I took this shot at the wharf in Bantayan while waiting for the sun to set. These boats were decommisioned because they were used to transport white sands which is now an illegal trade. What caught my attention was the residual water inside the boat reflecting the sky. Hope you like it.
Sorry for my long absence here in TE as I was concentrating on B&W in TL and also just got back from my annual leave. I miss posting color photos ... I'm glad to be back.
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dareco (17134) 2008-04-02 0:44
A really beautiful scene! The reflection is really great. Gee...wish I was there :) TFS
dip (23750) 2008-04-02 0:48
welcome back to TE! :)
wonderful image with amazing sunset colors,well framed and exposed,
the reflection inside the boats looks fantastic,
well seen and composed!
robertosalguero (246) 2008-04-02 0:51
Beautiful sunset and composition with the boats taking the foreground. There is good depth in the image and the colours of the evening seem properly saturated. Sharpness is excellent and the overall vertical composition works fine. Thanks Renier.
Tue (28090) 2008-04-02 0:54
Good to see a new photo of you on TE! Beautiful sunset with great colours and nice clouds in the sky. Excellent inclusion of the two boats in the foreground. The water inside is a wonderful detail to add two extra mirrors for the sky. Thanks for sharing!
edytungkal (4551) 2008-04-02 1:04
A nice sunset photo taken after quiet for more than month, that parking boats with the sunset moment on bg is a beautiful combination. A well presented picture...tfs
snunney (87272) 2008-04-02 1:09
A beautiful and well composed seascape. Good use of the vertical format and excellent sunset tones with an interesting cloud pattern to maintain the interest even longer. Very good clarity. A soothing piece of work.
Paolo (41222) 2008-04-02 1:26
Hi Renier, good one, with a well built composition, good quality and timing too.
stefanocer (10642) 2008-04-02 1:36
What a nice sunset shot Renier with a beautiful composition and light management , also water reflections are very interesting , compliments.
japiey (10163) 2008-04-02 1:46
Nice to watch you here again...with colours !!
Superb reflections caught, and a well presented image.
All the best, dear friend.
ChrisJ (101756) 2008-04-02 1:57
I like the subtle fg reflections, within the 2 boats. Wonderful sunset colours, with good sharpness & graphism. Tfs!
axiotea (21649) 2008-04-02 1:59
I was also absent on TE for a long period and like you, I'm glad to be back ;D
So welcome back with this peaceful image at sunset time. I like the two boats in FG with inside the sky reflection. A good sense of depth and nice colors tones.
Greetings from Bangkok
Blairfraser (849) 2008-04-02 2:04
Very well catured picture! I like the compositon you have here and the colours of the sky are quite impressive.
thaprem (2554) 2008-04-02 2:27
A wonderful Idea here...
Just so philosophical apart from being beautiful & intelligent composition.
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-04-02 3:07
O you are back and have made great image from Bantayan Islands.
Very beautiful image
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-04-02 3:11
These reflections in side the boats are amazing !
A superb catch, a balanced compo.
The whole image is very pleasant, nice job,
patdeph (35748) 2008-04-02 3:24
wonderful sunset with a very beautiful and impressive sky!I like the orange part separating the grey clouds from the grey water!The 2 boats and their mirror inside make a very nice foreground,and i like the way you have framed this scene!superb!
Have a nice day.
siolaw (38292) 2008-04-02 3:35
Superb compo with these boats full of sky reflecting water!!!. Nice use of the rule of thirds, pleasant colors and sharpness. I also like the texture and shine of that silvery sea...
syd1946 (18663) 2008-04-02 3:47
The sunset is very nice...but the boats made the photo more interesting and give also a very good form the frame.Very well composed image!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-04-02 3:52
The compo is really very good with the boats on the foreground and the horizon and sun at the top third. I like it very much. Well done.
John_F_Kennedy (43295) 2008-04-02 5:42
Nice to see that you're back to see your pictures. Very good sunset shot and beautiful sky colours. Well done.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-04-02 6:18
Nice sea composition! Lovely reflection in the half sunk boats and nice 2/3 allocation of space. Combined with a superb sunset we have a great capture.
gilou530 (34) 2008-04-02 6:28
une photo qui a une petite similitude a la mienne avec les deux barques, mais tu l'as prise dans un pays plus lointain une belle profondeur
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-04-02 6:53
Wonderful atmosphere in this sunset composition. Very well framed with the boats in the foreground. Beautiful colours and very good sharpness
Have a nice day
danos (88841) 2008-04-02 6:53
i like this calmness and idyllic atmosphere that created from the sunset.The two boats in the foreground create a great depth in combination with the islet in the middle of the scene.I like the subdued light, with the sun still painting pastoral colors in the clouds makes this a memorable shot.Well done.
jplebrun (21208) 2008-04-02 7:34
Hi Renier content de te voir de retour parmi nous, tu commences avec une superbe photo que j'aime beaucoup, deux chaloupes avec un magnifique coucher de soleil
dorte_s_t (2287) 2008-04-02 8:50
A wonderful scene with gentle ciolours and a pleasing mood !
The "mirrors" in the boats are definately an extra plus !
Fine note too !
