A view over the recently harvested sugar cane fields in the parish of Saint Andrew's of Barbados.
Saint Andrew ("St. Andrew") is one of eleven parishes of Barbados. It is situated is the northern area in the country.
Saint Andrew is one of the more unspoiled parts of the island owing to its physical makeup of green rolling hills. The parish of Saint Andrew also has the country's highest natural elevation, the 336 m (1,102 ft) Mount Hillaby at the southern part of the parish.
The parish is named after the patron saint, Saint Andrew, who is also the basis of the name for Barbados' highest national award "The Order of Saint Andrew" and also the shape of the cross formed by two sugar cane stalks in the national Coat of Arms of Barbados.
During the colonial years under Britain, the British thought the area resembled the hills and fields of Scotland. This led to parts of the Parish of Saint Andrew today being nicknamed the "Scotland District". During the 1990s the Government of the time proposed a "Greenland Landfill" located within the parish. However, because of Saint Andrew's fragile environment and its possibility of future soil erosion the opening of the completed landfill has yet to come-about after almost a decade.
Saint Andrew lies on the eastern coastline of Barbados, where the Atlantic Ocean tends to be more turbulent. As part of Barbados' attempts to preserve the environment the parish is also home to several natural reserves including the Turner's Hall Woods
The original picture was taken on slide film. It has been digitised and cleaned up as far as possible using Photoshop. Apologies for any remaining imperfections.
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carlo62 (22429) 2014-02-02 0:12
un'altra foto tirata fuori dal tuo cappello magico.
Altro soggetto, altra data, altra atmosfera.
Non mi aspettavo di vedere un mulino alle Barbados, ma eccolo qui, in mezzo a questo bel panorama.
Subhogen (3270) 2014-02-02 0:59
The banana trees and the sugarcane fields point out that this is a tropical landscape so similar to parts of India. The undulating landscape has different shades of vegetation which is very attractive. The windmill acts as a nice focal point. Great quality for a photo 28 years old! This one is antique! Thanks for sharing.
jurek1951 (39042) 2014-02-02 1:38
a beautiful landscape with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are splendid,
papagolf21 (81008) 2014-02-02 3:17
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
L'image s'apparente à une très belle peinture. J'aime beaucoup ce genre de composition.
Très bon rendu général.
Nicou (109828) 2014-02-02 6:05
Très très belle compo et iamge superbe payasage avec ce moulin en fond comme un tableau de maître ces tons splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (49094) 2014-02-02 6:14
Celui-ci est un peu moins bon que tes derniers scans.Les détails sont très flous et les couleurs très délavées. Mais je l'imagine à l'époque.
tedesse (24308) 2014-02-02 7:10
Nice view of this charming landscape with a windmill Dutchman in the background!
Good POV and composition, nice colors and good sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (16307) 2014-02-02 7:13
The layers of colors and textures in this are really a beauty to behold, and the windmill in the centre is a perfect focal point. I can safely say that I am not at all familiar with the landscape of Barbados, so this is an educatnal shot to me as well as a very attractive one.
Thanks as always
Fis2 (78850) 2014-02-02 7:50
Good colors and light.
I like windmill.
Have a nice afternoon.
Silvio1953 (109427) 2014-02-02 11:18
Ciao Stephen, lovely landscape with nice windmill, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (23448) 2014-02-02 14:22
This is a truly delightful composition with excellent horizontal layers of differing colours and textures leading to the focal windmill.
You are certainly finding some gems in your archives.
For once, the clarity doesn't seem to have transferred quite as well as on your other conversions. I hope you don't mind; I did have a little play with the shot in PSE. See what you think!
My warm regards,
RhodieIke (10415) 2014-02-02 23:08
Unusual landscape in this old image of yours you are a well travelled man. The Fg, spent sugar cane, then banana trees, lead us in to the quaint windmill. Super colours not what I would of expected for this country, looks like India's landscape, I thought it would be far more tropical, but maybe in certain areas on this Island. Great management.
subhendu_bagchi (23713) 2014-02-06 2:04
namaste, a nice view here presented superbly in vertical. Colours and depth are superb. I like the layers of colours in it. Good sharp details. Nice presentation. Tfs.