Now that Christmas and New Year are behind us, I think many of my fellow TE’ers who live in the Northern Hemisphere will be thinking of holidays and getting some sun on the skin. If my memory serves me correctly, holiday companies start with an advertising frenzy on January 1st both on TV and in the newspapers. To further tempt you I present another shot taken on the lovely beach of Anse Royale on the south-eastern coast of Mahé. As for me I’m dreaming of some cool wet weather!
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snunney (87466) 2014-01-03 8:15
You're dead right, the holiday adverts have already started on the TV, though I have to confess I booked mine before Christmas! Anyway, this is a great advertisement for a holiday in the Seychelles. Very well composed with a lovely range of tones and superb lighting. Thanks for sharing. All the best for 2014.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-03 8:36
This is tempting indeed specially for those who are facing the wrath of winter right now. Very well framed with these bright green mangroves on the left. Nice textbook composition with the rocks, the leaning coconut tree and the so beautiful and inviting sea. Lovely shot with lot of warmth. Thanks for sharing.
Wish you a Happy New Year.
willperrett (7694) 2014-01-03 8:37
Happy New Year to you. This is certainly gorgeous enough to "grace" any tourist brochure! OK, so it's a conventional scene, but the colours, composition and viewpoint make it a stand-out, which is hard to do in this popular genre. An absolute cracker, which of course has me dreaming of Summer...
rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-03 9:01
hi rosemary. no thanks, i still have lots of photos to upload from tanzania, maldives and morocco :) now i dream of having some winter shots which dramatically lack in my gallery. but i am sure many friends in europe and usa who severely suffered from winter would try jumping in their monitors upon seeing this tempting invitation :)
jhm (142099) 2014-01-03 9:16
This type beach are indeed a dream for a strolls during the summer sun, with the sound of the sea.
Your subject is wonderful as usual.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Also a lovely panoramic view about these area.
Very well done, TFS.
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-01-03 10:14
this scene is like paradise on earth - I so enjoy pictures from that area. The colors of the water and sky are unbelievable and make me want to go for some exotic beach holidays. Great job with composition and light.
yquem46 (38746) 2014-01-03 10:37
A clear shot, very luminous and colorful
I do not know if I already did it, in any case my very best wishes for a great 2014
Hope to meet you in Namibia or in france
Best regards, have a nice WE
tyro (21196) 2014-01-03 11:19
I couldn't agree more! Here in Britain at the moment we're being subjected to horrid storms, heavy rain, flooding and strong winds and we can only dream of summertime!
What a wonderfully idyllic and restful scene you have captured here. The warm light on the soft sandy shore, the rocks and the trees contrasts beautifully with the blue/green ocean and the gorgeous azure sky. Your composition is excellent, the light and colours divine and the details and sharpness exquisite.
Have a Wonderful 2014!
npecanhuk (68306) 2014-01-03 12:14
Very beautiful beach!
Very attractive and inviting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
lousat (80004) 2014-01-03 12:58
Hi Rosemary,spectacular place,spectacular beach and great capture wiht bright details and colors and magnificent perspective,i wish to be there immediatly..ehehe....have a great 2014 and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (36303) 2014-01-03 13:59
qui non è molto freddo, ma la temperatura non è elevata e c'è molta umidità, credimi, meglio il luogo della tua foto, tra l'altro molto bella e ben composta, senza parlare del magnifico mare.
Gigidusud (17381) 2014-01-03 14:04
Fantastic place, a real paradise! Beautiful composition with nice contrast colors and splendid light. I love it!
Best wishes for 2014 to you and your!
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-01-03 16:16
A vibrant image with bright tropical colours. Thoughtful composition, nice interplay of light and shadow and a lively sky dancing above the ocean.
Thanks for sharing,
abmdsudi (44974) 2014-01-03 18:43
Looks a hidden paradise there and unspoiled island with beautiful sandy beach and the unique rock formation with crystal clear turquoise green to complete the composition! I think you are close to nature for a shot like this and forget about our hectic urban rat race for time being. This really is so tempting where everything is neatly arranged, an obvious delight and fascination that really draws attention - the vivid colours and contrast are mouth watering turning this shot extremely looks delicious!! Delightful, nicely done
jjcordier (77898) 2014-01-03 22:35
Magnifique photo de cette superbe plage. La couleur de l'eau fait rêver!
Nicou (126528) 2014-01-04 1:40
Ces rochers font une sueprbe forme quelle vue sur le sable avec la végétation et ce ciel bleu en fond le rochers sont tous polis par l'arrivée de l'eau c'est merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (88297) 2014-01-04 2:30
Bonjour, chère Rosemary,
J'adore vos compositions, elles expriment toujours quelque chose de particulier, l'imagination s'envole et les rêves également.
Une réalisation de toute beauté une fois encore.
