Palm Trees are not growing on Mauritius. They are planted for tourists at the hotels. Why? Nobody knows it really and I'm wondering because Mauritius has a lot of beautiful trees. During the monsun time cyclones are destoying the top of the trees - the result could be seen here.
Distance between my last shot and Mauritius about 8465km.
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fayeulle (27823) 2007-12-18 23:51
Really a typical beach for tourists. I prefer a natural raw coast than this artificial one.
jaywalker (16061) 2007-12-19 2:52
Hi Achim, A lovely beach scene, nicely composed from a slightly unusual view point to me, this side of the palm seems a little different, however it’s a very good photo with well managed light, great depth & superb colours, it feels very welcoming, kind regards Wilson.
UnTrained (0) 2007-12-19 2:54
mit dem Strand und dem Sonnenlicht sehr weit entfernt vom hiesigen, obwohl die Sonne ja auch mal wieder da ist. Warmer Blick, sieht aber auch etwas windig aus. Es ist so leer, die Schatten weisen auf Mittag hin?
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
papagolf21 (76603) 2007-12-19 3:01
Bonjour, mon ami Achim,
Fabuleuse image de vacances ! Image de rêve, image d'évasion, image tout en couleur.
En un mot : une image qui donne envie d'aller planter ses valises sur cette plage de sable fin.
Joyeuses fêtes de Noël.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2007-12-19 3:04
thanx for this photo, with the cold weather we have right now... I love the colors and the summer feeling you succeded to "catch".
jurek1951 (35765) 2007-12-19 3:06
Very beautiful view and place.Nice colours and details,good composition
riclopes (35567) 2007-12-19 3:23
Stupid thing, indeed. The artificial world sells better than the real one. I guess that palmtrees are part of the paradise imaginarium of tourists...A resort without palmtrees would be incomplete. Interesting post, good composition. I specially like the palmtree at left FG, although I would have avoided that chair on the right.
TopGeo (37994) 2007-12-19 4:14
Hi Achim excellent picture! Her Important picture empty beach, beautiful infrastructure and beautiful your reception, with a possible plan and big prospect. I like that does not have world because it remains clean.
berek (31923) 2007-12-19 6:17
I miss summer. these days all the time grey clouds and cold. thanks for sharing. have a nice day.
feather (51128) 2007-12-19 8:16
It does seem an odd thing to do to plant trees that don't normally grow there. They do look a bit sorry for themselves too, so maybe they don't like being there. ;D Well composed image showing the view looking up the beach.
Henryk_Bilor (20797) 2007-12-19 10:00
Although not natural-born, they look quite nice on the beach. Great photo with the excellent warm light.
Emile (20348) 2007-12-19 21:10
I thought that this picture was captured in one of my country's beach, looks very similar. Very good colors, clarity, sharpness and POV.
Well done. TFS.
ChrisJ (86902) 2007-12-20 1:18
A superb tropical beachscape, with wonderful, vibrant colour, & superb sharpness. Seasons Greetings!
jemaflor (69011) 2007-12-20 11:22
Pleasant view, well composed with these palm trees, good light.Tfs this moment.
Stepan (27210) 2007-12-20 11:23
I don't know why but I appreciate the pov and that palm trees lines. Not so usual to see these trees right on the beach. Makes it funny.
gurselerdener (972) 2007-12-21 0:46
Blue sky, turquoise sea and white sands are wonderfull in this photograph.
Best wishes from Ankara
:) tomorrow morning
belido (19934) 2007-12-21 2:13
I'm amazed by the variation of your shots, regarding the places. This beach looks great for some relaxing moment. The clarity is superb as much as the natural colors. Beautiful and well executed.
markstaples (15670) 2007-12-21 4:59
Your POV and careful framing has led to good perspective thanks to these palms. Harsh light managed well, quality in the form of sharpness. Nice one.