Trunk Bay…oh, that water. I was mesmerized by the intense turquoise color that the curl of the little waves would take on, just before breaking on the sand. I will admit, I was squatting in the surf for quite some time while attempting to capture the perfect turquoise wave curl and crest in this photo. So many photos with the timing just off by a bit…one glorious photo with the timing spot on. Totally worth it.
In the background of the photo, you can see Trunk Cay…and under the sea surface is the snorkeling trail! Here is a tidbit for those looking to visit Trunk Bay: this is the beach that cruise ship tours get dropped off at when the ships dock in St. Thomas, so to avoid those insanely crowded days (why would you want your paradise filled with loud strangers?), get a copy of the USVI informational magazine when you arrive in the islands (its easy to find). It lists the arrival dates/times of the cruise ships, so you can play your beach day for a day when it is just islanders and the few tourists stationed on the island. Here is the link to the week’s cruises: USVI Cruise Ship Schedule
Of course, this photo was taken with the Powershot G12…
Stay tuned for more posts!!!
Ah, yes. Gibney Beach. I already extolled its wonders in the previous post, so I’ll be brief this time.
Gibney = Paradise.
Here is a rare shot of the photographer…just swinging on the beach…
As usual, pics were taken with the Canon Powershot G12.
Stay tuned for more St. John, USVI!
—click image for lager view (its much better that way!)—
Its a two-fer!!! Swallow Falls Canyon in Garrett County, Maryland has one of the oldest hemlock stands in the state, with some trees up to 300 years old. Just think…some of these trees were “born” in the century that we won our independence! The forest itself is very unique. Very cool, damp, and quiet with a canopy of pine. It is a tranquil place with sunlight filtering in through the canopy. A hike along the trails provides glimpses of river and waterfalls through the hemlocks and, if you’re adventurous, a bit of off-trail hiking brings you right to the water’s edge.
For these forest shots, I applied a dreamy-looking filter in Photoshop CS5 to help strengthen that “mystic forest” look. And, of course, the photos were taken with the Canon Powershot G12.
And now, for a rare shot of the photographer. Oh, yes, I dared to do it…its now a three-fer!! I enjoy rock-climbing, so, naturally, I took to the rocks that I found in the forest. And yes, that is a MASSIVE boulder held up by piles of rubble. I like to live life on the edge. I mean, its not fun unless someone is in danger of being squished like a bug 😉
Aaaaand….I’m back! I’m going to apologize now for the delays that may happen between posts in the future. I have officially started my emergency medicine residency now and free time (to be used for things other than sleeping and eating) will be a bit more difficult to come by. 🙂
So, today we have another photo taken from Alamo Square in San Francisco! 42 windows in all, categorized into three distinct groupings. I thought the black and white tones brought out the visual interest in the photo waaaaaay better than in color (which was basically gray). I hope you think so too!
Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.
Stay tuned for yet more California photos…and soon some photos from the US Virgin Islands!