Another off beaten track shot in the early hours of the day on a secluded spot in North Maluku province just as the sun rose up and bathed in hot warm glow, seen from black sandy beach at Gufasa small fishing village in central west coast of Halmahera Island - the biggest island in the group of some three hundred islands better known then as the Moluccas. Halmahera island is still untouched by outsiders, densely forested rich in flora and fauna, scarcely populated, mountainous and rarely visited.
This shot was made as morning was breaking over Molucca sea and the three volcanic islands partially shrouded by thick layers of warm clouds in the distance. The legendary hyper active Gamalama Volcano 1750m on Ternate island - second from right of picture had experienced of at least 70 eruptions over the past five centuries and most recent eruption was in 2003. The scary intermittently smoking out volcanic fumes and dust on the island is considered as normal daily affairs to the islanders!! The less active Kiematubu Valcano 1700m on Tidore island - first from left of picture is now probably in slumber land.
Nature continues to amaze me, being there during sunrise gives me a very special feeling of silent solitude and peace....
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kabel (1926) 2013-10-27 7:55
Hello, surely a great way to start ones day looking out over the sea as we witness in your image. Great colors and excellent perspective,
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-27 8:13
AN eyecatching shot for sure ;)
I like the blue/yellow colour contrast and the diagonal
The POV is interesting and the clouds are really beautiful
Well done ;)
tatadalou (7459) 2013-10-27 8:18
Great pic, the wooden pier ads some contrasting foreground. Colours of water and clouds perfectly fit together. I like the man at the end of the pier, whereas he is a little bit too much on the left.
Highmountains (2674) 2013-10-27 9:04
It is such a calm, serene and reflective photograph. The clear morning light, the reflections and the thin footbridge - so typical in South Asian countries, gives the photograph a stillness that is unique.
The bridge and the line along the horizon meets at the left side of the photograph. and the reflection of the twilight sky with glorious yellow is seen between these lines.
The blue of the sky has been a tremendous capture.
Thanks for sharing this beauty, Ambdsudi.
rychem (36741) 2013-10-27 9:14
Great! It is really a silent morning, peaceful atmosphere delicate colors, elegant composition and great graphism of this pier regards Ryszard
Energysavingelk (1985) 2013-10-27 9:59
a capture full of surprise! From the thumbnail, you expect an empty footbridge over a calm lake and an opposite shore with a few hills - and you get a wonderful light, opposing mountains in clouds with their tops visible, and a single man on the very far end of the footbridge. Well done!
Regards from Rhineland
holmertz (53414) 2013-10-27 10:05
A superb composition of the diagonal jetty and the distant, horizontal line of yellow clouds. It's a stunning sight with fantastic colours and light.
carlo62 (49103) 2013-10-27 10:19
questa è una meraviglia, un grande scatto, la composizione è ineccepibile e i colori sono semplicemente fantastici.
Sono molto gli elementi che anche presi ad uno ad uno, sono belli, messi tutti insieme creano un paesaggio da sogno.
Fis2 (98429) 2013-10-27 10:28
Excellent composition and colors.
Photo has climate.
I like it.
m (0) 2013-10-27 10:36
another stunning sea image. Perfect compo, heavenly colors and terrific depth..I wish I could walk along that jetty too admiring the scenery.
cornejo (42861) 2013-10-27 10:45
Hello Abmdsudi, beautiful sea view in this beautiful sunrise with interesting clouds on the horizon, perfectly captured in this lovely photograph. An interesting picture with a nice light, good sharpness and quality. A great and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (59145) 2013-10-27 12:34
What a splendid diagonal in your image. Lucky man there, I wish I could have the same morning scene every day.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-10-27 14:13
Congratulations for your spectacular framing well composed with good perspective, great light and colors. Nice work!
adramad (45976) 2013-10-27 15:44
Stunning beauty of this composition, the horizon with those clouds and colors is a luxury, stunning the graphics that gives you, the wooden bridge to the composition.
Ideal this range soft colors are a delight.
Very good image quality, sharpness is also great.
Good job. I love it.
Happy start to the week.
daddo (26794) 2013-10-27 15:56
Salam Abmdsudi.Really breathtaking scene that has everything to make the heart beat a little faster or maybe calmer after the initial surprise.The elongated and graceful pier seems as ephemeral as the light and the reflections of the sunlight. The colours are also harmonious and the man seems to respond to it all by giving off an orange light as if to greet the rising sun. Poetic, beautiful and superb composition. My compliments. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (75494) 2013-10-27 19:30
That's a magnificent picture!
Everything here truly pleases me so much!!!!
