This is another shot of the coral lagoon at Lady Musgrave Island, about 40 nautical miles off the Queensland coast. This follows on from an earlier POST .
It was a beautiful dawn, just us and the other two boats in the lagoon. The black line you can see on the horizon is the coral reef.
I wish I was back there.
I hope you enjoy the tranquility.
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macondo (18623) 2010-03-31 5:44
I can remember the other photo, but clicked on the link anyway for a reminder.
Again, the photo has great luminosity, and, apart from the lovely ripples and the boats, you could turn it upside down. The blue gradients are really beautiful. Such stillness. You get the feeling you're inside something, the photo itself, a box of light. Very nice indeed and no wonder you'd like to be back there.
snunney (89018) 2010-03-31 6:05
I like the lovely blue tones in this peaceful and serene composition and that lovely cloud scattered sky. A fine contre-jour image with well managed exposure and superb clarity. Thanks for sharing.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-31 6:18
A very nice shot full of a mysterious athmospher with an impression of immensity, I like the two boats which give an idea of the scale of the place. I like too the incredible reflections of the cloudy sky in the water. Congratulations for this original and very efficience phtowork.
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2010-03-31 8:22
Two different visions of the Paradise; really hard to choose one…
I think this one looks better for me because the ripples are more pronounced and the square-ish format works better for this image. There is more balance, more calmness when I look at it, in my opinion.
Anyways Peter, I wish you always have to choose between such photos:)
yedirenk (11244) 2010-03-31 8:45
great reflections with excellent blue tones and perfect sharpness..very nice simplicity..peaceful and eye catcher scene..well done.TFS
Kielia (24073) 2010-03-31 11:02
a great composition where an incredible serenity is the main feature! This impression is very beautiful due to the light and the atmosphere of the sea. The colors are also very moody. This is an image that is very much to my liking. My compliments!
francio64 (39675) 2010-03-31 12:23
perfect horizon. Have you used the ruler? :))
Beautiful shades of blue, especially those of the water reflecting the sky very well.
Corpus (381) 2010-03-31 12:49
First thing I think of when looking at this shot is the movie "Open Water" about the couple that was left behind during a diving excursion. Although the weather looks lovely, the dead calm of the sea looks mighty eerie. The distant vessels add tot the mood. The peace and quiet are ready to be disturbed.I'm waiting for the shark fin to appear...
The mood is set....Great shot.
delpeoples (54667) 2010-03-31 20:58
Eh Pedro, that's some photo you've really showed em(and not a baby winky in sight). Wow what colours, how did you resist the temptation to jump in? Er on second thoughts, maybe the hungry Pedro-eating sharks may have had something to do with it, imagine the feast :) Seriously though, this photo is on a whole different level - onwards and upwards - in terms of light management, composition and depth. Congratulations, go have a beer, Bex and a god lie down now. Love ya work, TM
pablominto (53746) 2010-03-31 23:06
A fine minimalistic presentation!
Shades of blue with dots of white, the lonely feeling at sea is strongly emphasised here...
The special atmosphere is well collected, and the colour hues are nicely reproduced!
ifege (10363) 2010-04-01 2:05
Almost surreal (Margaret or sublime (me) Peter.
Absolutely superb and the burnt out bit of sky actually adds to the effect.
Enjoy the long weekend
macjake (60596) 2010-04-01 9:19
about time you uploaded another photo!! :)
isn't it great to sometimes break the unwritten rules of photography! they say NOT to place the horizon line halfway up the frame...but hey, when it works, worth WITH it!
it truly does work well here. and i commend you for working well also with that bright light to the left, it almost as a gradiated effect, brighter to darker as we pan left to right.
Very sharp and clear are those boats, and i love the ripples in the water in the foreground adding texture.
mafegan (8624) 2010-04-02 4:54
This photo has a special feel about which is hard to put into words. Such a peaceful and lonely scene which has the feel that it goes on forever. Amazing to think this was taken in my home state and I have never been there. Tfs and happy Easter, Marlene
npecanhuk (69508) 2010-04-02 18:46
Sea and sky put together in a very interesting and attractive way! Sharpness, exposure, colors and dof are wonderful too! Really pleasant!
TFS - congratulations!
carper (96) 2010-04-03 5:47
very beautiful Peter.
a very good scene, fine reflection good details, good quality job here, I like the view you made. I wish you a very good and happy Easter.
