This is a view of the wonderful green lagoon of a bunch of small atolls in the Bodu Huraa main one in the South Malè group.
There is a sister picture on TE took from another POV.
The image wasn't post processed, just cropped with a light correction of less than a 10%.
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jrj (34841) 2007-06-14 4:12
From the thumbnail I thought of some green fields - what a surprise then to meet this very green lagoon. Good use here Paolo if the simple details of the grand flat surface of the ocean in this stunning setting.
pitboy (231) 2007-06-14 4:18
ottima foto, ma soprattutto posto fantastico, i colori sono quasi surreali.
pastadog (13111) 2007-06-14 4:30
I don't know how the Maldives flag looks like, Paolo, but they should see your shot and adopt these colors! The lower left corner, in particular, is fantastic... Bravo and regards, Daniel
Budapestman (82620) 2007-06-14 4:32
Beautiful shot. What a beautiful colours. I like the splendid vertical composition and the fabled atmosphere. Amazing impression. Have a nice day, thank you
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-06-14 4:47
What an amazing colours! Excellent greens and blues contrasted in the picture.
salvator (19102) 2007-06-14 4:48
Absolutely wonderful colors. The green sea, the superb white cloud and the blue of the sky are simply superb.
Best regards. Ciao. Salvator.
Gerrit (50736) 2007-06-14 5:02
fantastic picture. Just the simple elements in great colours.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-06-14 5:09
Stunning colours here Paolo, but I'm not so sure about the ratio of sky to water here. I think it would have worked better with either more sky and less water, or more water and less sky. This almost half and half ratio that we have at the moment isn't so visually satisfying.
On the other hand, I do like the fact the horizontal layers of blue, white and green - almost like a flag. Maybe that was your intention, to go for the balance between the three layers.
I think it's worked well, and although I stand by my original comments, I can see why you chose this composition.
Nicou (126366) 2007-06-14 5:17
mangifique cette eua d'une limpidité exxtraordinaire, avec ces nuages, ces la perfection.
Bravo et très belle journée
fayeulle (27827) 2007-06-14 6:01
Nice colors ! Obviously artifacts are visible on the picture.
riclopes (35577) 2007-06-14 6:36
I really envy your trip aroud the world, Paolo. This is an amazing minimalist representation of the paradise in earth, with most attractive colors. I think I even see a mirage of a mermaid in the background :) Perfect placement of the horizon in the middle.
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-06-14 7:13
Peccato sia un'immagione scansionata...penso che l'originale sia stupendo.
Certo è che anche qui i colori sono stupendi!!!
pasternak (15181) 2007-06-14 7:37
Thanks for reminding me of one of my favourite Tom Waits' songs...
Green indeed... as long as you don't look up ;)
Angelillo (9374) 2007-06-14 14:06
Very graphical shot, with only 3 colors and 3 textures. The colors are amazing, and the gradiant tones in the water, incredible. Very beautiful! Complimenti.
rigoletto (34269) 2007-06-14 15:00
Thanks god, we are close to our summer holidays, otherwise it would be a great torment looking at this one. Now that it is easier to dream of the sea, i forgive you :PP
evanrizo (456) 2007-06-14 15:37
Ooooh waht marvelous colors!
Ciao Paolo,it is sooo effective, these colorful layers are really very impressive.
lestans (17130) 2007-06-14 16:37
Certe volte stento a crederti, Paolo!!
Che esagerazione questi colori!!
sono praticamente senza parole!
grigand (19673) 2007-06-14 16:41
Che colori e che posto !! Colori e composizione stupendi !
hay_kes (30460) 2007-06-14 17:06
What a stunning seascape with excellent clody sky.Good colours and compo.Very well done.TFS.
bostankorkulugu (42160) 2007-06-14 18:50
these saturated colours are amazing paolo... your simple composition looks very attractive... complimenti...
adores (39250) 2007-06-14 19:17
Great composition with great colours.I like these three layers, green, white, blue and that person alone. Great capture!
andante (7092) 2007-06-14 20:35
Interesting! the colors are so dense that it gives the impression that the image is skewed. Love the composition. Cheers,
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-06-15 4:04
ciao PAolo, quello che mi piace in questa foto è la divisionein 3 colori dell' immagine..
senza contare la meraviglia del posto...vorrei esseri li..
vincz (19113) 2007-06-16 3:55
Wow,,,, what a beautiful lagoon. I like so much the transparency of the water and the great greenish colours you got there, Excellent work.
delic (6735) 2007-06-16 7:33
Beuatiful layers of color in this simple but delightful image. Love the clarity and serenity. Regards,
veronika (6052) 2007-06-17 14:22
And blue :)
Wonderful Paolo, and when i imagine that it is a "virgin" picture, no PP in it, a big WOW!
All the best
WepWaWet (3796) 2007-06-17 15:56
Perfect green, whit and blue colors combination. Wonderful colors and amazing composition. Regards,
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-06-17 16:06
Wow, amazing colours, Paolo! Must be very near to the paradise. Excellent tones. A simple, but beautiful composition. Nino
Graal (99146) 2007-06-18 2:14
amazing colour of water, pleasant your remembrance, beautiful place. I like it.
Standa (1877) 2007-06-19 8:56
I am always wondering how good result is from your scanned photos. Your motif here is very simple but strong in the result and gives very nice impression. colours are superb.
barni (15751) 2007-06-20 16:15
That is the paradise.
jmcl (14535) 2007-06-22 18:06
Beautiful .. vibrant .. breathtaking water .. especially beautiful against the blue sky.
eza1701 (3345) 2007-06-24 4:41
It certainly is a wonderful green lagoon, perfectly balanced by the deep blue sky.