Posts Tagged: Pinel Island

February 14, 2011 – St. Martin, seen from Pinel Island

St. Martin, seen from Pinel Island

St. Martin, seen from Pinel Island

Monday, February 14, 2011

So I guess I should start off by saying “Happy Valentine’s Day”! So, umm, Happy Valentine’s Day!

Right, so, that’s done. Here’s a picture from the Caribbean. No, this wasn’t recent, I didn’t just get back from another secret trip to some exotic location or anything. This one was actually taken on my honeymoon oh-so-long-ago. The land across the water is St. Martin / St. Maarten (it’s half French and half Dutch, you know), and I was standing on Yellow Beach (on Pinel Island) when I took the picture. We were there on a cruise, and we took an island tour that included a snorkeling expedition to Pinel Island. That’s… really the most interesting part of the story.

I usually avoid having people in my pictures. Because people tend to be ugly. And even if they’re not ugly, I think it’s really cheeseball when you see some amazingly awesome landscape photo with some person wearing horribly outdated clothes right there in the mix. It totally distracts from the scene you’re trying to portray, if you ask me. I suppose to get around that you could just have all of the people be naked, but then you have a different kind of picture entirely. So, I apologize for the folks who may or may not be ugly in today’s picture (hey man, I’m not here to judge – that’s your job.) But it was sort of unavoidable given the circumstances. Have a great day!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55mm kit lens. 1/400s, f/8.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 28mm.

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August 7, 2009 – Pinel Island, St. Martin

St. Martin and Pinel Island

St. Martin and Pinel Island

Friday, August 7, 2009

Today’s picture is a view from Pinel Island, which is a tiny little offshoot of St. Martin/St. Maarten, in the Caribbean. Julie and I were there as part of our honeymoon several years ago. This has already been covered.

Some of you may know my cousin Deanne. (Marrano, soon to be Mroz.) She is a very talented artist, who also happens to be the one who convinced me to make my own fan page for my photos. Recently, she decided to start using some of my pics as the basis for some paintings. In particular, she is painting this picture for one of her friends. One really cool thing she does is take time-lapse videos of the painting process, so us non-artistic types can see what actually goes in to a painting. Here’s a link to her Facebook page, with the most recent video:

Also, here’s a link to her actual blog, although it looks like she hasn’t posted the most recent video there yet:

(here’s a link to an actual entry about this picture: )

So, there it is! Enjoy the video and the picture, and have decent weekend! (I wished you all a “great” weekend the last few weeks, so I’m going to save it up a bit this week so that your next weekend can be **fantastic**.)


Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55 mm kit lens. 1/400s, f/8.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 30mm.

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