Photographer's Note

Ok, winter may be lovely... At least it offers many opportunities for beautiful shots. But the cold is just so... uncomfortable... I can't complain much about the weather of the place where I live, but it is still too cold for my taste. Today it snowed in some parts of Portugal. Maybe that means that I can make a quick escape to see snow in a mountain about 150 Km away from the place where I will spend Christmas, but it also makes me nostalgic of Summer.

This is Boca Chica, a beach some 30 Km East of Santo Domingo.

This one was a bit trickier to get than it may look, because the 14mm (equivalent to 28 mm in a 35mm film camera) doesn't allow the wide angle needed to catch all the coconut tree. What you see is the blending of two shots. The sky and the left part of the trees on the right comes from one shot and the rest from another one. I faked what was missing on the lower left and upper right with the clone/stamp tool, something that was very easy to do because it is just sea and some foliage.

I posted two complementary views of the beach as WS's: 1, 2.

Location (latitude, longitude): 18.4469,-69.6066

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Additional Photos by Jose Pires (stego) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
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