Keeping with the simple and laid-back culture of the Maldives, their architecture is also one which promotes simplicity. It blends tropical lifestyle, the Maldivian island experience and the comforts of modern living.
Here's a view of a cluster of villas circling the lagoon which are suspended over water on stilts overlooking the ocean and offering a sweeping view of miles and miles of emerald green and cobalt blue water.
An in-camera made hdr.
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Romano46 (16584) 2013-07-06 8:33
wow! vero spettacolo! Probabilmente la tua più bella foto delle Maldive per via della perfezione della composizione con la lunga passerella che conduce l'occhio sulla distesa di capanni affacciati sulla laguna.
Anche i colori sono incantevoli con le belle sfumature dell'acqua e per il contrasto ottimamente riuscito con il bruno della passerella e con i suoi contorni dipinti di un bel colore.
Un vero spettacolo per il quale ti faccio i miei complimenti.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
mohammad_H (8919) 2013-07-06 8:41
The landscape is very beautiful, graceful and pleasing, orderly dock lines from foreground
The sea views are always nice, especially with the blue sky background with nice colors.
A good resolution
And light management
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25396) 2013-07-06 8:58
simple composition but so beautiful... Colours are excellent. Specially like the blending of colours of deep blue sky and emerald green water. Excellent presentation. Tfs.
yquem46 (38382) 2013-07-06 8:58
A nice illustration of RGB in an idyllic place that must be tough to quit !
have a nice WE, regards
PaulVDV (21107) 2013-07-06 9:12
Houses on stilts have always raised my interest. Even in their modern and probably very comfortable
variation like on the picture here.
You saturated the colour of the walkway well creating a brilliant contrast with the emerald ocean
and the blue sky.
Excellent depth and composition.
I was wondering if there are ever hurricanes near the Maldives ...
Best regards, Paul
pastadog (13111) 2013-07-06 9:17
Very beautiful colors and framing, inviting us to follow the path... inviting us to go there... it could be a very efficient ad for tourism...
Noel_Byrne (22092) 2013-07-06 9:20
A better image than this the tourist board could not ask for, this is the kind of capture that makes me reach for my suitcase and a travel booking website. The crystal clear waters, the wonderful houses and the delightful sweeping curve of the deck leading all combine into a tremendous image. Really nicely done.
Miguel82 (21702) 2013-07-06 9:26
Good evening Marina;
Wonderful colors, a paradisiac place and beautiful place to stay, superb colors, light and sharpness
danos (84301) 2013-07-06 9:42
dreamily scenery with the corridor over the turquoise waters to lead-in the eyes on the cluster of villas upgrading the whole beauty and the architectural style of them.The vivid light enhance the brilliant light making the scene so beautiful and unique.
Have a good weekend,Danos
ManishaJain (291) 2013-07-06 9:47
Amazing composition. The matching shades of orange, green, blue and white are giving a life to this pic. Sharpness is too good ...even the last cottage is distinctly visible. Keep posting your art
dta (64142) 2013-07-06 11:47
Hello Marina ,
A great composition , with the effective curve in the FG , and splendid contrasted colors . Interesting touristic architecture , too .
bayno (18342) 2013-07-06 12:18
perfect compo for this wonderful place, i am impressive but quality of the mark 3, shot well performed...amazing colors....
have a good WE...
AdrianWrobel (1686) 2013-07-06 13:04
Heil, klasyczny widoczek z Malediwów, no có¿ to jest jeszcze na wodzie i za to chwa³a. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
diegomach (531) 2013-07-06 17:55
Muy buena composición y hermosos tonos.
Gran disparo Marina
divail (8298) 2013-07-06 19:05
C'est une carte postale, un vrai paysage de rêve. J'aime l'angle de la photo, avec le trottoir de bois au premier plan, et les petites huttes au loin. L'eau est invitante, on a envie d'y plonger. Les couleurs sont superbes.
macjake (53952) 2013-07-06 19:36
this photo belongs in a magazine or on a postcard, both!
your best shot!!
I wish I had taken it haha
All i want to do is stop writing so I can view your photo again...enough said!!!!!
SWEETFREEDOM (21994) 2013-07-06 22:59
good p.o.v. and d.o.f. the landscape is beautiful as well as the colors you had.
jjcordier (74476) 2013-07-06 23:14
Très belle photo qui fait rêver!Jolie composition et couleurs splendides.
dkmurphys (47628) 2013-07-06 23:36
A lovely presentation of that place! Everything there looks perfect for a great holiday time or, why not, for spending the rest of my life :D
Have a nice Sunday.
CLODO (29722) 2013-07-07 3:30
heaven on earth, or rather on the sea!
Splendid perspective leading to the chalets, amazing color of the sea and nice spotted sky.
Spend good holidays in this area.
siudzi (32825) 2013-07-07 3:36
Looks like a paradise! What a superb view on these small houses you have discovered to take this great image. Love it! Very well seen and composed with a path leading to the depth. Excellent work!
SnapRJW (30002) 2013-07-07 4:08
Hello Marina - All the colours and atmosphere that entice people to visit the Maldives are present in this idyllic-looking shot. A photograph of romance and dreams, nicely managed with the walk-way tempting the viewer to walk into the shot. Lovely. Warm regards Rosemary
ikeharel (54087) 2013-07-07 4:19
This is stunning sight.
A fantastic contrast between sea and sky, divided pic. space by the wooden luxury hotel rooms over water. Impressive tourquise tone transparent texture of the sea.
