Sunday, May 10, 2009
While walking through St. Maarten I came across this shop and just had to take a picture. The colors were just so vivid. The place was called Escargot and I believe it was restaurant but I didn't go inside so I could be wrong. This shot was taken with my 1d mkIII and 17-40 4L (this combo was pretty much all I used the entire trip besides a few shots with my new canon G10.
While cruising around the island we came across a nature preserve and it truly was an amazing place. It was very well kept and the wildlife was just wild to see. A tour guide showed us a lot of the local aquatic creatures that lived in the shallow waters as seen above. All shots were taken with my 1d mkIII and 17-40 4L.
Well while I was in St. Maarten for the weekend I had to make a trip over to the famous Sunset Bar & Grill. It is located right before the landing strip at Princess Juliana International Airport. As planes come down they very very close to the beach. These shots were taken with my 1d mkIII and 17-40 4L to give you an idea of just how close the planes fly here. In addition when they take off you can feel it from the beach and its so strong that it will nearly blow you off your feet.