Pantai Ayer Manis (Sweet water Beach) is about 8 km south of the west coast Sumatran town of Padang. You can walk out to the islands at low tide, in ankle deep water. This is the Indian Ocean. The 'parahus' (canoes) on the beach, are used for fishing.
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MiguelP (14466) 2006-04-07 3:33
Hi Chris, another beautifull shot of a beach. I love like you play with light and shadows. Wonderfull horizon.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2006-04-07 3:40
Nice composition. It's great how are mixed the islands and the palms.
Maybe I would crop the left side a little. Only to make dissapear that palm.
Anyway, I like it.
Galmeida (12559) 2006-04-07 4:03
Two Palms, two Islands and three boats! Very beautiful scenery and landscape very well captured by you. Good light, colors, contrasting light and sharpness. A lovely peaceful place that you took with fine perspective and enquadrement view. Good work, well seen and composed. Congratulations and have a nice weekend.
riclopes (35577) 2006-04-07 4:07
I can see that this was a very studied composition and the result is excellent. It must have been funny to get this shot. I love the title and the playing with the elements seen in this view. Wonderful dephness and colours. Congratulations!
Gerrit (43765) 2006-04-07 4:44
Outstanding landscape. Great composition, POV abnd colours.
Thanks and regards, gerrit
Paolo (41218) 2006-04-07 4:46
Hi Chris, a beautiful and easy view of that amazing sea and islands.
good POV, colours and light.
ebruardil (461) 2006-04-07 5:03
Very good composition. I like the tones of blue that are used in this photo. So natural. TFS
feather (51128) 2006-04-07 5:13
It looks like Paradise; I like the way you composed the shot with the front palm between the islands. Strong light/shade contrasts are managed well.
efigesta (12188) 2006-04-07 5:20
Hi my friend
interesitn pov here, the two islands, and a great pov
bazal (7900) 2006-04-07 5:22
So you're back with pictures of paradize... I like the background islands framed by the foreground plmtrees. Thanks for sharing !
spence (65) 2006-04-07 6:01
To get your numbers right for your title you do need to crop that palm on the far left, Chris:) I like the diagonals of the palms and the lovely clouds. Beautiful shadows too. An idyllic scene - well done.
pablominto (53744) 2006-04-07 6:06
Awesome! These tropical sceneries are sooo tempting now, as winter is about to leave my place!
This beach seems like very peaceful and a nice place to spend some time, chilling in the shades from the palm trees...
Great composition as always, superb colours and atmosphere very well conveyed!
Modacolor51 (1309) 2006-04-07 7:02
Very beautiful picture, so well composed with great quality.
Thanks for sharing.
veronika (6052) 2006-04-07 7:41
Chris i like the composition!
just like in dream ;)
RGatward (20050) 2006-04-07 8:47
A classic Chrisj scene. Nice framing, though maybe a slight sift in PoV to the left, leaving the right tree closer to edge would have been interesting.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-04-07 9:36
Hi Chris: The beauty of Indonesia again. Love it. Nino
Emile (20348) 2006-04-07 10:17
I love the tropical scene, very good composition and colours contrast. I think that the coconut leaves in the left side of the picture doesn't do any harm to your shot. Good framing.
Well done Chris.
macondo (18465) 2006-04-07 10:45
A beautiful spot, and a wonderful photo. I went to places like this on a trip in 1983. I think I have the slides in a box somewhere, and ought to try scanning some of them.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-04-07 11:04
great shot of the Indonesian ocean here, I like the colours, especially he sea, well framed and I like the placement of the trees too, well done
carper (96) 2006-04-07 11:13
very nice shot Chris,
Shot of paradise Island, a well taken composition, good point of view, very nice atmosphere, very good job.
