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I have been working in the Maldives this week which has been a somewhat frustrating experience because there are so many beautiful places to photograph and I have had so little time to get my camera out, but I did manage to grab this ‘postcard’ shot whilst visiting some government institutions on Huraa Island in the Male’ Atoll. I never tire of seeing the glorious aquamarine colour of the water in the lagoons in the Maldives. The strip of dark blue on the horizon is the open ocean as Huraa Island is on the outer edge of the Male’ Atoll.

Whilst on Huraa Island, I also took a few ‘daily life’ shots which I will post later and I hope will be an interesting addition to the Maldives gallery because most of the TE posts of the Maldives are usually from the tourist resorts or the capital Male’, and there are few of the ‘real’ island villages where two thirds of the population lives. Actually, you could classify this as a daily life shot because the two men in the boat are workers from the Huraa power house which is located on an adjacent island, the tip of which you can see on the left hand side of the photograph. They were transporting supplies between the two islands. What a tough job!

I called this a 'postcard' because I can imagine this printed with white script in the top left hand corner saying "Wish you were here".

The light was very bright so I used a relatively slow shutter speed with a PL filter to maximise the DOF.

PP: Adjusted levels, USM at 350% (0.4)

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