• Top part of the coral reef breaks the surface during low tide
  • when the photo slowly uploaded to the pc I saw this crop, and found it very interesting... - Caroline Castendijk
  • @ Caroline: I actually did play a bit with the crop and at one time had something similar to your suggestion in which the sky was dominant. In the end I decided the foreground was too engaging to toss it out
  • I understand, choices are too difficult :) - Caroline Castendijk
  • @ Caroline. Yes they are! ;-)

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Playa Pretu (translation to English would be Black Beach) is a beach on the southern shore of Curacao. Not only the black sand makes this beach noteworthy but also the beautiful shallow water coral reef that is just a couple of feet offshore.

After the worst rain season I can ever remember on this island the roads leading there are completely destroyed. Last Sunday some friends and I went off-road to this and some more places on the same (private) property. For the sunset we decided to stop at this beach, unfold some chairs, fire up a barbecue and enjoy the colors nature put on display.

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56 seconds | f / 9.0 | ISO 100 | 16 mm efl | ND filter | geotagged

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  1. J a n _ 1 9 6 2 . . . please no group-invites 51 months ago | reply

    Bijzonder mooie kleuren aan de horizon... prachtige opname.

  2. HipChicklette (perenially catching up) 51 months ago | reply

    Oh my gosh. Another stunner. This is just exquisite. Sounds like you had a wonderful evening.

  3. Pixels Poet 51 months ago | reply

    very nice long exposure shot!

  4. Artigazo  51 months ago | reply

    El mar es todo un espectaculo. Muy buena exposición.

  5. deus77 51 months ago | reply

    This is one of the best images ever!
    You deserve an award from...

    Best Images Ever

  6. stevekeat images best viewed large 51 months ago | reply

    beautiful image fantastic exposure and beautiful colour

  7. Eddy Blokhuis  50 months ago | reply

    Wat een kleuren! Klasse!

  8. floppyears3 50 months ago | reply

    This great capture was seen in:

    A Lot of Water

  9. Sash Kunnath 50 months ago | reply

    colourful....brilliant work !!

  10. monkeyyyyyy 50 months ago | reply

    Love this Chaim...curious to know how many stops on your ND filter for this one?

  11. Constant Creations 47 months ago | reply

    oooooooooh! Fantastic!!!

  12. Mah Nava 47 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing in ☆The Power Of Now ☆group ♥

  13. Jay PH 19 months ago | reply


  14. Mantis-photography 18 months ago | reply

    This photo is amazing
    Male mantisI would like to invite you to the
    Scientific photographers group www.flickr.com/groups/2389467@N23/

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