Tahiti felt absolutely wonderful. It seemed all a bit expensive, coming across from SE Asia, but every penny was worth it!
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sarastro (590) 2003-11-28 15:15
Great shot, good idea to hide the sun behind the palm leaf.
dopiro (835) 2003-11-28 15:28
beautiful photo, a classic martin denny album cover, minus the babe!
Nice monochrome effect and stunning moon lighting.
straight to the favorite bin!
Keitht (1292) 2003-11-28 15:29
Very few pictures have that immediate "Wow" factor,but this is one of them.
The way the palm leaves frame the clouds across the top. The moonlight breaking up the dark sea at the bottom. Absolutely beautiful.
It seems unfair to raise criticism of an image like this, but I'm going to anyway :-)
There is a slight slope on the horizon. Without that it would be a triple smiley if such a thing existed on this site.
greg (2835) 2003-11-28 15:41
A very striking and original image. I wonder if I wouldn't prefer the palm leaf more offset, but nevertheless, you've made an exceptional image.
Liora (1857) 2003-11-28 16:22
Magical... perfect dream-place formation, with the palm and the moon light.. Great composition.
ricardoborges (117) 2003-11-28 16:37
Great picture, reaaly a dream...
zto (292) 2003-11-28 16:45
This looks like one of thos posters of palmtrees that you can buy in the store. I always wanted to have one when i was litle. Love the silluet of the palm leaf and the colours in the sky.
dominique (11414) 2003-11-28 17:38
Good idea the colors are mysterieuse and interesting, perfect framing and the interesting composition.
Surfer31 (0) 2003-11-28 17:55
A very surrealistic ambience and also a wonderfull picture. I like the blue tones in contradition with the place, where we only see greens and blues from the waters and the yellows and the oranges from the sunsets. This is the way I see such a heavenly place, so so far away, like a dream. Composition is just perfect. Everything has already been said. Amazing!!!
vertikulanda (108) 2003-11-28 18:03
stunning & dramatic mood:)!
fredrok (97) 2003-11-28 21:07
Fantastic shot... it has a nice contrast between the shades of black and the dark blue/green colours. It gives a mysterious and dreamy feeling. Very good composition, with a hidden sun (or is it a moon? :-P ), and some interesting clouds. You certainly have an eye for this! Well done Cerdo!
Motrem (2392) 2003-11-28 21:57
Magnificent photo! The composition, the light behind the sheet(leaf), we would say a feather and this sky so beautiful. Great shot!
Superbe photo! La composition, la lumière derrière la feuille, on dirait une plume et ce ciel si beau. Merveilleux!
soundsangels (1703) 2003-11-28 22:39
Vous rappellez-vous de ces affiches dessinées, trop belles pour être vraies? Eh bien ici...c`est vrai et c' est merveilleusement beau.....
Un ciel a faire rêver...une composition remarquable..une atmosphère...UNIQUE...
Dommage que je ne puisse pas donner plus de 2 points...
Un très gros BRAVO....
emax (919) 2003-11-29 8:20
The pic remembers me on the last movie about attack on Pearl Horbour. The time and the weather it was similar like on this pic. This is really a great shot Cerdo. The reflex of the moonshadow on the sea it's marvellus. The leaf of the palm makes a wonderful view on the sea and cloudy weather. Just perfect.
GlenC (6) 2003-11-29 10:16
Super picture..... It puts me right there with you.
tdanny (663) 2003-11-29 11:39
Incredible shot of just natural light, no artificial interference, just 100% natural.
justrob (273) 2003-11-29 12:31
Very nice photograph. Lots of detail for such a dark pic. The dark palm in the upper corner is a bit distracting to me!
Wonderful picture, great composition. Well spotted!
Gatis (925) 2003-11-29 13:34
This definitely would be my favourite... if I would find in this system how to make a picture favourite
scalerman (26900) 2003-11-29 21:44
i think your photograpy skills are good - but not perfect (like me :), but this scene is the things dreams are made of. wonderful!
jrj (34841) 2003-12-01 6:50
Passing the "photo line" and entering the "painted world"!?. Delicate night blue setting, top composure.
mitternacht (1839) 2003-12-01 18:11
There is nothing that beats moonlight, simply beautiful. The placement of the moon is ingenious. I'm amazed to see clouds like that at night, to me they are typical day-clouds. On the other hand one usually doesn't see clouds at night. The moon light is really bright here, it looks almost like daylight through a filter.
