The December 2014 monthly photograph and article examines the draw of the Colors of Caribbean. Why are people drawn to the islands or tropics? For many people, a colorful photograph of the Caribbean or Bahamas islands is a remembrance of their favorite beach or island, or a past vacation or holiday. The photo can also serve as an inspiration and expectations of a upcoming trip. In addition, many of my customers decorate their island vacation homes, residences or businesses with photographs of the area.
The light available when photographing generally translates to two different types of colors. The pastel colors found at dawn or dusk, or the more vibrant color of the turquoise waters when the sun is higher during the day.
The photograph "Sunday Morning" displays the soft pastels of the cloud filled daybreak sky and turquoise waters that are found with the filtered early morning light. There is a quiet serenity and spiritual quality to the photograph, as we see the hand of God at work in this display of natures colors. With an ISO of 100 to minimize noise, and an F stop of 22 to have focus in the full depth of field, the 0.8 sec exposure softens the edges of the turquoise seas and the waves washing onto the beach.
Trunk Bay Seascape, St. John USVI
Trunk Bay Vista, St. John, US Virgin Islands National Park