|Information sur la photo|
|Copyright: Tricia Treen (ttreen)
|Date de prise de vue: 2006-05-19|
|Catégories: Vie quotidienne, Nature|
|Exposition: f/5.6, 1/400 secondes|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Versions: version originale|
|Carnet de voyage: St. Maarten|
|Date de soumission: 2007-01-25 15:21|
|[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe|
|This photo was taken last May on the Island of Sint Maarten in the Caribbean... This side of the island is owned by the Dutch.. |
We here in NE will be beening a warm sunset to help with the Artic cold that is heading our way...
below a little history taken from the net
In 1493, Christopher Columbus embarked on his second voyage to the New World. According to legend, Columbus sighted and perhaps anchored at the island of Saint Martin on November 11, 1493, the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours. In his honor, Columbus named the island San Martin. It is now more commonly known as Sint Maarten (Dutch), Saint-Martin (French), and Saint Martin (English), and collectively Saint Maarten.
Flags flying in Marigot harbor, Saint-Martin.When Columbus sailed these seas, St. Martin was populated, if populated at all, by Arawak or Carib Indians. The Arawaks were subjugated by the warlike Carib Indians from South America a short time before the arrival of the Spanish who followed in Columbus' wake. The English word cannibal is derived from an Arawak word which referred to the Caribs. The Arawaks were a relatively cultured, agricultural people who fashioned pottery and whose social organization was headed by hereditary chieftains who derived their power from personal deities called zemis. The Caribs, on the other hand, concentrated on warfare. They killed and, allegedly, ate the Arawak men, then married the Arawak women.
The Caribs' territory was not completely conquered until the mid-17th century when most of them perished in the struggle between the French, English, Dutch, Danes and Spanish for control of the West Indies. The Dutch first began to ply the island's ponds for salt in the 1620s. Despite the Dutch presence on the island, the Spaniards recaptured St. Martin in 1633 and one year later built a fort at Pointe Blanche to assert their claim. The Spaniards introduced the first slaves to the area in the 16th century but the main influx of slaves took place in the 18th century with the development of sugar plantations by the French. Slavery was abolished in the first half of the 19th century, whereupon the British imported Chinese and East Indians to take the place of slaves. Thus, St. Martin and the other islands are peopled by a mixture of Amerindian, African, Asian and European peoples. West Indian cultures such as in St. Martin are, consequently, exceedingly rich and varied, scarcely matched in other parts of the world.
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You are my neighbour today, and we have completely opposite photos - sunrise and sunset :) Your sunset is really very beautiful, with warm colours, the sun trying to show behind the cloudy sky.
- [2007-01-25 15:30]
WONDERFUL. Great colors and tones- love those rays !! Wish they were here. TFS Julie
woow very nice ,looks like Gods light!
nice image Tricia,pov and tones are exellent!
see you soon,take care,
Great sunset picture,I love the color of the light and the shadows of the clouds!
- [2007-01-25 18:03]
Fantastic sunset photograph. I think we were all thinking the same thing today about looking a warming shots. I think this is a beautiful photograph that you've captured so well. The colours are stunning. Well done. Cheers, Todd
great shot !!! great work on it thanks !
hi! tricia great shot... wow great work.. thanks for sharing (",)
Beautiful sunset. Very sharp and clear. and the reflection in the water looks like diamonds :-).
- [2007-01-26 8:54]
Good sharpness & color, with superb graphism & light contrasts. Tfs!
Amazing Tricia! Fabulous shot! Love the little spray of light popping down to the water! Great!
- [2007-01-26 12:46]
Beautiful sunset, great total effect, Don
Brilliant golden sunset. The sea and clouds are nicely exposed (bit pitty of the OE below the large cloud) But most strink are the nice warm colours of this photo! Compliments my dear Tric!
- [2007-01-26 16:01]
I'm always fond of a sunset and this has lovely light and great clouds
REally beautiful shot. Great colors & light. Out of points - again!
Awesome captured of the sunset with golden sunlight!
Good POV and perfect sharpness with details
thanks for sharing
Excellent Tricia. Not an easy capture as some would think. Lovely POV, good colour and lovely light. Well done and TFS,
Many thanks for your comment on ‘Mili Mili and Fog’
- [2007-02-05 17:49]
What a very beautiful sunset picture!
I like the warm colours, beautiful ray of light, great POV and sharpness.
Wonderful sunset with beautiful colours, good sharpness, nice reflections and above all an amazing sky.