After a brief visit to dry landscapes of Namibia it is back to the lush greenness of the Seychelles today.
This shot was taken from the small jetty on Île au Cerf (RHS). It is here that we caught the small boat over to the main island Mahé which you can see in the distance. The narrow channel that runs between Cerf and Mahé is part of a larger marine conservation area. As you can see from the cloud the weather was changeable and in this instance the monsoon rains were coming to the seasonal end.
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gervaso (9247) 2013-08-27 6:39
This place must be a paradise (although very expensive!) and the color of the water is incredible! You captured it perfectly! The image also has a very nice depth! Wonderful composition! Excellent job!
rigoletto (33751) 2013-08-27 6:50
wow, are you sure this is only the sea but not molten emerald? even though visiting maldives and zanzibar in only a 4 month period, this photo makes me crave for the tropical lands again.
snunney (75164) 2013-08-27 7:30
Indeed, a stark change from the arid landscapes of Namibia you have been posting recently. Both have a beauty all of their own. Here, we are seduced by the turquoise tones of the Indian Ocean. Fine composition making good use of the lead-line offered by the boat. Beautiful light and colours, excellent clarity.
kabel (1385) 2013-08-27 7:39
Hello, what a lovely view of the water and the lush palm shoreline. Excellent dof and thanks for sharing with us,
Have a great day,
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-27 8:26
Lovely rich colors..liked the color of the water and the details as well in the sky..well composed and a picture well taken..
dta (59121) 2013-08-27 8:47
Hello Rosemary ,
The green colors of the sea are fantastic . like a peppermint cordial ! The composition is splendid , with a beautiful cloudy sky .
Nicou (109828) 2013-08-27 8:59
quelle couleur de l'eau merveilleux cette pureté ce vert qui se transforme en bleu ce cadrage quelle image fantastique on a envie d'aller se baigner.
Bravo et amitié
romanaa (7684) 2013-08-27 9:24
the colour of the sea is incredible, like a jewel. I wish to be there. Fantastic
dkmurphys (44124) 2013-08-27 9:47
Splendid piece of heaven right here on Earth! Lovely place in great natural colors. I like your pov and the perfect contrasts. Well seen.
Hansaphotos (6255) 2013-08-27 10:22
The shallow waters creates some wonderful colours here. The blue sky together with the cloud formations adds a nice colour contrast to the scene. The boat works well as a anchor in the foreground. Very nice work! TFS.
Have a nice week.
Best regards, Erling
lousat (67205) 2013-08-27 11:48
Hi Rosemary,fantastic shot,maybe the most beautiful from your trip,what a colors and what a nature,no needs other words but a long standing ovation for you and for this magic place! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
zanzi (13398) 2013-08-27 11:53
Pictures from these tiny islands are a bit hard to look at as they tend to make me switch to an airline ticket reservation website.
I love it.
PaulVDV (18782) 2013-08-27 11:55
The different green and blue tones of the seawater make these islands look very attractive. The colours call concepts like 'untainted' and 'paradisiacal'.
Along the coastline we find lush tropical vegetation and palm trees that increase the heavenly character of the place.
Best regards, Paul
bartekp (4672) 2013-08-27 12:52
Very good shot. I like composition and POV from water level.
In that place is really green.
Have a nice day
ines8 (5986) 2013-08-27 14:05
Fantastic, amazing picture, all is wonderful....
abmdsudi (35410) 2013-08-27 14:40
It's a fascinating beach shot, perfectly idyllic and great memories for you I am sure. I can't believe how beautifully coloured the water is - real crystal clear green and i think this a far cry from your previous upload and what a magnificent capture and your effective simple composition. Looks like paradise to me and I wish I could have gone for a swim here, Simply mouth watering and pleasure to view this wonderful memories of yours! Thks for sharing
emka (67401) 2013-08-27 23:59
hi Rosemary, this emerald water is much different to Namib Desert, and both are wonderful places to visit. breath taking view of the paradise. The differetn colours of water are really awesome. and the palm are not bad too. Spectacular shot.
jjcordier (69655) 2013-08-28 0:14
Un paysage de rêve et surtout une couleur et une transparence de l'eau incroyables. Paradisiaque!
cargus (7704) 2013-08-28 0:26
Très réussi ce paysage marin, une bonne combinaison de couleurs, claires, un bon éclairage, un bon effet visuel.
mesutilgim (75638) 2013-08-28 0:42
If there is a heaven on earth it must be this place !
What an amazing landscape, what a nice capture. Nice cloudy sky creates a topclass background for this wonderfull scenery.
