Now I have a scanner to work on my slides, so I have been working a lot to scan my thousends underwater pictures... From place to place, sometimes I made a couple of dry photos as well, and this is the first one I would like to show you.
I've considered myself a lucky guy when I went to the Lighthouse Reef Atoll, in Belize. The New York Times Best Seller, 1000 Places To See Before You Die, Features Lighthouse Reef Resort!
I took my shoes out as soon as I left the little airplane arriving the atoll and I just found it one week later, to wear it again at the plane's door when we left the island. At that time, the Atoll had just 11 bungalows for 10 happy couples, and 22 people working as resort's staff. No village, no nothing. Just scuba divers and the wonderful nature! The scuba diving was great all around the Atoll, including the world famous "Blue Hole". Belize has the third greatest barrier reef in the world and it is very well preserved (well, at least in 1997 it was!).
I will try to scan my negatives as well, and depending of the results I will post some more pictures later. The chromes are going very well, sometimes with nice results, sometimes not so good. I hope you will enjoy this old travel's photos..
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Lucuma (56) 2008-08-01 20:43
i am waiting more pictures!! i really would love to go there it seems more amazing than i thougth! i can feel the sand in my feet!
testmaniac (13508) 2008-08-01 21:37
Hi Jose, nice old photo and nice place! Good colors indeed!
phwall (6785) 2008-08-01 22:25
Lovely composition, vivid colours, looks like a postcard.
Really makes me wish I was there.
carper (96) 2008-08-01 22:26
a fantastic place Jose.
an empty beache, a fine pov and a good quality shot, the contrast is very nice, good photojob here,
have a nice weekend.
pablominto (53746) 2008-08-01 23:18
A classic beach composition!
I notice the palm leaves look amazingly fresh, so deep green to contrast the rich blue sky...
The curving beach line adds an interesting element!
bracasha75 (24589) 2008-08-01 23:52
Another one excellent with excellent colors and lights
Very very good shot
danyy (0) 2008-08-02 0:27
Magnifique ciel bleu non bruité Jose, un scan parfait.
Les sables blancs se font remarquer, entourés de tous ces bleus intenses.
J'aime beaucoup cette végétation typique, une plage paradisiaque, cela me fait du bien, à moi, habitant d'une grande ville, l'évasion.
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-08-02 0:28
Truly amazing landscape.
Very well composed and captured photo. Great color, details and light.Very well done
siamesa (28121) 2008-08-02 1:30
São dessa fotos imperdíveis e que vale a pena postar.Ainda bem que existe o scanner.Esta está esplêndida com a curva se escondendo entre as palmeiras e o céu fantasticamente azul.Quanto mais fotos como essa, melhor para nós, amigo.
sandpiper (6788) 2008-08-02 3:51
Great shot of the Belezian cays. I didn't get out there but I agree Belize is agreat little country and I intend to get back there one day and explore a bit more. Good saturated colours and perspctive.
belido (19934) 2008-08-02 4:29
a qualidade da digitalização está 10! Fiquei alguns segundos duvidando se era realmente foto de slide :) A vista é linda e a composição faz ótimo uso dessa característica. Tudo funciona bem aqui, desde a curva da praia até a diagonal das palmeiras. Belo trabalho! Esperamos outras, inclusive do fundo do mar...
Bom final de semana,
macondo (19516) 2008-08-02 4:50
A lovely beach scene with deep colours in the water and sky. Lovely sharpness on those palm trees. I like the perspective view looking down the beach to those yellow boats. Very nice shot.
crckt (7222) 2008-08-02 6:30
WOW! Gorgeous colors, love the white sand contrasting with the brilliant blue color of the sea. The palm trees look very cool too.
Thanks for sharing,
avene (12675) 2008-08-02 10:13
oh my... this is such a great photo of such a great place, Zeca, thanks for posting it. love the deep blue of the sky and water, that's a perfect contrast with the slightly pink sand. the two yellow boats in the distance add a tiny, but necessary colour accent, while the curves of the shore lead the eye towards the horizon. beautiful!
with best regards,
polpo56 (15136) 2008-08-02 10:38
this beautiful beach in diagonal seems the winding course of a stream.
The second diagonal of the trees guides the look to the yellow ships.
Bravo! Good composition and great colors.
dareco (17134) 2008-08-02 11:14
This is a beautiful scene, and the colors and sharpness are excellent! I wish I was there right now :) TFS and have a happy day!
