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Woman in Male, Maldives

The Maldives is an archipelago of 1200 islands spread out over 90,000 square kilometres in the Indian Ocean. The islands, with their white beaches, crystal-clear lagoons and turquoise seas, are a paradise on Earth. Except that the highest point on land anywhere in the country is 2 meters or a little over 6 feet. The entire nation is going to become inundated by the sea as the planet's oceans rise due to global warming and the country and the people who live there will have to be moved somewhere else. Who knows where? Global warming is a mildly irritating news item to the rest of us, but a little more of an intense issue for the gentle Maldivian people.

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Comment by Vlad Dumitrescu-Petrica on February 7, 2012 at 4:40am

Good impact for this composition.

Lines rythm and feminine black presence keep the eye close.

Comment by JENNY MALKOTSI on January 3, 2012 at 7:19am

very nice image. I really like the frame.

Comment by Bruce on December 19, 2011 at 4:09pm

Donna, I agree this breaks a number of rules, but I feel that it makes the picture so much more dynamic to have composed it that way. The wide space behind her, and the unknown space into which she is proceeding create a tension which stimulates our inquisitiveness.

Comment by Paul Jones on December 6, 2011 at 9:21am

I love the documentary feel to this image, really good!

Comment by Bruce on December 3, 2011 at 3:47pm

Thank you for your comments everyone!

Comment by Crystal Lynne on December 3, 2011 at 9:17am

well done, Bruce. an especially nice job on the commentary.

Comment by Fritz Scheepers on December 2, 2011 at 5:12pm

Great comp. Normaly the person would be walking into the photo and not out but you made it interesting with the lines behind her. Well done!!!

Comment by Jan Dubrava on December 2, 2011 at 3:44am

I like the composition, Bruce. Nice photo!

Comment by Arun Bhardwaj on December 1, 2011 at 10:20pm

Nice shot. Beautifully captured

Comment by Les Jordan Jr. on December 1, 2011 at 10:16pm

I like the linear effect leading to the figure.

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