Before you dive into a pool, what's the first thing you should do? Always check to see if you need to take a photograph first. These shots were taken while we were in Langkawi, Malaysia, in July this year.
The two wisps of cloud seemed to have been made-to-order in the first frame, because they literally emphasised the brilliant blue of the sky and the reflection in the water of the pool. There was no one in the pool at the time, but the ripples were caused by the caress of the tropical breeze.
The time elapsed between the first and second frames was only three minutes, but it's interesting to see that the clouds haven't even changed shape. There was only a minute between the second the third shots, but all three shots were framed differently, using the surrounding trees as counterpoints to the sky.
There's an interesting perspective at work in all three of these frames. The blue of the ocean is one segment and the blue of the Sheraton Langkawi pool is the lower segment and I can't help but wonder if you realised that when you first looked at these shots.
The furled white flag is actually planted on the hotel's private beach, directly below the pool. The point at which you can see the angled reflection of the flag itself is the point at which the pool perimeter ends and the ocean begins.
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