Photoessay: Tropical

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Think of today’s post as a mid-winter pick-me-up for those of you living in the northern hemisphere, a celebration of summer for those in the southern, and a reminder of why we live in the tropics for those of us on the equator. I know I’m remembering the time I shot these fondly, and wishing very much I could go back there sooner rather than later… MT

Images shot with a Nikon Z7 and 24-70, and post processed with Photoshop Workflow III. There are also a couple of camera JPEGs thrown in there to keep you guessing…

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  1. Egmont Bonomi says:

    Greetings from cold and wet China. So Ming, your idea of helping us in the north through our tough winter is to show us just how good it is in this tropical paradise you call home? That’s what I call tough love! 😉

  2. Kristian Wannebo says:

    very nice!

    Clouds and water are a lot of fun!
    But I think the last one is my favourite. And the bottle for the story and the humour!

    Me, I’m hoping for some new snow and sun at the same time soon…

  3. Goetz Haindorff says:

    Those clouds are amazing …

    • Something we only seem to get along the coasts. I suspect it’s because the daily convection-driven winds do something to clear things up…

  4. Jon Choate says:

    Hi Ming, great shots! Just wanted to give you a heads up that there appears to be two copies of 00309 back to back on the page.

  5. In the picture with the hammock the sea is running out to the left. 😀 But anyway a very beautiful series and I wish to be there.

  6. Quite simply brilliant shots . . .

  7. Nice collection.

  8. jean pierre (pete) guaron says:

    An intriguing selection of photos, Ming. I particularly like the one of the swimming pool, immediately before the bottle of water – it really drags the viewer into the image.

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