A postcard shot taken from the idyllic beach of Beau Vallon on the North western coast of Mahé. The small hillside village across the bay is Bel Ombre (Beautiful Shade)…. what a lovely name, and the church you can see is Saint Roch.
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snunney (72680) 2013-08-17 5:06
An idyllic and deserted tropical beach, every sun worshipper's dream:- I like the point of view looking toward the focal point offered by the church; the overhanging branches help give the image depth. Pleasant lighting and attractive colours. Good sharpness throughout.
Sergiom (45398) 2013-08-17 5:30
Un endroit que je rêve de visiter mais c'est vraiment très loin. Le nom de la place est beau ainsi que la photo de cette superbe plage ou les gens se baignent avec plaisir. J'aime les couleurs très estivales.
willperrett (4075) 2013-08-17 5:50
Nothing wrong with postcard shots once in a while! Actually this is beautiful, and in true travel brochure tradition, it makes me want to go there. Lovely tree breaks up the composition nicely, adds foreground interest, and echoes your title and the name of the village. Smart!
Nicou (105767) 2013-08-17 7:15
Quelle plage et image sueprbe avec la branche de l'arbre et ces vagues superbe image et compo de rêve.
Bravo et amitié
dta (56628) 2013-08-17 9:13
Hello Rosemary ,
The title could be for the shade on the sand, even this is the name of the place !
A superb capture of this idyllic tropical beach .
A dreamy view .
cornejo (22496) 2013-08-17 10:30
Hi Rosemary, lovely view of this beautiful place, very well composed and captured in this photograph very good and nice. Wonderful image of a charming place, with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
carlo62 (19399) 2013-08-17 14:12
in questa spiaggia non ci sono tutti gli ombrelloni come nella mia, mi sembra molto più tranquilla.
Bella composizione, mi piace come hai posizionato il ramo dell'albero, rendendo la foto meno banale e più piacevole all'osservatore.
PS non c'era nessuno nella spiaggia, perchè sono arrivati tutti più tardi, era troppo presto :)
jjcordier (67214) 2013-08-17 23:01
L'image est encore plus attrayante en version large. Jolie plage avec un bel environnement et une couleur de l'eau qui fait rêver.
siudzi (27707) 2013-08-17 23:51
Indeed, the scene is perfect for the postcards! I am sure that everyone loves the view a lot! It is simply perfectly observed and composed with many interesting elements and charming saturation of colors. Very beautiful pic! Bravo!
gildasjan (39558) 2013-08-17 23:54
Une superbe petite plage avec ici des couleurs de paradis pour la couleur de la mer.Le paysage est grandiose.
Royaldevon (21415) 2013-08-18 1:01
You could be the official photographer advertising the island for its beauty and its sense of relaxation!.
For me, the inclusion of the overhanging tree, with its shadow, produces that calm mood and, then, everything else is there to be enjoyed.
Have a great Sunday,
delpeoples (48592) 2013-08-18 2:50
Hi dear Rosemary
Ahh this is idyllic. Picture perfect, beautiful crisp colours, amazing definition and depth and a real sense of relaxation and unspoilt nature. The inclusion of the shade is a great link to the title and to the place name.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely Sunday
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-08-18 4:39
Postcard shot it is, and stunning scenery. Who could not wish to board a plane and go here this very minute on seeing the golden sands, blue water and green hills. Again, I am taken aback at this beautiful color of the water, its a far cry from the murky green grey of the sea around Ireland! Thanks for sharing this little slice of paradise!
All the best
P.S. I seen your comment on my Parliament shot, only two weeks to go! Wow, that time went fast. I hope you have an incredible time here in Ireland :) The weather is normally quite good (by Irish standards) around the beginning of September, so I will keep my fingers crossed for you that you enjoy blue sky!
ktanska (22654) 2013-08-18 10:19
Empty strech of beach with green mountain face in the background. Certainly a classic view from tropics. I like the way the big branches reach towards the sea from left.
UlfE (14132) 2013-08-18 11:05
What first and foremost catches my attention is the wonderful colours of your photo. The colours of the sandy beach, sea, the juicy vegetation of the mountain side and the sky are all superb. All these wonderful colours are captured in a perfect composition. No doubt that you have worked hard with it. I really like the shadow of the tree on the sand the faded branch of the tree against the sky and the foaming waves towards the beach. Looks like a tropical paradise. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
marabu61 (5863) 2013-08-19 1:31
I always thought of the Seychelles as a few dumps of sand in the middle of the ocean. But seing this I have to revice my picture of the Seychelles, there are mountains and lush vegetation after all.
This is a pleasant scene indeed with the beautiful color of the sea, the lush green vegetation and the village behind.
have a good start in the week
krzychu30 (12651) 2013-08-19 4:28
really beautiful and idyllic scene!
What is also great is the fact it looks like you had the beach almost for yourself without crowds of tourists.What a magnificent place to relax!
Nicely composed and framed image(I like the tree branch filling so nicely the FG)with delightful vivid colors and superb contrast between them.
I bet it was not easy to leave such Paradise:)
Have a nice day
Oceania (3231) 2013-08-19 6:23
With lush hill, blue sea, and golden beach, it's sure this place is a paradise found on the earth. The color is vivid and composition is perfect.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-19 6:54
What a beautiful place, with that amazing turqoise water.
I ike a lot the exposure, with excellent shadows and highlights.
Kind regards and have a very nice week!
Cricri (92167) 2013-08-20 10:20
Une belle carte postale de ce petit paradis aux couleurs merveilleuses, une couleur turquoise de la mer qui donne l'envie de s'y baignée
jcpix (6536) 2013-08-21 17:05
There's certainly nothing wrong with a postcard shot...I mean, there's a good reason an image has been mass produced that way because of it's attractive nature. Now granted, there are some bad ones out there. :)
Anyway, this is an idyllic setting...oh how I would love to sit back under the shade from that tree and simply take in the sights and sounds. The range of blue's & green's in this shot are pure delight, and I really do get the sensation of relaxation, along with a faint chatter of the people playing in the water just off in the distance letting me know I'm not completely alone. It's bright, vibrant and enticing. Beautifully presented once again! Thanks for providing more of these islands natural allure.
Enjoy the day ahead.
pierrefonds (51000) 2013-08-21 17:27
The distance between the beach and the opposite shore is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the tropical scenery. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
ines8 (5986) 2013-08-24 13:51
Splendid photo, incredible beautiful natural colours,charming light and shadows.
All my best, dear friend,