This photo is taken at Negril Beach just seconds before a huge torrential downpour that lasted two hours. Jamaica is a very lively colourful place that is great for the photographer. Not only that, Negril has a famous 7-mile beach and lots of all inclusive resorts. Most of the locals display their crafts on the beach for everyone to see. The wood carvings are an excellent buy and so are the straw bags (although I would go to the craft market in Montego Bay for these). Negril has big market with a great selection of items. The market is found easily walking up the beach or the road to town just before you go over the bridge.
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clodreno (0) 2003-10-09 4:13
Nice picture, I love the sky, I would give you points but.... i don't know how to do it.
Margherita (189) 2003-10-09 5:20
so lively, colourful. You can sense the storm coming. Brilliantly framed.
marcind (222) 2003-10-09 6:07
The contrast between cloudy sky and vivid colors of the rest of the scene is very interesting. The atmosphere of coming threatment is felt on the picture.
henrye (3500) 2003-10-09 6:47
Its a pity about the netting in the foreground. The colors are great, but there are streaks in the sky (was it from the scanning?).
gepall (1830) 2003-10-09 7:57
Trully a great and colourful composition.
A minor problem is the net in the background but i believe you will find a way to get rid of this ;-)
joseelias (0) 2003-10-10 4:59
Great photo Cathy! The contrast between the grey stormy clouds and the vivid colors is fantastic! I almost feel the wind that shake the palm trees and the clothes!
Miss a bit the post-processing.
I've posted a workshop to increase the sharpness and turned the colors more vivid.
Here are the points promissed!
dominique (11414) 2003-10-27 13:16
pretty color and very beautiful sky which is very impressive. seen well.
code2707 (95) 2004-03-17 19:00
Nice sky and this wind in the three make a good shot.
pjventosa (54) 2004-04-19 17:54
This is a great shot. I've been here and this picture shows the calm mood that we can live in negril's beach. It’s a very good composition with ice colours against the grey sky. Congratulations.
cyril (2748) 2004-07-08 4:17
Nice picture, nice colours and really nice sky.
Love to be there in Jamaica
gaetanche (823) 2004-10-20 20:15
Very nice shot. The colors are superb and the grey sky add to the beauty of the photo. Great work.
Vagabond (5848) 2005-04-17 6:45
Very nice picture with very live colours, maybe a bit dark .. Anyway, a good composition ..
Lithium (596) 2005-05-24 6:04
Very nice photo. I like its not oversaturated natural colours and the stormy sky is great too. We can really feel the storm coming in this photo. Well done!
MeAT (1174) 2006-04-15 1:40
Nice colours! Well seen!
The contrast between the bright colours and the stormy sky is interesting.
That picture is a good way of easing the pain of that 2 hour rain! hihihi
I really like it but I would make it a bit sharper. I posted it on the workshop.
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-15 2:03
Hi Cathy, Good photo showing change between heaven and hell by the look of it. Very good real life capture of Jamaica. Well done.
greg80 (14) 2006-04-17 4:44
Strand in Jamika das ist mein Traum!
silycat (611) 2007-01-13 15:23
This photo has been chosen by me to represent country in which it was taken in thema "Around the world", it is a very good and sucesful capture and excellent photo!
zumoduvas (2069) 2008-02-01 5:53
Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.
Lavan3d (299) 2011-07-03 23:47
GiovanniG (2724) 2012-02-22 4:33
This photograph is very good. It has beautiful colors and good clarity. The depth of field is great and it has good perspective. Well done.
- Copyright: Cathy Cordoni (Cathy) (335)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Ricoh AF-5, Fuji Superia 100
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Jamaica, Beaches, Around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-09 4:07
- Favorites: 2 [view]