Lovely Beach at Rock Islands. North of the Island of Koror, Palau 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.
And where is Palau ... some 1000km west from the Philippines.
You may ask how we get here and what we are doing here - and why nobody is seen. We went with three kayaks, we are snorkling and we relaxing. We were on a 2-day kayak tour. One kayak carries water, something to eat (or you catch some fishes), a towel, a handy, a waterproofed bag for the photo - that's all. Start at Sam's Dive and enjoy it.
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danyy (0) 2009-05-27 23:35
endroit de rêve sous les treopiques, une photo bien construite, colorée et ensoleillée et presque bien cadrée, car cette feuille qui pend au-dessus, me gêne un peu.
Une bonne gestion de l'exposition.
bema (26363) 2009-05-27 23:44
man muß Dich um diesen Anblick beneiden, tolle Location und ein Strand zum Abhängen..
viele Grüße Bernd
snunney (88383) 2009-05-28 1:34
A pretty composition of this peaceful tropical paradise. Interesting colour contrasts between sky and ocean whilst the vegetation makes for a very nice frame.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-05-28 2:01
Hi Achim. This does look like paradise!! Especially when we are starting winter! Beautifully composed with good natural framing and wonderful colours. Thanks for sharing.
Gerrit (50768) 2009-05-28 2:29
Here is the term 'paradisiac' the only one, Achim.
Beautiful place and excellent composition in great colors.
Jakab (3867) 2009-05-28 5:58
eine wunderbare Ouvertüre des Sommers! Fotografiert von einem geschützten Gesichtspunkt aus ist der Effekt absolut hervorragend. Eine schöne Aufnahme, echt beneidenswert.
vinicio (23423) 2009-05-28 6:13
This image is a pain Achim :)
It's so beautiful and inviting that it's so hard to continue the work.... Well done, compliments.
lrw1966 (1632) 2009-05-28 9:05
Really splendid scene and atmosphere. Along with the excellent notes make a marvelous composition, thanks.
berek (42274) 2009-05-28 9:34
Hi Achim ,
its like a paradise. I love your natural framing and beautiful sea colours.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-05-28 10:27
A superb place: serenity, dream, peacefull... A very nice view too with an excellent framing, a great depht and tenders colours well collected. I like the play of shade in the FG.
Have a good evening,
jemaflor (88179) 2009-05-28 12:00
lovely beach, nice rocks and blue sea, well composed with these branches in the top and on the right side?
alvaraalto (6177) 2009-05-28 14:10
First I had to use Google Earth to find out where this idyllic place could be. Wikipedia mentioned 340 isles with only 12 inhabited. It looks like paradise on earth.
dareco (17134) 2009-05-28 20:08
I've never heard of this place, the scenery is very nice. I hope we'll see more pictures from here. The composition is excellent. Beautiful colors! TFS
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-05-28 22:48
Paradisiac and sunny... A beautiful one, with super water colors.
Have a nice day,
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-05-29 2:48
Fine view of this paradise. I like a lot the vivid colours, light well handled.
Good POV and details
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (59370) 2009-05-29 5:16
The tropical trees and the rocks are framing well the beach. The oint of view leads our eyes toward the opposite shore which is giving depth to the photo. The light is enhancing the different tints of colors of the sea which is an asset to the composition. Have a nice day.
Nicou (127852) 2009-05-29 6:04
supe4rbe compo, un très belle vue sur cette mer, ce bleu différents, avec le beau rocher et son arbre, le cadrage végétatif, mangigique image.
Bravo et maitié
Giorgio (11279) 2009-05-29 8:01
- Splendid beach of dream, with this white sand and the color of the sea, exotic atmosphere, a superb island, bravo and TFS!
Have a nice week-end.
paura (47166) 2009-05-29 10:08
Paradisiac view indeed. Excellent photo composition to show this paradise to all us.
Graal (99496) 2009-05-29 11:24
beautiful beach, like in paradise. Amazing colours of water. Well composed image and good quality of scan. I like it a lot.
dvlazar (6644) 2009-05-29 20:11
Looks idyllic!! I like the crystal blue water and the rock islands. Well framed with the leaves too.
jhm (142852) 2009-05-30 1:08
Indeed a lovely Beach at Rock Islands.
Splendid sand beach lovely between a green and blue environment.
