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Costa Maya, Mexico

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 January 2012 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

View of the port of Costa Maya, Mexico. This was as beautiful as Costa Maya was going to get. Once we left the port area and headed inland, we thought we were in a third world country. It was sad to see the conditions of the smaller villages.

In light of the fact that this was my first cruise ever, I am happy that I went before the tragic event that happened recently when the cruise ship Costa Concordia sank on its side off the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy.

Photo captured November 17, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 140 35 mm

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MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Fantastic sky and beautiful colors - looks like jungle almost as far as the eye can see! (I am also happy that you made it back safely.)

18 Jan 2012 5:17am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A glorious vista made special through your processing. The clouds are superb.

18 Jan 2012 5:22am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Very nice clouds.

18 Jan 2012 5:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Stunning frame

18 Jan 2012 6:33am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - like a mirage! Stunning processing and your comment about the contrasting life in the villages is very thought provoking.

18 Jan 2012 7:41am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lovely vibrant colourful scene.
My guess is that cruising will now become super safe as operators around the world suddenly tighten up all of their procedures.

18 Jan 2012 8:59am

Florence from Paris, France

Colors explode on my screen, and I will give a lot to enter into my screen and be THERE.
A call for Holidays !

18 Jan 2012 9:00am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Very cool. A successful hdr. Nice compo in general, and a striking sky.

18 Jan 2012 9:48am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

what a gorgeous coast scener.
this is an excellent HDR-processing to pop out all of the colors

18 Jan 2012 10:12am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Wow....an amazing capture. The clouds are just magical. Beautiful colours and excellent processing. Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Beautifuly captured and presented.

18 Jan 2012 11:29am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Magnifique ! A very beautiful photo !

18 Jan 2012 2:34pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful scene, Steven - love the colors here. Of course, that cruise ship accident occurred just before our first ever cruise, but it hasn't deterred us. We're still looking forward to having a great time. :-)

18 Jan 2012 2:41pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is gorgeous - just an excellent job with the clouds, Steven, I love that...And the colours all blend in so nicely under the blanket of gray toned clouds.Wow - you really put the hammer down on this scene sir...I mean that in the most positive of ways, I assure you. This thing is a knockout, man!

18 Jan 2012 2:57pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

ps - The New York Post(which I loosly regard as a "paper") Does seem to have a good penchant for headlines many times...This morning's headline (accompanied by a photo of the captain) was "CHICKEN OF THE SEA" .

18 Jan 2012 2:59pm

fereshteh. from Iran

A beautiful painting...
very beautiful Combination.

18 Jan 2012 3:35pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Magnifiuqe !!!

18 Jan 2012 4:47pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love the color of that water. Beautiful shot.

18 Jan 2012 7:53pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is so stunning it's almost surreal!

18 Jan 2012 9:51pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Just brilliant work.

19 Jan 2012 12:09am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful composition. I like the colorful buildings against the green. And the clouds are fantastic!

19 Jan 2012 12:16am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful blue water

19 Jan 2012 12:37am

Yonatan from New York, United States

Very nice shot with a wide dynamic range. I like your inclusion of the pier on the right hand side of the frame.

20 Jan 2012 5:23am

Arash from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Its gorgeous!

21 Jan 2012 11:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The blue water and gray clouds work well together. Really a fine view.

25 Jan 2012 11:53pm