Friday, October 5, 2012

Where In The Maldives Did I Take The Pictures?

I thought it would be really fun to post a map of some of the various places that I was lucky enough to find myself taking pictures while in the Maldives!

These are by no means the only places but I think it gives you a pretty good sample! Zoom in check out the little pins for info about the place and a click the link to see a cool  image. You can also switch views to map or Google Earth mode.

This is the first time I have ever tried such a thing and I am curious to know what you think! Please come pay me a visit on Facebook and post to my wall any comments you may have. Just follow this link. Robert McIntyre Photography

I hope you will enjoy your virtual tour of the Maldives!

View Maldives in a larger map

Monday, September 24, 2012

I just Launched My New Facebook Page!

I have been working really hard to the launch of my new Facebook page and it is now up an running!

Come over and join me on Facebook.

Click the like button, say hello and while your at it why not share with your friends.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Paradise Pilot.

Are you curious about other pilots who have travelled to the Maldives?

This young woman has just recently arrived to follow in the bare footsteps of those before her!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Barefoot Pilot/Photographer

Hi there and welcome to my blog here at !

I have just had an electronic book added to Apple Ibooks! If you have an IPad or IPhone and would like a collection of some of the images I have been lucky enough to photograph while in the Maldives please have a look! From the Pages of Volume II

You can also buy in print or for download to your desktop or laptop computer via the link below.

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By Robert McIntyre

I have also so started a new Blog which  highlights my current adventures as a photographer and pilot in Africa. It can be found at Robert McIntyre Photography.or my new blog Robert McIntyre Photography Blog ! I plan to display a wide range of my photography so no doubt the odd picture of the Maldives will appear there!

I have enjoyed my time in the Maldives and I feel very lucky to have such an opportunity to work there not only as a pilot but as a photographer as well!

Maldivian Air Taxi has published Inflight Magazine Issue #19 with an artcle featuring yours truly! Please have a look at it and some the other articles printed in it. A good read about an amazing country and the best way to fly, Barefoot of course!
Maldivian Air Taxi Inflight Issue 19

I just saw this quote from Mark Twain via the amazing photographer Timothy Allen .

”Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

All the best !

Robert McIntyre Photography 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

More From The Maldives

Hi there and welcome to barefootpilot!

A blog that depicts the many images I have gathered while flying around the Maldives.

It is my pleasure to be able to highlight the many things that I am able to see as I travel this amazing country of the Maldives.
As a strolled around one day at the lovely resort of Soneva by Six Senses I happened upon some cool scenes.

 The island is full of these awesome tree lined pathways. As you wind your way along it is difficult not to feel as if you are an uninhabited island. 

Up high above the pathways you will find these guys hanging around. The curious fruit bats!
And down below little rabbits scamper about.

If you need to relax just a little then why not take a break and enjoy the view that the magnificent Indian Ocean provides'.

Leaving the Baa Atoll now and into the North Ari for a look at the lagoon where Constance Halaveli is  located.

I will end this post with a shot of the south east side of the Vaavu Atoll. Not a breath of wind on this day!

Thanks for stopping by! If you are interested in seeing more of my work along with my wife's please visit our other websites at Images Of  Victoria BC, SophiePhoto Blog, SophiePhoto , and our Facebook Page!

All the best.

Rob , one of the barefoot pilot!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Last Post Before I Head Back Home

Hi there and welcome to my blog depicting the images I capture while flying barefoot around the Maldives!

I have put together a collection my most recent photo's in a two new books!

I  am very excited about this and even more excited to let you know that they are both available as Ibooks for your Iphone or Ipad! So please have a look!
Well this latest tour of mine in the Maldives is drawing to a close. By this time next week I will be back in Canada. It will no doubt be a bit of temperature adjustment for me but I am looking forward to being home with my family. As much as I like it here in the Maldives it does feel like this last tour was a little  long for me. I miss that family of mine!

 I will miss ,however, getting these images of this amazing country! The past little while has been nothing short of a spectacular which I hope you will agree!

I love these islands! We pass them on the way through the Baa Atoll all of the time and I must have 100 or more pictures of them from various angles and heights!

Hows this for some calm water! I got this one while waiting on the floating platform at Constance Halaveli! To the right side of the image is Maayafushi Island Resort.

And speaking of Constance Halaveli!

A shot of our dock back at the main base in Male'.

I love a golden sunrise!

And so does Pawel!

Just hanging around! Much like I was on this day touring around Soneva, 6 Senses!

An ever so comfortable hammock!

As I mentioned earlier in this post the views of late have been nothing short of spectacular!

This shot and the preceding are of the Vaavu Atoll!

The glorious South Male' Atoll as it stretches in to the Northern Horizon !

Not many airports look like this!

As I close out this post, along with my latest tour I give you the glassy water of the North Ari Atoll as it stretches into the Southern Horizon.

I am so glad you stopped by for a look. I hope you liked what you have seen here! Please share with your friends.

More posts will come so check back soon. Even though I will be back in Canada for awhile I have plenty of images to keep me going !

All the best.

Rob , one of the Barefoot Pilots!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

From Around The Captial City

 Hi there and welcome to my blog filled with images of the Maldives.

In this post I turned the lens towards the people of the city of Male along with  other images that I found intriguing.  

Male'  is a  city with tremendous appeal to the photographer in me. So much going on at any one moment! It is rare that I leave my apartment without my camera and that usually pays dividends in the form of photographic opportunities!I hope that you will agree as you browse my latest collection of images!

The streets of the capital city of Male'. Cars, motorcycles and people fill them.

A kind heart and warm smile can brighten the day.

Just hanging around outside the movie theatre with a cart full of things to sell.

Street corner scenes as I try to blend in and just observe.

I am not so naive as to believe that I blend in all that well but sometimes it does feel easier than others.

On this day I felt like I was catching the everyday scenes that best represents the Male' I know.

A busy city with people from all walks of life.

Tucked  into the Southwest corner of Male' is a busy harbour, jammed pack with every shape and size of Dhoni imaginable!Such a bonus to be able to show you the birds eye view before I get to the images of what I captured at ground level.

Perhaps the reason I feel drawn to places like this is because I grew up in coastal town.

There is just something so appealing to me about a busy port.

What is so cool for the photographer in me is that I can walk around freely in this place. There is a good chance I would be not given such access to an industrial shipping yard back in North America.

Here though I go unhindered.

I admit I feel as if I am being watched as much as I am watching.

But for the most part though it is as if I am not even there.

I really like this one! The size of that anchor is just so intriguing to me when compared to the size of the dingy. Of course he was bringing out to a much larger Dhoni, but none the less!

A golden Mosque,Viyafaariveringe Miskiy, rising out of the green!

A city that loves the motorcycle!

The entrance to Viyafaariveringe Miskiy Mosque.

When I am  far from home I see things in places others call home intriguing. As a result when return to the place I call home I realize how special and intriguing it is. 

I hope you have enjoyed the images of Male'! I will be back soon with another post which will no doubt return to the birds eye view of a birds I view that this blog has become known for.

Take good care.
Rob one of the barefoot pilots.