Imbil Island floats in the Fog before sunrise: Breath of Two Lovers in Sensual Embrace

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Comments (413)

marcopera on March 22, 2010

Super shot! I'd pay to capture a scene like this!

YS and BEST OF, absolutely!!

Greetings from Italy, Marco

Ian Stehbens on March 22, 2010

I am delighted to welcome you to my gallery, Marco. Thanks for the great compliments and for choosing this to add to your favourites. And thanks for the nomination, too.

All I can say is that I anticipated the fog the night before, and therefore rose early to be out at the vantage point well before sunrise. I was expecting to create my images as the sun rose, but I began creating images in the pale light before dawn - to see what my new camera could do. And this was the result.

I was able then to go down into the fogs and photograph in the dawning light, as in the other photo you have just praised.

You don't have to pay, just anticipate and rise early!

Warm regards from Brisbane, Aus.


Olga I. Yakovenko on March 31, 2010

Best of P. and YS! Olga

Ian Stehbens on March 31, 2010

Dear Olga, I am really delighted to receive your nomination and selection. This photo and the place and the moment are all very special to me, so thanks for appreciating with me. This place is 'home' for me.

Ian on May 25, 2010

Great atmosphere, well done !

Ian Stehbens on May 26, 2010

Greetings Bourlingueur,

If your excellent signature photo is a conversation between earth and sky, this would have to be an image of the breath of two lovers in a sensual embrace

Thanks for your note of appreciation. Ian

Kocka on June 4, 2010

Really misty picture.

Ian Stehbens on June 7, 2010

Thanks for you comment, Kocka.


Jackie BG on July 11, 2010

L, a wonderful picture !!


Michael Morenz on July 16, 2010

I like it Brilliant.



*Andrew* on August 3, 2010

Романтичный снимок. Очень хорошо выполнено.

ceestheboss on August 7, 2010

Beautiful and impressive picture and gallery, that is why I made you one of my favourites.(Fav/like) Greetings from Cees - The Netherlands.

Tanaa on August 7, 2010




Ian Stehbens on August 10, 2010

Dear Jackie, Michael, Andrew.

It sure makes me happy to receive your appreciative remarks. This really is "home" for me - the home of my childhood! I have since travelled much of the world but this place remains special, Glad it has been so positively received by each of you.


Ian Stehbens on August 10, 2010

Greetings from Tonga to Netherlands. Thanks for your comments Cees! I am very pleased that you would add my gallery to your favourites. I hope I can keep on producing images that you enjoy.

Warm regards,


Ian Stehbens on August 10, 2010

Thanks so very much, Tanaa.


Kincses Ferenc on August 10, 2010

Wanderful photo!


Best regards, Ferenc

Pepe_Ibanez on August 13, 2010

A beautiful photo with great composition.

Congratulations on the shot and YS

Greetings from Spain.


Ian Stehbens on August 13, 2010

Dear Pepe and Ferenc,

Thanks to both of you for your appreciation and encouragement. It is special to be able to share this personal place with its winter fogs, for this is the place of my childhood.

Warmest greetings,


j... on August 15, 2010

super JOla

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