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Farewell to the Tanimbar Islands

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 1 October 2012 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

I could not resist one more image of the crystal clear water that Maureen (here, in front) and I found on the beach of this tiny isle near Yamdena Island. See my earlier post here. Again, I have tried to retain the natural colours; and my processing is minimal.

After a swim, we returned to the cruise ship Orion. Time to bid a farewell to the Tanimbar Islands. Our next destination - the port of Darwin - back home in Australia.

This shot just about wraps up the story of my holiday cruise. It began in the Asmat - in West Papua - and then crossed the Arafura Sea to the Tanimbar Islands.
For future posts, I still have shots from Thursday Island and Darwin - the start and end points of our journey.

NIKON D5000 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 200 11 mm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

What a glorious place to swim

1 Oct 2012 7:01am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Un petit coin de paradis!!! Splendide image. Bonne journée.

1 Oct 2012 7:42am

VISU...ELLE PHOTOGRAPHY from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely color of this water...

1 Oct 2012 8:29am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

That water is amazing... 25º ?

1 Oct 2012 8:55am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning clarity and colour, good job the water isn't too deep, don't want to risk that camera!

1 Oct 2012 9:20am

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

Superb sky and sea !

1 Oct 2012 9:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Delightful. love the roded thrusting rock

1 Oct 2012 9:45am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

1 Oct 2012 11:07am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb composition !

1 Oct 2012 11:25am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Schönes klares Wasser. Gut mit dem Felsen.

1 Oct 2012 11:26am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A wonderful composition, the colors of the sky and water are beautiful. A small corner of paradise and a great photo.

1 Oct 2012 11:29am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Love this rock. Looks like a big open mouth of a shark ;)

1 Oct 2012 11:47am

tataray from france, France

Ohhhh avec une eau pareille... C'est super.
Un endroit de rêves.)

1 Oct 2012 12:03pm

yalda from Iran, Iran


1 Oct 2012 2:09pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful clear water.. lovely shot

1 Oct 2012 2:11pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

The color and transparency of the water is really wonderful ... the overhang of the rock is really impressive !!!
Beautiful beach photo ...

1 Oct 2012 2:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful friend ... The light from the sea and the color is fantastic ... Best regards, Adela

1 Oct 2012 2:47pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle pureté de l'eau fantastique image de ce personnes qui nage et ce rocher, bravo.

1 Oct 2012 3:26pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe point de vue qui nous procure l'impression de flotter sur la mer ! Merci pour ce bain lumineux!

1 Oct 2012 4:37pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible DoF captured in this composition! I love the patterns created underwater by the refracted sunlight. And an interesting outcropping of rock in the water.

1 Oct 2012 5:19pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Wonderful colours of water and sky. Like a beautiful painting. A paradise indeed. Love it. :)

1 Oct 2012 5:55pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Colors are great Stephen.

1 Oct 2012 6:41pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I love this water ,it has very Beautiful turquoise blue...and the frame is very good

1 Oct 2012 6:47pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This definitely looks like paradise, and so very brave with your camera.

1 Oct 2012 6:52pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

How could one possible say goodbye this this, S?! ;o)
It's like a paradise!

1 Oct 2012 7:01pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a way to say good-bye ... i bet images like this will stay in your mind for a long time !!!

1 Oct 2012 7:57pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful and tropical ... wonderful colors ... a very relaxing photo!

1 Oct 2012 8:08pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

gorgeous water. fine clouds

1 Oct 2012 8:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That water is fantastic! I enjoy the color and the clarity. The sky is wonderful, too.

1 Oct 2012 8:31pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful shot, fantastic colors

1 Oct 2012 8:46pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A beautiful series! Love the colour of the water!

1 Oct 2012 10:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It looks like paradise! Just gorgeous. I would love to be swimming there!

1 Oct 2012 10:39pm

JMS* from Chonburi, Thailand

Le paradis doit ressembler à un endroit comme celui-là.

2 Oct 2012 12:46am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

A wonderful color for these waters. A dream spot

2 Oct 2012 2:53am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

That is the kind of water dream vacations are made of :-)

2 Oct 2012 4:46am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Oh I do love that crystal clear water - looks like a fabulous place for a swim.

2 Oct 2012 4:48am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The color of the water is a pure pleasure for the eyes ! I hope they enjoy the moment !

2 Oct 2012 9:41am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Paradise colours all over this. The water is amazing, as is the sky, and I love that overhang of shoreline.

2 Oct 2012 8:14pm

Farid from Tehran, Iran

Very nice...
wonderful shot, fantastic colors

3 Oct 2012 5:06pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Like it :)

12 Nov 2012 7:06pm

1/800 second
ISO 200
11 mm