An Infinite Ocean of Lights

When you live in a big city or even a mid-sized town, there is one thing you barely see: stars. And I am not talking about moviestars, no, I mean these wonderful lights allover our sky. If you come from the so-called civilized world, it is increasingly hard to find a place where you can look up in the sky at night and see anything. Most of the time the lights of our never-sleeping cities around us prevent us from seeing this beauty above.

Night sky over Maayafushi

The last time I could really see the stars was basically in the middle of the ocean. I was on a tiny island on the Maldives and surrounded only by water. These nights were dark, really dark. Looking into the pitch black water all around you, you suddenly felt very small – and even more so when you looked up. The infinite ocean of lights above you was simply fascinating.

Night sky over Maayafushi

Only equipped with a mini tripod, I tried to take some photos with long exposure. Especially in the sand and heavy wind trying to knock over your camera, this wasn’t too easy. Somehow I managed anyway to produce some decent pictures.

Night sky over Maayafushi

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7 thoughts on “An Infinite Ocean of Lights”

      1. Yes, that’s a perfect resolution for screen. There’s no need for 1 billion megapixels.
        Very nice scenery. It must be delightful to sit down, listen to the sea and enjoy a drink.

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      2. I guess I should always link to a bigger photo. Not sure why I never did before.
        And yes, it was delightful, but sure had it’s price 😉

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