I see you have a small scratch in your negative (I presume this is scanned from a negative) in the middle of the sky - it could easily be fixed by postprocessing software.
cool_s15 (4050) 2003-12-05 9:24
Superb composition! Very nice one, I like the shadow, light and everything. Very well done!
No more to say...
apivaz (1902) 2003-12-29 14:34
Fantastica photo, makes to remember a calm moonlight night! congratulations!
zorro (530) 2004-01-04 21:01
good shot and nice selecting a position to cover the beautiful night moon.very well done
liakos (988) 2004-01-19 5:19
Comments are unnecessary!
kkaynm (92) 2004-01-25 20:55
If one picture could capture the feel of the island, this is it. Great job!
Gael (247) 2004-02-11 5:34
An exceptional photo. Surnatural light!
GuillaumeR (131) 2004-03-21 16:44
What a wonderful shot !!! Congratulations, for me it's like if it was in a dream !!! For technics, what a success !!!
Tim (469) 2004-03-23 16:39
Cerdo, Your photo is abolutely wonderful! Definately one of the nicest I have seen on TE. Thanks for sharing this work of art!
God's best, Tim
rabani (9645) 2004-04-07 2:04
It is a beautiful night scene, with a tinge of a breezy romanticness in it. Add a little mystery by keeping the moon behind the palm and the ghostly sheen reflection.
This is what I feel.And its good.
Hanssie (10429) 2004-04-07 15:47
What can I say: see all these critiques above ! Very weel done, this photo, Cerdo
strangiato (10) 2004-04-12 1:46
Beautiul shot, one that you rarely see. Very well done!
xav (335) 2004-06-26 5:40
Great composition. The colors are very nice and the reflextion on the sea too. The first frame give depth to the entire shot. Good shot (sorry for my english)
markgong (2840) 2004-07-28 1:01
I almost shed a tear when I saw this paradise. Reminds me of Thailand. GOD I wish I was there.
Riz (0) 2004-08-30 6:56
beautiful scene like in a movie for sure well captured cerdo
alex78 (76) 2004-09-27 11:05
je n'aurais qu'un mot : Superbe. Bravo
zilinskyi (493) 2004-09-27 11:21
Amzamzing! Great shot!
Goran (247) 2004-10-19 16:55
Wow, great shot! Very atmospheric.
Composition with the moon behind the palm tree is perfect.
Budha3 (73) 2005-01-11 1:55
Magnificent,thats all I can say.Excellent job.
Maru (0) 2005-01-20 18:25
What else can I say?? I couldn't believe it was a photograph.. I thought it was a painting.
Absolutly perfect. That's all.
anakin (2775) 2005-05-01 6:28
Superb composition, very good work and beautiful lights, great perspective
paolino (1024) 2005-05-13 14:52
perfect compo, magical atmosphere and amazing light. It's one of most beautiful picture in this site
USErin (189) 2005-05-20 21:36
Unbelievable contrast for a photograph. Well Done.
Atul_Joshi (113) 2005-06-18 16:15
WOW !!! WOW !!! WOW !!!.... is all i have to say..
perfect in every sense. This shot really made me overcome my frustated mood, which i was in since few days...
thanks a lot Cerdo.
Leksand (880) 2005-09-21 17:17
Love the atmosphrere, so very beautiful!
edgarr (75) 2005-09-28 5:56
I don't even know what to say...
It's really beautiful! The best ever!
vinti (65) 2005-11-10 6:31
Really extraordinary photo!
Great idea and nice blue colors!!
rajhema (1871) 2005-11-10 6:31
A batman silhoutte by the tree side would be appropriate. Beautiful moonlight Cerdo.
pawelen (92) 2005-11-10 6:51
great moment and great photo. cheers!
tranlinh (108) 2005-11-28 2:18
very nice picture,i like it so muchs
nice light,water,nice POV
thanks for sharing
tabora (0) 2005-11-28 3:20
ZOE00 (109) 2006-01-02 5:35
Waouh, superbe photo prise au clair de lune.
gelor (3229) 2006-01-02 5:51
Un seul mot : fantastique !
djslim (568) 2006-01-11 19:21
Something extremely different. Almost seems too cool to be real! Good effort. Im curious to the exposure values if remembered. TFS!