TFS and best regards
Noel_Byrne (16307) 2013-08-28 5:03
Such a contrast to the dry arid, but equally beautiful scenes of Namibia to here withe the clear tropical water. I can almost feel the warmth of the sea from your shot. Truly an island paradise, and your shot has a really cool 3D feel to it too. Oh to be there right now :)
All the best
timecapturer (40374) 2013-08-28 6:00
amazing green sea in this beautiful shot. Such an idyllic looking place and so irresistibly captured. The clouds and vegetation here make this shot so magical - captivating place and image.
ourania (21538) 2013-08-28 8:14
this is a fantastic place, you've photographed it in a wonderful way making the most of the dramatic light and all the stable and transient features of the scenery. You created very attractive dynamism using the landscape, the boat, the clouds and the patterns of the seabed. The texture and colour of the sea is absolutely mesmerizing and creates an irresistible wish to touch it, all the colours are magnificent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mkamionka (28041) 2013-08-28 8:20
this is a spectacular view but as you said the contrast between this photo and the photos of the orange desert of namibia is incredible. These are like two such different worlds. They ARE two very different worlds! I love the well saturated colors, both the green water and the blue sky.
lgir (6673) 2013-08-28 9:09
couleur incroyable pour cette eau d'une grande limpidité. Les contrastes sont ainsi saisissants avec le bleu du ciel.
MErci pour ce partage
Romano46 (14538) 2013-08-28 9:38
con questo paesaggio e questi colori non si può che restare incantati!
Ogni commento appare superfluo davanti ad una così bella composizione che racchiude un angolo di paradiso.
Ciao e buona serata
Cricri (95509) 2013-08-29 0:32
Un paysage d'une grande beauté aux couleurs et a la transparence de l'eau qui est magnifiques, excellente profondeur accentuer par la barque sur le coté, très jolie
limielski (2577) 2013-08-29 6:26
Amazing picturesque landscape with a fantastic green colour of the sea it's a lovely view. I would like to be there :-)
All the best,
rychem (15524) 2013-08-29 8:45
Fantastic! Impressive color of water, wonderful place to feel like in paradise
PiotrF (2382) 2013-08-29 11:46
The picturesque landscape, full of colors
Nice composition. Colors, contrast are excellent. Very well done.
fabbs99 (13541) 2013-08-29 12:07
Great shot of the boat in green waters.The light, the colors, the neatness, the depth are exceptional.Superb light management and clarity of the shot.TFS.
mjw364 (6282) 2013-08-29 14:41
What a fantastically inviting scene - I could dive straight into that sea and swim for hours! Beautiful greens and blue sky. Sharp and clear shot as always. Very attractive to the eye.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-29 16:23
I have never been to the Seychelles, but your photograph shows this island as I expected it to look, very exotic and colourful with clear water and splendid beaches. With your POV the viewer feels to be part of your shot, standing right in the water next to you. Well done
annjackman (16513) 2013-08-30 9:00
Wow - where did those colours come from! The different shades of green in this pristine land/seascape are just so beautiful. Pin-sharp and a lovely wide composition.
Kind Regards, Ann
Silvio1953 (109427) 2013-08-30 13:02
Ciao Rosemary, great view of fantastic plase, superb sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
kludwig20 (435) 2013-08-30 15:07
I'm pretty sure that landscapes can't get any nicer than this. This place is absolutely amazing! The colors of the water, the placement of the boat, people on the beach and great sharpness throughout. Everything came together to produce an image anyone would be proud of. Well done and TFS!
tyro (16792) 2013-08-31 6:36
Just back from a couple of weeks' holiday and trying to catch up with some critiquing and viewing what I've missed during my time away!
This is another stunning photograph from the Seychelles, so much better enjoyed in its larger and more detailed version on "beta" TE.
The colours, especially in the foreground water, are divine. The transition between shades and tones of green and blue are magnificent. Your composition is perfect, the exposure spot-on and your details and sharpness exquisite. And all beneath a glorious sky.
jurek1951 (39042) 2013-09-01 1:23
a splendid photo of this romntic view with spectacular composition and beautiful details,
jcpix (8402) 2013-09-01 12:04
Looks like I'm a little late to the party on this one, and I'm disappointed I missed it, this is absolutely gorgeous! I was already hooked on this location, and your pictures have only reinforced the desire to travel there...and this one takes it even further to express these islands natural beauties. I just want to dive into this picture, what amazing clarity and color from top to bottom. This looks like paradise, and should accompany the description of that word in the dictionary. :) I'm going to sit back and take this one in for a bit, ahhhhh......
siudzi (29063) 2013-09-21 7:06
Looks like you have found a paradise!:) love it! The green tones of the water created a superb visual effect in the foreground of the composition. Outstanding image. Perfectly executed. TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (23713) 2013-09-24 2:35
wow, it is really sea-green and it is contrasting superbly with the vibrant blue of the sky... A beautiful composition with those trees in middle and nice textures of cloud at top. Excellent image quality. Very well done. Tfs.
tatadalou (4571) 2013-09-30 15:22
Outstanding green sea ! The colours are well saturated. I like the framing, with the little boat on the right.
jemaflor (76682) 2013-10-28 9:23
Lovely cristal water, well framed with a good Fg on the sea, nice colors and brightness, tfs.
phildar77360 (192) 2013-11-09 14:49
une tres belle photo qui donne envie de partir en voyage...
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-13 1:24
Absolutly great! the usual pics of this place are made of white sand , blue water and sun, but u show us a wonderfull green water, with a strong perspective and angle that gives movement, a perfectly framed white boat and an atmosphere of a quiet island... love it!