It was that crystallinely azure and the water was so glazingly clear, you don't feel like murking it up, by swimming or dipping into it. You just want to sit by the beach under the shade of the lone coconut tree and admire the view.
The west side of an island, off the coast of Semporna. And this is one scene, where you might like to take off the circular polarizer or turn it to get the reflection. Especially if the reflection is cooler than without it.
Here's a simple rule of thumb when using circular polarizer; Just make sure the sun is anywhere behind you . No need to use your thumb and forefinger to figure out where the sun is in relation to your scene like a tip from some guys I read a few years back. And don't forget to turn or rotate the filter to get the best impression or the deepest color saturation. It's not automatic. I once met a guy who'd clamped it on and didn't do anything with it further. He thought it was automatic.
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gildasjan (43654) 2008-01-22 22:24
Un bon cadrage et des couleurs somptueuses pour cette belle composition bien paramétrée.
robertosalguero (288) 2008-01-22 22:27
The texture of the water is awesome. The shine remind me of frozen lakes with wet ice on top. Very nice soft colours and sharpness. The view is wide and deep and very enticing to the senses. Thanks for sharing.
Atousa (7131) 2008-01-22 22:46
A great view ..great compo n colours ..great atmosphere.
MarianneS (15338) 2008-01-22 23:39
This is a paradisiac view.
The transparency of the water is incredible.
wishlist (4133) 2008-01-23 0:09
Good Morning Rabani,
amazing view and..yes...I wish I was there to enjoy "live" this corner of paradise. Everything play very well here; compo works great with the coconut tree well placed off center and standing so well against the deep blue sky. The fluffy clouds helped you out to create a great feeling of vastity and the reflections on that crystal water are simply amazing.
Thanks for sharing and regards
alftrek (3270) 2008-01-23 1:09
This is truely amazing, bani. I just love it.
Thanks for sharing the tips regarding CPL
UncleDobby (79) 2008-01-23 2:05
Simply beautiful - great shot. The water looks so...wet!!!
snowfalken (1116) 2008-01-23 2:16
This is a wonderful seascape and the colors you captured are just great! I love the clouds in the sky and their reflections in the water surface. The image looks like a wallpaper! You provided excellent informations in the notes! Thanks for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,
daddo (27264) 2008-01-23 2:26
hi Rabani. Beautiful scene, so inviting. The sea does look so pure and the island undamaged- or as much as can be seen. regards. Klaudio.
trekks (14348) 2008-01-23 3:04
A beach scenery hardly ever escapes your lens' beautiful onslaught, Bani, to turn it into an admired photo.
This one is another of your signature capture. I first picked up tips about polarizer from here.
Great work. TFS
vincz (19113) 2008-01-24 1:51
Wow... this is so pristine, so fantastic. The quality you got on the sea in particular is awesome. texture, transparency, I am amzed...
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-01-24 8:35
Solitary palm swaying along this pristine looking beach. Those sheep like cloud along the horizon is so well formed and very timely captured.
I wanna sit there and watch as you said it;
the reflection is cooler than without it.
I like this one and will be in my fav.
TravelerNL (3011) 2008-01-26 15:54
Beautiful tropical photo with some huge clouds in the distance. Well composed shot with the coconut tree and the clear sea.
I discovered your gallery through the frontpage of TE. I will come back later for a further look.
tico_tic (395) 2008-01-27 3:40
I agree with you on the CP effect, i tried it myself and i somehow couldn't really agree on the degree of the sun. However in some situation, it did gave me a good effect on my pictures.
For this view, i wished the colors are slightly saturated. anyway its fine with this though, just a matter of taste. judging from this overall view, its well accepted and well composed. admire your shot..
Ramdan (117) 2008-02-03 19:35
Suasana dan pemandangan ini terlalu indah untuk digambarkan dengan perkataan. Dengan lautan seluas mata memandang, warna kebiruan dengan calitan hijau, menyuntik rasa tenang yang tidak terkata. Indahnya dunia, dengan kawalan dan seni dalam merakamkannya melalui lensa, membuat kita rasa lebih bersyukur akan kebesaranNya.
patdeph (35748) 2008-04-19 8:02
this is just fantastic,so beautiful,a paradise on earth!I am going to Borneo in july and august and project to come to Mabul at the end of my trip to spend 5 or 6 days.I think Mabul is the only island where we can stay.I've watched to each of your photos,they are really splendid,and I appreciate a lot the notes that you write,they give much informations,thanks a lot fot this!I would like to know if you took this photo on Mabul,or another island?
Have a nice eveniing.
coco (30439) 2009-06-11 23:29
What wonderul place and how nice is this beach with this light and the blue sky and the clouds in the background.
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax SMC P-DA J 16-45mm F4ED/AL, Hoya Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Dreamy Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-22 22:22
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