MON (135) 2006-01-13 14:23
Congratulations!, you've got a great shot. Good composition and perfect lighting. You've got a shot that it makes you to rest in peace :-)
Alise (906) 2006-01-13 14:29
Hallo Cerdo! Imposing photo! It looks like picture from book of tales of adventures on uninhabited island... Wow! ;)
laurak83 (328) 2006-01-13 14:38
looks unreal! beautiful sky.
ldl100 (58) 2006-01-15 10:24
Very well composed. It is a brilliant idea to hide the moon to prevent the inevitable flare. Your shot inspired me to attempt a similar scene but did not even come close. Thanks for sharing.
Templis (162) 2006-01-28 19:34
realy good picture, beatutifull colors and i like the idea witk palm leaf...
NickAura (4) 2006-04-30 3:22
krakowiak (4762) 2006-05-17 2:55
clarita (654) 2006-05-19 12:47
what a magical picture.
i love the essence of a moonlight evening captured here.
good job in framing this and getting a nice blue glow from above.
thx for posting!
amoriconi2 (1082) 2006-06-06 8:14
amazing moonlight, nice reflections and clouds, good compo.
schobi (187) 2006-06-06 8:52
Hi! Simply great work! Fantastic, best regards
dbp (2) 2006-06-06 9:02
beautiful and Great dreamy picture Cerdo.
nomadgraphics (145) 2006-06-26 7:46
wow, this looks like a scene from Pirates Of Carribbean. verry good photo.
PeterDF (421) 2006-07-09 23:21
Amazing shot! Just amazing. I could not imagine a more perfect setting for a moonlight photo from Tahiti.
muscovado (1566) 2006-07-30 5:23
Sublime, surreal and enchanting foto. i call it the Tahitian Moon!
filippe (70) 2006-08-13 21:13
It's simple. It's great! ;)
ccooper (840) 2006-08-13 22:06
Isn't Tahiti gorgeous? This photo sure looks like a painting, as a matter of fact it reminds me of an artist popular in Hawaii named Tabora. The blue is perfect and the moonlight reflection on water is beautiful. I love this photo!
rossofuoco (7385) 2006-08-29 13:21
Don_Gusti (0) 2006-08-29 13:35
waw, Amaaazing Cerdo, really impressed, 100 points. TFS
Ladycroquette1 (112) 2006-09-01 10:18
Really nice picture! Sky is so dark, and reflects on water are great!
harras2000 (710) 2006-09-01 10:34
What a fantastic picture of the full moon over Thaiti.
One of the best pictures I have seen on TE.
vascao (192) 2006-09-01 10:34
Nothing else to say but "perfect". Thank you very much for sharing.
praefectus (131) 2006-09-28 3:18
Fabulous! What to say? Perfect idea, composition and colours. Sharpnes is very good as well. Mood of this picture is great!
eikona (10) 2006-11-07 14:24
Absolutely stunning! How'd you do it, if I may ask? Also, please, can you tell me how you display them so large? I have PhotoShop, but I'm new to this site and I can't seem to make mine big enough without violating the display parameters.
cak (4923) 2007-01-06 23:22
a scene from lord ofthe rings?
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-01-27 12:44
the same, it's a great shot!!!
persis (124) 2007-02-10 3:35
Great Shot Cerdo!
you have shown your ability in this photo!
alejandroguzman (4684) 2007-02-10 4:08
Your really got a superb photograph with the full moon !!!! The light reflecting in the water is terrific as well as the silhoutte palm made by the light of the moon in the background.
Congratulations, no doubt is one of my fav !!!
zain (58) 2007-02-12 7:14
This has got to be one of the most beautiful photos on TE.. I love the clouds illuminated in the moonlight and the glistening sea.. It seems almost dreamlike, like another world..
Thank you so much for sharing :)
Jason_teale (717) 2007-02-13 12:44
I would say it was worth it, just by looking at this picture! OMG is this ever a wonderful picture!
lilylambrouille (314) 2007-02-13 13:04
très jolie photo, une belle lumière et compo, tout est bien choisi.
humayun (2955) 2007-07-05 11:16
good color .....................
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-10-25 8:54
Ok, this one rates a WOW! An extremely expressive mood shot, though I'm not sure what's going on at the left edge. The clouds and the reflection and that little bit of light on the leaf at top right do a beautiful job. What about the technical data (f-stop, shutter, etc.)?
