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Hurricane Dean, Jamaica

Hurricane Dean, Jamaica
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-19
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-28 18:14
Viewed: 5730
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was suppose to be my first relaxed vacation, no more crazy stuff, no more chasing wild bears or jumping planes, I was suppose to try something new for me: to simply seat my butt down on the beach, holding pina coladas, watch bikinis pass by and give scores on tan lines all day long... Well, some people are just destined to live certain way.
So there I was holding the drinks and eating the lobster when I found out a hurrican category five, possibly the worst Carribean has seen in over half a century will hit the island in one day.
Now that was something new for me... and I survived of course, so here is a footage photo from the beggining of hurricane Dean, blowing trees over a slope of a rainforest, viewed, proud to say from the balcony of my cabin! I got stuck some extra days in the Carribean in a five star resort afterwards instead of returning to my job, what a pitty...

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Hi Radu
Welcome after a long break. Great documentary photo and funny note
Very best wishes

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-08-29 0:12]

Hello Radu,
man, you sure book some adventurous holydays! I feel really sorry for you, you had to postpone at your work :-)
This picture gives a very good idea (and probably also not by far) what forces are involved in such a hurricane. Impressive image
Regards, Jacob

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-08-29 0:29]

Hi Radu,
I heard about the ferocity of Hurricane Dean and what havoc it created in Jamaica. You have illustrated it well here with this well timed shot. I can feel the gutsy force and can hear it growl too. You must be having many tales to share of excitement and fear. Excellent POV to portray this fabulous scene (from your balcony??? must be very brave) and very nicely composed. Kudos.

OK, now I see that you were there :) Whoa... This must have been something to live. This is an impressive picture Radu, something that we don't see often as only a crazy guy like you would go out to take a picture (or maybe this was taken from a window?) I loved your note a lot and yes, I guess that "some people are just destined to live a certain way :)"...

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  • gerrit (26)
  • [2008-02-16 3:15]

Hi Radu,
I've just been back from a cycling trip through (around and across) Jamaica and I saw the topped palmtrees and other devistations that are still visible. The people are still talking about it too.
Fascinating to see your picture, showing some of the impact of that hurricane.
Well, now you know it too: Never visit the Carribean between june and november. January and fubruary are ideal.
Regards, Gerrit

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