Every year a group of friends from work go on different cruises. Not having recovered financially from joining them on the island hoping cruise in 07', I couldn't join them in 08'. However this time in 09' with generous help from Michael I could join them once more. One aspect of this cruise to Bermuda that I liked as opposed to the last one was that we wouldn't have to stop what we were doing every afternoon to rush back to the ship before it set sail for the next island on our itinerary. All the sign next to the gangplank of the ship said was be back by 4 pm Friday. LOVE IT!!
Never having been to Bermuda before I knew it would be a good idea to join the gang on a tour they were talking about that took in the whole island. If I went on that then I'd have an idea where I like to go back to later with more camera equipment (of which I packed a ton). The third place our guides brought us to on the tour was Gibbs lighthouse. Built in 1844 it is the worlds oldest cast iron lighthouse. Impressive as it was I found the view from the top of the hill even more impressive. But with the all the telephone and electrical wires going every which way I couldn't find one single view of the bay that wasn't going to include a bunch of them. So I looked and found a spot that was least wire encumbered. Still there was going to be enough of them that I needed something in the foreground to take your eye off them. Ideally I just needed one of the gang to see what a great spot this was to take pictures from and then take a shot of them - taking a shot.
Now with 17 of us on the tour you'd figure that ONE person would have stumbled across this spot naturally. But no such luck. So when our guides called us to get back in our two tour buses, I called Iris over and asked her to stand at the top of the steps and take a picture of anything from that spot that tickled her fancy, so I could complete this scene. As it turns out she pointed her camera almost directly in the direction of our cruise ship, (just a large white splotch looking at it from here) docked all the way out on the horizon. It wasn't a totally candid shot like I like to capture spur of the moment, but sometimes as a photographer you just have to fudge things a little.
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