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Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

Here’s one more from Falmouth, Jamaica. Oh and their coffee was quite good.ย If you look behind the palm tree you can see the ship…larger then any of the buildings in port (or the city for that matter).

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Jamaica, coffee, Falmouth, port, travel photography


40 responses

  1. I love these shots, so much colour. Im assuming they are hdr?? how did you get the people to be so clear, when ive had people in the image of a hdr they always come out a little blurred — would love some tips and advise from you ๐Ÿ™‚


    April 5, 2013 at 7:38 am

    • Thanks so much for visiting and for the comments Kirsty. Yes this is an HDR from 3 bracketed exposures. Luckily these people were just standing there and talking when I fired off these brackets. There was slight movement but Photomatix took care of that with its anti-ghosting. I usually select the item (in this case the people standing there) and let the software do the job. I some case where there is a lot of movement and the anti-ghosting doesn’t do a great job I will select the people, right click and select a particular exposure to use. Once I bring the image into Photoshop the area may need more work and if that’s the case I would use a layer mask to bring in my subject from one of the original brackets. Hope that helps.


      April 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

      • Thanks for your reply. That really helps. Im pretty new to HDR and photography in general. Ill have to try it….I have always stayed away from taking HDR with people in there as didnt realise it could be done!! Thanks again – you create fantastic images ๐Ÿ™‚


        April 8, 2013 at 2:13 pm

  2. jimdenham107

    That’s a very quaint little coffee shop, especially compared to the size of that ship!


    April 5, 2013 at 7:43 am

  3. wonderful again… Thank you dear Edith Levy, have a nice weekend, love you, nia


    April 5, 2013 at 7:51 am

  4. Fantastic ! perfect lighting too. Thank you for sharing with us. I love just it.


    April 5, 2013 at 8:39 am

  5. rigmover

    Another stunning shot Edith, but no more coffee please, not after a night shift.


    April 5, 2013 at 8:43 am

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    April 5, 2013 at 8:57 am

  7. Oh, how I love Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. I wasn’t blessed to have it at such an adorable coffee shop though! Great shot as always. ๐Ÿ™‚


    April 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

    • Thanks so much Erin. I had never heard of it beofre but I really enjoyed the coffee.


      April 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

  8. Beautiful shot, Edith! It looks like a really cozy and friendly place. Not to mention quite a very laid back atmosphere.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


    April 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

  9. Love these island shots and the festive colors. Instant vacations I call them. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Very nice, Edith!


    April 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

  10. I lived in Jamaica for a couple of years and loved it. Thanks for bringing me back there…


    April 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

  11. Beautiful coffee house, excellent captured… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Know Jamaica Blue Mountain very well have been in coffee business for about 20 years… ๐Ÿ™‚


    April 5, 2013 at 12:53 pm

  12. This is wonderful, Edith!


    April 5, 2013 at 8:32 pm

  13. An almost surreal photographs that look more like a painting than a photo. I love the intense colours. Of course the real Jamaica Blue Coffee is one of the best and also one of the most expensive coffee varieties in the world.


    April 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

  14. Another superb little cameo like the last shot. These are just delightful, Edith


    April 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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  16. I have to ask if you tried the rum and whether the colors of the barrels had any meaning:>)


    April 7, 2013 at 3:30 am

  17. transformsiberia.com

    I love it when a photo of something you see everyday transforms it into art. This photo does just that! And thanks for the tip below!


    April 8, 2013 at 5:51 am

  18. transformsiberia.com

    I mean the tip in your response to caincaptures.


    April 8, 2013 at 5:52 am

  19. Beautiful. Seems like HDR editing in photoshop. isn’t it ?


    April 11, 2013 at 2:26 am

    • Thank you. The brackets were processed in Photomatix Pro then brought into PS for some level adjustment.


      April 11, 2013 at 8:43 am

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