by Abdulla Yasir - a Tourism Strategist
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Album:  Amazing Shots, The Maldives

 
Coco fantasy at Kinbidhoo
Date: 10/21/2008
Views: 665
Coco fantasy at Kinbidhoo
    
Lonely boats
Date: 1/8/2008
Views: 795
Lonely boats
    
Sunrise on the mental beach
Date: 12/1/2007
Views: 757
Sunrise on the mental beach
    
Dreamy dolphins
Date: 2/7/2008
Views: 794
Dreamy dolphins
    
Infinity sea
Date: 12/1/2007
Views: 787
Infinity sea
    
Embryonic
Date: 3/15/2007
Views: 788
Embryonic
    
Drifters corner
Date: 3/28/2007
Views: 770
Drifters corner
    
Piligrimage
Date: 3/15/2007
Views: 785
Piligrimage
    
Have you seen XUNA?
Date: 3/11/2007
Views: 812
Have you seen XUNA?
    
Rays through tropicality
Date: 3/2/2007
Views: 810
Rays through tropicality
    
Greenish wilderness
Date: 4/2/2007
Views: 770
Greenish wilderness
    
Wall
Date: 2/10/2007
Views: 769
Wall
    
Array
Date: 1/23/2007
Views: 787
Array
    
Vivid junior
Date: 1/22/2007
Views: 776
Vivid junior
    
Boring
Date: 1/30/2007
Views: 763
Boring
    
Selfish Reflector basks on vastness of the faded blue pastels.
Date: 2/3/2007
Views: 798
Selfish Reflector basks on vastness of the faded blue pastels.
    
Ninja Family's day out
Date: 1/31/2007
Views: 844
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: 776
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: 803
Inverted heart
    
Unveiled
Date: 2/3/2007
Views: 776
Unveiled
    
Branched out
Date: 1/14/2008
Views: 784
Branched out
    
Going nowhere
Date: 10/29/2008
Views: 653
Going nowhere
    
Bent
Date: 2/22/2007
Views: 865
Bent
    
Warmest tranquility
Date: 2/18/2007
Views: 869
Warmest tranquility
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