I see here a specially gloom about the picture, this gives a pleasant composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Pentecost weekend,
danos (89625) 2009-05-30 2:18
Good morning Achim,
one more rare shot from these long distance Continent.Islands that for the first time i have heard for their presentation on the map.Looking this empty beach with its dense shadow and the turquoise waters, make me dream for a pleasant place perfect for relaxing and vacations.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
riclopes (35577) 2009-05-30 5:45
2-day kayak tour sounds perfect to me as I look at this deserted beach in the middle of nowhere. Lovely indeed, complete definition of paradise. Again, I envy your trips...
Cricri (110295) 2009-05-30 12:22
Un endroit paradisiaque, sublime couleur de la mer, les rochers, la végétation , un joli ensemblent qui fait de cette image une beauté
Have a nice week end
Emile (20350) 2009-05-30 20:59
Superb composition, beautiful landscape with the white sand in fg and the turquoise color of the sea, the presence of the rocks with the trees creates a paradisiac atmosphere. Lovely natural frame produced by the branches and leaves. An excellent tropical scene. Very good colors and sharpness.
wolf38 (31284) 2009-05-30 22:36
Hallo Achim. In diesem wunderschönen Stück Paradies könnte man gleich seinen Traumstand einrichten, - wenn der übrige Service (dahinter) stimmt. Aber Spaß beiseite. Du hast dieses Motiv vorbildlich komponiert. Die überhängenden Äste sind perfekt in das Bild einbezogen und steigern dessen wirkung. Se´hr schön. viele Grüße, wolfgang. .
Budapestman (82620) 2009-05-31 9:13
Beautiful calm natural photo with attractive composition and picturesque colours. Great mood. Have a nice weekend!
ahmetgedikli (25548) 2009-05-31 9:17
An excellent scenery! Excellent light, colors and very good point of view...
Havre a nice sunday.
UlfE (14641) 2009-05-31 11:54
This looks like a paradise with very nice white sand and a lovely colour of the water. Your POV is very chosen and the leaves and vetetation are a natural framing and a lead-in to the scene. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
shevchenko (18892) 2009-05-31 20:47
Good pov to show a silent, relaxing and colorful corner,
I like it so much, thanks for sharing.
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2009-06-01 5:44
One of my dream destinatins. Looks like your "usual" perfect beach. The azure, green sea, some shade and no one around. All in all thougtfully composed. Thanks for sharing a piece of gorgeous scenery with us.
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-06-01 15:14
Ola Achim ,
I liked your foto in intro :)
Que beleza de praia deserta a agua tem uma cor magnifica , achei lindo aquelas pedras com a árvore no topo, belo ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2009-06-01 22:46
Amazing light and colours of the water. Great view (composition). I wonder what were you needed towels for? Wasn`t there enough warm to dry on the air?;)
jmdias (58149) 2009-06-02 7:44
very nice view
I liked the framing and this pov, the shadowes in the foreground gave balance to this compo, branches sending our eyes to the sea and the small islands. marvelous beach, nice work using the light, well done
darek1978 (13361) 2009-06-02 9:59
Excellent composition and truly lovely view. I like this sandy coastline with the wonderful colours and relaxing mood. Well done!
josepmarin (57841) 2009-06-03 10:59
Is this the paradise? A place very beautiful and full of peace, where I would want to be resting very relaxed in this moment.
Fantastic game of light and shades, in a very elegant framing and with a few splendid colors.
A great work.
plimrn (21344) 2009-06-07 11:04
I've wanted to visit Palau for about 25 years, so I had to pick this photos that perfectly illustrates my fantasy. The white sand that fades into a transparent tropical turquoise and deep shade on the beach so one can cool off. What a great way to explore the area!!
clic (15762) 2009-06-08 13:14
You found a cozy shady recess with a "balcony" facing the attractive seascape
ornated with many rock formations that gave life to greenery!
A fulfilling view for my mind and a beautiful piece of the Philippines.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-06-14 3:34
nice place indeed, interesting adventure described in the note, and the photo is very beautiful, well composed, and good colors.
Is it true that inmates from Guantanamo will be relocated here?
bracasha75 (24585) 2009-06-21 22:58
Ich finde dieses ort nur da und herum zu liegen und geniesen dieses oceanic wetter.
Schonen tag noch Achim
npecanhuk (69146) 2009-07-01 8:20
That beach looks wonderful and your picture is excellent! Sharpness is suitable to the image! Exposure is totally correct with the best balance between light and shade! Colors are naturally beautiful! The pov was very well chosen and the elements you had in hand were smartly composed!
I specially found quite nice the white sand and the clarity of the water! I also enjoyed those rocks with trees in the sea!
TFS - congratulations!
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43353)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2006/09 Palau, Mironesia, Philipp.
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-27 23:33
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