CenAm 2008-01-14

...where we relaxed at Roatan.


Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 88.0 mm; 1/2500 sec, f/5.7, ISO 400
I surprised everyone by waking up BEFORE sunrise, and hiking to the end of the beach, up over the hill, and to the other side of West End Point, so I could watch the sunrise.

I successfully did all that, showing up just a touch after sun-up -- I was at the top of the hill at sun-up -- only to discover (again) that leaving a camera in a cool airconditioned room all night, then pulling out in near 100% humidity only causes lenses, mirrors and sensos to fog over.

The haze here is actually on the lens, but, hey, it works.

The land is mainland Honduras.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 48.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/5.7, ISO 400
Top of the hill on the hike back.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 24.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100
Sunrise, looking north.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
The end of the beach. It's just a wall of coral.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 200.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/6.4, ISO 800
Lizard in the wall of coral.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 88.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400
The Norwegean Sun.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 88.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/11.3, ISO 400
Stupid boat took fifteen minutes to get here....and it was then too big to fit between the wall and the rock.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/12.9, ISO 400
Wake up, beach chairs! Time to go to work!



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 48.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400
Beach chairs, waiting patiently for Italians to occupy them. (I think this was in front of the Henry Morgan resort; I was told there are lots of Italians that stay there.)

Speaking of Henry Morgan, one of the stranger events on a Cen Am trip -- we bumped into a couple that we met in 2005 on the island of Contadora in Panama. They were here for two weeks, originally planning on going to San Andreas, IIRC.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 72.0 mm; 1/3200 sec, f/5.7, ISO 400



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 144.0 mm; 1/1000 sec, f/6.4, ISO 400
Middle of the day, Ma, Pa and I walk down to the end of the beach (again). Along the way, we found millions of fry in the warm water close to the beach. Lots of fun chasing them around.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 18.0 mm; 1/640 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
AGAIN back to West End Point. Somehow I talked Pa into coming with me to watch the sunset from here. We showed up a little early.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 33.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 88.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/16.0, ISO 100
We decided that the sunset wasn't going to be very interesting from West End Point, and headed back. At the top of the hill, we had a wonderful view of West End beach.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 200.0 mm; 0.3 sec, f/36.4, ISO 100
....and just hung around till sunset.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 162.0 mm; 1/5 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Skip ahead one.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 162.0 mm; 1/5 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
I'm just lucky! I took this picture, looked at it, and decided to go talk to them. Turns out they're all from Rockville. Kind of mind blowing to find someone that lives a couple miles from you just hanging out in Honduras.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS at 40.0 mm; 1/5 sec, f/6.4, ISO 100
Next. Time. Please. Wait. 30. Seconds.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 10 sec, f/4.0, ISO 3200
Another ink killer. The bright dot on the horizon is the ship from the last couple pictures. 10 sec, f/4, ISO 3200. I'm not sure if the moon was out or not.



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