Tahiti Photo Trek
January, 2005


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Rental Bikes, Bora Bora

Although Popular Photography and Imaging magazine chose
the next photo to include in their article about our Tahiti Trek,
this is my most personally satisfying image from the workshop.
I do understand though, that this image does not have "Tahiti" written all over it.


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Dry Docked Boats, Bora Bora

I found this scene at a stop during our "le truck" circumnavigation of Bora Bora.
It was early in the afternoon and the sun was glaring down,
but I liked the dynamic contrast created by the different heights of the boats and their ages.
What I didn't like were the distracting colors in the scene and the hazy clouds.
I desaturated the image and then gave it a sepia tone.
I also blocked up the sky and some shadow detail to increase the graphic effect.


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For comparison, this is the original image file, except for re-sizing,
exactly as it was captured by my Canon 20D.


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Henry Diltz Steve McCurry

Mentors on the Popular Photography / American Photo Tahiti Trek


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Raiatea Hillside in the Rain


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Planter Reflection in a Rain Puddle , Raiatea


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Church Garden, Raiatea,
As seen through a Lensbaby lens.


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Church Garden, Raiatea
As seen through a stained glass window.


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Fire Hydrant, Raiatea


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Shopping Center Architecture, Raiatea


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More Shopping Center Architecture, Raiatea
As seen through a Lensbaby lens.


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Tahaa Shoreline, Just Above Waterlevel


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Off Shore Fishing Hut, Tahaa



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Palm Fronds, Tahaa


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Thumbs Up!
Preparing Coconuts Drinks for Our Island Picnic, Tahaa


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In the Back Window of a School Bus, Tahaa


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Looking into a Church Through a Stained Glass Window, Bora Bora


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Cleaning Up, Bora Bora


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Pareus Drying on the Line, Bora Bora


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Using the Pareus Fabric as Diffusion


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Looking Up


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A Windy Day at the Pareus Production Yard, Bora Bora


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Henry Diltz and several trekkers took a walk through a local neighborhood on Bora Bora.
We found laundry...


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...and bicycles in front yards...


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... and children...


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...with their dogs...


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...and very friendly people.


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Shoes on a Pier, Bora Bora


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Shoes on the Tender Boat Returning to the Cruise Ship


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Shoes on the Deck of the Cruise Ship


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Cruise Ship Entertainer


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Shoreline View from the Cruise Ship



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