Marvelous scenery, beautiful location.
Cheers for that.
krzychu30 (15348) 2013-07-07 6:47
it´s not easy to find the right words describing the beauty of the view.I know I wrote it before-but it´s really like a paradise on Earth and the houses on the water seem to be magnificent place to spend holiday.
Your composition is superb with well chosen POV and the walkway leading our eyes straight towards these amazing,wooden houses.Also the colors and contrast between them are captivating.
Have a nice sunday
abmdsudi (41152) 2013-07-07 8:19
A delightful shot of this resort and hard to believe the sea and sky colours but that's the beauty of tropical waters. The wooden walkway leads as strong pointer providing good contrast and balance as well. Gorgeous location superbly captured. Congrats.
limielski (0) 2013-07-07 14:04
What a wonderful landscape, what clear water and a beautiful sky but the most important - what a professional shot. I feel the scorching Sun and the colours are charming.
Nicou (118038) 2013-07-07 19:56
quelle image de rêve superbe la pureté de l'eau totale et cette palissade qui nous mène aux maisons sur l'eau cet une splendeur un rêve.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (31217) 2013-07-08 3:59
typical view of the Maledives Islands. I really tell you that I would like to there now ... Very good contribution to TE. Excellent composition and colors. Like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
williewhistler (13111) 2013-07-08 7:39
Very nicely composed,I do like the sweeping curve of the walkway across the azure sea and on to the little houses,with lovely saturated summer colours it`s a stunning photograph of an idyllic location.
dip (23528) 2013-07-08 10:11
except the interesting architectural style you present here,I also like the perspective and the amazing colors,a wonderful image indeed!
jcpix (12508) 2013-07-08 16:18
Absolute bliss! :) I'm having a hard timing figuring out where to begin, there are so many impressive qualities about this that stand out to my senses. I almost feel I would be doing a disservice to mindlessly ramble on and on...so I'll keep it simple and just say "Where do I sign up?" :) I want to dive into this picture, it's the epitome of inviting. :) Thanks for giving us this view. Have a great day ahead.
Best regards from Arizona,
Cricri (102973) 2013-07-11 8:26
Une très jolie composition, des couleurs magnifiques, surtout celle de l'eau, turquoise et transparence, j'aime la présentation de ce lieu de rêve
Sonata11 (33201) 2013-07-12 20:51
this is spectacular place, looks so exotic and relaxing place. Very beautiful capture with fantastic quality. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
All the best and have a great WE,
jurek1951 (40949) 2013-07-13 23:54
Fantastic beach and the ocean, its colours is just wonderful, great point of view, excellent composition with the clouds motion, very nice taken,
rychem (20795) 2013-07-14 10:14
Superb! Splendid photo with great composition, fantastic colors and depth, compliments
janraiski (546) 2013-07-14 12:27
the splendor! Fantastic colors and clarity. No needs of words.
adramad (36261) 2013-07-15 8:17
How wonderful picture, it's an invitation to relax and get away from everything.
Delicious color of the sea, also the sky and those buildings on stilts are sensational.
It's a nice job, I love it.
The clarity is superb and we can see all the photo in detail, obviously the sharpness is perfect.
I wish you a nice day.
All the best.
annjackman (18453) 2013-07-15 8:46
The extraordinary colours and the sweeping curve of the boardwalk are very eye-catching. Lovely patterns in the clear water make this appear to be an idyllic setting. How calm the sea looks - is it always so?
An inviting and very well taken image.
Kind Regards, Ann
fotka (3343) 2013-07-16 3:06
You show beautiful paradise holiday place. The walkway leads to vacation houses on man made island.
Fantastic contrast between the turquoise water and the blue-white sky. An excellent colors, light and sharpness.
Well done, my congratulations,
photoray (10935) 2013-07-17 12:06
Spectacular view of the very enticing over-the-water villas, deck pathway leading over the turquoise blue clear ocean, offset by the clear blue sky.
Hopefully you got to stay in one of the villas?
Robert1969 (6906) 2013-07-17 23:45
A picture that invites the viewer to pack
there suitcases. Picture is taken from a
excellent point of view (I like the bow
of the pier on the forground) and a great
composition and light management.
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-07-20 12:40
Welcome back ! This is an awesome shot- full of vivid colors.I like the houses simple and cute in the green lagoon.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.TFS.Keep posting.
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-07-21 4:45
a perfect display from maldives. great colors and great composition indeed.
gus72 (3719) 2013-07-26 20:51
Hi Marina !!
You certainly know how to choose the best destinations for your holidays.. this is a very unique place.
Nice perspective to your photo which captures the colours really well.
Very nice framing including cute letters for the name Maldives.
Have a nice week end.
jemaflor (82098) 2013-07-27 9:57
So lovely view with an interesting perspective and epth for your photo, what a lovely light and colors for the sea and the sky too, tfs.
npecanhuk (62474) 2013-07-27 10:48
Very attractive and inviting picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
bartekp (4746) 2013-07-29 14:27
Wow! Great shot. Wonderful composition with vivid colors.
Main theme-curved bridge. I like it.
cornejo (29287) 2013-09-16 10:40
Hi Marina, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with the interesting architecture of the place, nicely captured in this beautiful picture very well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
kiks (11749) 2013-11-16 9:49
Thank you so much for sharing this one and let me dream that i'm there ;-)