Herquin (7603) 2007-10-26 10:48
une belle ambiance nocture sous les palmiers .
j'aime ...tout simplement .
flora (170) 2007-10-26 11:33
bu resmi nasıl çekmiş olduğunuzu anlayamadım ama olağanüstü olmuş.yani bu resme söyleyecek bir söz bulamıyorum ve sizi tebrik ediyorum.Böyle olağanüstü bir resim çektiğiniz için.ellerinize sağlık.
bucanas (2218) 2007-10-26 12:01
enanonegro (649) 2008-01-14 2:22
excelent picture, it look easy to do, but is not real
kyzer (341) 2008-05-27 5:46
If i have viewed this Image and had not commented then that will be like doing industice to the piece of ART..
What can i say....Everything is Perfect.. here.. the moon, the beach, the tree and the sky...
You have intelligently covered the moon behind the leaves so that the glare is avoided..
Excellent and Congrats for great work..
One of my favorites,
MLINES (12516) 2008-06-05 19:17
Hi Cerdo, Very well balanced and lots of ambiance in this evening composition. The sparkling sea is very attractive. TFS. Murray.
chirasak (2) 2008-06-05 19:28
phoolan (361) 2008-07-19 9:11
La prise de vue est superbe, ne captant pas directement la lune mais ca lueur féerique.
npecanhuk (68210) 2008-08-21 9:10
One of the most impressive moonlight picture I've ever seen!
TFS - Congratulations!
Greetings from Brazil,
vmukherjee (612) 2008-08-21 9:53
Amazing shot! The silhouette of the leaves, the moon lit sky, water, all form a wonderful image.
marqopolo (134) 2008-09-30 15:37
Nice blue tones. The constrasting clouds gives these photo the depth it needs. Very nice. Maybe you can remove the little dustspots in the sky. I think it will aproved this photo even more.
sandeepmalla (65) 2008-10-01 10:48
What is this beautiful painting doing in trekearth?
In case you do not understand, let me tell you that is a compliment.
Very nice picture! Got short of words.
100 points for you if it had been possible.
AnaRita (1741) 2008-10-04 3:39
Exquisite Tahiti could only mean exquisite full moon sights :D.
It kinda remind me of Lost, the tv series. Thank you for sharing this wonder of nature with all of us.
rtg (132) 2008-11-20 4:38
awesome pic! if only the full moon was also in sight... :)
PatyP (240) 2008-11-20 4:45
I Think that the picture is great, in general the picture is very good
mikele_pl (2400) 2009-02-13 7:04
many people have already commented on this one, but let me just add that this is pure magic!
thanks for sharing
robelnarte (6) 2009-07-30 13:51
Very nice shot!Very nice capture! WOW ! the colors , contrast and sharpness are very well done! This image is so beautiful...
Best regards ,
golden (2289) 2009-09-16 7:35
Amazing photo full of mystery!!!
trewheeler (1969) 2010-01-08 9:16
Cracking shot! Great framing, nice cropping and of course - good exposure. Well done! TW
lvik (224) 2010-01-08 9:43
it was super
jfs_6 (11) 2010-04-06 13:55
Bonita exposicion nocturna.
lilito (3498) 2010-04-25 3:13
Une très très jolie photo!!
tica (896) 2010-05-11 6:59
Very beautiful photo.
Sonata11 (33426) 2010-09-29 20:47
Absolutely beautiful shot, wonderful black sky. It's
amazing photo. A perfect picture.:):):)
anniemation001 (0) 2011-03-25 22:27
This shot is really special piquing all the senses. I can almost hear the water, see the clouds moving gently across the sky and hear the wind rustling the palm fronds. A still photgraph brought to life with this wonderful frame.
fritzi007 (7578) 2011-07-24 13:32
rigelthestar910 (0) 2011-12-24 0:34
quovadis (1068) 2012-02-26 7:05
No bad at all !!!
Looks like taken on 35mm film camera somewhere in the 40's or 50's, well captured at the right moment, deserves a catalogue publication.
senn (26) 2013-08-17 1:54
" every penny was worth it! " .. really ? .. lucky you; ..
.. also I was ignoring Haiti is part of "France", .. :)
.. much to learn from you actually
tenretin (2511) 2014-03-22 11:25
You have performed a well composed with strange colors ... natural.
It is a beautiful work, although to my taste is a little too 'worked'.
- Copyright: cerdo tserda (amzamz) (891)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1988-00-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Olympus OM2 spot/program
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Magic places, Ballades nocturnes, TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando”, Places that inspire a story..., A day with Clio, More than 200 points to 300 – photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-28 15:05
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