Or also title it as 'Lost Horizon' after the movie? On this day of walking around this western side of Maiga island, it was mostly cloudy and a little hazy sky but the most intriquing part of this scene is the blending of the sky and the sea to make the horizon hardly visible. If I were back and to try again, perhaps I would experiment with high f/stop and tripod.
At this moment, my team mates Hoe was busy enjoying himself with Sea Bajau boy on the paddle boat, while Alfred was hunting for subject. A group of Sea Bajau children were around to keep company. The huts can be readily seen to be very simple and located in among the coconut palms. No they are not worried about the coconuts falling down, are they?
We were here for only a few short hours and time did not permit water activities here for us. Taking a walk around the island already took up more than 1 hour time. Thank you for viewing. Cheers, bill
EXIF DATA - 2008:03:10 17:09:22, ISO100, FL24mm
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Atousa (7131) 2008-09-07 19:10
A good mixture of nature n people's daily life.. great compo n colours..a lovely place n shot..TFS
papon (1487) 2008-09-07 19:27
Very pleasant atmosphere…with a natural beauty of the surrounded coconut trees.. good POV.lovely shot.
parbo (11092) 2008-09-07 19:28
Your perfectly captured scene is giving magnificent tranquilize and inviting there. Coconut trees, typical huts are great addition with spectacular view of shore scene and visitors, on paddle boat too. Excellent clarity in good sharpness and natural colors. Have a nice new week. Congratulations.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-09-07 20:19
Excellent soft colours you have here. And, as you said, the soft transition from the water to the sky is very nice. It is very interesting to see how the coconut trees end up falling on the beach creating natural barriers to retain the sand. It seems to be the perfect place for some relaxing time and good photo opportunities too. Well done.
testmaniac (13508) 2008-09-07 21:21
Hello Bill, great shot of Maiga island. Excellent composition and colors.
MarianneS (15338) 2008-09-07 22:03
A beautiful scene, full of light and peaceful harmony.
Colours and composition are great.
shevchenko (20548) 2008-09-07 22:46
Impressive view of village on the beach, lovely local houses surrounding by coconut trees, lively to see villagers and tourist, nice color, good shoot.
patdeph (35748) 2008-09-08 0:15
I like very much this point of view showing the huts under the coconuts trees,and near the sea!And I like the activity raound the small and nice boat!Yes,it's difficult to see the line separating the sky from the sea,but this is something I like very much,that gives a very soft atmosphere!So,son't have regret for your adjustements,for me this is perfect!You will see later that I have a few pictures like this,and hope that you will like!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-09-08 0:48
Beautiful picture from Maiga island. Excellent POV and well framed.
Great details and nice colours
TFS and greetings
danos (101730) 2008-09-08 2:34
nice composition of this tranquil and calmly atmosphere of this part of Maiga island.Picturesque shot with the palm trees to lean on the shore and the children to surround the tourist.Excellent the lights and the vivid colors.Well done.
hatti52 (12786) 2008-09-08 2:37
wonderful atmosphere with excellent sharpness and details
Giorgio (11279) 2008-09-08 3:10
- Typical for me of the dream beach of white sand, superb, persons in foreground add very nice coloured spots, this is a very successful composition, bravo!
kevinos (7517) 2008-09-08 3:25
A super composition Bill, almost t perfect to be true, with the strong angle sweeping down to the people on the beach and then to the boat and balanced by tree in the other direction. It's a delightful scene too. regards Kevin
npecanhuk (76857) 2008-09-08 3:37
This one has become one of my favorite pictures of yours!
Soft colors are spectacular!
The scene is so beautiful and you have captured it so wonderfully! At the right moment, with the best pov, composing everything in such a perfect way!
I just loved it!
TFS - Congratulations!
belido (19934) 2008-09-08 4:09
this is a postcard! Love the scene with the tilted palm trees and boat at the left to balance the image. Very good exposure and definition. Great job!
avene (12675) 2008-09-08 4:45
I saw the polished pale blue sky and I knew it must be your photo :) you're right, "lazy" is the best way to describe this scene, and I guess that's what I like about this photo most - how relaxed it feels. the palm trees add an interesting diagonal line, and I like a lot how right side of the image create a darker triangle against the light sky. very nice work, my compliments.
