by Abdulla Yasir - a Tourism Strategist
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Album:  Amazing Shots, The Maldives

 
Coco fantasy at Kinbidhoo
Date: 10/21/2008
Views: 652
Coco fantasy at Kinbidhoo
    
Lonely boats
Date: 1/8/2008
Views: 781
Lonely boats
    
Sunrise on the mental beach
Date: 12/1/2007
Views: 743
Sunrise on the mental beach
    
Dreamy dolphins
Date: 2/7/2008
Views: 781
Dreamy dolphins
    
Infinity sea
Date: 12/1/2007
Views: 773
Infinity sea
    
Embryonic
Date: 3/15/2007
Views: 775
Embryonic
    
Drifters corner
Date: 3/28/2007
Views: 757
Drifters corner
    
Piligrimage
Date: 3/15/2007
Views: 768
Piligrimage
    
Have you seen XUNA?
Date: 3/11/2007
Views: 798
Have you seen XUNA?
    
Rays through tropicality
Date: 3/2/2007
Views: 797
Rays through tropicality
    
Greenish wilderness
Date: 4/2/2007
Views: 755
Greenish wilderness
    
Wall
Date: 2/10/2007
Views: 755
Wall
    
Array
Date: 1/23/2007
Views: 773
Array
    
Vivid junior
Date: 1/22/2007
Views: 762
Vivid junior
    
Boring
Date: 1/30/2007
Views: 749
Boring
    
Selfish Reflector basks on vastness of the faded blue pastels.
Date: 2/3/2007
Views: 782
Selfish Reflector basks on vastness of the faded blue pastels.
    
Ninja Family's day out
Date: 1/31/2007
Views: 830
Ninja Family's day out
    
No I do not work for the National Geographic. Nor the Conde Naste Traveler. Nor the surfing O’Neill’s. Nor do I hang around, loitering the sets of Playboy. It's a hard choice not to. Besides the money, fame and the perks those big guys throw around, it's as much a wish as a need, for any aspiring photographer. What I despise, though, is the attitude. The bigger the name, the worse it becomes. Maldives is small. It's impossible not cross each others paths. Especially when those paths are queued with egos, sneers and trucks. Trucks of photo equipment the big-namers carry around, to, perhaps exaggerate the bigness of the game. Oh! Photography has become a game? I thought it was all about moments, creativity and hard work. I have seen Smarties being exchanged for smiles. I have seen photographers bargaining with greenbacks. I have seen magic. The special disappearing act performed by many hasty pros in search for the next, award-winning shot. I am just being jealous. I know. I am cheap. I never, ever, offer anything in return for my photos. Except love. My people love me, just as I love them. I also know that I belong. In Maldives, it’s difficult to navigate the terrain, nor, dodge the beaurocracy that arises in the rush of the moment. Talking of trucks of photo equipment, I wish I could land up a decent job, so I can ditch this throw-away pocket camera and invest in a DSLR.
Date: 5/30/2007
Views: 762
No I do not work for the National Geographic. Nor the Conde Naste Traveler. Nor the surfing O’Neill’s. Nor do I hang around, loitering the sets of Playboy. It's a hard choice not to. Besides the money, fame and the perks those big guys throw around, it's as much a wish as a need, for any aspiring photographer. What I despise, though, is the attitude. The bigger the name, the worse it becomes. Maldives is small. It's impossible not cross each others paths. Especially when those paths are queued with egos, sneers and trucks. Trucks of photo equipment the big-namers carry around, to, perhaps exaggerate the bigness of the game. Oh! Photography has become a game? I thought it was all about moments, creativity and hard work. I have seen Smarties being exchanged for smiles. I have seen photographers bargaining with greenbacks. I have seen magic. The special disappearing act performed by many hasty pros in search for the next, award-winning shot. I am just being jealous. I know. I am cheap. I never, ever, offer anything in return for my photos. Except love. My people love me, just as I love them. I also know that I belong. In Maldives, it’s difficult to navigate the terrain, nor, dodge the beaurocracy that arises in the rush of the moment. Talking of trucks of photo equipment, I wish I could land up a decent job, so I can ditch this throw-away pocket camera and invest in a DSLR.
    
Inverted heart
Date: 2/21/2007
Views: 788
Inverted heart
    
Unveiled
Date: 2/3/2007
Views: 763
Unveiled
    
Branched out
Date: 1/14/2008
Views: 768
Branched out
    
Going nowhere
Date: 10/29/2008
Views: 639
Going nowhere
    
Bent
Date: 2/22/2007
Views: 852
Bent
    
Warmest tranquility
Date: 2/18/2007
Views: 856
Warmest tranquility
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