Je te présente mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2014.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-04 3:52
love this! Wish I was on this beach to see it rather than the endless storms battering the UK at present. It is blowing a gale and raining as I write this. My hometown river burst it banks again yesterday flooding the town and closing the main coast road. Wonderful mix of idyllic elements and colours in this shot, it looks so enticing and beautiful.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
Mics (765) 2014-01-04 6:01
Perfect for a travel magazine! Wonderful shot.:-) Superb clarity, composition and harmony of all elements in the image. Very well done!
This makes me wanna share that I already booked a summer holiday in March in Coron, Palawan. 'Was just lucky to get a promo plane fare of Php 2,500 ($60), two way... No longer dreaming of a summer holiday :-)
Have a nice day!
Noel_Byrne (26137) 2014-01-04 6:10
Yes, Jan 1st I saw my first ad showing the promise of blue sky and golden beaches, but I have to say, it did not look as beautiful as this! That arrangement of rocks is so artistic I would believe if you said that somebody laid them this way deliberately! A dignified jumble, The greenery on the left is like something from Lord of the Flies, and the blue sky and green water. Oh, how I long for sunshine and golden beaches :)
All the best
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-01-04 8:48
I think dreaming is only thing left for me in this case:)but it would be "something" to spend at least one day there and to feel the atmosphere of this place and of course to experience its beauty on my own.
The composition is superb!Well considered and framed.It captures excellently beauty of Seychelles!
Wish You all the Best for 2014!
dkmurphys (50824) 2014-01-04 9:09
You are right, it's time to think of summer, the best period of the year in my opinion. Love your image, truly picturesque.
Enjoy a good evening.
gildasjan (41946) 2014-01-04 9:31
C'est vraiment un petit coin de paradis cette petite plage et ces rochers.Les couleurs de la mer sont délicieuses.
HimalAnda (10011) 2014-01-05 1:22
What a beautiful landscape ! It looks like heaven...
The composition is good, the colors beautiful.
saxo042 (37596) 2014-01-05 6:04
A view straight from paradise! A very attractive and pleasant picture, a very fine reminder of summer to come. This is also a very well composed capture.
jcpix (13724) 2014-01-05 19:02
I've been cooped up inside for the last week or so with the flu, and although I know we've had plenty of warm weather and sunshine here in Arizona, I'd still rather go here instead! :) This has quite a "wow" factor, you've done wonders for the tourism board with this shot. This is just another reason the Seychelles has been at the top of my wish list for many a year now, absolute natural beauty, so enticing and virtually surreal.
The range of tropical colors is stunning, I'm sure a visit here would help cure any illness. :) Love the centerpiece granite rock, noticeable, but not overpowering and acts as an anchor point to all of the other elements in play. Time for me to daydream now, ahhhhh. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. All the best in 2014. Take good care.
ourania (34583) 2014-01-07 10:30
this picture is very beautiful and enticing. I like very much how the diverse natural elements, that make the unique character and identity of this place, are combined in the frame, converging towards the centre. Each area contains lovely subtle textures and hues that make the image much richer than it appears at first sight. The manifestations of the light are so lovely and intriguing. The view is so inviting not only for its beauty but also for the mystery it exudes. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
patpatch (1601) 2014-01-08 8:51
What a beautiful picture.It looks like a leaflet of a tour operator.
Certainly in France ,we are all dreaming of blue sky,sun light,green and warm sea.
Your composition is classic but very good,so your picture give us an idea of The Garden of Eden.Splendid colors and light.
I fancy to be liying down this attractive sand.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-11 9:43
vacanze di sogno in un luogo fantastico.
Si dice che le Seychelles siano il posto più bello del mondo per la presenza di mare fantastico, verde a profusione, rocce fantastiche e sabbia finissima.
A giudicare dalla tua foto quanto si dice corrisponde perfettamente a realtà e aiuta certamente a sognare una vacanza in un paradiso terrestre.
Molto ben fatta la composizione e straordinaria la fusione di colori e di elementi naturali.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
SimoAle (646) 2014-01-13 3:47
meta del viaggio di nozze di molte coppie, per gli amanti del mare un vero paradiso, non c è che dire!
Bellissimi i colori e ottima nitidezza. Un quadro naturale molto intenso. Complimenti
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-14 2:55
A lot of us wish we were at this scene in this current cold time of year. Super capture of the scene love the colour of the sea and the golden fine sand, only wish I could win the lottery so I could jet off to this paradise.
Trust you are well?
brianmcc (6187) 2014-01-28 10:58
i love this image of an island paradise. certainly at this time of year it is very appealing. you have placed the tree perfectly in the frame. i like how you have composed this with the vegetation sloping towards the rocks in the centre of the frame. the colours are superb, especially the sea and in the sky.
ps. thank you for your very kind comments on my last picture. i don't seem to have enough time to comment on everyone's pictures lately and i don't want to put my own up without doing so.