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-09-08 6:24
This picture is a masterpiece,very nice scenery.
great composiiton and nice sharpness,
dareco (17134) 2008-09-08 6:58
I love the huge tree!! Very nice composition! An interesting scene and a peek into daily life there. Very colorful! TFS and have a happy day!
sagar (2410) 2008-09-08 8:25
Very beautifully captured. The transition from the sea to the sky is really wonderful to watch. The people seem to enjoy their holidays.
siamesa (28123) 2008-09-08 9:50
Splendid landscape. These two star-palms are fantastic leaning itself to the sea.A marvelous shot. TFS
jemaflor (101241) 2008-09-08 11:14
Nice composition with this beach, perfect view of dream with palmtrees and good the boat to give life at your shot.
Deepforest (9260) 2008-09-08 14:02
excellent composition, nice atmosphere and beautiful natural colours... I would like to sit down on the edge of beach and have a relaxation, to star at the distance and to listen to bird's songs... ;o) Fantastic capture Bill. Thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (69741) 2008-09-08 15:35
The curve of the palm trees is an asset to the composition. The point of view is leading our eyes toward infinity(the sea meeting the sky). The presence of the poeple has an effect of scale. The colors are enhanced by the soft light. Have a nice day.
DragonAngel (280) 2008-09-08 19:51
..it has been a while since my last 'stop' at Trek family.. and ahh* when I saw this photo of yours, terrific! now I feel relaxed.. :D
bucanas (2218) 2008-09-08 20:13
Beautiful island,very good composition,very sharp.
gunbud (34066) 2008-09-08 21:11
This is a very peaceful tropical landscape with the lovely palms looming over the tradditional thached homes but what I find the most compelling is the human gathering on the beach that gives this image such a warm soothing appeal.
Waylim (25502) 2008-09-09 0:50
Absolutely paradise like place for a walk, Everything is so perfectly place for a great composition. This is a a carefully aranged painting, surreal. Great color and light, the people add much liviliness and warm to the pristine landscape. Excellent shot. I love it.
Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-09-09 2:43
Wow, I guess that`s what they call paradise. Dunno what`s better here - the technical properties (colors etc) or the motive. Well, both are splendid. What in terms makes a splendid photo. Soon, I will lay on this kind of beach and just relax ... ah.
Gerrit (52123) 2008-09-09 3:15
beautiful and colorful daily life scene in a fantastic tropical setting, Excellent picture.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2008-09-09 3:45
Light and clearness are remarkable, it is enough to see the details of the sheets of the palm trees. Framing with the line of the tops of the palm trees directed in diagonal towards the sea is pleasant. I like the life which is described, really a beautiful image.
Have a nice day
jafadabret (56501) 2008-09-09 3:46
J'aime beaucoup la grâce de ces deux palmiers, l'animation de la plage. Un coin qui nous fait rêver.
jhm (157802) 2008-09-09 5:22
You show here a dream then I was a little boy, Then I read a lot books with this same images.
Palm trees, white sand beaches, a small boat and alot sun.
What a nice picture my friend.
Very well done, TFS.
dvlazar (6662) 2008-09-09 17:42
Hi Bill - A nice photo of this island and the life that exists on it. Well framed with the palm tree cutting through the image like that.
pablominto (53746) 2008-09-10 1:19
A classic tropical beach!
Everything is here... the palm trees, the sand, the boats, the people... you name it!
Pin sharp details and fine colours!
lrw1966 (1632) 2008-09-10 7:05
Marvelous daily life and nature composition. Your "lost horizon" thoughts and presentation is very interesting. Wonderful colors and details of nature.
Thanks for the note, as well
Congratulations, very nicely composed an presented
kpav (5031) 2008-09-10 7:43
Hello Bill, a dream place captured greatly. Superb shot with beautiful well managed light and excellent POV. Thanks for sharing.
chirasak (2) 2008-09-10 15:07
very nice picture, i like those coconut tree, look like a painting, it's look like a sky and sea connecting, it is nice shot anyway :) TFS
zeca (19762) 2008-09-10 17:31
Bill, this is fantastic! Its a kind of place I would like to wake up tomorrow. So calm waters, so nice trees, so original architecture, so untouched place. I love it very much and your photos are very inviting!