Cricri (119511) 2008-08-02 11:14
C'est un endroit de rêve, un vrai plaisir habiter dans un tel paysage, jolies coubes que forme la plage de sable blanc entre le bleu du ciel et de la mer, trés bele image
Have a nice Weekend for you
lucasgalodoido (22322) 2008-08-02 13:00
o segredo para boas imagens em filmes é o scanner mesmo, eles fazem toda a diferenca, embora sejam bem caros também. Gostei do resultado aqui, com uma boa latitude de imagem e qualidade. Uma bela praia essa, lembra as do nordeste.
Parabéns e Abraco
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-08-02 15:01
Eu também comecei o mesmo tipo de trabalho a semana passada. Tenho umas centenas largas de slides e alguns negativos para passar pela scaner mas ainda não estou em condições de os apresentar. Ficará para mais tarde.
Esta foto está óptima considerando que já tem cerca de 11 anos. O azul do mar talvez tenha ficado um pouco escuro ou será que era mesmo assim? A composição está muito boa com essa diagonal, às curvas, formada pela borda da areia. Gosto muito e fico à espera de ver mais das antigas.
cunejo200 (7281) 2008-08-02 17:27
Sensuous beach curves, glorious blues. What a terrific tropical beach scene. A superb composition. Danilo
Scharan (14144) 2008-08-02 18:21
Linda fotografia...composição elaborada; gosto desta curva de areia branquinha e água tão azul. Bonitas palmeiras também.
Ótimo trabalho, meus parabéns Zeca.
ElAprendiz (30) 2008-08-02 19:00
Hardly appreciate TE images in this Central American territory, and apparently has a very costeror paradisiacal landscapes.
From your point of view, has managed to capture the magnificence of the beauty of the beaches, accompanied by the freshness of natural palm trees. Good frame, good management of lighting and beautiful tones.
Waylim (25502) 2008-08-03 0:09
A scanned image? Great job. Love the tropical beach scene, the image depicat well a relaxing atmosphere. A place many long to be. Tropical breeze, beautiful island, White sand beach. Great composition, perhaps a little too much blue tone judging from my monitor, maybe it's really okay on your end. A little adjustment will fix that. Thanks for this beautiful image. I would love to be here one day.
feather (51130) 2008-08-03 3:13
I love how the S curves on the shoreline are leading us into this Paradise, together with the strong perspective diagonal of the palms. The blues are beautiful and different from the turquiose of other Paradise seas. Very good work with the new scanner.
wgreis (8267) 2008-08-03 4:45
mesmo com filmes você também se supera. Ótimas cores, ótimo POV de um local paradisíaco.
Nota ótima também.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-08-03 8:43
Beautiful natural shot once more with picturesque colours and lights. I like the diagonal composition and the perspective, really fabled and peaceful atmosphere, Very well done! Have a nice Sunday
danos (97849) 2008-08-03 12:47
really a very nice shot from the oldies that you have scanned with successfulness. Excellent the coastal line of this paradise place with the palm trees to are so close to the sea.I like the saturated colors and the brilliant light.Well done.
leo61 (0) 2008-08-03 14:21
What a wonderful beach and you found a great POV to present it to us.Good composition with these curves of the shore and the yellow canoes in the distance.I like too the deep blue tones and the good contrast with the white sand.
Leilani (1385) 2008-08-03 15:22
Hello Jose! You are killing me with images like this... Stuck here in england... no white sandy beach of belize on my doorstep ;-) I enjoy the diagonal composition of the wavy beach leading my eye from right to left. Kind Rgds, Leilani
shevchenko (20516) 2008-08-03 20:41
Good pov to show the beach in perspective effect, lovely sunny day shining in bright sunlight and to see shadows every where, not too many people allow here may be a good idea to keep this place clean, and i think this is a luxury trip too, thanks for sharing an old photo.
sothy81 (9630) 2008-08-03 21:14
Anegood one my friend. Great colors and light. What i like the most is the curve of the sideline of the beach, that divides the picture into a great diagnal look. Well done. Sothy
andre_luizs (599) 2008-08-03 22:18
Sortudo mesmo, José.
Um lugar de, realmente, fazer esquecer os sapatos e até as sandálias. Muito bem composta a foto, o escaneamento ficou excelente, mostrou todo o azul do lugar.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-08-03 23:26
Ola Amigo Zeca
Um lugar parasidiaco, adoro palmeiras e areia branca !
Gosto muito desta perspectiva e das cores vivas.
Um abraço e boa semana
ruisc_pt (10892) 2008-08-04 0:30
Aquelas canoas de mar amarelas a contrastar com tudo o resto no ponto fulcral inferior esquerdo fazem a diferença de uma forma bem atractiva.
