With the Japan Nuclear disaster leaving the news, but will forever linger in the people in Japan, I thought it would be interesting to see where the nuclear reactors are near my house. I am definately not a proponent of nuclear power, but it is quite awe-inspiring to see the massive cooling towers spewing steam into the atmosphere. I took is with my new Canon 24-70mm 2.8L and my Canon 5D Mark II.
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All around the Jade Mountain resort are pillars with colorful glass structures rising to the sky. It is so hard to describe the beauty of them so what's better than a photo. I took this shot from the Celestial Terrace (my fav spot of the resort). St. Lucia was hit by Hurricane Tomas on October 31 and had some considerable damage all of the island. I did notice that some of the pillars were bare, maybe destroyed from the hurricane. I was very impressed with how the resort looked considering the hurricane. Kudos to the staff on the repairs and cleanup.
I am still trying to get through my honeymoon photo set from St. Lucia. With Christmas over I have been able to sort through the keepers and the ones that will be deleted forever. This photo is from the Celestial Terrace at Jade Mountain Resort. I was so blown away from this place. I will still be planning a review as I would love to convince anyone to visit this incredible get away in the Caribbean Sea. On top of the resort and the restaurant at "Jade" is the Celestial Terrace. Here you can relax on comfy couches and watch the sunrise, the sunset or the billions of stars you can see at night.
The good thing about the oilfield is that you are outside all the time and you can catch some pretty amazing stuff that you would never seen stuck in an office. When I was in the field in October, I arrived pretty early on the wellsite and saw a great sunrise erupting in the sky. Well this shot made me happy as I missed all of the fall colors this season in northern PA!
Maybe I am boring you with the recent waterfall posts, so this is the last one. 7 images blended together with Nik HDR Efex Pro (I love it!). I used a polarizer to pop the colors and cut the glare on the water. No saturation kick in Photoshop needed!
Did I mention I always carry my camera with me? Well on my way to drop off the garbage at our Condo complex, I saw a great sunset developing. I lucked out in finding a great electrical pedestal to rest my camera to get a steady shot. Turns out I had to use HDR processing to get all the detail of the clouds, trees and the sun. I just can't wait until the green hues of summer turn yellow, orange and red!
Well today marks a new chapter for the lives of my wife and I as we embark on our new adventure in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. For the last week we have been living out of a hotel in downtown Calgary and have seen some crappy May snowfalls that I will not miss at all. Here is a panorama HDR shot from my hotel room.