MLINES (12516) 2010-04-03 18:55
Hi Peter, An excellent post for TE as this is a remote place and not everyone will be able to see this special part of the world. The almost mirror conditions are ideal for such an image. I like the blue skies and the blue water equally. One of the best. TFS. Murray.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-04-04 7:27
I appreciate this crystalline and transparent image. Only the fine horizon makes it possible to distinguish the sky and the sea. The boat is the element which gives to the image all its savor. Excellent composition and realization. Cheer.
Nicou (128896) 2010-04-06 0:27
fAntastiqeu ciel avec ces reflets, dans ce beau bleu les nuages blanc, une très belle luminosité avec des deux bâteaux, quelle calme et tranilité, superbe.
Merci et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2010-04-06 9:27
an amazing blue impression with spectacular composition, the reflection and details are beautiful, a picturesque endless view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
diomed (13926) 2010-04-06 15:57
there is in this capture something of magnetic and so attractive that I can not understand: maybe the sweetness of the blue, maybe the soft sky, maybe the twoo lonely boats. It is magic. Congratulations!
Have a nice day
batalay (36725) 2010-04-06 20:43
I remember your earlier post, and it was also very good — serene and lovely, but this sort of isolation in the open seas north of Australia brings to mind a scary Nicole Kidman and Sam Neil film, 'Dead Calm.'
skippy007 (12510) 2010-04-07 6:25
Hello Peter, I vaguely remembered your earlier post, went back for another look, very similar in colour & light. So calm & peaceful no wonder you wished you were back there. Nice shades of blue, scattered clouds, ripples & reflections, the coral forms an interesting line on the horizon. A very beautiful scene, well captured, tranquility exemplified.
Waylim (25368) 2010-04-08 16:02
Fantastic shot, love the minimalist composition, it give such a great feeling of openess and uncluttered. The two boats are great, one is good, two is better in my opinion, a comfort to know somebody else is around. the ocean is dead calm, except the ripple in the forground. Great colors of different shades of the blue tone. Love it.
I guess I will have to dish out a $10 or was it $20 that we agreed on?, and get some lottery tickets, maybe this will be our lucky break :)
You want to pick out some lucky #s or should I get a random pick?
I will scan the ticket when I have the chance to buy it and send you a copy.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-04-11 2:12
Hello Peter! Cosmic seascape. Amazing sails. Wonderful clouds. Superb minimal shot. Great effect. Well done!
gunbud (34066) 2010-04-11 5:32
Splendid big sky with very interesting clouds seen reflecting in the placid lagoon.
The two small boats sitting on the horizon give wonderful scale to this tranquil scene.
bracasha75 (24585) 2010-04-14 12:42
I have search for you in Oceania pictures and found you on page 6. Wow where are all great days of friendship on TrekEarth
I love this distance picture lot because miles and miles and miles behind this boat is me and type you a message and still dream about country "down under"
I hope you are not alone and i hope you are healty and well
Thanks for sharing
ellelloo (6572) 2010-04-19 22:36
I can't understand why I didn't comment on this lovely photo before! A breathtakingly beautiful view, so calm and serene atmosphere. The amazing blue of the lagoon, the clouds and their reflections, the two boats and the ripples on the foreground are all attractive details in this wonderful shot. TFS! No wonder you wish to be back there.
foozi (7101) 2010-04-20 19:45
this is indeed very stunning. The demarcation of the sky and sea is so well seen and it become so special. i like the view of the two boats- modern and classical.
Nice blue and excellent dramatic clouds.
Really a tranquil to see this seacape!
jimkil (1706) 2010-04-27 1:11
I hope you are well? Have not seen your work for ages having been busy at work etc. Fantastic shot, really love how you used the spacing around the boats. Cloud formations are stunning and the cyan colours are a treat, love that ripple also in the fg.
Hope all is well with winter on the way.
PS- Thankyou for your comment also, much appreciated.
mozzy27 (2) 2010-04-28 4:54
Awesome sky and water colour, incredible mirror reflection. the boats on the horizon are perfectly placed, wonderful seascape, congratulations.
TFS cheers Peter
PS, I don't mind 4X gold, you can drink it all day with very little effect, but 4x lager yuk.
I'am a Scotch Whiskey man Myself, love it. Cheeeeers again oops!
gokanlam (6605) 2010-05-16 12:16
first, thanks for your nice words and wishes on my last photo..
it is a hopeful photo.. it smells blue and reminds me freedom and hope.. simple yet very impressive shot.. i like the reflections and simplicity here..
kiasari (62) 2010-11-19 15:43
I really like your idea to do such a framing. Thanks to the CPL filter and sun position you could capture nice blue tones. Well done!
- Copyright: Peter Wall (phwall) (6785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-10
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85 f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Hoya 67mm Pro1 S-HMC Cir-Polar
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-31 4:58