To wind up my short series about Maldivian lovers here's a picture of the setting that inspires all of them for sure.
This is my favorite sunrise picture I took there and it served me as desktop wallpaper for very long.
The clouds were pretty dense that morning and I thought I wouldn't see the sun but they were generous to me and started to drift away just at the right moment.
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Sonata11 (33426) 2013-10-02 8:34
Wow! what a place. Sunrise is spectacular and wonderfully capture. The management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity are fabulous. The reflection of the sun is fantastic. I wouldn't sleep peacefully in these cabins. I would be scare. I'm a chicken hahaha and what I can do with myself. Very, very beautiful picture and spectacular composition. My congrats.
All the best my friend,
goodwill (4224) 2013-10-02 8:38
Wish I could too get up early in the morning. Morning blues.......always difficult for me, but this shot is tempting and urging me to remove my night goggles, wake up, hold my gear and move.
The image is as fresh as the morning breeze, the waters are inviting and the chalets preparing for another day.
There is a beautiful play of light and shades,and that golden light falling on the waters is one of the highlights here.
I enjoyed your series of the lover's paradise, and waiting for something new to unfold from your eyes.
cornejo (34044) 2013-10-02 8:59
Hi Marina, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting sunrise, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
yquem46 (38746) 2013-10-02 9:30
A beautiful image that definitely makes me feel like going back to vacation !
Have a nice evening, best regards
rbassin (19195) 2013-10-02 9:40
Une très très belle photo,avec des couleurs chaleureuses.
une composition agréable avec reflets et coucher du soleil.
carlo62 (36191) 2013-10-02 10:37
splendida diagonale, le piramidi palafitte guidano lo sguardo verso il meraviglioso tramonto.
Bella composizione e bei colori.
ManuMay (36059) 2013-10-02 10:44
I wish to be there!!!!
A very beautiful capture, wonderful light momento with those colours and sun light rays, good composition indeed...the best way to begin a day...
dkmurphys (50748) 2013-10-02 10:48
Lovely scene at that picturesque moment. I like the colors and the POV. Well done.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-02 11:19
romanticismo al massimo con questo controluce delizioso con il sole che fa capolino dietro alle nuvole mentre si appresta a scendere lentamente nel mare.
Una foto dalla composizione molto ben realizzata e dai colori eccellenti. La luce calda del tramonto si riflette meravigliosamente sull'acqua e regala a questa toni dorati.
Una eccellente definizione permette di apprezzareogni dettaglio.
Ciao e buona serata
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2013-10-02 11:49
great colors and light, wonderful composition.
Noel_Byrne (26115) 2013-10-02 13:34
Amazing sunrise, the beams are like peering into heaven as they break across the sky and create this superb light show. A fantastic idea too to compose the buildings like this leading the eye deep into the scene and offering a great extra element of interest. The colors of the sky on top of that blue water is very impressive. Lovely capture, I see why this could be your favourite.
All the best
PaulVDV (23417) 2013-10-02 22:33
Very good how the row of houses on stilts leads our eyes to the sunrise.
A beautiful morning as the start of a beautiful day.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-10-02 23:25
The sunrise is brilliant here.You have captured a great shot here.Excellent lighting and pov in this shot.Very well done,TFS.
bayno (18344) 2013-10-03 2:02
a beautiful composition and a magnificent dawn, stunning shades and light, details at the top with the silhouettes of the bungalows with perfect contours, definitely a good show to assist...
have a good day...
SnapRJW (31623) 2013-10-03 2:53
Hello Marina - Romantic for sure and so inviting. The quiet stillness of a beautiful sunrise is palpable here. A simple and very well constructed seascape. TFS and warm regards Rosemary
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-03 3:28
a magical shot this. You have captured the wonder and tranquillity of this sunrise so perfectly here. It is an idyllic scene and so beautiful. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
gervaso (10921) 2013-10-03 11:33
Fantastic colors of the sunrise and also of this wonderful sea! Really a nice picture to be a wallpaper, except at work, because I think I couldn't work looking all the time at this paradise! Wonderful composition!
mesutilgim (87382) 2013-10-03 11:54
What a wonderfull capture with perfect pov and layout.
Amazing sunrise, the beginning of a new day.
TFS and best regards
danos (88903) 2013-10-03 12:17
a really fascinating sunrise with the reflections to do the scene even more effective.I like the placement of the residences on their 'wooden legs' with the stay there to be a great experience.
COSTANTINO (57947) 2013-10-03 13:16
the title could be also as fire into the sky
excellent capture of the clouds running
into the orange sky the reflection of
the sun is fantastic perfect work
abmdsudi (44966) 2013-10-03 20:55
Glorious sunrise! looks like you had a great morning and worthy to be an early riser. You so lucky to have witnessed nature's beauty at its best, it's calm peaceful image expecting a brighter day. Great perspective and compo where the focal point is the rising sun, fabulous epic sky and the floating chalets are perfectly lined up to point toward it. You have done a great job of retaining mass of details throughout the picture with superb control of exposure. This is an absolute stunner - a mouth watering shot to be proud off, Simply delightful capture !!
gus72 (3719) 2013-10-04 22:24
Hi Marina !!
yes.... it is your very best shot...... it is just perfect.......
