Earth, stream and tree encircled by sea
Waves sweep the sand from my island.
My sunsets fade.
Field and glade wait only for rain
Grain after grain love erodes my
High weathered walls which fend off the tide
Cradle the wind
To my island.
Gaunt granite climbs where gulls wheel and glide
Mournfully glide o’er my island.
My dawn bride’s veil, damp and pale,
Dissolves in the sun.
Love’s web is spun - cats prowl, mice run
Wreathe snatch-hand briars where owls know my eyes
Touch my island,
Beneath the wind turned wave
Islands join hands
’neathe heaven’s sea.
Dark harbour quays like fingers of stone
Hungrily reach from my island.
Clutch sailor’s words - pearls and gourds
Are strewn on my shore.
Equal in love, bound in circles.
Earth, stream and tree return to the sea
Waves sweep sand from my island,
By King Crimson
I took that image flying between the Malè Airport and the Ari Atoll, i don't know the name of that island, and i don't want to know. It is located in the Horsburgh Group (know also as Goidhoo Atoll)...and it have all that a man can ask.
Flying over Maldives, with small airplane, very close to the sea is a fantastic travel. Better than flyin in French Polynesia or similar, where airplan are bigger.
A friend told me that only the Micronesia and some areas of Papua New Guinea and Salomone Islands are better as aerial view. But i never went there...
at the moment i cannot believe him!
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Zepi (22848) 2005-10-07 3:54
Quelle vue !
Ca c’est ma définition du paradis sur terre !
C’est tout simplement magnifique
Merci pour le partage
fabio_ts (13694) 2005-10-07 4:04
SPETTACOLARE... è la prima definizione che mi salta in mente.. seguita subito da MERAVIGLIOSA... ;o)
...i Crimson poi...
buon fine settimana, Fabio.
bantonbuju (51781) 2005-10-07 4:06
buongiorno a marineman!
even being in the sky you find your beloved sea, paolo!
what an amazing image of the tropical colours sea!
i like the different tones of blue, green...
have a nice weekend, j
sam224 (6215) 2005-10-07 4:08
Che paradiso Paolo! Le sfumature di colore nel mare sono qualcosa di inverosimile e questa prospettiva dall'alto le sttolinea in maniera perfetta.
tranlinh (108) 2005-10-07 4:16
Great POV,nice colours
I like coasts,
thanks for sharing
Haymotion (2725) 2005-10-07 4:31
Belle photos !! bien équilibré et bien composé !!
Les couleurs ressortent magnifiquement bien..
Mais en version scanner elle est de bonne qualité..
tontonjc (6623) 2005-10-07 4:41
Belle image d'une " grande " ile aux maldives . Diving it's my passion ...
ChrisJ (97810) 2005-10-07 5:16
A superb tropical seascape. It reminds me of the islands between Townsville & Cairns, in far north Queensland. The aquamarine & turquoise colors are stunning. Bellisimo!
greg64g (11193) 2005-10-07 5:35
You are specialist about Dream location, yesterday Tahiti, today maldives !!! you are lucky to have seen so many beauties.
Here i love the superb colors, hard to see that when i look on the window today !
tinamunk3 (6404) 2005-10-07 6:11
This really looks like a place you would like to land.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-10-07 6:56
What an amazing view over the island. The location of the island in the frame is excellent. Beautiful variation in the water colours,
supereira (9576) 2005-10-07 7:55
Great view.I like the composition and DOF.Good contrast between the earth and the water.Good colors,light and sharpness.Good job!
jrj (34841) 2005-10-07 8:06
Well made out of the window shot this one p. Beatiful colours and a fine presentation of this island and its souroundings. Interesting presentation
aloyho (6798) 2005-10-07 8:15
The green is fantastic!! I just love the fluid shapes that you managed to capture and the beautiful composition. It is a piece of art. Excellent shot!! Thanks also for the accompanying poetry. All the best.
jinju (14265) 2005-10-07 8:26
My god, I saw your map..youve been everywhere! Im jealous. Your photos always take us to thse fantastic places we all want to go to. I really admire your ability to show these vibrant and colorful scenes.
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-10-07 9:06
Amazing aerial view of a paradisiac place. The sea colors are fantastic. Well done
Gix (3565) 2005-10-07 9:10
Ahah, ma non vale!
Prima Tahiti e oggi le maldive (e qui piove...) tu vuoi proprio farci soffrire!
Mi consolo perchè a Milano forse tu hai più voglia di maldive di me, che non ci sono mai stato! ;D)))
Bellssima immagine di un posto da sogno, sei stato bravo a scattare attraverso il vetro senza grosse deformazioni, a me non è riuscito.
