Photographer's Note

A mere 45 mins ride by boat from the tiny town of Semporna(on the east coast of Sabah)will take you to Maiga island which is well sheltered from the monsoon winds all year round. On the afternoon we arrived here, the water was as still as in a lake, perfect for snorkelling but a huge disappointment for anyone who think about surfing.

Those shacks in the background are the typical dwellings of the Sea Bajau known to have immigrated illegally from the Southern Philippines and settled here for generations. Beside the coconut trees, there is no sign of any form of cultivation, the Sea Bajau seems to survive on fishing alone. There is no bicyle, no car, no clinic and everything else, just a couple of shacks, canoes and a few Sea Bajaus. Vistors to the island are far and few, surely not a place for those who seeks the comfort of an air-conditioned hotel room and fine dining. I can predict what it would be like on a moonless night, perfect silence and darkness with the stars as the only source of light.


Exposure Time: 1/60
F-Stop: f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2008-03-10 15:36
Metering Mode: Spot
File Size: 289 kb

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Additional Photos by Alfred tdl (alftrek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 320 W: 53 N: 846] (3270)
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