This picture was took from the prow of a Dhoni, the typicl boat of the Maldives.
We used Dhoni all days to did diving on the reef and in the Oceanic Passes.
The small islands on the right side are the Dighufinolhu atolls, on Malè South.
We went at Maldives in the last week of February to have the full-moon, when there is the corals reproduction, when during the night diving is possible too see all the sea colored of pink.
More infos about Dhoni, here
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bantonbuju (51815) 2005-06-30 4:11
ciao paolo, this is one of your best images: so many tones of blue in one picture, an amazing "study" of blue; i like this simplicity here with just one man-made element;
great work, jerzy
greg64g (11193) 2005-06-30 4:12
Superb view, this is the dreaming destination ! i love the colors of Maldives.
gaby (19819) 2005-06-30 4:17
Hi Paolo, merci pour cette très belle photo qui me rappelle une partie de ma vie, passée dans l'Océan Indien -
Splendide compo et belle gamme de bleus -
MiguelP (14470) 2005-06-30 4:19
You´re right... The title couldn´t be better, nice blue, I like photos that play with different tones of a same color. Thanks Paolo, very well seen.
naxius (16685) 2005-06-30 4:25
So beautiful Paolo!
The graduation of blue is stunning me!!
Great POV and DOF.
I love this photo.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-06-30 4:26
Superb paradisiac view and excellent scan, the blue tones are splendid, the rising prow adds well to the composition, but would have been better a bit more to the left imo.
Have a nice day,
donluicu (24724) 2005-06-30 4:54
on dirait une piscine.
Merci pour cette très colorée photo.
supereira (9576) 2005-06-30 5:16
Great shot.I like the composition and point of view.Great colors,light and sharpness.I like it.Good job!
AmiBe (6042) 2005-06-30 5:33
you're on a blue serie and here, the tones are fantastic.
Very nice and graphical first plan.
cobraphil8 (82) 2005-06-30 6:30
Very graphic shot, the blue color is the master in your composition and it's great.
kebek (5438) 2005-06-30 8:16
Superb idea, superb composition, superb colours.
Refreshing, cooling view. Like a breeze. Or better - like a fridge in such hot day like today.
Thank You for that feeling!
fixed (3836) 2005-06-30 9:53
Good composition and very, very nice colors !!
Thank you !!
dolin (15619) 2005-06-30 15:04
Ohhh very good composition.
Simple but really good and graphic.
I like all this blue tones.
Very good idea.
keribar (43841) 2005-06-30 15:24
Great perspective Paoloi
You saw well the way to frame this blue blue picture: I like the way the blue-green has made reflections on the prow of the same color: Good shot - Bravo - Izzet
jinju (14265) 2005-07-01 3:33
A great photo. Everyuthing is so BLUE! And it doesnt come out boring. I tried a photo of a blue building on a blue sky but it didnt come out as nice as this.
billabongx (1585) 2005-07-01 5:31
che bei ricordi!!! a Dhigufinolhu ci sono stato nel 2000.
mese scorso sono stato a Helengeli e mi hanno detto che Dhigufinolhu è stata colpita dallo tsunami. per ora è completamente chiusa e non sanno se riaprono. peccato!!!
bei colori comunque.....
capthaddock (28790) 2005-07-01 10:54
Hi Paolo - a wonderful experiment in blue, I like how the prow matches the colour of the sea.
sarpedon (352) 2005-07-01 11:28
A good idea with this composition. I always like this kind of blue. :-)
joseelias (0) 2005-07-01 17:47
And blue it is! What I like the most in this image it’s that it’s almost surreal. In such an original colored atmosphere, a “strange” object popping-up bringing an abstract element into a familiar landscape is quite creative.
In this one a noise removal tool could help with the textures especially in the sky. You may try download Neat Image for free, or the tool in Paint Shop Pro graphical program.
nerve (10231) 2005-07-02 3:45
This is a beautiful composition Paolo..
i love your blue here..Looks such a fantastic place too..i dont know what this is in the foreground, but it just beautifully goes with the image, you made it so nicely..
Congratulations for a great shot really.
ciao. (sorry, green later)
Luan (12971) 2005-07-05 4:30
it's an abstract composition, well done, i like it, the tone colors still blue...wonderful, such a gorgeous place, the luminosity is great.
I want to be there....grrr
rowanb (864) 2005-07-05 10:38
lots of blue.. that water looks sensational.
eco (112) 2005-07-07 19:05
nice colors and perspectve
gren4 (603) 2005-07-09 8:44
I love this colour reflected in the white of the boat.The different shades of blue certainly make this simple composition effective.
colinbrenchley (6431) 2005-07-10 10:04
This just captures the Maldives and the Indian Ocean perfectly.
MRodini (304) 2005-07-11 9:17
What a paradise place! Clean water, green place...
I was taking a look in your photos.. they all is great!
So many coutries... Now you need to came to Brazil, here has a lot of cool places to take photos!
anakin (2775) 2005-07-19 8:13
Fantastico panorama Paolo, e molto bella tua foto, mi piace il colore e tuto.
Great blue is really nice.
starbug (6924) 2005-07-21 7:54
wow...a picture of the absolute calmness. great colours and a really interesting idea!
tjanze (5674) 2005-08-29 9:31
If I give title to this photo,I give "Rapsody in blue".I think I tell enough.Fantastic shot.Bravo!
stefi (1230) 2005-09-09 14:13
Ciao Paolo, questa mi mancava davvero! Bella, bella! Ottimi colori è creativa la punta (visto che termini marinareschi...) del dhoni.
Grazie ancora per le tue foto (e per i consigli che mi hai dato!)
gezgin37 (3766) 2005-09-14 14:54
lovely play with different tones of blue.
Very good shot.
ahudgins (139) 2005-10-04 13:10
VERY nice. I love the blue color everywhere in the photo. There are different shades of blue which add to the moment. Well done.
iliannak (774) 2005-11-03 4:09
wow .... just dreamy :o)
i love blue and this one is just so amazing :o))
MLINES (12516) 2006-01-28 20:41
Paolo, Good capture here. Feels like i'm alongside enjoying this view. The blues of the sky and the water along with the Robinson Crusoe-looking islands all come together well in this composition. Good note too. Thanks.
Mistral (15402) 2006-03-06 11:17
questi sono i colori di cui ho bisogno in questi giorni!
Ottima la composizione dell'immagine ed i suoi colori.
Buona serata anche a te!