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.
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Entries in Sunset (8)
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.
I was driving home from a long day on one of our natural gas well sites and I saw some amazing colour erupting in the sky. I always have my camera with me on my trips to the field for reasons just like this. Pennsylvania is a beautiful place. I was worried about leaving my home in Calgary in June and leaving all the great photo scenes on my list to do. Now here in PA, I'm starting over. There is no grid system for roads in place, no shoulders on the roads to pull over, and so much of the land is private property. But these challenges bring much gratification when you work hard to get a result you are looking for.
The Pennsylvanian landscape is awesome. Tons of hills and greenery all around. Here is a shot I took after a long day of fraccing. Don't call me a nut, I always carry my camera around with me during my trips to the field. I was lucky to get this shot before it started storming. If you look close on the left hill or mountain the locals call it, there are wind turbines. Several of them are up there and will be popping up on here soon.
The days are getting shorter and that means sunrise and sunset are more easy to get to for picture taking. Not that I hate getting up early, but 5 am to get a great sunrise can be a stretch! Here are the eastern slopes of the Rockies north of Cochrane,AB. I took as a 1 minute exposure with a 5 stop ND filter.
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Canon EF 17-40 mm F/4L USM at 38 mm
60 sec at F/6.3 (0 EV)
Singh-Ray 5-stop Solid Neutral Density filter
I recently went to Buffalo Lake over the Heritage Day long weekend in August. I wanted to catch a great sunset and I was treated.
Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Canon EF 24-105 mm F/4L USM at 65 mm
1/4 sec at F/11 (-1 1/3 EV)
Singh-Ray 3 stop ND Soft Grad