Photography is more than a hobby to me, it is a passion that allows me to capture timeless moments & share them with others. Nature more than anything speaks to my heart - it reminds me to stop & enjoy the simple pleasures that nature has to offer. I prefer to work with natural light, allowing colours, reflections & contours to paint a picture that captures the beauty of what is before me. Looking at life through the lens gives me a glimpse of the beauty God has created. I hope that this shot reminds us of the beauty that is found all around us.
While the light isn't overly creative, I simply love the sense of the great outdoors and open space in this shot before actually many people wake up. It is worth watching and incomparable to any other form of beauty as the sun appears above the horizon shaded by the bleak heavy cloud formations, looked so heavy it almost seemed they would fall down on the water. But that is when things can get very interesting and fascinate me. And the joy of photography is also about enjoying the moment of capture..
Took this shot about six in the morning from a small fishing village in Bajoe, Watampone, on the east coast of South Sulawesi province. This by no means does it justice but I did try to capture it in the calm and peaceful settting in which it was set...
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yquem46 (38752) 2013-04-24 9:10
Looks like you've been away for a short while. Me too !
You come back with a great picture here, a glorious sky with warm sunset colors, the horizon line well placed at bottom third and the small sail boat that clearly makes all the difference
bravo, have a nice evening
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-24 9:19
Wow, this is sensational Abmdsudi. The quality here is outstanding and I need to pinch myself to know I am looking at a photograph. The layers and complexity of the clouds are really beautiful and the light is glorious. There is an almost 3D feel to the sky such good depth have you recorded. I've missed you here but you are back with a cracking shot. Top marks +++ Rosemary
cargus (10592) 2013-04-24 9:20
Spectaculaire composition, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
ourania (51103) 2013-04-24 9:37
it's great seeing a new photo of yours, taken a few days ago. It is a mesmerising image with awesome depth and atmosphere. I love how the homogeneity of the deep grey tones is interrupted by the exquisite warm lights, sheens and glows. The vessels are attractive focal points and enhance the sense of depth. Beautiful work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
BennyV (20655) 2013-04-24 10:10
Great sunset scene, perfectly timed. My favourite detail is how the pitchblack silhouette of the triangular sail constrasts with the reflection of the sun rays. Top shot!
Noel_Byrne (33714) 2013-04-24 10:17
Stunning is the word that comes to mind, and I can think of no other to describe this scene. The light, the rays, the shapes of the clouds and colours all together are simply breath taking. I love your note too, I tried a number of years ago to start doing as you do, and to start admiring the world around,a nd to see the beauty in the everyday. It makes for a much happier life to take a moment now and then and see what so many others miss.
Thank you for sharing this very Special moment.
All the best
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2013-04-24 10:19
Hello my friend, indeed a nature gift this image here. I love the orange tones cattered allover the composition. This is the kind of image TE was made for. I love the vastness of the sky, being able to see the distant rain. Amazing!
danos (103212) 2013-04-24 10:23
very nice and beautiful this sunset colour tints with the passing by sailing boat to be captured in the reflections created on the calmly surface of the sea.
Dreamily and fascinating the view as the presentation of the scene.Well done.
macjake (73057) 2013-04-24 10:47
well, we both have nature shots today :)
reading your note really hits home. It makes me feel proud to be a photographer, and makes me want to leave right now and take more shots :)
this is a beautiful photo for sure, maybe one of your best. the way the clouds are protecting the sun is really cool :)
and the clouds are everywhere, having a powerful presence.
lovely shot my friend
holmertz (59740) 2013-04-24 10:54
I can figure you standing on that beach waiting for exactly the right moment, when the little boat entered the red zone created by the risning sun. The sunrays and the clouds have combined for a spectacular perfomance of light, colours and shapes and all that was needed to reach perfection was that boat. The man in the boat was probably totally unaware that he at that moment was in a perfect position, exactly one third from the frame of a photo.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-24 11:10
un tuo ottimo ritorno sulla scena con un splendida visione da te definita nella maniera più idonea.
Un insieme di elementi naturali che convergono in una ricca di colore e di suggestione in una composizione che non si può non definire eccellente.
Splendida anche la nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
cornejo (47242) 2013-04-24 11:22
Hello Abmdsudi, lovely view of this beautiful sunrise, very well captured with a great pov, in this excellent and beautiful photography. A wonderful image of a lovely place with a beautiful background, very good sharpness, depth, nice light and color. An excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this great work.
Good morning and happy rest of week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Schnappilic (9692) 2013-04-24 11:35
Wow, what a beautiful light and splendid atmosphere. Perfect framing and exposure. Wonderful!
papagolf21 (110262) 2013-04-24 11:38
Devant tant de beauté, l'on ne peut que s'incliner devant l'auteur de la photographie.
