CenAm 2008-01-13

...where we flew over Utila, Honduras, stopped at Guanaja, Honduras to check it out, then flew to Roatan (again) to spend a few days. That night, at sunset, I stumbled into a family blowing BUBBLES! on a dock.

Yes, back to Roatan. Overflying Utila, stopping in Guanaja, then finally getting to Roatan in time for lunch. A little late, as usual.


Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
The strip at Utila. One of the white dots in parking is Jim's Maroon Mooney. Unfortunately, I forgot I set the camera to "small and low quality".



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100
The town of Utila.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 33.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Shipwreck? Camera still in "small and worthless" image mode. :-(



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 21.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/7.0, ISO 100
The tower at Guanaja. Airport taxi was a guy who built his house at the end of the runway, and has a couple of boats to take you over to the town.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
That's it. Guanaja. We spent not very much time here, wandering aimlessly.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 88.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 21.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100
The words on the wall say "welcome to the good life". I didn't really know how to interpret that.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/4.6, ISO 100
"Carlos Beauty Salon" and rusty machine shop. The guy on the far right has a load of rusty metal that he is hauling out to the dock behind me.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100
Future site of....



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 33.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100
Apparently, rusty metal is a big business here. These two just hauled a load to the dock. The kid was having a blast, and I'm sure his Dad got a kick out of the crazy sunburnt American taking a picture.

Believe it or not, this was also a "I forgot to reset the camera" picture. I had the stupid thing set to manual exposure and completely forgot about it. Lucky me!



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 33.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 33.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 24.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 24.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100
And finally back on Roatan. Wouldn't you know it? So is Continental! I'm pretty sure this is flight 1894.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM EX at 500.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 28.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/9.9, ISO 100
Ah. Aren't you relaxed now. Sunset from West End.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 59.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
BUBBLES! Lots more here.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 24.0 mm; 8 sec, f/12.9, ISO 100
I "wasted" the sunset proper with the bubbles, but that's OK.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 33.0 mm; 30 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100
Sun all gone. Tourists all gone. Beach chairs tucked away for the night.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 106.0 mm; 13 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100
Exactly one bar on the beach has action -- I'm sure lots of the all-inclusive resorts are hopping, but that's not "on the beach" as far as I'm concerned. This trio was in front of that place. Although, since this is a 13 second exposure, I'm not sure they're very conscious.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 21.0 mm; 30 sec, f/5.7, ISO 800
West End beach at night. I used up a lot of ink on this one.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 30 sec, f/5.7, ISO 200
Very, very close to the paint "scheme" in my house. My upstairs hallway is orange, office is yellow, bedroom is purple. I should photoshop that last chair, since the room with all the books (spare bedroom without a bed) is green. My sister points out I painted my house M&M colors. (The living room is a dark red, and I'm thinking of a blue kitchen, I just can't seem to figure out how to make a deep blue be not dark.)



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