"You don't take a photograph, you make it."

Ansel Adams

Billingham Hadley One: the full review!

It’s been one month now since I received the Billingham Hadley One. After a week, I published my first impression review here and since then I have used it on a daily basis for my work, some events and family time. Now, as promised, I will share with you my experience with this splendid bag. As said previously, my choice brought me towards the […]

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“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness.”

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Sentry Hill

Sentry hill is the highest point on the Dutch side of the island of St Maarten in the Caribbean. An hour and a half of hiking and sometimes climbing, are necessary to reach this point. A challenging trail for a beautiful reward of a view at the end.

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Caribbean dream

It was a Sunday, the last day of the 35th Heineken Regatta and as every years I needed to be there. This year, for several reasons, the route of the race was changed. This was just dramatic for whoever will be on the coastal to watch the event as the boats was too far to gives any […]

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Lunar shore

The coastline of St Martin is not only made of long white sandy beaches. Some lunar shores may occur during rides. You can see that the nearest sea vegetation is burned by the salt. This is the Atlantic side of the island.

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The last boat

It was a magic instant with some smooth waves, a sunset behind the clouds, a boat moving slowly toward the horizon. Then this young guy came on the shore and he just stand there. I knew that everything was at the right place, within the right time…

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Golden feelings

Early morning, the sky and the light was not really great but I knew how fast it could change. I head to “Pointe Blanche” and started to walk in direction of Guana Bay. Time to install my tripod, take out the camera and the filters from the bag, the Nature made her show and gives me all […]

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Rocks

All the elements, air, water, earth and fire but where the rocks, from the foreground to the horizon, get the lead. So much to see just here, under our feet…

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The lost souls

We are at “la pointe des Froussards”. The sun is rising, the time is stopping. The lost souls of the pirates leave the beach where they spent the night and return into the sea where their wreck is waiting for them…

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Revenge

The gallows bay, or “Baie de la potence”, in Marigot, Saint Martin. Here, in the past, pirates and buccaneers were hanged by the soldiers of the king of France, for the example, facing the sea. Today, a rusted wreck is watching us and face the eroded shore by the sea, provocative, waiting to reborn maybe […]

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The last seconds

This is the time offered by mother Nature when the sun and the darkness are changing their place. A short time, a few seconds, when everything change. The light, the shadows, the colors. This show gives a particular feeling to everybody, children, lovers, a lonely person… Certainly one of the most beautiful and rare instant […]

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Paradise… After the rain

Goes to Anse Marcel on “chemin des froussards” and as soon that I reached the spot where I decided to install the tripod it started to rain “cats and dogs” during more than 10mn. Right after the rain I was so wet that I had to dry myself in first. Then the light made her show […]

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“Photography helps people to see.”

Berenice Abbott

Iguana Rex!

The Green Iguana is not the endemic species of the West Indies. It’s been introduced from central America and took over the former Iguana of the Caribbean who is now endangered. It’s rare to encounter the local Iguana anymore since the Green Iguana is really everywhere on the island. This animal coming from another age […]

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The birds

Walking early morning gives often the opportunity to watch the nature at her most beautiful time. The sunrise provide to the birds the perfect light to show us a splendid spectacle.

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Sorry guys, but today it’s my turn!

On the field for a landscape cession, 3 brown boobys (“Fou brun” in French) decided to land in the frame. This one was particularly calling for a portrait cession and I was not able to resist to her beautiful eyes. Lying down on the rock I approached more and more. It was a great time…

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“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Perspective

The landing on Juliana airport in St Maarten gives you some great ones. On the bottom right you have the Sunset Beach Bar with really pleasant employees who bring you some cold beers and big burgers.

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Saint Martin – Natural reserve of Pinel island

Saint Martin island in the Caribbean. At the first plan you can see “Pinel island” which is just in front of “Cul de sac”, one of the residential area but also part of the natural reserve. Far on the left side you can see Orient Beach which is recognized as one of the most beautiful beach […]

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The hidden face of the Caribbean

Far from the touristic “clichés”, this is Caybay, located on the south of the island of St Maarten in the Caribbean. On the left you can see the entrance of the “Seaside Nature Park”, a protected area of the Dutch side, with its local restaurant and horse riding. Then you have the power and desalination […]

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“Flying shark” is landing

Juliana airport is one of the most famous spot for airplane photographers. It is situated in between the sea and the lagoon of St Maarten island in the Caribbean. Just where I was standing to shoot is the Sunset Beach Bar which has cold beers and big burgers. What else 🙂

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