Charo (51212) 2008-09-12 3:21
Bella daily scene very dynamic. Excellent prospect with great colors and good composition.
phwall (6785) 2008-09-12 21:25
Picture postcard perfect.
The beach, palm trees and huts make for an outstanding image. Of course the people help to give the scene the human touch.
Beautiful image, so sharp and clean.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-09-13 8:48
I like this scene with soft colours, composition well balanced and many details. The top of the palmtrees gives a nice diagonal. Pecaful and serenity.
Best regards of Belgium,
adores (46299) 2008-09-14 17:36
Good photo of this beautiful beach! I like the little village among the palm trees. The photographer walking among the children really caught my eye here. Really seems a great place for photos!
zmey (7335) 2008-09-17 8:32
you always seem to manage to find some extaordinary palm-tree models :) those two seem very photogenic. love the blend of the sky and the ocean, and the whole ambiance - very unusual for my eyes. by the way "Maiga" is a Latvian female name. It also means "tender".
gracious (20025) 2008-09-18 10:52
I seems to miss out this beautiful shot of yours in Sabah!
perfect pov to show the coastal living style from Semporna!
many thanks for this sharing
jmdias (67145) 2008-09-22 17:01
very beautiful place, image, pov and framing are perfect, light is soft and show us every detail, colors are nice too. It would be better if the sky was blue but we can't control this. well done
dilane (861) 2008-09-23 7:11
voici un très joli tableau dont on apprécie la composition et la netteté - l'endroit parait idyllique - bravo pour cette si belle photo -
stego (24132) 2008-09-25 11:46
Beautiful beach, superb compo, wonderful light, a very attractive image. The diagonal line drawn by the top of the coconut trees that is completed with the small boat and is crossed by the bigger inclined trees, the advantageous placement of the people, the clarity the colours... It's stunning! Bravo!
MLINES (12516) 2008-09-25 23:07
Hi Bill, A wonderful composition which looks like a slice of paradise. The kiddies watching the dad off fishing and the huts all under those palms is just a fine photograph. TFS. Murray.
PS I'll be in Sabah 6-12 Oct at the glass manuf meeting.
Will be roughing it here in case you go to KK sometimes.
dumbo (4541) 2008-09-26 4:21
Beautiful and relaxing beach. I like these colors and those palms.
Have a great weekend!
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-10-01 8:29
You've got very inspiring and fascinating photos in your gallery.
This one is also great taken from the perfect position and beautifuly composed!
A great work!!!!!!
Stepan (27210) 2008-10-07 22:52
A great sunny atmosphere for me, a cool and soft light, a peaceful mood. The lack of difference between the sea and the sky is interesting, lokke almost unreal.
leo61 (0) 2008-10-08 9:55
This is a very well composed image with many,many fine details to view.Great POV ,good depth and nice bright colors.The two diagonal palmtrees make the composition perfect.
JCG (35129) 2008-10-14 10:14
On this photograph, I like much the contrast of this resolutely exotic landscape with this sky in half colour. That gives a very pleasant relief. The colors are superb and I appreciate the qualities of the image, in particular the balance of the composition. A true paradise, thank you Bill.
With all my friendships and with soon,
claudeD (40846) 2008-10-16 8:54
excellent seaside picture with a good composition, excellent colors and prefect sharpness.I like the view very much and I would like to be there now ...
With regards from Luxembourg
axiotea (21651) 2008-10-22 10:15
This lovely place with its authentic stilt huts feels very peaceful, and it doesn't looks like a tourist destination! A good shooting angle which created a great perspective along the palm trees. Somehow, it gives me the impression to look at a painting ;)
asajernigan (21427) 2008-10-27 3:37
Great shot of this fine tropical scene! Your composition is fine using the beach to lead the eye through the scene. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The sea seems to disappear into the gray sky. The palm trees provide nice color for the scene.
paura (47186) 2009-01-22 5:11
A lovely and peacefull image here. The compo and the pov are great to show to all us the interesting place.
scalerman (26900) 2009-03-16 12:46
Bill: a powerful tropical image. You've got all the details here. regards, c
- Copyright: Bill Laucp (trekks) (14348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6GED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Ni, 2Gb SD, HOYA 67mm CIR-PL
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Trip to Sabah - Land below the wind
- Theme(s): Seascapes II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-07 18:20
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