Non sono in grado di tradurre correttamente le citazioni della tua nota, ma il senso è chiaro...: accidenti alla nebbia/pioggia!
Aspetto un'altra così dalle Salomone ( o Papua, va benissimo lo stesso!)
Thanks Paolo & Buon weekend!!
Graal (97433) 2005-10-07 9:31
beautiful view, good capture. I like the turquose color of sea, nice a small island. Good point to shot. Well done.
Have a nice weekend.
lestans (17128) 2005-10-07 10:39
Bellissimo, Paolo! In genere non amo le foto di paesaggi visti dall'aereo, ma questa isola è una meraviglia. Che colori!
gaby (19819) 2005-10-07 11:13
Paolo bonsoir - j'ai vécu plusieurs années dans l'océan indien (Réunion - Maurice - Rodrigues) mais je ne suis jamais allé aux Maldives - ta photo est réellement splendide avec des tons que le scan n'a pas altérés -
Merci de cette vue paradisiaque
AmiBe (6042) 2005-10-07 11:15
like a dream, yes it's paradise...
Colors are ....... SUPERB !
Very well composed, well done
oochappan (19825) 2005-10-07 19:16
a few days back I had a call from a friend, teacher on one of those islands, he had to shift because the island where he stayed before is gone by the Tsunami.
An impressive shot from the plane with all the shades of clouds , very nice colored, makes me want again to go and visit my friend Emmayavaranbam, originally coming from Chidambaram, so thanks a lot for sharing, makes me dream.
dsidwell (9783) 2005-10-08 2:16
This almost becomes an abstract photo, Paolo! I love the various shapes and tones here. Nice work!
Amirsun (2122) 2005-10-08 2:23
Great shot Paolo!
Well seen and well down. I like the green tones in your shot.
Tanks for posting.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-08 4:57
OKay, I must admit I have seen worse places in my life ;-)
Nice view from the plane, I lik ehow the emerald green areas emerge from the darler surroundings with kind of a glowing effect. The beaches look acceptable...
Buona fine de settimana,
msuess (615) 2005-10-08 6:01
i think it's quite difficult to shot pictures out of a plane. you did very well. composition is very well and the colors are strong. lovely. maybe you could have sharpened it a little.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-08 8:48
The paradise from the sky
Very nice colors and light
i really like
dolin (15647) 2005-10-08 11:52
Waouhhhhh....the dream's island !
Excellent shot with this pov.
All the green and the dark blue....splendid.
Very beautiful place.
venus (736) 2005-10-09 9:38
It is really a paradise. Nice colors.
DLM (6479) 2005-10-09 16:56
Hi Paolo,thanks for posting this glorious image what a beautiful scene.
faubry (35405) 2005-10-10 4:40
really one superb image from fly!!! wonderful colors turquoise!! i like this composition!
great work! bravo, you have take all green...
Luan (12971) 2005-10-10 4:50
Marvelous Paolo, a lost island, a paradis on earth ? may be...very nice catch especially the POV from the sky. the colors a fantastic.
richtersl (3546) 2005-10-13 11:59
Great POV! That water is so beautifully clear and you can really see how nature built that island.
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-10-13 12:29
Really amazing for me. Is this heaven?
marmottelolo (43) 2005-11-10 12:54
bravo pour cette photo et aussi pour les autres.
dsolarov (422) 2006-04-02 13:51
This really looks like paradise. You were fortunate to fly over the Maldives, to enjoy these incredible views and make such a lovely photo. Thank you for sharing.
Sekhmet73 (4149) 2006-04-11 6:07
Semplicemente MERAVIGLIOSA!! :D
partha (14020) 2006-04-14 22:39
it is really a dramatic one.
Nice compos and colourtone.
H2OKOT (180) 2006-06-02 18:00
beautiful, pure dream... great shot ...take care Marek
peco85 (921) 2006-06-13 9:55
Magnificent photo:) You like the sea eh?
Great colors and tones.. Nice work!
olirey (193) 2006-06-20 21:51
Thanks for that dreaming view and that nice poem, a very good idea indeed ! The ocean, in green and black, is spectacular and fascinating.
natc (315) 2006-06-29 16:17
thanks for the flight and for the poem, i spent the las thirty minutes reading it.
