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I captured this on a drive from Buff Bay on the north coast, back down to Kingston. There was little traffic (less than 20 cars in 2 hours), and the road was in surprisingly good condition for the country and the place.

The road winds up western range of the Blue Mountains, crossing divide at over 1200m (4000ft). This picture was taken at around 1000m, just beyond the village of Green Hills, and just below the bottom of the cloud deck. At every other concave bend of the road, streams gurgled down, but this was the most spectacular I passed.

From this point, this tributary will pass down into the Buff Bay River, which parallels the road (albeit hundreds of metres below in the bottom of the valley). Buff Bay River, ironically enough, flows into the Caribbean Sea at Buff Bay, which is one third of the way from Port Antonio to Ocho Rios along the north coast.

Also notice the very edge of a hillside field of banana trees on the left.

The lighting was not favourable, with a dense overcast just above. The overcast also contributed a negative amount of haze to the photo. I increased the contrast and cut the brightness quite a bit to get this result. I also adjusted the colours slightly. I would be happy to have people post a workshop or two, you can use the original here. You can also see the shutter speed contributed to a little blur.

Posted a tighter crop to workshop...

ISO 268, focal 10mm

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