Rock Island, Palau.
North of the Island of Koror are the beautiful place Rock Islands. A group of hundreds of small rock islands placed in the emerald see. Some of them have beautiful small beaches just a few meter long having a fanstastic sand.
Remark: this is the first Palau picture:-) Thanks to the admistrator to add this beautiful country to the list.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-03-05 3:41
This is a beautifull picture and the round rock on the sea are very nice.
A taste of paradise.
vincz (19099) 2007-03-05 3:43
A very beautiful one for the diagonal composition, the branches in the foreground, the colours on the sea and on the small islands cpaturing so well the light of the sun. Congratulations!
snunney (76358) 2007-03-05 4:04
A tropical paradise, what more could one ask! Very nice composition with beautiful green and blue colours. The overhanging palm fronds add much to the atmosphere and make a nice framing for the atolls beyond. Great clarity. Congratulations on a country first!
rtome (638) 2007-03-05 4:29
Palau has made it to the list at last.
This is certainly a very nice first shot of Palau. Quintecentially paradise!
I like the effect produced by the area in shades. You choose a good point of view for your pic, it gives a good sensation of depth.
I hope you'll be posting more of Palau soon.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2007-03-05 4:45
The landscape is impressive...I wish I were there... :P
Excellent "natural" frame!
Giorgio (11279) 2007-03-05 5:11
- Beautiful dreaming beach, I like the strange pine tree in foreground, this is a undeniable more for the framing, well done!
gilou530 (34) 2007-03-05 5:34
ah la belle bleu les vacances sous les cocotiers, tu nous fait rêver avec cette photo aux couleurs idylique, bravo pour nous montrer un tel paysage
Mikos (4326) 2007-03-05 5:38
Great pov, completed with an excellent light, and vivid ambience. I am so jealous!!!
Have a great Monday!
cimcim (3712) 2007-03-05 6:37
Wonderful landscape. Rocks appearing at background are very interesting and beautiful.They are fully green :)
I like the frame with branches.
tce76 (254) 2007-03-05 7:06
Superbe endroit, bien immortalisé avec ton cliché.
Très bel équilibre.
Je pars tout de suite pour la baignade...
Fis2 (79758) 2007-03-05 7:48
Wonderful place. I like the frame and colors. Good work.
evanrizo (456) 2007-03-05 7:49
Wooooooh there is the paradise!!!
Excellent frame, with wonderful lightness and amazing colors.
ChrisJ (93406) 2007-03-05 7:56
I want to go there. Now! It snowed here today. Wonderful warm tropical colours & good sharpness. Tfs!
UnTrained (0) 2007-03-05 8:02
Glückwunsch zur Ergänzung, um die Weltkarte vollständiger abzubilden! Ich mag das Bild mit den dunklen Silhouetten rechts, den Zweigen, die herabhängen und den Inselhügeln. Sehr friedlich.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
danyy (0) 2007-03-05 8:14
Bonjour Grand Voyageur,
le vue est fantastique sur ce petit bout de paradis. Cadrage évidemnent parfait adéquat avec ces branches pendantes à l'avant plan.
Des couleurs et des lumières qui font rêver.
Bien à toi.
izmirli (3864) 2007-03-05 10:28
merhaba dear achim
wonderful beach and blue sea.beautiful littly islands.wonderful colours.well done.
riclopes (35577) 2007-03-05 12:19
You are going to conquer the whole world, aren't you, Achim? :)))))))) Gorgeous piece of paradise shown here. I was wandering where the hell was Palau and now I know: It's in the middle of the Ocean...I mean in the middle of no where!
Fantastic image, those green mushrooms. Excellent shot and framing!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-03-05 12:29
I like very much this photo!For it's beauty,for the quality and most of all for the summer feeling giving to me!
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-03-05 12:53
A great beach picture, the kind which make me thinking about holidays...
Nice colors, beautiful foreground and background... Very well done.
chrisnet (21088) 2007-03-05 13:17
It's the paradise here! Very nice landscape, idyllic photo.
Well done ans thanks for sharing.
hay_kes (30426) 2007-03-05 14:22
A wonderful picture.Awasome colours.Well captured.TFS.
paura (47166) 2007-03-05 14:35
Excellent composition here. Very nice colors and pov to get it. Very well done.
