View Full Version : Maldives - Day and Night panoramas
06-15-2008, 09:42 PM
Large version: http://www.pbase.com/image/98751807/original
Large version: http://www.pbase.com/image/98637945/original
A day and night view of the White Sands resort in the Maldives. I only wish I had taken more photos to the right during the day so that these panoramas would match :)
Note: I realise I have already posted the night pano in the forum here (http://www.photozo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44265&highlight=). I hope I'm not breaking any rules posting it twice. I thought it would be interesting to include it in this post for comparison.
Let me know what you think about the pictures, and see the links below each for a larger version with much more detail. Which do you prefer? Day or Night?
06-16-2008, 02:57 AM
Holy s....poo Neil, these are both just so spectacular. I can honestly say that if I can one day just get one image of this standard...one with this kind of jaw-dropping WOW factor I will me more than happy.
You have have have to get them both printed.
You've also got to offer to sell prints to the resort, because I bet they'd be interested.
(ps....I'm voting night, but only because you're making me choose!)
06-16-2008, 03:03 AM
I love the night shot, more magical for me.
06-16-2008, 06:33 AM
I like them both very much but the day one I like that little bit more. I do like lots of white and light shades in my photos so that's probably why the day one is better to me.
06-16-2008, 03:50 PM
06-19-2008, 12:08 PM
Thanks for the kind comments; also thanks for voting. It seems the night shot is the most popular, 8 votes to 1. I guess it's a more interesting picture overall with the moody skies and interesting clouds and colours.
06-19-2008, 01:28 PM
Night shot for me Neil, so much more colour, contrast and depth to the image and with the sun setting as well in the frame, just completes the image, I really like it.
Where as the day shot, there is nothing interesting to the eye photographically apart from the perspestive, the clear water, sunny skies and the view, so I've bought the tickets and I'm on my way ;-)
06-19-2008, 02:23 PM
The extra elements in the night scene (The reflected sky and higher horizon to include more of it for example) really compliment it making it the easy choice for me.
06-19-2008, 02:29 PM
Night shot for me too. But if I was a little older and chilly all the time then it would be day so I could sit in the sun.
06-22-2008, 08:01 PM
Pete - thanks for the comments, I agree there is probably more of interest in the night shot than the day shot, when will you be going? :)
Jared - thanks for pointing out the higher horizon, I hadn't specifically noticed that difference. Maybe that helps make that image stronger, i.e. aligns closer to the classic 'rule of thirds'.
Skippy - it was *really* warm and humid into the evening, shorts were a requirement all the time :) And during the day, the really bright sunshine in the first image was almost unbearable, most people stuck to the shade or wore lots of sun block, or both. While these photos catch some ideal conditions, we did have quite a few days of rain and thunder as it's a tropical location.
Thanks all for looking!
06-24-2008, 11:13 AM
i voted for day because i like the composition better
the night shot is so close to symmetrical that the fact that it is longer on the right really makes it seam lopsided
if there was more of that hut on the left the night would be the clear winner for me
06-24-2008, 07:02 PM
well....it's hard to pick one
i love the blue water in the first one, but the night shot is fabulous.
and now...... i want to go there......
really, really, beautiful pictures
07-02-2008, 11:19 PM
I love em both and find myself a bit jealous :-) not only because you took such amazing photos, but because you got to spend time in such a beautiful place. I voted day because the symmetry is a bit more appealing to me. Have you contacted to resort about using either one for their advertising/promotional stuff?
07-03-2008, 06:38 AM
They're both lovely shots. I Like the night one best though.
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