"Dark harbour quays like fingers of stone" what a perfect phrase for your shot. the colours are fascinating. great
soumik1976 (185) 2006-08-05 9:37
These window shots can be very tricky... avoiding reflections etc. but this is a remarkable take. wonderful colours...
river_14 (166) 2006-09-07 2:29
Wow what is beautiful place! good thing the shadow below didn't cover the island. nice POV
aksu09 (181) 2006-09-08 16:21
Very nice shoot and land.
uranium (28) 2006-09-13 19:14
Such a great photo paolo,
Amazing colors and very nice captured,
Owca (92) 2006-09-21 4:19
Great photo of paradise :)
Very nice colours, and good POV.
I like it.
flatwin (2181) 2006-09-23 12:12
superbe cliché que cette vue avec des couleurs magnifiques
gramma (3519) 2006-09-28 14:46
A very impressive photography ! Thanks for sharing.
eugeneahn (298) 2006-10-05 19:52
jone (3231) 2006-10-20 5:35
Have a nice weekend...
ORTZO (113) 2006-11-28 13:24
How you can make this?
scientific (405) 2006-11-28 14:14
It looks like paradise. Colors are fantastic. Beautiful view. Well done. Thanks for sharing..
ariadne (27) 2006-12-04 19:04
Can you fly? wow
Great POV and colour
thanks for sharing
I lovely this photo
vincenti (851) 2006-12-16 6:09
vraiment de toute beauté extrordinaire cette photo.
titormos (24) 2006-12-16 6:56
samrat_roy1 (697) 2007-01-02 22:09
truely great shot. i love it...
Mayaya (44) 2007-01-03 8:52
The poem describes so good the picture.
Incredible place, unreal and hot.
I like it very much.
abulafia (4900) 2007-01-20 4:30
This is an extraordinary view.
Looks like you found paradise.
salognu (585) 2007-01-20 4:57
Thank you Paolo for sharing this wonderful pictures.
Albrecht (11281) 2007-03-04 4:10
What a nmagnificant sight;Indeed like a paradise. Beautiful colours and POV only she DOF or sharpness on TE is perhaps less than the original I guess.
greetings from Holland
gannu (81) 2007-03-14 7:19
Excellent and looks absolutely class
sarpedon (352) 2007-03-18 12:37
Wonderful photo with superb colours and different tones of the sea. Seems like a fish with a long tail swimming at the surface.
manatee (4668) 2007-03-27 15:53
The angle of this picture is wondeful, you cna see many details in this pictures, the colros are grate and the ligth is perfect.
The frame isgood makes more deep the picture and give the extrapoint.
MmK (75) 2007-04-09 7:48
what a stunning shot.. everything is perfect, and attractive =)
donluicu (24722) 2007-04-12 11:55
l'image est superbe..YAB s'est reincarné en toi!!
bravo super couleurs
enedimd (1532) 2007-05-29 8:28
Actually, this shot is excellent. Impressive and amazing farme.
Turquoise and green tones are so attractive.
Lee10 (118) 2007-07-18 15:33
Wow what an impressive photo
Love the colours and sharpness
DKarine (3903) 2007-07-19 9:38
un joli rêve pour une destination de vacances...
Merci pour l'idée!!!
thaprem (2554) 2007-07-31 6:33
I am back to your gallery after a long time & this shot is very appropriate to suit the mood of the day & the detailed amazingly...
The colours are a swell...
mikeo (12129) 2007-08-14 6:33
Another incredible photo of you! Its amazing, especially that taking pics in such conditions is quite difficult...
PS. I think its time you go for the moon:)
Suellen_Feroldi (288) 2007-08-31 8:16
Is this and Google earth picture ??
Yes is imazing....panoramic, with great colors....
Congratulations for this authentic compostion!!!
Thanks for sharing
Lee30 (78) 2007-10-10 18:37
Excellent shot, Well done Paolo.
difty93 (545) 2007-12-21 4:52
Veramente complimenti...una foto spettacolare e rara bellezza dei colori!
degani (2975) 2008-01-11 1:57
fotografia meravigliosa, corretta messa a fuoco e bellissimi colori, io non sono riuscito a fare così bene, bravissimo
giorgimer (34846) 2008-02-16 14:50
andrò alle Maldive tra circa una settimana e mi si illuminano gli occhi a vedere i tuoi bellissimi scatti, hai una delle gallerie più belle su questo paradiso terrestre, ho scelto questa per il punto di vista che permette di ammirare la struttura della laguna.
Bravissimo come sempre!
sweet_universe (1697) 2008-06-22 6:41
Caro Paolo, è il paradiso...
complimenti per la nitedezza dello scatto e i fini dettagli!
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41222)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-03-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon N80
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aerial Point of View, From the sky /3/, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-07 3:51
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