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West Grand Cayman Island

Sometimes a photograph just comes easy to you.  In fact, it was difficult to pull away from standing here - feeling the ocean breeze, hearing the calm sloshing of the clear saltwater and watching boats come and go from this little pier as a Caribbean storm brushed by the edge of Grand Cayman Island.  Destinations like this in the Caribbean are defined by the breathtaking blue-green reef laden waters.  There has never been a time when the airplane breaks under the clouds to prepare for landing that several people didn't gasp and point with exclamation. 

At the time I was in the Caribbean and the Cayman Islands, red ugly algae (mostly blamed on climate change and pollution land run-off), piled up on the beaches and rocks.  And this is all over the Gulf of Mexico and specifically the Caribbean areas.  On this day, however, currents and tides carried it away.

Limited Editions 100

Artist Proofs 5

Judge Comment: "Strong composition, use of colour and texture, with an added environmental event revealed at the end of the leading line. Tonal range well handled. Excellent image!"

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Shoot The Frame Finalist Award August 2020
Cayman Captures IG Featured Photograph 2020
RISE Int'l Photography Awards 2020 Silver
EPSON Int'l Pano Awards 2020 Bronze Awarded
MIFA 2021 Honorable Mention

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