This is another shot from the wonderful "Los Haitises" parc. As I mentioned it in a previous shot, this part of the country right in front of the city called Sanchez, on the other side of the Samana bay is a very rich ecosystem.
The coast is made of rocks covered of trees. A great part of the maritim area is covered with mangrove. The rocky parts are full of caves where the Tainos people people were refuged when the Spanish Conquistadores started to exterminate the native indian populations in the late 15th century. Unfortunately, they were all dead long before the Valladolid conference during which the status of natives from the American territories was discussed in 1550. Most of them died of diseases, but also from slaughters. It is said that the women - aware of the slavery future of their sons - decided to stop giving birth which contributed to their disappearing.
So, this place is really full of interesting caves with Tainos pictographs : kind of drawing through which the indians expressed their feelings about Spanish Conquistadores.
Along the coast, one can also see a lot of Mogotes, these small hills standing in the sea like in the Halong bay in Viet-nam. On this picture, one can see a part of a Mogote taken from a cave. I found the framing quite interesting.
I just resized the picture, saturated the picture a bit and applied a light unsharp mask.
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Didi (56257) 2004-04-01 14:44
Des vues d'un autre monde qu'on ne voit pas chez nous sauf dans l'emission Ushuaya de Nicolas Hulot.
La composition est originale, l'entrée de la caverne vous a bien favorisé pour capter cette vue.
Le travail d'amélioration est discret, aucune retouche est visible.
Le texte est intéressant, mais je dois me servir du traducteur qui n'est pas très efficace.
Mrg (825) 2004-04-01 15:13
Love the natural framing you made.Beautifull landscape there
electro76 (460) 2004-04-01 15:35
Très belle photo!! J'aime bien l'entrée de la grotte qui donne un cadrage très intéressant à cette photo.
merpb (1995) 2004-04-01 15:50
What a wonderful natural frame and great impression of distance.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama UV 72 mm
- Exposure: f/7.2, 1/240 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 18 DAYS IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-01 14:15