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    Bandos

    Bandos is a cheap and cheerful island in the Maldives (I think one of the original hotels in the country). These days pretty much everything is 5* extortionate luxury (they have a captive audience once you're on your island, after all) but we didn't mind going rustic for a cheap week!

    When it takes 20 minutes to walk around your island there isn't a great deal to photograph, but I had a go anyway.


    Sundowners Bar


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    Baby Reef Shark - there were a few tiddlers, and an 8ft big'un joined me for a few swims as well!

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    Water Villas

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    Beach Villas

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    Dawn over the restaurant

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    New arrivals assess whether it's safe to swim with the sharks (Carl Zeiss colours and drawing style come out in this one)

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    A very poor first attempt at photographing the night sky, with other islands lit up on the horizon

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    A few hours of stacked startrails - being so close to the equator the Pole Star is only around 2 degrees above the horizon, so I thought I'd give it a go

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    Maldives sunrise

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    Re: Bandos

    With the pole star that far down in the sky, you do indeed get the perfect location for a good start trails shot. It had never registered with me that this is what would happen. Obvious when it's pointed out to you.

    Excellent example of the genre.

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    Re: Bandos

    I like the shadow cast by the baby shark. I don't want one, but he is kinda cute.

    Seriously, they are all very cool. Now, I want to go there.

    Not sure I totally understand the math involved in the polar star stacked shot. You've given me more to ponder.

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    Re: Bandos

    Quote Originally Posted by ggt View Post
    I like the shadow cast by the baby shark. I don't want one, but he is kinda cute.

    Seriously, they are all very cool. Now, I want to go there.

    Not sure I totally understand the math involved in the polar star stacked shot. You've given me more to ponder.
    Hehe - If you're in the Northern Hemisphere, the Pole Star can be found at roughly the same altitude in degrees as your latitude - I think

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