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Great shot, love the composition, particularly how the boats still look like they are bucking the waves and wind. Nice sharp image. What lens are you using?
Keep the pics coming! Thanks again.
There was a small bird – some kind of Heron, I think on the dock that could not be seen from that far away. Here’s a close up of the bird.
Yes, I think it looks like a pelican, too. Love it!
Photography purists would call this enhancing and altering the images, and I guess they are right. I call it saving a lot of time out in the hot sun changing and adjusting filters and polarizing lenses to achieve a result that can be obtained in a few seconds in Photoshop. It gives me more time to concentrate on camera settings, lighting and composition.
More great shots. Thanks and keep them coming.
I know the thought of winter in the tropics sounds funny but there are many trees here that lose their leaves during the winter. This is about as close to a ‘winter’ scene as you will ever get here.
It sure does sound funny, since that doesn’t look like snow in that first picture.
I agree with Paul & Char, it does look like a pelican. Although I am not an ornithologist, it certainly is not a NY pigeon.
Love the last shot, did you use a wide angle lens for that?
Also, isn’t the Wreck of the Ten Sails right by Portofino?
Thanks again Joe.
In 1794, a great maritime tragedy took place on the East End of Grand Cayman. “The Wreck of the Ten Sails” is still legendary on Grand Cayman, recalling the tragedy of the Cordelia, part of a convoy of merchant ships headed to Britain from Jamaica. Cordelia ran aground on the reef at the East End and frantically sent a signal to other ships to warn them off the dangerous coral. Sadly, the signal was misunderstood and, one by one, they all ran into the reef. Residents of East End were credited with their quick actions that left no life unsaved, an act that King George III later recognized. Various stories explain that King George III granted the islands freedom from conscription and other versions say that the king gave the islands freedom from taxation.
THE WRECK OF TEN SAILS
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I took that exact same photo standing on the deck at Portofino. I’ll be posting it soon.
A shady trail meanders for about 50 yards to the ocean.
There are more of those arid rocky areas that make for interesting pictures with the ocean in the background.
At the end there is a monument to the Wreck of the Ten Sails, with a brief description of the legend.
The monument provides a handy place to keep your camera steady if you didn’t bring a triod. I used a 300MM zoom for this and it was just barely enough to capture a sharp image of the wreckage.