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Borneo Sunset

By BenCherryPhotos
I haven't been active on this site for years and thought it was about time I changed that.

I'm currently in the middle of a six week trip through Borneo, part photography/travelling trip part university field course in Danum Valley National Park, the perks of being a Zoologist!

This Macaque was photographed in Bako National Park. Unfortunately I didn't bring a flashgun with me to this remote location (left it back in Kuching, which is the hub for this park), rookie error! But I think the silhouette works nonetheless.

Tags: Sunset Landscape Photo journalism Wide angle Travel Wild Macaque Monkey Borneo Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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atenytom 8 1 Poland
1 Sep 2013 6:00AM
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andyf3050 4 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 7:41AM
Nice shot. Works really well.
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 8:35AM
Nice image. A flash would have over lit the foreground and ruined the effect, so good job you left it at home. Lighting must have been very low to require hose settings.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 9:03AM
Flash would have killed this stone dead. It's not quite a silhouette, there's enough detail in the monkey to convey depth, substance, while still giving a mysterious feel. From your title, you know this is about atmosphere, sense of time and place, not just the monkey.
What jumps out at me here are the monkey's reflection - wet sand gives particularly beautiful reflections - and the gorgeous light hitting the ripples in sand and water. Then the contrast between the warm light and the grey hazy darkness spreading over the land - both foreground and on the horizon. I have been looking at possible crops, I'd like the monkey to be a bit less central, but I wouldn't want to lose that balance. I may try a Modification, just cropping a bit.
3 Sep 2013 10:00PM
I don't think I'd change anything here. You have the gorgeous sky and the macaque dead centre of the marvelous reflection...An exquisite capture!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
3 Sep 2013 11:19PM
Very different.. beachcomber Ben.

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