I just returned from a trip to Belitung, a small island on the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. With the release of the popular movie, Laskar Pelangi, which was filmed on location, Belitung has gained so much popularity both among tourists and photographers due to its clear turquoise blue water, brilliant white sands, and abstract granite boulders. The main tourist destinations are the beaches and the surrounding picturesque islands.
Here are some of the photos that I took from the trip. All of the photos below were taken with the Nikon D800 and the Nikon 24-70mm lens. Except for the time of the day during sunrise and sunset, my circular polarizer (CPL) filter stayed on my lens pretty much the whole time. The CPL filter allowed me to cut water reflection so underwater corals can be included as foreground elements.
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