In May, my wife and I return to Maldives again to take a short break. This time the M9 travels with me along with the 24 Elmarit, the 35 'Lux, and my handy D-Lux 4. We choose to stay at the very southern area of the atoll where it had just been opened by the Maldivian government to build resorts. This means that the archipelago and nearby marine lives are largely unspoiled. I believe you'll agree based on these pictures!
"Maldivian Sunset" - M9 + 35 'Lux
Mrs. loves everything about Maldives! - M9 + 35 'Lux
The Chef who made us a spicy curry. - M9 + 35 'Lux
Our short trip to a nearby uninhibited island. - M9 + 24 Elmarit
Crystal clear water and soft sandy beach on this uninhibited island. - M9 + 24 Elmarit
Here's why I love 24mm lens so much. It enables one to compose a dynamic scene like this!
Nature, as is. - M9 + 24 Elmarit
This is one of my favorites! - M9 + 24 Elmarit
The D-Lux 4 also sports a 24mm lens and does a great job. (Shot as JPG.)
More fun composing with 24mm. - M9 + 24 Elmarit
Putting the Elmarit through some low light challenges. - M9 + 24 Elmarit @ ISO 1250
No tripod, but I set the camera on the gaurd rail for this full moon shot. - M9 + 24 Elmarit
I never thought the 24mm would make a good portrait lens but it does. - M9 + 24 Elmarit
Not a proper Leica but the Panasonic Lumix FT-2 uses a Leica optic.
This fun little camera can go 10m underwater and is shock-proof!
Pristine marine lives right in front of our villa. - D-Lux 4 JPG
Snorkeling with the FT-2. This is where the reef drops off into the deep end.
This fella is quite cute. - Panasonic FT-2
Plenty of fish around, but my underwater photography skills is virtually non-existence!
I had never seen water so clear like this before. - Panasonic FT-2
Chillin' out on the beach and catching some waves. - Panasonic FT-2
So long, Maldives. We shall return! - Panasonic FT-2
I hope you like the photos. If you haven't been to Maldives, I highly recommend you go there!
Have a good weekend,