UnTrained (0) 2008-04-02 11:14
long time not seen, fine to have some new from you. I like this view with the half sunk boats and the reflection, good final end with that light in the sky.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
JCG (35129) 2008-04-02 11:34
One very beautiful moment and nicely photographed, the reflections are indeed interesting. Beautiful management of the lights and a choice of judicious format. It is very pleasant to look at and resting. Thank you Renier.
With all my friendships and with soon,
jasmis (57906) 2008-04-02 11:43
Calm and tranquil place. Superb composition.
papagolf21 (88111) 2008-04-02 11:44
Bonsoir, cher Renier,
Heureux de vous revoir sur TE. Excellente mise en scène de cette très jolie réalisation.
Les éléments sont parfaitement disposés et l'eau à l'intérieur des barques forme un excellent rappel du ciel !
J'aime bien également les photos en noir et blanc !
Benedict (7076) 2008-04-02 22:55
maligayang pagbabalik, renier! ang kanaisnais na parteng nakuha dito ay ang mga repleksiyon ng langit sa loob ng barko at ang gintong kulay ng lumulubog na araw ay nagbigay buhay sa kuhang ito! mabuhay ang artistang may kalibre- ikaw!
vincz (19113) 2008-04-03 0:44
Beautiful compsotion with great colours in the sky and excellent rendering in the darker parts. Love the reflections on the water inside the boats. Very well done.
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2008-04-03 4:31
Mainly because of time logistics, I don't have a Trek Lens account so I seldom visit. When I do I see a great range of photographic skills that are not permitted on TE. Visiting your TL gallery was good; I especially liked your car portraits. I hope to see more of you back on TE, but if you want to spend more time with creative photography on TL then that's fine also. I will have to check up on them. This shot is pleasant; I love the atmosphere here at day's end. I was unaware of this white sands trade, might have to read up on it. Well done, good to see you 'back'.
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-04-03 6:04
Amazing view and colours!
It is perfect...!
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-04-03 11:04
a very interesting subject, this water reflection in the boats, well balanced framing, exposure well managed, good looking colours in the sky, well composed
Cricri (109625) 2008-04-03 11:54
C'est un joli retour avec ce coucher de soleil, belle ambiance de calme et de douceur, bien cadrer avec les barques , trés belle présentation
jaywalker (16101) 2008-04-03 13:56
Hi Renier, A great vertical composition, the two sunken boats fill the foreground very well &, there is a superb sky above, the little island looks like one Robinson Crusoe spent hours on, a lovely shot, kind regards Wilson.
captainsgirl (3448) 2008-04-03 14:57
Nice, I really like the reflecting water and in the boats too, peaceful photo, beautiful sky, great POV. TFS
crckt (7218) 2008-04-03 17:59
Good to see you back after a long time. Very nice post to begin with, I like the placement of boats.
gunbud (34066) 2008-04-03 20:10
The seetting golden sun and low sky work wonders as they reflect in the clam bay. The sand in the boats catch a very soothing turquoise reflection as they lay ideally waiting for a legal cargo. Hope you enjoyed visiting your homeland and welcome back.
zeca (19762) 2008-04-03 20:47
The sunset colours are very nice, but the foreground boats are the highlight for me. Its nice to see them facing each other. The water inside the boats are also nice details.
ruisc_pt (10890) 2008-04-04 0:29
Wellcome back Renier
I appreciated this lovely composition with the water in and out of the boats.
The foreground seems to be a little underexposed...
Perhaps a Grad ND filter :)
All the best
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-04-05 21:31
NIce to see you back Renier.
Nice photo too.. did you use GND filter?
good work, well composed and excellent exposure.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-04-06 0:36
Hi Renier. Hope you had a good break, you obviously took in some lovely scenery. Great photo, boats with mirrors in them! Well timed to catch the sunset also. I like the fact the boats are pointing in different directions, adds another dimension I think. Thanks for sharing.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-04-06 1:56
Beautiful impression with fantastic atmosphere I like the picturesque colours and the impressive sky. Great sunset image, Very well done! Have a nice Sunday
barni (15751) 2008-04-06 3:01
L'eau présente dans le fond des barques apporte une superbe illusion d'optique.
Have a nice day
hatti52 (12786) 2008-04-06 3:02
where were you, welcome back )
Beautiful sunset composition with wonderful colours and reflection
Angshu (56406) 2008-04-06 3:31
Very happy to see a new post from you. Lovely sunset scene & reflections on the water. Good idea of vertical framing with the two boats in the FG. Indeed the clouds also add to the beauty of the scene. Well done!
Charo (51210) 2008-04-06 4:03
Bella toma con esas barcas inundadas y la puesta del sol. Excelente composición y detalles.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2008-04-10 2:32
great shot! I like the relection in the boats...
salvator (19102) 2008-04-27 7:21
A wonderful photo with superb soft colors, and a very nice use of light. The reflections on the water are very nice, but really it is the reflection inside the boats that are truly eyecatching. Wonderful details and sunset colors.
Best regards. Salvator.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-04-29 5:59
Hello Renier! Amazing picture. Very good POV and composition. Wonderful boats. Nice landscape. Original shot. Good luck!
pablominto (53744) 2008-05-04 5:49
A lovely composition, including boats that are not typical for the Philippines!
Image has a fine sense of depth and wonderful sunset colours, enhanced by the fine veil of clouds...
Personally I'm against cloning but here I might be tempted to do something about the boats in a distance that were cut!