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Honda Bay

Honda Bay
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 640 N: 9631] (55122)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-10-20 4:09
Viewed: 1563
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Honda Bay near Porto Princesa, & not a motorcycle in sight! Although not as stunning as El Nido, it is still a nice daytrip, if you have a spare day in town waiting for the northbound bus. Weather wasn't ideal but it was warm, no rain (& no snow & ice after departing Korea, it was almost heaven!) Snorkeling was okay too. Oh and this is a bangka or Filipino boat. Everyone gets to wear an orange life-vest & fill out a manifest, before leaving the harbor. I think this was Starfish Island? From Wikitravel:

"Honda Bay - consisting of several islets with beautiful beaches, Honda Bay is the place to go to for swimming, snorkeling as well as beach and island hopping. Accessible via the Sta. Lourdes wharf which is 25 minutes away from the city. Pumpboats at the wharf can be hired to take visitors to the various islets on the bay. Arrive before 11am to go island hopping if you require a small boat (1-5 people) and before 2.30pm if you require a larger boat."

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-10-20 4:44]

Hi Chris,
This is a peaceful and colorful capture of this splendid view.
Beautiful panorama at the BG and such an interesting activity at the FG.
A nice reflection into the limpid shallow flower.
Well done for this neat work.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

Hello Chris,
It's a lovely scene you've taken from the landscape of Philippines. The Asiatic boats are usually longer and have balast on one or both sides. Perhaps dual hull vessel has been evolved from this idea, I don't know. However, your catch is beautiful in fine details and great colors. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

P.S: Today I learnt from Jack McGrane's picture about "out of bound" technique, so I practiced on your post. I hope you wont mind :))

Hi Inaam,
I like this shot, the BG is awesome, colors nice If I could, I would not place the boat in the center... But, sometimes its OK not to use the rule odf 1/3...Best


Hi Chris
pleasant scene. splendid softness of colors. good capture of the lovely decorated tourists boat.
the composition is well balanced.

The mood is immense in this dailylife shot with such lovely colors, Chris!
The sky is beautiful and the water colors are so eyecatching.
The sharpness and POV are well done, and light is delicately handled.
Good job!

Best wishes,

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  • I-Bar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 17 N: 167] (556)
  • [2011-10-20 10:52]

Hello Chris-

Beautiful shot with the colorful boat against the blue water. I was from this country originally but have never been to this place yet. I wish to be there sometime in the future as the urge to travel has gone up again. Thank you for posting this image, I really appreciate it.



Hi Chris,
Beautiful scene well presented and composed with great colors and light,
Excellent point of view and details,
I like the view on background and reflection on water..
very well done.
compliments ..Michel

Hello Chris, it's great to see shots like this from faraway places.I like the colourful boat pictured against a lovely mountainous bg.
Excellent DoF.
A pleasing reflection too.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 797 W: 26 N: 775] (8709)
  • [2011-10-20 13:02]

Hi Chris,
a good PoV and the orange colours stand out well against the slightly overcast BG

This shot simply breathes with calm and serenity. A beautiful location location well shot

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-10-20 21:38]


Merveilleuse iamge et compo superbe quel bâteau quelle pureté de l'eau fantastique iamge avec ces personnages cette vue au loin uqel ensemble.

Bravo et amitié


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-10-20 23:44]

Hi Chris...
Nice shot with so nice scene..
Nice composition...
Have a nice weekend...

Hi Chris
What a beautiful and calm bay...
I like the no wave sea here, the colors are amazing
Well done MF

bonjour Chris
peaceful landscape with nice colours under a smooth and pleasant light
best regards

A nice view Chris - sharp and all the compositional elements are right! A CP would have brightened the colour and taken the reflection out of the water (for that classic floating boat look)

We were down in Palawan in March 2010 - a stunning island...


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