Eight times the Central park surface, Casa de Campo is an "international luxury resort" with the Dominican Republic made for wealthy people from all over the world.
This luxury condominium started as a local project in 1974 and is today among the most exclusive places in the world. Three golf fields out five of the place are among the best ranked in the world, but also numerous swimming pools, quite a big marina with amazing yachts can be found here. This is a quiet place for some "Happy fews" like Leon Jimenez, the President of the famous Dominican cigar brand or Georges Bush (the father, a golf fanatic obviously).
In spite of the this huge wealthy place in that poor country which faces various economical problems, I have to admit that I discovered that the middle-class was widely spread. Such a place probably attracted a lot of investments and provides large job opportunities for the locals. Even if the difference in the standard of living are incredible, quite a part of the money spent here is valuable for the Dominican people living on services, tourism and building activities.
Most of the villas are located within the Golf fields themselves, some with an amazing view on the Carabean sea. After the end-of-the-afternoon walk, I discovered that a Golf field was a great place to shoot at landscapes, birds, ponds.
Original framing, resized, saturated, curves adjusted and unsharp mask applied.
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Eagle78 (1925) 2004-04-22 13:01
Good capture Steven! This must be a great place for vacations...anyway what called my atention most was your note and title, guess you are right :( I think maybe an horizontal composition could be a better choice on this one..anyway i like it and loved your note. Good job!
ilouy (3370) 2004-04-22 15:44
Excellent composition and great sharpness. Colors looks natural. Very nice shot. well done. Interesting note also. Thanks for writing.
maphoto (8082) 2004-04-26 22:43
Belle scène, vous avez bien raison il y a beaucoup d'opportunités pour d'excellentes photographies sur les parcours de golf, merci de partager. Les couleurs sont très naturelles par cette magnifique journée, j'aime bien l'angle que vous avez choisi, il n'est pas intéressant d'aboutir à cet endroit lorsqu'on joue cependant! :-)
Enfin, je l'ai ajouté à mon thème sur les Parcours de golf.
Je jouais beaucoup avant....mais je n'avais pas de caméra numérique, dommage !! Merci.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama Circular Polarizer 77 mm
- Exposure: f/8
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 18 DAYS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- Theme(s): Golf Course [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-21 15:37