Quelle image proposée à travers cette composition où tout est parfaitement réussi.
jemaflor (103585) 2013-04-24 11:40
What a wonderful light capture, Pleasant warm colors, great brightness with reflections on water et perfect detail with the sailboat, bravo !
dudipeter (285) 2013-04-24 11:57
Świetny kadr. Żaglówka przykuwa uwagę.
saxo042 (37968) 2013-04-24 12:04
I enjoy your note here and also enjoy the fantastic colours of this picture. Some marvellous clouds and a very peaceful and pleasant mood, with this little boat sailing in the the sunset. Very beautiful!
CLODO (35938) 2013-04-24 12:28
You should be proud of this one, with a fantastic orange light coming behind the cloudy sky, and the sailing boat at the right position!
bukitgolfb301 (45365) 2013-04-24 13:59
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
Ya bagus lagi! Hebat dan astgaga! Perfect shot at all!
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-04-24 14:23
the long wait for your next photo was worth every single day-this is simply awesome!You´re right it´s a gift of nature,but also your flawless execution made this shot to an unforgettable experience.
Really delightful colors in combination with so dramatic sky create here lovely mood.For me also the silhouette of this little boat in the FG is a great addition to the composition.
Waylim (25436) 2013-04-24 14:52
This Sunset is glorious, the stormy cloud is dramatic with deep dark gray, at the sun was able to reach up there through another thick layer just in front of it, illuminated the cloud and painted in golden and orange red, I can see it almost sink below the dark cloud, highlighting it really beautifully, the presen of the sail boat adds a perfect anchor point to our vision drawing us in, and alloweing the viewer to imagine being there in the middle of it all, this beautiful environment. Congrats and welcome back, good to have you back and thanks for catching up with me.
carlo62 (55660) 2013-04-24 14:52
un tramonto spettacolare, composto in modo eccellente, con colori bellissimi.
Un momento splendido, immortalato dalla tua bravura.
npecanhuk (78901) 2013-04-24 17:07
Hi! Wonderful picture! That sky is magnificent! Colors, exposure and composition are highlights here! Cheers, Neyvan
Cricri (126666) 2013-04-24 22:09
Un ciel spectaculaire comme un effet 3D, les couleurs du levé du soleil qui perce a travers les nuages, sublime reflets et composition, magnifique
dkmurphys (65112) 2013-04-24 22:35
A superb picturesque scene in a lovely moment of the day. Amazing colors and atmosphere, genuine masterpiece.
siudzi (34141) 2013-04-24 22:37
Wow! What a fantastic sunset post taken during such a beautiful moment! All is placed perfectly at your composition and I am really impressed of the quality you achieved. Excellent work! Bravo!
JFS (32459) 2013-04-24 23:05
What a beautiful pic mjy friend, it can't be nicer! A real delight for our eyes. It's perfect!
Yhanks and regards
janraiski (558) 2013-04-25 4:41
beautiful scenery and colors.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-25 4:55
Wonderful combination between a beautiful
moment and a picture with an excellent
COSTANTINO (70166) 2013-04-25 4:56
it is the most perfect sunset I ever seen
here we can see a dynamic explosion
of nature details,the whole composition
is dreamy,delicate and romantic
I like the small boat on the surface
of the sea,nice pov,the horizon line well
placed at the bottom of this shot
have a nice and pleasant evening
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-25 5:03
wooof.!!!!! what s fantastic shot.love the sharpness,and the combination of orange/golden with dark grey is mind blowing.what makes the pic even more special to me is the silhouette of the yacht/boat.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-25 5:22
can see why this is getting a lot of attention it is stunning. The beauty of this image is clear to everybody, but it takes a real artist to achieve this superb interpretation. Executed flawlessly and presented magnificently. Bravo!
Regards - Brian.
Gigidusud (21247) 2013-04-25 10:37
Fantastic composition on sunrise with an amazing cloudy sky,splendid light and great reflections on the sea. I like the peaceful atmosphere and the note too. Well done!
korbee (6619) 2013-04-25 12:21
I think every light moment is unique,and these kind of moment normally happens when you are not there, ;=],so this is a lucky moment for you to be there!
Good timing Ab,you waited for the right moment to catch the sailing boat into the red sun reflection,perfect.
GiovanniG (3637) 2013-04-25 23:37
Hello Mr. Abmdsudi,
Spectacular, fantastic, magnificent, perfection. Wow what a fantastic composition. It is perfect in every way. BRAVO!
adramad (49946) 2013-04-26 7:54
Wow ...... stunning beauty of this sunset, fabulous forms clouds and wonderful range of colors in the sky, perfect reflections in the sea, sensational as captured in the same, the backlight of the small boat, with its sail triangular.
Very well done. I love it.
Ideal both good sharpness and brightness just right.
Enjoy a happy weekend.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-26 8:01
Hello dear Abmdsudi
That's a perfect picture.Perfect colors and saturation with great definition.Also awesome POV and framing.I like very much your note,and yes,it's useful.So right explanation about about photography.Well done!
All the best
Didi (60590) 2013-04-26 9:35
Wonderful composition and nice game with evening ligts and clouds
mkamionka (40079) 2013-04-26 13:31
one has to be passionate to be able to produce master pieces like yours. It is a great gift and we appreciate you share your work here with us. It is a source of inspiration for many.
