Skywatch Friday- A Slice of Paradise

by Mridula on April 18, 2014

in Canon D550,Maldives,Photography,Sky Watch

For quite a few Fridays it is going to be Maldives, a slice of the paradise! I start with this picture of the local beach at Maafushi. The black dots you see in the distance are local women in their hijab taking a dip in the sea. After all this island is their home. I was asking a local boy if they found the presence of the tourists troublesome. He said on the contrary the locals were quite welcoming to the tourist, which was my impression too.

Gorgeous Evening Sky at Maafushi, Maldives

Gorgeous Evening Sky at Maafushi, Maldives

On the shore were two abandoned ships, part of which I caught in this picture. This side of the beach at Maafushi doesn’t see too many tourists, it is more of a favorite with the locals. The sunset was also on the other side of the island but this stretch too was a lovely place to walk in the evening.

It has been just about a week since we came back and yet every night I literally dream that I am in Maldives. I have to tell myself before falling asleep that I am sleeping at home and yet the dreams come every night without fail. Not all dreams are pleasant though. I sometimes dream that I am diving and that the pressure on my ear is getting unbearable, but before it really becomes too much, I thankfully wake up.

Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives

Fihalhohi Island Resort, Maldives

I have so many beautiful pictures from Maldives that I am really spoiled for choice. I mean look at the shades of blue at the Fihalhohi Island Resort! I remember people saying they were spending two weeks in Maldives. Next time even I am going to stay for longer, for I am sure here is going to be a next time for me in Maldives. I am completely smitten by the slice of paradise.

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Jarek April 24, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Amazing place. The palm tree shadow is great!!

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Manish R. Varma April 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

Hi Mridula,

Are you in Maldives right now?
Just curious to meet you, if you are some where around this place.
-Manish R. Varma,
Male’ City, Maldives
9722304

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Mridula April 22, 2014 at 10:32 am

No Manish, I came back a long time back, I am just doing the posts now. :D

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Photoblogista April 19, 2014 at 6:22 pm

I’ve always dreamed of visiting this slice of paradise! Too bad it’s so far away from California. The beaches and water look amazing!

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 6:48 pm

And I am very lucky that it is close to India :D

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Peter B April 19, 2014 at 7:41 am

Spectacular!! The palm tree shadow is sooo cool, the what an amazing sky!!

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Thank you Peter.

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Barry E Warren April 19, 2014 at 6:25 am

They are some beautiful photo of Maldives, it really looks like a great place to visit. Great story also to go with the photos. Thanks I enjoyed reading it.

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Thank you so much Barry.

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Christian April 19, 2014 at 4:00 am

Very beautiful photos and a great place.

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Thank you Christian.

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Share my garden April 19, 2014 at 1:02 am

Very dramatic images, Mridula. I hope the diving dreams will soon leave you and only the pleasant memories remain.

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Thank you so much, I don’t mind the dreams :D But yes it would be better not to dream about the ear pain.

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Prasad Np April 18, 2014 at 10:31 pm

These pictures are totally worth it to come here and check… thanks

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Thank you Prasad, I say go visit.

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Indrani April 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Yes, you are right about the color of the water, very soothing to eyes. Great pics!

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Thank you Indrani.

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Scaniatjejen April 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm

So beautiful! As you say: A slice of paradise.=) Great with the shadow in the sand in the second picture!

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Mridula April 20, 2014 at 10:56 am

Thank you so much.

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Arija April 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

I love the colour of the shallows. Yes, your photos really show what a magical place it is. My husband was there once on the way home from Europe, unfortunately I did not get the chance. I do hope you can go there again.

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I too hope you will go there! I loved it.

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Niranjan April 18, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Gorgeous captures!

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Thank you Niranjan.

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s.c. April 18, 2014 at 2:42 pm

A real place for a relaxed holiday I think. Wonderful and thanks for showing.

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Thank you for stopping by S.C.

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Seeta April 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

That’s gorgeous.. if I ever plan to go for a trip out, this should be top on the list :)

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:46 pm

It is beautiful Seeta and you will love it.

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Deepa April 18, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I have no words to express the beauty of photos and that place. Amazing and Wonderful :) eagerly waiting for more photos from Maldives. :)

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Thank you Deepa, I will keep them coming.

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Eileen April 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm

What a lovely place, looks like paradise.. Great shots!
Have a happy weekend!

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Thank you Eileen it is really a lovely place.

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Maniparna Sengupta Majumder April 18, 2014 at 2:15 pm

Both the photos are amazing ! You’ve an artist’s eye … :-)

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Thank you Maniparna, now that is a compliment for a person who did badly in art all her school days!

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Rachel of Hippie in Heels April 18, 2014 at 1:52 pm

ahh, looks lovely. I can’t wait to go! :)

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Rachel, hope you will go soon :D

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Renuka April 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

That palm tree shadow picture alone proves that you are an amazing photographer, Mridula! :)

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Thank you Renuka.

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Lady Fi April 18, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Wow – so gorgeous!

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Thank you Lady Fi.

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Manish Kumar April 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Wonderful captures of a lovely place.

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Mridula April 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Thank you Manish.

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