All this rugged beauty, and bears too! The green caps are worn well by these white cliffs, and so I have another awesome picture to admire. It would have been nice to have seen more of the black 'white beach,but you cant have it all. j.e.s.
The photographer has stepped out into the water to get this point of view. The white foam along the oscillating line of the high water mark defines the depth perspective between the coast and the cliffs that converges to a point creating a wedge shape of landscape. The vivid blue sky penetrating the fog and the intense green of the vegetation balance what is basically a grey tone scale in the rest of the image.
The absence of any human footprints in the sand of the beach solidifies the impression of this being a photo of nature in its undisturbed, pristine state. Too bad those bear tracks didn't make it into this photo.
@Janice H. how ironic, this tiny little "paradise" that appears so peaceful could become the excuse for another senseless "cold war".
@Ani Degré It sure does look more like a painting than a photograph.
Thank you, Lawrence!
@ALEXEY KHARITONOV This is one of the best photos I have ever seen. You captured so much natural wonder in it. It's nice to see an artistic side of Russia, even though I side with Japan on this island.
Thank you, Patrick!
(I side with my country, of course :))