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Don't step backwards!

By Karuma1970
The Blue Mountains in Jamaica claim to produce the best coffee in the world. The steep slopes can be 70 degrees and the cloud comes rolling in most days drenching the coffee bushes. Strawberry Hill Estate at 3000 feet, first owned by the Walpole family and named after their estate in West London, was much later owned by the founder of Island Records.
The slopes are dramatic and I realised that if I went to a mild telephoto (100mm) and framed my wife between two sets of bushes it could look even better. I asked her for a distracted look although really of course there isn't a sheer drop at all. Dramatic though and the valley is very deep..

Tags: Mountains Jamaica Landscape and travel Strawberry hill

Voters: RLF, Badgerfred, gconant and 14 more


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gconant Plus
10 32 1 United States
8 Dec 2020 10:40AM
A beautifully created, dramatic image Mike, of your lovely wife standing on the precipice.

Glenn
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
8 Dec 2020 11:14AM
The eye is drawn to your beautiful wife...what a dramatic backdrop..
Fantastic image giving a glimpse of another world. Love the scale of your wife against the backdrop.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 21 Canada
8 Dec 2020 1:53PM
It does look like she's standing on the edge of a drop off. Even the chair looks like it could tumble backwards. A lovely view and your wife adds so much to this.
8 Dec 2020 3:30PM
Great that you have explained this image. Looks a wonderful place to sit and enjoy. Your wife looks as if she is saying how powerful is that telephoto lens. How much further back are going? Debs
IamDora 1 6 Canada
8 Dec 2020 6:39PM
I'm glad you said Jamaica CLAIMS to have the best coffee in the world because the best coffee comes from the Terrazu - a concern for us all right now because the coffee pickers from Panama and Nicaragua are starting to arrive. So far we have been relatively safe up here.

That is an amazing view and yes, you really need to watch that first step.

Quote:I'm glad you said Jamaica CLAIMS to have the best coffee in the world because the best coffee comes from the Terrazu - a concern for us all right now because the coffee pickers from Panama and Nicaragua are starting to arrive. So far we have been relatively safe up here.

That is an amazing view and yes, you really need to watch that first step.



I bought some when we were there Dora and I must say I didn't think it was the best I'd ever had. I've found a Guatamalan coffee I like a lot and having attained my lifelong goal of becoming middle class (highly dubious claim) use it with my espresso machine. I'll have to try Costa Rican.
Mike

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