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Old Jun 13, 2006, 1:39 PM   #1
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A few different shades of blue for you - shot off shore in Cancun, Mexico:


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Old Jun 13, 2006, 2:07 PM   #2
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Nice shot. That's the life, eh? The photo leaves something to the imagination as faras "What's behind the sail?" Shark fins? Drug runner's cigarette boat? Mermaid?
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Old Jun 13, 2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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Walter, I think you've got it wrong. I think there is a reef out there waiting to trap the dangers you mentioned.

I think I would have zoomed in a bit more on the boat.

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JohnG,

The boat certainly adds color to to the scene. The blue stripes of the ocean is quite attractive. Looks like you were in another boat taking this picture. Could you give us some idea of your camera settings.

Have any idea what caused the stripes in the ocean? Low lying reefs or sandbars?

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Thanks Selvin.

I was actually on shore but wanted the impression the shot was taken from the water. I used a 20d and 100-400L.

The dark coloring is due to seaweed growing there - with the lighter aqua color is sandbar - but really it's the absence of the seaweed. Farther north along the coast where the seaweed isn't as prevelent (sorry I have no idea why it grows so much south of Cancun but in the hotel zone it's fairly free of the stuff) - the whole view is light aqua.
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