An unusual view at Las Cabanas Beach, near El Nido at the top of Palawan Island (El Nido town is behind the double limestone karst headland in the distance, more to the right). An old tree trunk that has fallen into the sea frames the view. It looks like an elephant's trunk. All tour boats around the Bacuit Archipelago were cancelled that day, so I spent the day wandering around Dolarog / Las Cabanas area, east of Corong Corong Beach. No polarizing filter, so I've added a little saturation to compensate & burned in the hard highlights in the sky. The objects at left in the fg are a lump of dead coral & a piece of seaweed.
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jemaflor (80000) 2011-10-14 2:43
Excellent pov, well seen, great result with this arch and the two peaks, well managed also.
dta (62392) 2011-10-14 2:54
Hello Chris ,
A perfect POV , to capture the twin summits in the frame provided by this stunning rocky formation .
Well done .
snunney (78789) 2011-10-14 3:36
The intriguing and unusual rock formation makes a great natural framed for the pair of massive rocks in the background. Good capture of the tones and textures in the trunk, captured under a pleasant light.
bayno (18342) 2011-10-14 3:43
Hi Chris, amazing shot with perfect POV and naturals colors, super nice place, well done, best regards, valter
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-14 4:13
This curious rocks give a natural and efficience framing, great depht too with the prospect open to the two beautiful hills which arise in the BG. The cloudy sky give a particulary athmospher to the composition.
TopGeo (38168) 2011-10-14 4:22
The intriguing and unusual composition! An old tree trunk that has fallen into the sea frames! With frame in frame the view formation makes a great natural framed of massive rocks in the background. Good capture of the tones and textures
Guenther (10915) 2011-10-14 4:23
a perfectly chosen POV, a very appealing image!
Have a weekend
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-14 4:54
what a fantastic view, this is a beautiful photo of this interesting place, the composition is superb, romantic and impressive shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
gildasjan (40738) 2011-10-14 6:24
Un premier plan extraordinaire qui nous laisse dévoiler ces deux petites montagnes.Beau job photographique avec ces tcouleurs très agréables.
ashres (1453) 2011-10-14 7:44
Yup, I agree with your title. It like a trunk that an elephant is trying to drink a water with a great leap. Well seen and capture. The two bumps in background is cleverly included here. nice capture,
have a great weekend,
eldancer1 (24761) 2011-10-14 9:35
Now I know I should have visited Palawan when I had the chance. You have some wonderful photos of the island, this included. Good use of the trunk to frame the distant hills. Great dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
The tree in my photos are joshua tree (cactus) which are common in the desert.
Cricri (100367) 2011-10-14 10:24
Spectaculaire ce tronc d'arbre
, yes comme une trompe d'éléphant, bon cadrage avec les rochers entre la courbe, j'aime les couleurs
marina7 (8049) 2011-10-14 11:07
Amazing point of view and a stunning tree formation! Wish I could see it with my own eyes. Fantastic beach and colors.
Have a great weekend,
pierrefonds (54610) 2011-10-14 12:14
The piece of rock is framing well the mountains which is giving depth to the composition. The distance between the piece of rock and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the rock looking like an elephant trunk. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (60192) 2011-10-14 14:26
Very attractive, nice and interesting picture specially because of its composition, framing the view with that unique old tree trunk!
TFS - congrats,
Zolive (5909) 2011-10-14 15:13
very original picture with this incredible tree. I like the point of view. Well done.
delpeoples (52301) 2011-10-14 21:12
Yes, a very unusual POV, but so very attractive. The colours you've captured, along with the sharpness and the natural beauty of the location are just stunning. This is a stand-out, congratulations.
Have a great weekend
Graal (95079) 2011-10-14 23:18
amazing form of rock. Good title, yes, it's like elephant. Great nature. Well presentation, good idea on composition. I like it.
Have a nice day.
emka (72278) 2011-10-14 23:57
This time Philippines. Something unknown to me. haha, funny Elephant trunk rock. There are several rocks with that shape. In France, in Algarve and the famous in Guilin, China. excellent composition with the view inside arch. Pleasant beach, fantastic place for a quiet relaxing.
danos (82673) 2011-10-15 0:31
really very impressive the curve trunk that look likes as an Elephant trunk.I like the backdrop Mts tops as we can see it through the gap of the Elephant trunk.
jhm (134498) 2011-10-15 0:32
Unusual but wonderful taken.
The beach with waves, also the rocks all in one opening, this is formidable done.
Really a wonderful picture.
Colors and sharpness are perfect taken.
Lovely image for look at. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
DjoleEric (0) 2011-10-15 2:43
Nice work with a good display of beautiful colors.
I love your cheerful images.
sandpiper (6788) 2011-10-15 3:34
Great use of the old trunk to frame the hills. Great composition
Nicou (115336) 2011-10-15 6:36
quel arche superbe iamge et compo ce gros tronc avec la vue sur les deux colline en fond, fantastique cadrage et recherche, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (51495) 2013-12-26 8:36
Found a wonderfuyl spot, to place the two peaks on far, just under the unique arch, or "Elephant-trunk" as you named it.
Good result even under the cloudy sky, and with no filter( probably not so needed there).