I like in particular your low light photos. This is a great example here. The effects in the sky are spectacular but you did a fantastic job exposing it so well. I like the little boat passing exactly the best possible spot here to provide a nice silhouette.
Have a great weekend,
svefay (810) 2013-04-26 13:55
very nice pic, tfs...
thebest (4276) 2013-04-26 17:41
Wonderful - what a reward for you - getting up bright & early to such a glorious sight... your captured a brilliant image here - I love it! - well done to you.
Urs (14082) 2013-04-26 17:50
This is a dream come true shot, so romantic. A shot at the right spot and time. Beautiful vibrant colour hues and high sharpness with superb light management. The small sailing boat was at the right spot to set an highlight. Well done
delpeoples (59844) 2013-04-27 1:37
Welcome back! I have missed you and your lovely photos, but you have given us a beautiful return home gift in this photo. I love the grey and orange colours, among my favourite combinations in a sunset or sunrise. The sillhouette of the little boat, positioned slightly off-centre is a deft and exquisite touch and those clouds formations, together with the light on the horizon are pure magic. Thanks for sharing, it's good to have you back among us.
m (0) 2013-04-27 11:36
no words are needed to describe the beauty of this picture. It's all there in this stunning sky and its gorgeous light filling the frame. Amazing!
Graal (103038) 2013-04-27 11:48
beautiful picture. Everything here was already said. For me very much also appeals. Very good quality of the photograph.
Have a nice evening.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-27 14:25
You always seem to find the most beautiful sunsets, Abmdsudi... I wonder if you have a different sun than we have here! Outstanding shot, well worht the attention it has already gotten. Perfect silhouette in the shaft of reflected light, and the clouds are exquisite in their definition and detail. There's an incredible sweep to the sky, and it looks far wider and more extensive than the 800px of TE's limitations should allow. Amazing light management and perfect timing to create this beauty. Thanks!
adores (46417) 2013-04-27 16:52
Another fantastic sky! Those clouds are really magical and yougot the little boat on the best possible place! You captured a perfect moment! A really good composition and very beautiful colours!
jusninasirun (17527) 2013-04-27 20:33
A welcoming image of the early hour from your recent visit to Sulawesi. The small sailboat is attractive under the morning hues with plenty of space to explore. The cloud is beautiful allowing the morning sun penetrating its tone through the sky.
Thanks and kind regards.
kato (11630) 2013-04-28 11:43
You're capturing well this sunrise scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the sky and sea dyed to orange color. It's effective for some fishing boats with silhouette on the sea, too. Especially, it's beautiful for the boat with a triangular mast and reflection. And, it's impressive in thick gray cloud covering the sky in sunrise.
mirosu (16273) 2013-04-28 19:34
This is a brilliant colourful image. The sky with sunrising light is perfect and the light reflection on calm sea water excellent. You have placing the small sailing boat in perfect bright place. Exposing against sky created nice sailing boat contour.
Wish you a very nice week.
m00n (2259) 2013-04-29 5:00
The calm before the storm.
This sunset is a miracle of nature.
Kielia (24077) 2013-04-29 5:36
what a fantastic impression you are presenting this time. The image is a delight for everybody who loves nature! The light and the moody colors create a thrilling atmosphere. My compliments, also for the title and the interesting notes!
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-04-29 10:29
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Que momento brutal de final de dia , um céu fantástico com estas cores lindas , gostei muito da silhueta do pequeno barco , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-04-30 22:10
Fire in the sky is the gift of nature and a magnificent picture is a gift from you! amazing colors and sunset tones, beautiful sea!
thank you for visiting me and for your kind comment! any comment coming from you is an honor for me!
josepmarin (58359) 2013-05-01 11:25
this composition is a true symphony of chiaroscuro and wonderful hues.
The sky and the clouds seems to burn, creating an image absolutely attractive and with a great peace feeling.
I love the luminosity of the sun setting behind the clouds, and the dark silhouettes of the elements on the silver sea.
It's a beautiful work, my friend.
claudeD (41844) 2013-05-01 12:42
Wonderful picture with amazing atmosphere. I like the colors and your composition very much.Very fine contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
tatadalou (7459) 2013-05-03 16:14
You took the shot at the perfect moment, when the sail just cames cross the orange reflection. The mix of clouds and rising sun makes a great light.
dta (82914) 2013-05-20 14:45
Hello Abmdsudi ,
I've missed this one ! May be the sky is a little less impressive than the today's post , but the view is wonderful , and we see here better the little sail and its reflection .
mcmtanyel (29608) 2013-07-05 19:53
Wow! The sky is on fire! Beautiful colors captured exquisitely. I could do without the modern ships but that sailboat is right where it needs to be, excellent timing!
Valensiaa (244) 2013-10-24 23:07
A lot of nice words are already said about this amazing shot so i will join them too.
Thank you for sharing this magical moment. I saw sunrise only few times in my life and this shot is completely fantastic.
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- Genre: Places
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- Date Taken: 2013-04-11
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