I like the profile of the roof tops..... against the light colour of the sky.
It was political correctness....... everybody could see the darlings !!!!
Have a nice week end.
Cricri (109735) 2013-10-06 1:33
Il est bien parfois de ce levé tôt et d'assister a de tel moment, romantique, plein de douceur et de rêve, j'aime le cadrage des cabanes sur pilotis, le reflet sur la mer, très belle présentation
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-10-06 1:37
beautiful and very dreamy moment captured here!I think not only I wish such moment would last for a longer time,right?
Nice composition with excellently balanced light management(both FG and the BG) and lovely colors(even the water remained beautifully blue despite taking the photo against the sun-remarkable!)
Have a nice sunday
lousat (79868) 2013-10-08 4:30
Hi Marina,no comment...i wish to be there..ehehe....spectacular sunrise,magnificent details everywhere,i can count the ray of sun between the clouds,very nice perspective and perfect exposure for the best colors!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
bona (13189) 2013-10-08 12:36
pretty sunset photo at Maldives. I like the houses over this wood structures under the sea. It must be a wonderful place to visit. But I think if could be expensive too, isn't it?
Silvio1953 (126930) 2013-10-11 11:03
Ciao Marina, fascinating sunset, superb sky, excellent perspective, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
siudzi (34119) 2013-10-12 3:23
This one is absolutely stunning due to an unique and beautiful tonality of the scene. Love it! Excellent execution based on great light management, sharpness, clarity and of course brilliant sense of saturation. Well done! TFS.
Have a nice day!
Didi (58088) 2013-10-12 3:29
Very good lights ambiance in the sunset
Good perspective of the houses and I appreciate your exposure management
NorthernLight (2323) 2013-10-12 5:35
a magical sunrise with beautiful colors. A delight for the eyes. An interesting scenery and a perfect composition.
Very nice, very well captured!
Have a great weekend
annjackman (20371) 2013-10-13 6:18
The Maldives is a place that I would love to visit. Your picture makes it look so inviting. The line of stilted huts makes a fine diagonal as if reaching towards that glorious sunset. First class clarity - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
adores (39250) 2013-10-13 17:09
A beautiful sunrise! It must be wonderful to enjoy it in such place! I like the composition, the light and the tonalities. It seems so peaceful there!
mohammad_H (9584) 2013-10-14 9:26
The concept of this picture, beautiful view of the lake with beautiful horizons, and along the deep background, eye-catching and spectacular, unmatched clarity and good quality, good job
"The Score, which I do workshops, I have given you, with this Score tomorrow you're have golden stars ".
Best wishes to you
nikkitta (15788) 2013-10-23 12:48
Getting up early seem to have some advantages, the light is quite fresh and here you managed to obtain a catching image plenty of beautiful rays of sun and their reflexes
A perfect postal capture with the floating cabins on the tight
Well done congrats for the post and being there so early
brianmcc (6185) 2013-10-26 3:14
this is a stunning picture. you have composed this perfectly with the huts leading out into the sea. the sun rising in the sky is wonderful and adds so much atmosphere and mood.
resat1972 (7486) 2013-10-29 12:22
it looks very nice
A great shoot nations
I loved the colors
cebe (1483) 2013-10-29 12:42
Although relatively simple, this is a very nice and well composed vacation photo, and a resplendent sunrise for sure. I especially like the back lit clouds. I wish I had some travel plan to a place like it, but nothing in sight.
Have a nice day,
jemaflor (87377) 2013-10-31 12:08
Nice view and composition, so beautiful light capture and blue for the sea, well managed, tfs.
fotka (3765) 2013-11-29 6:21
Thank you for set of photos from Maldives, place that not many people visited. It is lovely place to stay overnight in these huts on the pales. Your early wake-up gave you opportunity for this beautiful shot. I like how you diagonally composed huts on this photo and colorful clouds and sun on horizon.
Have a nice weekend,
robmal (1974) 2013-12-17 13:08
lovely sunrise with fantastic colours and perefct management of shadows and lights, I like it.
macjake (58920) 2013-12-25 3:08
wow, great shot here!
I'm not a 'water' or 'beach' kind of guy, but this is making me want to visit here! thats how sweet it is.
love how you chose to compose the scene with the depth on the right and the clouds, light, water....its just perfect.
ourania (34485) 2014-01-07 13:09
this is a marvelous sunrise picture and it's great you were there to capture it and make the magic moment last forever. Sky, sea and houses are wonderfully defined, each displaying a distinct and attractive character, all in pleasing harmony within your composition. I like very much the way the golden light affects each part, it seems to be gradually expanding, waking and warming up this lovely place. The texture of the sea is irresistible. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,