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Beachside Landing

morealtitude

Melbourne, Australia

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Touching down on Ile de la Gonave, an island in the Caribbean a little ways off the Haitian mainland. Our light aircraft put down on what looked pretty much like a long straight extension of the beach, on the narrow strip of flat land before the island lurched up into steep hillsides. After the pilot had killed the engine, schoolkids came over to take a closer look at the new arrivals (including a couple of us white fellas, who obviously don’t get seen all that often in these parts). I loved the rich blue of the sky, the bright red of the aircraft, and the strong colours of the kids’ uniforms. The sun was so fierce, but shooting with a polarizer even at midday meant that I was still able to keep the frame from washing out. The shot was a spontaneous one- I liked the way the little girl was walking out of the frame, and she lends a nice somewhat surreal sense of perspective with the wide-angle lens. This shot is one I personally like, even if it hasn’t been one of my more popular photos.

April 2007.

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