Tonga: East Coast of 'Eua 35

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Comments (16)

bdeh on November 4, 2009

Very nice picture Ian. Like the Pandanus palms in the foreground. Must see it full screen. Greetings Berend

You have maybe noticed that there are comments saying "you are a great Photographer... see my cute wife.." or words like these. Never opens the subject, it's a Trojan horse virus!!!

jeff_msn123 on November 5, 2009

Very impressive shot.

Cheers, Jeff

Peacebuilders Intern… on November 5, 2009

Thanks indeed, Jeff and Berend. It was a great landscape/seascape in which to photograph!


M.Kranenborg-Torn on November 5, 2009

very impressive, nice shot. Greetings from Greetje.

M.Kranenborg-Torn on November 5, 2009

Very impressive, great shot. And indeed you have to see it in fullscreen.

Greetings from Greetje.

Ian Stehbens on November 5, 2009

Can you imagine, Greetje what it was like to stand there and see it in the fullest screen possible - surround-a-sound! Thanks for appreciating this.



Theolfa on November 5, 2009

Wow! For several moments I thought it was a B&W, Ian. Then I zoomed and saw the green of the foliage below the palms and a hint of aquamarine in the sea. It is full of life and beautifully balanced. Good one! Theolfa

Ian Stehbens on November 6, 2009

Hi Theolfa,

I love the "bit of aquamarine" best, there in the thrashing turmoil of the ocean its inner self is revealed. Thank you for the compliment. It was a great place to be.

Warmest regards,


Conquilha on November 7, 2009

This one seems a B\W composition but is not, for sure a splendid work, well done my friend...

Huges from Portugal....


Peacebuilders Intern… on November 7, 2009

You make me very happy, Conquilha!! And a hug from Tonga.

Warm greetings from the South Pacific,


gezginruh on November 10, 2009

Green, in a small corner strong and fresh.. A foamy blue is fluttering, rising and sometimes settling down.

Such a section dear Ian, which is combative, deep, powerful,fresh and fescinating with your magnificent point of view...

Warmest greetings. Füsun

Hazel Coetzee on November 11, 2009

Wow, Ian - apart from an accident with a pack of OMO washing powder, or maybe an emergency on an airport runway - I don't think I've EVER seen so much foam in one place, at one time!! It is beautiful - Mother Nature's fluffy, fizzy, bubbly, frothy, shimmering white lace.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

Warmest wishes, Hazel

Ian Stehbens on November 15, 2009

Hi Füsun and Hazel:

Your poetic responses are very very much appreciated!!

But you must admit that to go from combative and powerful to shimmering white lace in the one scene can only be achieved in poetry. Isn't imagination and our ability to express that in words a special gift we share.

With imagination I can perceive our joint photographic exhibition of a Seth Efrican watercolourist, Turkish artist/poet and an Aussie geographer in Istanbul.

With much warmth and hugs,


John Goodwin. on November 20, 2009

Hi, Ian, when I first saw this stunning photo, I thought it was snow!! Tonga!!... I soon realised, excellent. You also have a stunning gallery of your amazing travels, which I must add to my favourites. Best regards, John. U.K.

Snemann on November 23, 2009

This one speaks of the power of the sea! A good one, Ian.

Ian Stehbens on November 26, 2009

Greetings John G and Snemann,

That you both appreciate this image means much to me. It was a joy to be there, to see and to receive!

And I hope we get to share regularly, John ... at least when I am back in Australia (which will be soon) with better online access.


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