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Bay of Labadee, Haiti by Yannik Hay

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2014-05-03

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Blue-green water and white sand. Leisure at it’s best!

Labadee (also Labadie) is a port located on the northern coast of Haiti. It is a private resort leased to Royal Caribbean International. Royal Caribbean International has contributed the largest proportion of tourist revenue to Haiti since 1986, employing 300 locals, allowing another 200 to sell their wares on the premises, and paying the Haitian government US$6 per tourist.
The resort is completely tourist-oriented, and is guarded by a private security force. The site is fenced off from the surrounding area, and passengers are not allowed to leave the property. A controlled group of Haitian merchants are given sole rights to sell their merchandise and establish their businesses in the resort. Although sometimes described as an island in advertisements, it is actually a peninsula contiguous with the island of Hispaniola. The cruise ship moors to the pier at Labadee capable of servicing the Oasis class ships, which was completed in late 2009.
Attractions include a Haitian flea market, beaches, watersports, a water-oriented playground, and a zip-line. ref: Wikipedia

DateTimeOriginal: 2009:04:02
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 1/100.0 seconds
FNumber: 5.0
ISO 200
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@21.0mm

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bay, beach, caribbean, inlet, resort, sand, sea, water

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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Comments

  • Michael Degenhardt
    Michael Degenh...over 4 years ago

    After the snow received this weekend, it is a picture like this that warms up the mind and spirit. Lovely! Michael

  • Thank you very much for your comment, MIchael.
    Happy New Year!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Yool
    Yoolover 4 years ago

    Awwwwwww…..thats so beautiful great colors!!!!

  • Thank you very much for your comment, Yool.
    Happy New Year!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    Yan great view!Lovely colourts and POV
    There is no law here how or what to post.. however many members like to know what material you used ..lens / camera/ settings.. etc etc

    Than.. you can discribe here into special Groups .. Groups have little competitions now and than.. and if your photo belongs ..with a few other photo’s
    to the best of day/week you will be featured
    One of the Groups I would advice you to subscribe is the dslr-users-only
    and the Group 5D Mark II
    There is no limmit of Groups
    Yan .. the people in here are quite the opposit from our you know what photo site.. the overall kindness and relaxed way of dealing with each other is stunning!
    I am sure you will feel at home very soon Anything you like to know ASK ok ?
    Last line To keep things simple you can send internal emails to each other
    called Bubble mail! In each opening screen of each member you see : Send Bubble mail Good luck ‘SIS’ !! And hugzz xx
    Bro

  • haha! Thx very much John, for helping me out!
    I will add details later on, on my photos, like equipment and all.
    And I already added 2 groups but I don’t know if I must ask to add my photos in those groups or what!

    Talk to you later!

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    No you just subscribe after reading the group rules ..like no nudity or Matians etc
    Just click subscribe and place photo’s
    One group post your photo’s right away and another group first inspects if you follow there rules
    Group Rules are different in each group !

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago

    oops
    Matians..people from Mars Martians
    Or Dutch people are also not wanted often ;-))

  • hehe! ;)

    – Yannik Hay

  • gdanen
    gdanenover 4 years ago

    Nice view when at home we are covered in show and ice… :)

  • Thank you very much, yes, a different scenery :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • vsinopoulos
    vsinopoulosover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Yan! Very nice composition, lovely colors and POV.

  • A bunch of thx my dear Vassilis!

    – Yannik Hay

  • kellbellrauch
    kellbellrauchover 4 years ago

    amazing =)

  • Well thank you so much Kelly. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Thx to you too for admitting it! Cheers.

    – Yannik Hay

  • biswaal
    biswaalalmost 3 years ago

    perfect heaven.. cheers

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