While at Divi Little Bay Resort in Saint Maarten Nether Antilles saw this beautiful sand sculpture of a mother turtle in front of her egg nest.  Nicely done by the artist. I’ve not post processed this image because for once I didn’t cart along my iMac.  Just brought the iPad, iPhone, and big arsed camera.  I didn’t have the camera so ok this with my iPad for a test run.   Several days later I’ve finally been able to upload the image.  It late evening aboard the Smitten Kitten catamaran again with Stuart and Jenny.  I finally have wi-fi that will allow me to post.Read More →

Hmmm.  It’s rule of thirds…. I think.  Having fun too again with Lightroom.  Straightened out the water line.  I took this image while on a catamaran in the Caribbean and the original was completely irregular.  These are my favorite pictures to take.  Sailing adventures.  I don’t sail well though on a mono-hull like pictured.  I like the cats!  The picture may also be a bit on the grainy side with more noise than I like because this was taken with my first digital camera; an old Minolta several years ago.  This must be in the Nether Antilles near St. Martin or St. Barts. Weekly PhotoRead More →

    I’m having a difficult time remembering all that was done with this image because I’ve been playing at backing up all my images to an external hard drive.  In doing so the history normally stored in Lightroom has disappeared. From what I recall most of the changes were in the lighting along with decreasing exposure, increasing whites and enhancing the blues.  I definitely did some sharpening and a vignette. Here is the before picture that I wasn’t sure if I would ever use as it was too muted for my taste.  This made it an easy choice for my addition to Stacy’s AfterBeforeRead More →

This distillery at Cane Garden Bay in Tortola, BVI has been in operation for 400 years and run by the same Callwood family for the duration.  It’s a relic of its own making.  This rum still is the original creation of metal works and has been brewing rums for the Callwood family for these 400 years.   We were greeted by a nice young man who took us on a short tour of the building.  He’s the next generation of the Callwoods.  Gus had to take home a sample of their spiced rum, but we’ve yet to try it.  Read More →