Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cabana Walk

CoCoView's "on the water" accommodations are in fact just that. If you are looking for a room with a view these rustic cabanas might be on your list. A sense of adventure will be helpful, while very clean and well maintained rooms at the resort reflect a Caribbean experience of 30 years ago.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Fire Dancer

Locals entertain the tourist at CoCoView's weekly show in Roatan.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

West End Highway

Mainstreet in Roatan's only tourist town, West End, shows the effects of the rainy season. The highway department plans for road improvement involve trucking in more sand.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Yesterday's Visitor

We were honored to have a Black-Crowned Night-Heron spend some time at our place yesterday. This guy spent most of the day in one small area and did not seem to mind our curious cameras.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Playing With Fire

Creative evening entertainment at CoCoView on the island of Roatan, Honduras.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Morning Light

A little after sunrise on Roatan and time for coffee and a last minute wide angle shot before breakfast!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Casa Sonrisa

Our beach house in Honduras was well named as we had stellar views of the sunrise. Sleeping to the melody of seabirds and surf was a real "back to nature" treat!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Catch of The Day

A trip to Roatan would not be complete without spending some time out of the water to experience some of the local flavor. This gentleman agreed to have his picture taken as he was cleaning the morning's catch in West End. Still a funky town of sand streets, West End retains it's old Caribbean alure with character. One can still find plenty of time warped hippies in West End's beach bars!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dive Briefing

There is a certain rhythm to a dedicated dive trip. Folowing coffee and breakfast ( or afternoon lunch) gear is checked and stored onboard the boat, and the dive plan is discussed. Our dive master for the week, Mark, explains the features of a site called "Connie's Dream". The motto of safe divers continues to be: "Plan the dive and dive the plan".

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Gazebo Morning

Pre-coffee light is as peaceful as it is pretty at our favorite gazebo. After the first few shots of the gazebo I was puzzled as to why I could not keep it level. I took a closer look and discovered that it was not my eye but rather the roof supports that had shifted!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Good Seats

Located on on our little stretch of beach, great seats for watching the sunrise or late afternoon water spouts and thunder storms. Roatan, Honduras where the temperature is a consistently in the low to mid-80's is a wonderful spot to escape the winter of el Norte.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Morning Dock

Our week of diving at Roatan, Honduras was wet above the surface as well as below. On the day of our departure things appeared to be improving as the early morning sky showed a promise of blue. It was just a tease however as our flight lifted off in a steady rain.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hammock Haven

Great place to "hang out" during our escape from winter. The weather this week in Honduras has been a mixed bag of rain and sunshine in a constant state of flux.'s warm!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our Dive Boat

Posted by PicasaOur platform for playing in the ocean, we are assigned to the same dive boat for the week. A great idea for making new friends and sharing underwater experiences! Wonderful diving here in the Bay Islands of Honduras!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Our Honduran Hideaway

Early morning and shot with tired eyes through a screened in porch this view is our window on the Bay of Honduras for the next week. I'm not sure what is best the view, the soothing gentle sound of the surf, the sleeping or the diving.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Challenge

The challenge walk out of here with just a cup of coffee! Our recent tour of the Dyker Heights Christmas light display required a stop for coffee. Typical of many Brooklyn specialty bake shops, this establishment was wall to wall with every manner of cookie, pastry and cakes. I can still smell the aromas.....

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Dock

I've been taking some time out on a rainy and dank morning to go through photo files. This shot was from our final 2008 boat trip to Fire Island. At first glance I passed over this shot but on a nasty winter day I was reminded how fortunate we are in so very many ways including (and not limited to) having nature's beauty in our own backyard.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Shot That Got Away

Click on the image for the larger view...The Great Blue Heron who surprised me by taking advantage of my limited attention span and lack of focus sails out of sight. This shot was a rather severe crop for my 150mm lens and lacks the detail of a much longer focal length.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Windy Marsh

Windy and bitter cold. I was playing with image depth of field and shutter speed here as the winter wind made me realize that just being out here with a camera was a bit insane! Photography can be a little like fishing sometimes as we often hear about the shot that could have been (as in the fish that got away). In this case a Great Blue Heron took flight behind me as I was fussing with camera settings.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Dock O' The Bay

Salty and unglamourous an old seine net skiff sits alone in a Peconic River marina awaiting winter duty during the herring run.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Beach Light

Nickerson Beach in Nassau County had shadows that caught my eye the other day. For me, this type of shot frequently "just does not work" but there was something about the lines and shadows that was appealing. Anyway another attempt to find interest on another empty (and serene) wintery beach. (best in larger view)

Friday, January 02, 2009

Winter Bay

Something so very peaceful about a still winter morning by the bay.