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

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Comments (415)

Ian Stehbens on April 11, 2011

Indeed, Emanuele it was a special moment - and the sun hadn't even risen. When it did there was much more to enjoy as the pinks and golds coloured the morning mists and dew.

Warm regards,


Emanuele Crovetto on April 11, 2011

I return to this magical shot and i add a yellow star... too beautiful, again congratulations. Ciao, Emanuele

Ian Stehbens on April 12, 2011

Thank you Emanuele. It was such a quiet morning on which we arose early just to go out among the fog with my camera. I never expected this image to be so popular, yet I am delighted. Thanks for you affirmation too.

Kind regards,


bonavista on May 18, 2011

It's something behind of human mind! From the opposite side!! Big LIKE


Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2011

Bonjour Alsaco. Thank you indeed. I am very happy that this appeals to you, especially as it comes from the village of my childhood: there are special memories of foggy mornings.

Ian (in Brisbane)

Ian Stehbens on May 18, 2011

Hi Andrey,

Thank you very much for your thoughts. It is quite a poetic photo, I agree.

Warm Aussie Greetings,


Gustavo V on May 20, 2011

Muy buena captura!!!





Saludos desde Buenos Aires, Gustavo

Ian Stehbens on May 31, 2011

Greetings Gustavo, from Brisbane to BA. Thank you for the compliments.


Ian Stehbens on May 31, 2011

I appreciate your compliments and greetings, Leonard. I note that you have selected some very special images for comment.

Kind regards from Australia,


luyanfeng on June 2, 2011

Wonderful photo! Best wishes from Tangshan China

Ian Stehbens on June 2, 2011

Thank you very much, luyanfeng. It always pleases me very much, when Chinese photographers or artists comment on this image, for I have been influenced by Chinese art. I think it shows in this image, though this is from my home country.

Warm regards from Australia.


Mini Sterb on July 23, 2011


drepinto on July 24, 2011

Love this phtoto. Favs, Best regards from Portugal!!

Ian Stehbens on July 27, 2011

Dear Mini,

Thanks indeed. I agree - what a morning it was for me. I loved it.


Ian Stehbens on July 27, 2011

Thank you drepinto. I am really honoured by your selecting this for your favourites basket. It was a special morning for me.


RezaSamami on August 29, 2011

Ian this is wonderful!.........Like and YS..........Best Wishes

Ian Stehbens on August 29, 2011

Hi Amoot. I am sure glad you like it. I guess you saw it on the Group site. I think that the Illusion site is really one of the best, and most stimulating of the groups.

Thanks for the awards!!


Landry Lachèvre on October 2, 2011

Magnifique !


Ian Stehbens on October 2, 2011

I am honoured by your award, Landry. Merci beaucoup.


Maxime GUERY on October 3, 2011

Très joli


Greetings from France, Maximeo

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