by Ian Stehbens
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Ian Stehbens, on August 24, 2009, said:
Thanks so much.
When walking the walk, one wouldn't want to slip and be washed into a blowhole crevice for I doubt that you would survive. As you recognize the patterns and rhythms here are not at all regular but nor are they chaotic. And the tidal pattern makes every visit a new experience.
Amelia I am so much privileged to share such images of this world with you, and I think that I must now upload some artistic images from this beach, especially for you and our arty friends.
Greetings to you in Istanbul, Murat. I appreciate your nice comment.
Warm regards from Tonga.
Mahdi Kalhor, on August 26, 2009, said:
Kind regards to you,
Ian Stehbens, on August 26, 2009, said:
Here you see the blows, jets or sprays of water that are created by the approaching wave hydraulically pushing water through holes, slots and tunnels in this coral reef platform.
Its a fun place to be, if you don't mind getting wet, surprised by the action or to take a little risk.
Thanks for your affirming comments.
Very best wishes from Tonga,
ƤōƝƓ, on August 28, 2009, said:
I pressed the BEST OF + Golden ☆ buttons right away. Over 8 blowholes performing water spray!! The enlarged version is even more exciting particularly because you have the beautiful woman and we are able to estimate the size of the spectacles and all those strange rocks!
Best wishes to Tonga ~ w☺rap☺ng
Mahdi Kalhor, on August 28, 2009, said:
Thanks for info.
E. Rodríguez Prati, on August 30, 2009, said:
Great place and shot Ian, it's a pleasure to see how you enjoy the time you have now to waste, I envy you, ja ja. Best wishes to you and your new life... Edmundo
Ian Stehbens, on August 31, 2009, said:
w☺rap☺ng, Mahdi, Edmundo:
Your assessment is a great honour, w☺rap☺ng!! I was very pleased with this image and your appreciation confirms it all for me. I am pleased to be able to introduce you to this remarkable environment.
It is good to be able to explain as well as show, Mahdi. To wonder is to understand, I assert. Thanks for your comment and visit.
I am pleased that any wasted time, makes you envious, Edmundo!!! Ja, Ja! Let me assure you this is only SEMI-retirement. Which really isn't retirement except that the level of responsibility is much less. And how much I am pleased to be able to show you a place such as this.
Warmest regards to you all from Tonga,
Dubravka., on September 2, 2009, said:
In the middle of the Pacific interesting place .... nice to see the place. All the best, Dubravka
Mustafa-K, on September 3, 2009, said:
greetings from Turkey, Mustafa
Sig Holm, on September 3, 2009, said:
Ian Stehbens, on September 4, 2009, said:
Dubravka, Mustafa and Sig:
I am pleased that you each have responded to this unique and fascinating place. Thank you Mustafa and Dubravka...it is worth travelling this far to experience a remarkable place.
It is suggestive of Iceland, to me, Sig, in that when the volcanics and the ice or the lava flows and the ocean play together all sorts of spectacles take place, there. Here its the coral and the swell that create the fun.
Warm greetings from Tonga,
rlzzza, on September 4, 2009, said:
Amazing place...& thanks for sharing Ian.
EVA_L, on September 10, 2009, said:
Superb!!! I like this place, Yan!!!
Ian Stehbens, on September 10, 2009, said:
Dear Eva and Raz,
It is my joy to be able to see this place and then to share it with you. That an amazing little piece of Tonga can come to you in KL and Kiev, is so special.
Yan / Ian
◊ Hermann ◊, on September 12, 2009, said:
Hi Ian, this is a wonderful place and a perfect shot! I like it very much.
Ian Stehbens, on September 12, 2009, said:
Thanks for exploring my gallery, Hermann. I appreciate your encouragement, and especially the privilege of being able to share this part of the world with you.
*goran, on September 15, 2009, said:
Very very good!
Sig Holm, on September 15, 2009, said:
Amazing shot Ian
The person on the photo gives it extra value.
Hope you will have a happy week ahead.
Ian Stehbens, on September 18, 2009, said:
Burazor Goran and Sig,
Your encouragement and affirmation are very much appreciated. As I am a visitor to Tonga, you may appreciate how much joy visiting such features gives me. Glad I can share it with you.
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