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turquoise tides at trunk bay…

Trunk Bay


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!!!


surf’s up…

So, this photo is the first in a series I will be posting featuring people as subjects.  I’m excited, as I usually do landscapes/macro/anything-but-people!

I took this photo while at the Jersey Shore over the summer with my boyfriend (see previous post for more another product of that trip).  Avalon Beach was lovely, fairly empty with lovely water.  I love to body surf, so I was quite content.  Some areas had larger waves that surfers were taking full advantage of.  I was lucky enough to snap this shot, right as the surfer hit the top of the wave.  It wasn’t until I looked at the larger image of the photo on my computer that I realized he was also touching the top of the wave.  Cool stuff.

So, anyhoo, this shot was taken with the Canon Powershot G7.  Contrast was fixed with Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Surf’s up!!

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Mermaid Model

Well, here’s a change of pace.  I usually photograph things, places, and my cats…but….omigosh!  Its a person!!!  My sister and I were having a bit of fun in Playa del Carmen, Mexico a couple of years ago by staging a teensy “America’s Next Top Model”-esque photo shoot out in the water.  Naturally, she looked gorgeous.  And she’s ready for her close-up now…or at least to have her photo on my blog!  You go, pretty sister!

Taken with an Olympus Stylus 820.  The photo was played with a bit in Adobe Photoshop CS3 to add a glow, fix contrast, and create a sepia tone.  It was then converted into an HDR photo.  Enjoy!!!!