Desperate for blog ideas….. Check.
Concoct overcooked HDR of colorful bench at Margaritaville, Grand Turk Island…. Check.
Wish I was there….. Check.
I posted another version of this photo quite awhile back, but this is the original HDR version, if that makes sense. I’d like to report that this is some historic little building, but in reality it is near the stingray attraction at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. This is a private island, owned by one of the major cruise lines. Someone put a lot of effort into the paint job, and my wife was quite taken with the structure. Once I saw that crazy tree (on the left) straight out of a Star Trek episode (“Metamorphosis”) , I liked it also. I half expected The Companion to come gliding around the bend for a conversation. Of course, if you don’t know what I’m talking about you are probably not a Trekkie.
As you may have gathered, I am not a photo purist, I like to experiment with image manipulation on occasion. This particular little building/hut/shack/house is at the stingray attraction on Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. It is painted a variety of colors, and looked good as a straight HDR. The composition is kind of in your face, but it seemed like the way to go at the time. I’ve been inspired by my friend Ken’s classy work over at Oneowner to try something like this, but the blame is mine if it fails miserably. Click on the photo for a nice big version if you dare, it looks better.
Here’s a landscape without the land…I suppose that would make it a seascape. In any case, this was a sunset in open ocean somewhere in the vicinity of the Bahamas. I would have preferred a rocky seacoast, interesting island, tall sailing ship, or something similar for the foreground or mid-ground, but alas – none were available. This one had very little post processing, just level tweaks and a small saturation boost to the flat RAW file.