Stepan (27210) 2007-03-05 15:01
As if you discovered the place !! And what place.
This bay is lovely, with these blue colors, the green tones, the secret ambience produced by the pov... Thanks for that discovery.
adores (32674) 2007-03-05 19:06
You're really everywhere Achim! This seems to be an incredible place. I like the small islands in the background, the colours of the sea and these nice branches in the foregraound.But the most important, it seems to have no tourists there - fantastic place!
jafadabret (56497) 2007-03-06 2:21
Achim, merci de poster un si beau paysage pour nous faire rêver. Rien n'y manque, ni la mer couleur lagon, ni les rochers couverts de végétations, ni la plage de sable fin complètement déserte.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-03-06 3:26
Hi Achim. Looking at islands though trees must be some sort of theme ;-). Beautiful place and beautiful photo. I love the colours and the composition is strong with good diagonals and framing. Thanks for sharing.
Gerrit (43775) 2007-03-06 3:56
Sure looks like paradise. Perfect composition and framing. Delicious colours.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-03-06 6:04
I see you succeeded in putting Palau on the TE map !
Looking at your photo I'd say the place was worth the effort, beautiful beach side composition where the dynamic of the lines leads to the right, the tones deepenings opn the emerald range are superb.
Have a nice day,
wolf38 (29804) 2007-03-06 6:31
Hello Achim. A marvelous photo. It makes desire on vacation and recovery. Apparently you were the only visitor at the beach. The picture is very beautifully, outstanding composed and pleases me very well. Best regards, Wolfgang.
sc07 (1292) 2007-03-06 7:13
This one is even better than today's one. This picture give a larger view, hence it makes it easier to imagine how beautiful it is. Great framing, with the beach in the foreground...it seems there are enough islands for each of us...like an infinity of little private paradises (Stop dreaming? Well ok...)
john_c (24662) 2007-03-06 10:58
What a bucolic paradise - and congrats to you for posting the first shot of Palau. I like the framing here and the unusual appearance of the leaves of the overhanging tree. There is good light management and alternating areas of interest as the eye moves from the dark shadows on the right toward the left of the frame, with the two clumps of distant islets resplendent in a rich green hue. The perspective makes this shot sing. Well done...later.
Petermate (69) 2007-03-06 11:09
what a beatiful place...
I have to go there one day...
good contrast and nice compo, well done
greetings from Poland :)
josepmarin (57267) 2007-03-06 13:43
Is it the paradise? If it is not, it seems. It is a most beautiful place, where we would like to walk and to take a bath. The image invites to it, and your setting is perfect, with the white sand, the sea of color turquoise, the islands full of vegetation, and these branches in foreground that give a creative touch to the composition.
A wonderful place and a fantastic photo.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-03-07 9:13
Wondeful place in this very gorgeous picture. I like how you framed the picture with the trees and the perspective. Excellent satured colours and sharpness.
TFS and greetings
pablominto (53744) 2007-03-07 16:00
Attractive composition with the special framing!
Wonderful colours and fine details are captured, in particular the sea seems attractive...
Good foreground interest and a fine sense of depth!
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-03-08 13:20
This must be one of the least visited places around and that has made this place so utterly beautiful. Is heaven even more beautiful! The tree in the FG is a nice touch.
With Greetings from India
JCG (35129) 2007-03-08 15:16
A superb paradisiac sight nicely framed, it is very pleasant. I like very much these small islands of greenery quite round. An image very resting which does much good. Thank you Achim.
With my all friendships,
pady (4800) 2007-03-18 15:38
What a beautiful place. I can't imagine it exists.
Very well captured.
MIG13 (0) 2007-03-20 18:35
Hi, Michael! A nice view of a wonderful tropical landscape! Great blues here! Well done! TFS! Best regards! Miguel.
balatrek (7447) 2007-04-21 7:21
Good composition, the plants of close-up create a good DOF in the scene, and their dark tones do that the light of the sea shines with more intensity, beautiful colours and a great perspective. Good work.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (41888)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2006/09 Palau, Mironesia, Philipp.
- Theme(s): Around the world 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-05 3:33
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