Sharpness, exposure (great light throughout this image), (wonderful) colors, horizontal format, chosen pov, contrasts, dof and composition are all oustanding photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
kato (11630) 2013-10-27 19:37
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle, a good perspective and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the morning seashore which the sun rose. It's beautiful and sentimental for the sky and sea surface dyed setting sun. And, it's also impressive in a row of long wooden pile with reflection and calm sea. And, some blurring islands in the distance draw out an additional good atmosphere in this image.
mirosu (16265) 2013-10-27 19:53
I am really impressed by this photo. I love the composition and the perspective with the jetty walkway crossing diagonally the frame and cloudy dark sky above is amazing. The light is excellent, the light reflections perfect. The framing is very well chosen, in a straight-angle view that works very well graphically, and gives a nice perspective to the water scape. The light has a beautiful effect on the elements, and the overall clarity is magnificent. Well done my friend.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-10-27 20:36
well nice diagonal in the frame with great colors .can feel the silence of the place broken by water sounds...
(high altitude sky looks over saturated to the naked eye live, dont blame you for thinking that way after seeing the pics.)
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-28 1:46
la luce è straordinaria esattamente nella stessa maniera che è straordinaria la composizione con la belliussima diagonale del pontile che si eleva sulle acque ricche di colore .
Le nubi all'orizzonte con le loro macchie di colore ravvivano ulteriormente la fotografia che è tra le tue più belle scattate in Indonesia e valorizzata anche da una definizione di altissimo livello.
Ciao e buona settimana
saxo042 (37888) 2013-10-28 1:48
This is a perfectly composed picture with the long jetty as a diagonal line. Also all colours are perfect, this is a very beautiful view!
Noel_Byrne (31410) 2013-10-28 2:38
Your ability to be in the right place at the right time shines through in so superbly in your gallery, and here we once again have a beautiful example. The clouds in the distance, with the sun glinting off them and making them glow gold is really stunning, and the composition of the pier leading in from the lower right and off into the distance is a joy. A perfect moment with ideal composition and lighting. As always, thanks for sharing.
bayno (18344) 2013-10-28 5:03
more and more beautiful are your sun rice, this time enhanced by the beautiful perspective and reflection of the pier, the man at the end of the jetty enjoy the show and enriches the composition, superb shot,
Ps regarding my photos of trees, no neck pain ;), I was lying on a carpet of dry leaves
Cricri (120095) 2013-10-28 7:01
J'aime le moment que vous avez choisi dans la douceur et le silence du matin, la jetée en bois en diagonale pour donner de la profondeur, les reflets sombre et lumineux, un instant que l'on contemple en silence tellement c'est beau, compliment
danos (98379) 2013-10-28 8:30
excellent the placemet of the wooden jetty in the frame with the lonely man to enjoy the beauty and the tranquility of the environment.I like the light and the colour management of the scene, as the 'golden' lighted clouds from the rising sun.Well done.
EstudioChispa (2174) 2013-10-28 9:02
I have studied this image and ~welcome hope~ extensively before choosing this one to comment on. They are both FABULOUS images!
The longer shutter speed here (1/4 vs. 1/60th seconds) gives you more of the effect of smoothing the water, and the geometric composition here is deceptively minimalist -- the twin lines of the diagonal pier and its reflection seem at first to be a single bold slash, but upon study ("upon reflection?") they reveal themselves as much more complex, joined by the lattice of irregular supports.
The colors of the dramatic horizon, the glowing clouds and their bright reflection in the water, are wonderfully dynamic elements that direct us to the climax of the image -- the pier and the horizon form an arrow that points to the tiny figure at the end of the pier.
I love an image that rewards more careful review, and you have given us a great one!
pajaran (61112) 2013-10-28 9:52
Interesantan tekst o ribarskom selu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled ujutru ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za ribolov.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting article about a fishing village, with a specified data ...
Nice view in the morning ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and time shown, beautiful colors.
A beautiful moment.
Nice spot for fishing.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
mjw364 (1222) 2013-10-28 11:03
Nice use of the pier to create lines depth and perspective and what a ksy! Lovely colours - very warm and a lovely mood - so peaceful.
ourania (46192) 2013-10-28 11:11
this picture is very beautiful and looks iconic. I like very much the way you've introduced and emphasized the long wooden pier, it conveys a strong sense of connection that is exquisitely combined with the isolation and tranquility of the scenery. The view of the water and the blue tones are very soothing and agreeable, the volcanos look suggestive and the warm light absorbed by the clouds is lovely and heart warming. You've offered us a magnificent and inspiring image, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
delpeoples (58276) 2013-10-28 21:23
As with your previous photo, the colours and mood of this one are so tranquil and awe-inspiring. I can almost hear and feel the stillness that exudes from the image and am delighted that you were able to experience such beautiful and memorable sensations. The colour palette is impeccably exposed, as is the light. I like the inclusion of the pier, adding perspective and an element of interest. The depth of field is razor sharp, giving us a sensational view of the background mountains and volcanoes. And of course the light shining of the silvery blue sea is the icing on the cake.
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-28 23:45
Hello Abmdsudi - A charming, early morning shot which confirms the saying the early bird catches the worm! Calmness pervades the scene and the solitary figure adds the narrative.... we can all imagine ourselves standing where he stands and soaking up the atmosphere. beautiful work. Warm regards Rosemary
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-29 0:40
off beaten track,but so beautiful!
The jetty and the way you placed it in the frame creating so eye-catching diagonal line through the frame makes really distinct focal point of your composition.
