Took a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise recently, onboard the beautiful Nieuw Amsterdam. The cruise ship made several stops along the route. Speaking of Caribbean, this warm and sunny place is winter playground for North Americans.
Half Moon Cay was first port of call after departing from home port of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in US. The Bahamas is a country consisting of more than 700 islands. Half Moon Cay is one of them. It is a private island owned by cruise line (Holland America Line).
This island does not have deep water docking. The Nieuw Amsterdam was anchoring off the shore.
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Subhogen (4037) 2013-12-30 5:51
Lovely colors of the sea, I feel tempted to dive in this crystal clear water, but in Bahamas I know there are a lot of sharks lurking in these shallow waters so I better resist such temptation :-). I like the inclusion of swimmers in the FG, they make us realise how big that liner might be which is moored quiet far away from the shore. Thanks for sharing an excellent shot with amazing colors, and superb clarity.
adidas5nb (4007) 2013-12-30 6:38
wow...what an amazing color of the sea.love this simplistic shot.and how you have framed it.just a tiny man and a huge ship to break it.
npecanhuk (59020) 2013-12-30 6:46
The color and clarity of that sea is amazing!
I wish I could be there now, with that almost empty beach!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Happy and Prosperous 2014!
abmdsudi (36320) 2013-12-30 7:51
You're back with something really special here, the kinda of spot I dream off! It's Heavenly looking place to savour the eyes of a picture postcard presentation that worthy of any travel mag. It's so unspoilt here, the astounding clarity, the vision of glistening crystal clear warm blue water and white sandy beaches is jaw-dropping indeed - really is that vivid! By having the min figures top and bottom in the vast open sea convey that feeling of space and depth immensely. Paradise indeed, you did very well here, it's simply gorgeous and pleasure to view. Congrats :))
Happy New Year
ikeharel (48330) 2013-12-30 8:05
Fabulous turquoise water, and excelent view from shore over the big cruise-vessel, as people who sweem near the seashore gave excelent scale to the whole.
Impressive, hope you had a marvelous time there.
Keep traveling in the new coming year, all my best wishes.
Kamilutka (6655) 2013-12-30 9:03
if beauty lies in simplicity you have definietely achieved it in your photo. The main attraction in here is the vast blue jut slightly interrupted by the boat and people swimming. Very delicate and well thought through image.
Thanks for sharing
cornejo (25499) 2013-12-30 10:27
Hi Tiffany, excellent shot to capture this beautiful image of this beautiful place, very well captured in this interesting photo, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
boa (5436) 2013-12-30 11:49
amazing colors of the sea, it would be wonderful to be there at this moment! This shot should be perfect for a travel agency, it looks like a dream! Good exposure and colors, Tfs!
Happy New Year!
lousat (68565) 2013-12-30 14:32
Hi Tiffany,i'm very very jealous!! What a fantastic beach and what a fantastic composition,the people in the water give me the exact idea of the perspective and dimensions,magnificent place,magnificent water....what i need now..ehehhee...i wish you all the best for the next year and thanks,Luciano
worldcitizen (6127) 2013-12-30 16:38
This looks like paradise! I wish I could be there as the weather dips down to below zero later this week. The different shades of turquoise are so beautiful and calming. I like the cruise ship in the distance, and the way it contrasts with the small people enjoying the warm water. Happy new year!
fabbs99 (14461) 2013-12-30 21:45
Truly a spectacular view of the sea and the men relaxing in the FG. Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done. TFS.
Cricri (96993) 2014-01-01 7:51
Quelle joie composition et surtout des couleurs splendides, merveilleuses, les personnes sont minuscule a coté de ce grand paquebot
Bonne année 2014
Gigidusud (12193) 2014-01-03 15:11
An image straight out of a catalog of travel. Splendid! I buy now!
Thank you for the trip :)
COSTANTINO (47700) 2014-01-07 23:12
what a beautiful summer holidays atmosphere
a shot that changed my mood today
amazing blue perfectly executed
I liked the inclusion of the swimmers
into the framing
have a nice day
Didi (53333) 2014-01-08 8:38
Interesting diagonal between the ship and the swimmer
A dream place for holydays, I would like to be there
Vey nice colour of clear waters
Best wishes for 2014
sevy (15009) 2014-01-10 6:06
We know how such places are, but it is still striking to see such blue-green colors in the sea. It is for a big interest of this view, but not only. You efficiently add an interest by playing on the scale contrast: the tiny swimmers in foreground and the giant boat in background.
Miguel82 (17317) 2014-01-14 11:11
Miss Tiffany, a huge cruise ship in the far bg and people bathing on that beach of Bahamas, so crystalline water, no contamination is visible, good presentation, the water is so calm as a lake, bright hues and powerful luminosity for sure, see you!
mirosu (10942) 2014-01-31 3:49
Outstanding ocean view in superb light, excellent clarity.
Everything in this Photo is 100% correct in my opinion-The Crop - the use of the rule of thirds - Even the time of day - I love the fact that the ocean water has such fantastic colors.
Wish you a very nice weekend.