A weekend trip to Maldives

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Boid, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Went on a quick trip to Maldives over the weekend. Brought along my X100.



    Had to take a seaplane from Male to an island 140kms out. Here's Male from the air.

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    Passed a number of atolls on the way.

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    Plane landed next to a small platform in the middle of the ocean.

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    Got picked up from the platform on this boat

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    Resort in the distance.

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    The next morning

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    View from my room

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    Private stretch of beach just outside my room

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    Typical views out from various parts of the coral island

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    Pump room in a brief squall

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    The in-sea villas

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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Gosh that must have been awful for you Boid
     
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  3. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    It was a chore, but someone had to do it.
     
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  4. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Sigh........ :)
     
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  5. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Lovely!
     
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  6. defektive

    defektive SC Veteran

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    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Sam
    Talk about rubbing my nose in it! I've just slogged through a pretty cold, very wet winter (with very little snow to alleviate the pain) and I see evidence of someone doing a "weekender" to the Maldives?

    Jeesh....... it ain't fair.
     
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  7. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Yeah ok, I've been there too. But the seaplane I used was a nicer colour
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Nice shots. You could sit on that beach, sip a fine drink, and read the x100 manual. You might be the first ;-)
     
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  9. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    This trip more than any other made me realize that I love shooting humans. This landscape stuff just doesn't do it for me.
     
  10. davidw

    davidw SC Regular

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    Aug 4, 2012
    looks like a photographers paradise !
     
  11. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    you're doing it quite well though, some great shots in there! Love the aerial view of Male, typical views, pump room and resort in the distance :smile: what a beautiful place...
     
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  12. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    Rajiv
    Depends on what you're looking for I guess. To me, it was dreadfully boring to photograph. I did enjoy the flying around bits though and liked the place well enough. But photographically speaking it was a very 'flat' experience. Though I can well imagine lots of photographers really appreciating the country.