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Fun At Coco Cay by George R Phile

August 2019 - Fun At Coco Cay

About the Image(s)

captured this image while on a cruise in the Caribbean at Royal Caribbean’s Coco Cay. I took a number of images from land and the top deck of the ship and liked this one for the color and variety of features in the image. I wanted the center of attention to be the water slides on the right of the image.

Shot with a Nikon Z7, ISO 200, 1/200 sec, F/13, Nikon Nikkor 28-300mm F/3.5-5.6 lens, Spot exposure metering. I used Lightroom Classic CC to crop and straighten the image and +1 Exposure, +70 to bring out the shadows and +33 to dehaze.

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8 comments posted

Richard White   Richard White
Nicely done, I like the way you off centered the slide. Great Colors!   Posted: 08/05/2019 12:14:13

Jyoti Sarkar
Very well composed. Somehow my eyes attracted to the right top corner for darker sky. I was thinking of lightening the right side little bit. Otherwise perfect image.   Posted: 08/08/2019 10:48:24

Michael Jack   Michael Jack
I think you need more color and saturation in this image.... Seriously, a nicely captured moment with the balloon and tower next to each other while giving space at the bottom without people (avoiding any distractions) but including people with the activities. I am a bit conflicted about the sky. I think I might prefer the sky be one tonal value whether lighter or darker rather than being darker on one side. A good summer shot.   Posted: 08/08/2019 11:11:08
George R Phile   George R Phile
Jyoti/Michael, I see what you mean about the sky.   Posted: 08/08/2019 15:16:57

Le Tho Giao   Le Tho Giao
I have mixed feeeling at this photo. On one hand, I like the composition and the vibrant colors; on the other, I felt distracted by the abundance of those same colors! A bright color palette offers both attraction and distraction, in my opinion. I would move the camera a tad to the right to get the entire slide.
Overall it's a nice capture of a fun spot!   Posted: 08/08/2019 12:37:16
George R Phile   George R Phile
Le, Actually this picture is of the back of the slides but I agree about moving it slightly to the right. I submitted a separate front view of these slides last month to the Houston Photographic Society monthly print competition.   Posted: 08/08/2019 15:26:24

Arne Skinlo   Arne Skinlo
Well composed. I liked the balloon that gave the picture balance.   Posted: 08/10/2019 02:09:41

Bill Peake   Bill Peake
Great shot! I love the colors and summer theme. Interestingly, the cloud by the top of the slide looks a bit like a dolphin.   Posted: 08/15/2019 00:46:54