Gostei mesmo e apreciei mais.
danasam (1075) 2008-08-04 4:25
Hi Jose, very good balanc, nice natural colors, the POV has inclused ebvery important detail to make this photo great, well done.
SteveH (6269) 2008-08-04 18:01
Hi Jose, I can't resist a white sand beach, especially when it is complete with palm trees. I think I would have been tempted to adjust the colour to remove the blue cast, and also brighten the palm trees. Your use of the curvy waterline, taking us up to the horizon. nice one. cheers, Steve
gneufeld (15890) 2008-08-04 19:08
This is a gorgeous beach image. I particularly like the wavy shoreline and the deep rich colors. Great depth and clarity here too. Well done and TFS. Gerald
UnTrained (0) 2008-08-05 1:58
what a beautiful place, a luck that you now have a scanner. Lovely blue with curves of the beach, white sand and green palms. Good result of the scan, no flaws.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
chpp (4281) 2008-08-05 6:44
great shot, a love perspective and view. good dynamic with the shoreline and very natural colours. The POv has also good depth
have a nice week
PixelTerror (0) 2008-08-07 1:38
2 years ago I had the project to visit Yucatan and Belize... and finally ended up in Japan ! Thanks to you I can now see what I have missed, and it looks very nice indeed, lovely beach with an attractive snaking curve, nice palm trees to protect the white tourists from the harsh tropical sun and small boats for a bit of exercise, all the tropical dream in there, I jump on the plane, please order me a pina colada ;-)
Have a nice day JY
MLINES (12516) 2008-08-07 18:37
Hi Jose. An excellent crop of this piece of paradise. The blue skies are stunning. I like the s-curve of the beach which is a highlight to your crop. TFS. Murray.
Flavia (10352) 2008-08-08 4:08
Excelente esta foto do seus arquivos! A qualidade esta perfeita. Cores belissimas, o que mais se espera do paraiso do que areia branca e fina, ceu azul royal e um mar azul/verde claro? Coqueiros para completar! Uma beleza de foto, os caiaques ao fundo s~ao um detalhe interessante na foto.
paura (47186) 2008-08-08 11:31
Beleza de fotografia, Zeca. Essa lente parece incrível para te auxiliar na beleza de produção. Muito boa.
Bluejeans (64251) 2008-08-09 6:26
Oi José ,
Que magnifica praia cheia de palmeiras muito bonitas estas curvas de areia , a agua tem um belo tom de azul , bom contrate de cores , um fantástico trabalho de scan , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
skippy007 (12510) 2008-08-09 20:52
Hello Zeca, Beautiful warm, colourful photos like this make me a little envious, you know it is still cold in Melbourne, ;-). It good to know that after 1 week you were still able to find your shoes.
Good reproduction with excellent colour & detail, Looking forward to your other photos. Nice note.
josepmarin (58357) 2008-08-30 11:58
yo también me compré un escaner para mis antiguas diapositivas, la verdad es que es un placer poder recuperar esas fotos y poder compartirlas.
La que presentas es muy buena, mantiene la calidad y nos permite disfrutar de un paisaje de playa realmente idílico.
Me gusta, es muy bonita.
Stepan (27210) 2008-08-31 10:31
Looks so cool, so paradise like... Not too used to that kind of places and always impressed by them. And the glance walks slowy from the right lower corner to the left, on the beach...
JCG (35129) 2008-09-06 3:38
It is a true landscape of dream which you present us here. A quite pretty memory of holidays !!! The image processing is superb and emphasizes well the colors and the light. I like strong contrast between sand and the sea. A pleasure for the eyes, thank you José.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
zmey (7335) 2008-09-11 13:17
lol. caribbean scenery does not get any better than this. a perfect postcard!
hispic (9652) 2008-10-06 2:23
Beautiful beach shot, you have depicted a paradise beautifully making good use of characteristic of film that omits the rendering of the shade. I like this strong contrast and also color of blue and yellow a lot. Anyway you have a great camera.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
Amaz (11475) 2009-04-29 1:35
Lindíssima captura, bonitas cores e excelente composição!!!!
Bom enquadramento !
um abraço e até logo!
- Copyright: Jose A Hauer (zeca) (19762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1997-05-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikonos V, Nikkor 35mm f 2.5, Fuji Provia 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Islands - Ilhas, Beaches (without people), Waterworld, Beaches, Places, Ocean Beach, Beaches, Pre-digital III (stego), Scanned photos, Processed from film or prints [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-01 20:23
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