03-22 0:11
A very special shot, it seems as if a tornado was hitted this magnificent scenery, a mixture of dramatism and beauty. The light and the sharpness is remarquable. Good work!
jjcordier (62394) 2012-03-22 0:52
Quelle belle photo!
L'arrière plan, avec les nuages et les montagnes éclairés par cette superbe lumière, est vraiment splendide.
kato (6801) 2012-03-22 4:50
You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and deep tone, so it's interesting to see the sea and sky dyed to sunset. It's impressive in some island and clouds in behind as well as some color layers of sea. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful touch.
aloyho (6705) 2012-03-22 6:07
This indeed is a lovely morning and the early sun rays are beautifully reflected on the dramatic clouds and the calm water surface, all made possible for me to enjoy through your lens. The clouds and the mountains are the jewels in this composition. You are right to say that this place is unspoilt and untouched as the presence of the wreck suggest. I just felt the urge to do a WS to try another possibility and hope you will like it. Lovely shot!!
danyy (0) 2012-03-22 6:25
bel amalgame de couleurs avec ces feux à l'arrière plan, très lumineux et ces mauves à l'avant plan très lavande. Un endroit calme bercé d'un certain mystère.
Une excellente gestion de lumières difficiles.
siolaw (37568) 2012-03-22 6:36
you caught a superb glow on the sea and clouds and a special blue on the water.
The islands are a fine BG and the FG has also its interest points.
A serene view of a remote place (checked on google earth... the area looks extremely attractive!)
dkmurphys (36857) 2012-03-22 7:58
A splendid atmosphere in that moment of the day. The picturesque scene is completed by that shipwreck. Well taken, enjoy the day.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-03-22 8:19
This isolated area of the world is beautiful. The composition in successive planes is cleverly done. The mountain is surrounded by fantastic clouds. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
danos (74064) 2012-03-22 8:32
nice the view of the place with the backdrop volcanic islands of Maitara to dominating the image.I like the great contrast of the light and the shadows,with the half-sunken boat to fill the gap of the left.
sacimar (25957) 2012-03-22 9:14
I like this image, we have different elements we can see, the boat and the mountains in the back are eye catching, the play of light and dark areas is well managed, it's a nice work,
adramad (27556) 2012-03-22 9:22
Wonderful image with these calm waters reflecting the beauty of heaven, the POV is fantastic with these logs in the foreground, a ship that looks abandoned and a fantastic skyline with the image of those volcanic cones that form the three islands, clouds that cover adds a great charm to an image that is a delight to behold. Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
lousat (57724) 2012-03-22 10:04
Fantastic moment and magnificent atmsophere,a magic work like your last whit spectacular light,colors and....sensations! I wish to be there to escape from the stress..ehehe..have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Waylim (22357) 2012-03-22 10:29
Another beautiful shot, what I like in this one is the contrast between the darker foreground and the very well lit horizon with beautiful cloud and golden light. Amazing landscape and also evokes a sense of tranquility.
yquem46 (32323) 2012-03-22 12:00
A splendid golden light on the clouds at the BG
Well composed image with the wrecked boat at left and the pieces of wood at the FG
Have a nice evening
Bluejeans (64239) 2012-03-22 12:10
Ola Admdsudi ,
Linda a linha do horizonte com aquelas nuvens em tons dourados em volta das montanhas ,lindos reflexos , bom primeiro plano com estes troncos dentro de agua , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
rabdelnoor (3421) 2012-03-22 18:38
One more beautiful capture of the Jailolo sunrise. Beautiful light and colors and a strong composition.
gita (243) 2012-03-23 3:31
Well photographed scene with suitable title. Nice golden rays on calm waters, the floating wooden pieces enhances the shot.Lovely.
CLODO (24734) 2012-03-23 6:29
what lovely morning lights, with a ray on the old sunk ship and the lighted cumulus over the far away islands. very good POV and framing with the trunks at the FG.
ciakgiak (30331) 2012-03-23 7:04
ancora una volta un magnifico paesaggio marino, la superficie dell'acqua ha dei riflessi meravigliosi, mentre da un punto di vista compositivo funzionano molto bene gli elementi posti in primo piano. Splendida la luce che genera magnifici colori.
Un caro abbraccio
faubry (35335) 2012-03-23 8:15
again amazing picture with wonderful light, wonderful clouds and warm colors
have a good day
Cricri (86535) 2012-03-23 10:53
Splendide levé du soleil, ou les lumières ce mélange aux nuages avec les reflets dans l'eau, contre l'avant plan plus sombre, très belle réalisation
diomed (13926) 2012-03-23 12:09
spectacular seascape, magic atmosphere, lovely sweet colors, surreal clouds and light, great POV, DOF and sharp. Congrats!
siamesa (27449) 2012-03-24 16:58
Boa noite Abmdsudi
I loved this photo. It has a romantic and poetic mood.
The colors are superbs and the capture is perfect.TFS
josepmarin (55063) 2012-03-25 4:24
a wonderful landscape, which you have caught by means of an effective framing, including the elements in the water, the islands covered by a few beautiful clouds in background, and a very aesthetic sky, in an image with a low light early in the morning, and a few splendid colors.
The ensemble has a great beauty.
A beautiful work.
jusninasirun (17142) 2012-03-26 1:16
Salam dear friend.
I like the tranquility and stillness rendered in this fine composition. The light and shade are well capitalized in bringing out this excellent image. Good framing with fg subjects against the vivid golden colors of the horizon.
Robert1969 (6238) 2012-03-28 22:55
I like this point of view, because the
"v-form" of the tree trunks points out
in two ways in to the depth (it creates
a duoble depth in this picture).
The light management and the composition
are as alway also great.
jmdias (45830) 2012-04-10 2:48
a curious view showing these elements in the water and the volcanoes in the background. beautiuful clouds, lights and framing. sharpenss and light are perfect. TFS.
elenimavrandoni (5803) 2013-04-29 23:07
early in the morning is an extraordinary moment to hear the silence of the nature and let the senses guide you so you can have such a magnificent result!
all the best always
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (26311)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-21 8:38