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Tuesday November 20, 2012

MUSTIQUE – I thought that I’d use today to get the cliches off of my chest. It’s not as bad as it could be because I’m down here in the hot tropical light with a camera that only shoots black and white, the Leica Monchrom. So let’s start today’s post with some trees and rocks. Yes, we have them in the Caribbean and they can be the subject of uninspiring photos here as easily as they can in Connecticut. First the trees then the rocks.

It was a challenge shooting the tree. I wanted the palm, the greenery framing it and the shadow – the widest lens i had with my on the trip (a 24mm) wasn’t nearly wide enough so I took six overlapping frames and hoped for the best stitching them. “Hoped for the best” because stitching wide angle images often doesn’t work – I have three different stitching software packages. Photoshop failed at this but PTGui Pro nailed it.

Tree
Tree

Now for the rocks.

Rocks
Rocks

Another tree. This from a spot outside of the Cotton House where someone must have put a some house plants in the ground a few years back – they’ve grown into a monster clump the size of a city bus. Some detail, and on reflection, my favorite from today.

Another tree
Another tree

This one lets us throw some clouds into the mix:

Shoreline
Shoreline

And what landscape portfolio would be complete without a cactus (this one is competing for may favor as the favorite of the day):

Cactus
Cactus

And finally, Maria leaving a store called the “Purple House” in black and white:

Purple house

On this day last year: Aunt Dorothee.

Aunt Dorothe
Aunt Dorothe