And of course crowning achievement,namely the warm colors of the rising sun and the lonely person at the end of the jetty.It creates truly magic atmosphere of the shot!
Have a nice day
marabu61 (11055) 2013-10-29 8:29
Very pleasant and tranquil morning scene indeed. It proves again that the early bird catches the worm.
The sublime light and the still sea with the distant mountains are simply gorgeous and the jetty leads the eye wonderfully onward in the composition.
Great work indeed.
have a great day
baclama (18832) 2013-10-29 8:41
une belle diagonale pour une composition parfaite aux tres belles couleurs...
bravo pour cette belle reussite!
Silvio1953 (144202) 2013-10-29 11:27
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating seascape, lovely composition with fantastic sky, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
resat1972 (7576) 2013-10-29 12:16
colors, framing, composition
Everything is very nice
CLODO (34528) 2013-10-30 2:37
A real gem inspiring the quieness of the moment,
the philosophy of the nature and life.
jhm (153640) 2013-10-30 4:39
I can feel together with you the silence morning with very pleasant colours and no wind.
Almost a fairy tales picture, with the long wood pier.
Almost all details are very well to see.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
jemaflor (97957) 2013-10-30 12:18
So lovely view with a beautiful light, interesting perspective and depth, well also the silhouette, bravo !
COSTANTINO (65716) 2013-10-30 12:24
I like this scenery with amazing blue
and a cloudy fantastic sky
the atmosphere is peaceful and
the thin woodbridge makes this
shot a little bit different
from your shots
I like the whole idea
brianmcc (6219) 2013-10-31 12:32
this is a beautiful picture, the light and colours are wonderful. i love your composition and framing.
mcmtanyel (23231) 2013-11-02 14:45
The (relatively) long exposure has rendered a tranquil smoothness. I can't get over those low clouds surrounding, but not covering the mountains.
macjake (68386) 2013-11-02 17:43
wonderful vanishing point photography!
the sharp angle cutting across the frame is fantastic.
especially with the shimmer and shine on the water, and the lovely blues.
Didi (60588) 2013-11-03 18:43
Awesome picture with silvered waters
Very good lights ambiance
Nice perspective of the pier
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-11-03 21:24
It's hard to believe that a body of water can sometimes be this calm and beautiful. It is during this time that we tend to forget how dangerous it can be also. Awesome capture! With good lighting and sharp details with wonderful colors. Very well done, tfs.
mkamionka (37141) 2013-11-04 3:09
I have always mixed feeling when looking at your photos. First of all I feel ashamed that most of the time I post so very simple pictures. Second feeling is: your work motivate me to try to experiment and keep trying. Having less and less time for myslef I would probably need to stop posting anything now...
Beautiful picture, great composition with the long pier making a nice entrance in the foreground with as person at the very end adding a nice touch and some life to it.
The horizon is spectacular with the amazing mix of clouds and mountains. Overall mood is extraordinary.
claudeD (39181) 2013-11-06 6:40
wow! what a wonderful picture.Perfect composition, amazing light managment. A real piece of art.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (58359) 2013-11-06 10:59
this is not a photo, my friend, it's a marvel!!
You have created a masterpiece just with the pier in an elegant diagonal line, the solitary man at the end of it, the calm water and the subtle light and colours of the morning.
The clouds covering the mountains in background, with the golden tones of the first sun rays, are a splendid bonus for a wonderful composition.
adores (45595) 2013-11-08 1:54
Fantastic sunrise! The colours are perfect and I really like the orange clouds surrounding the volcano. The composition is also very good with the wooden pier in diagonal!
worldcitizen (8698) 2013-11-09 9:16
This is a great composition and view. I like the warm glow in the sky, and the way the wooden pier snakes across the frame. The depth is wonderful, and then there is that solitary person at the end; they complete the scene. There is such a feeling of tranquility, as if that's the most perfect spot in the world at that very moment.
kiks (12611) 2013-11-21 9:43
I love the light on all your phto's but on this one is het verry excusite. Beautiful work.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-11-21 9:53
Simply a great shot, nice sunrise colors, mild light and someone at the end of long perspective
Bravo, best regards
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-11-30 18:56
incredible shot, abmdsudi ~ a surreal fantasy, it's hard to believe this is even real.
the fishing pier cuts through the frame on a perfect diagonal, adding a somewhat humorous element with its spindly cricket legs.
but the scene stealer are the colours of the mountains in the rising sun, rendered like a fine french impressionistic painting.
ikeharel (72077) 2014-09-23 8:43
Used well the diagonal POV of the wooden jety, crossing the seascape, leading the view towards the far horizon.
An exquisite mix of colors, glowing on sunset. Charming and yet beautiful.
My best regards,
Kielia (24077) 2014-09-23 8:47
I saw this photo in your random gallery and could not resist stopping by because this sight is very much to my liking! Another excellently composed impression with brilliant colors and a fantastic atmosphere. My compliments also for the notes!
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (54503)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: NIKON D200, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 100 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2013-10-27 7:25
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