Xalkida (11742) 2006-04-07 11:56
Paradise on Earth. i think it's the proper title for this awesome shot! Great colors, excellent view and very fine games with shadows and sunlight. Marvelous! You're a lucky guy Chris.
jhm (130620) 2006-04-07 12:07
The small islands in middle break wonderful the horizont, in background the lovely clouds to the sky, but the palmtrees in foreground are the real eyes catchers.
Maybe a little bit cropping above and to left, for a better composition.
Have a nice weekend,
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-04-07 13:14
I like the mood here a lot!Nice play of light and shadow,unusual but well working framing and great to have the boats on the beach.
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-04-07 17:18
Another excellent composition...very blue and summer:)
singuanti (15250) 2006-04-07 22:16
Hi Chris. I guess you could add 3 boats to your title. With the color of the water this place looks like a little slice of heaven. I know a lot of Sumatra got hit hard with the tsunami. I hope this area was unaffected. tfs Chris.
berek (32296) 2006-04-07 23:10
what a wonderful palms Beautiful beach again from you. very good details my friend. Have a nice weekend.
Meaning Sense :-))
aloyho (6798) 2006-04-08 2:43
You certainly have made this a very tempting place to visit. The sunshine is most welcoming and you have handled it well to make it effective in enhancing the scene. I love the alternate arrangement of the trees and the islands to set a certain tempo. Syabas!! Have a pleasant weekend.
Angshu (53659) 2006-04-08 4:00
Wonderful view of the palm tres and island, Chris. Wonderful colours & play of light & shadows in foreground. Maybe you could have cropped out the leaves in thr left...not too disturbing though
RADEEH (2802) 2006-04-09 7:44
The leaning palms ,small boats on the shore, white sand, blue ocean,the endless waves, small little islands, it look like a picture perfect postcard which we used to get in schooldays from my uncles and aunties abroad...
Excellent colours and use of lights..
The PoV is excellent.
Thanks for sharing....
elihesamian (26149) 2006-04-09 14:26
A nice beautiful beach really,Chris,the trees are attractive here,those islands,the sea,its colors,the sky,its clouds,the beach,its boats,and your style that composed the all in a fine way,I like it very much,Chris,
rabani (9645) 2006-04-10 4:30
Even though I'm a Malay, I can never get enough seeing palm frond beaches with sampans, and just off the coast small islands. Add a shady atmosphere and with a cool view of the blue sea, a hammock comes to mind. Cantik dan pemandangannya sangat bagus, terutama warna biru dan suasana tengahari yang tidak beberapa terik.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-04-13 7:06
Hi Chris - beautiful tropical beach scenery, I like the placement of the palm trunk between the 2 islands, and imprrssive (but a bit too bright) looking stormcloud in the distance. Reminds me of Mission Beac, QLD somewhat.
beyaz_toprak (355) 2006-04-17 10:18
Bu ortamları ancak fotoğraflarda görebiliyoruz. İmkanlar bizi bu zevlerden mahrum bırakırken sizin egzortik ve sıcak bölgelerden aktardığınız bu fotoğrafla özlemimi gidermeye çalışıyorum. Tebrikelr elinize sağlık..
Journalis President - Niğde / Tükkiye
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-25 18:27
Hi Chris, I never tire of seeing your beach scenes. Well composed and realistic colours. Congratulations on another postcard from the Exotic East. Rgds Murray.
greg64g (11193) 2006-05-05 1:55
that's the typic view from indonesia. i love colors and great pov.
thaprem (2554) 2006-05-07 14:32
Your colours make one to long to be there at the place you reveal us in your shot. In this respect you & paolo stand out.
While he rings with mysterious settings, you ring yours with colours true to the place & perfect to touch the chord!.
Muse (34936) 2006-08-08 9:03
Cela fait rêver. D'autant plus que le soleil nous a quitté ici. Un joli contraste dans les couleurs. Excellent POV. Très belle lumière.
J'aime bien ce ciel.
Un titre bien choisi!
Merci pour le partage
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-04-17 11:20
Hi Chris ,
Very beautiful picture, so well composed with great quality.....