One of my favorite authors, Paul Theroux spent a year kayaking and camping around the islands of the South Pacific. One of his favorite memories of the year was a night on Maina motu. Inspired by his experience, we went there and camped on the beach under a full moon. This was sunset that evening. I fell asleep staring out at the southern cross and a billion other stars and listened to the warm breeze rustle the palms and the low rhythmic thunder of the surf crashing on the reef. We survived on a bottle of rum with candlelight and ate a few local bananas. It was one of the most magical nights in all of my travels.
Maina Island, Aitutaki, Cook Islands.
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mariandrea (979) 2009-06-18 20:53
Hi Michael, beautiful picture and great experience.... really amazing to spend a night under the stars there...
I like the point of view and compo very much, and it has kinda of a pink colour dominating everywhere. Chau chau,
maglex (1980) 2009-06-18 21:10
Hi Michael beautiful light on the rippled fine sand. Very nice tropic atmosphere. TFS, Alex
vmf-214 (1648) 2009-06-18 21:39
Excellent POV and nice soft golden light, Like the ripple sand and palm trees against the sky. Great job Michael.
daddo (27010) 2009-06-18 23:01
Hi Michael. I think that you have captured the magic and the beauty of this place. Creative POV in which the stretch of sand without a single footprint hints at an intact paradise. Wonderful colours and light. Regards. Klaudio.
batalay (39271) 2009-06-18 23:04
This is a spectacular view of a 'suburb of Paradise.' The grazing angle of the sun has produced the deep shadows. With an engaging note, you've created a spectacular TE-package.
smarcell (19965) 2009-06-18 23:46
Hello Michael, a great use of the light, which is the secter for any good photo, after all.
Then the use of the wide angle lens is perfect.
Bartleby (13552) 2009-06-19 0:35
superb light...and those patterns in the sand....excellent use of the wide-angle and the ND filter. Great.
BoisBarb (10369) 2009-06-19 1:09
The paradise on Earth! An amazing forground with beautiful light. An island like a dream!
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-06-19 3:19
Mike, this is awesome, something out of a dream perhaps. The crisp detail in the sand makes this just a perfect capture, fantastic post.
vasilpro (41619) 2009-06-19 8:31
Excellent light management and great composition with a very good chosen POV, the place is a paradise.
Nana-S (644) 2009-06-20 12:56
very good light and shape
marietom (34609) 2009-06-21 13:56
Magnifique, ce paysage, avec un premier plan très graphique.
azizbilgili (2111) 2009-07-02 6:33
Excellent POV and nice soft golden light, Like the ripple sand and palm trees against the sky.
- Copyright: Michael Anderson (miketelemark) (2785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-08
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5D Mark II, Graduated Neutral Density
- Exposure: f/22, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-18 20:23
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