This is my kind of place. A quaint little lodge in the jungle, without a TV for 50 miles. Years ago, I gave up TV completely. I didn’t become as productive as I thought I would. I just ended up hanging out at coffee shops a lot more. Now I have a TV, largely because of the Tour de France, Downton Abbey and House Hunters International…but I still try to limit my TV time. Do you have any favorite shows?
Do you ever step out, just after you order dinner, to shoot some photos of the restaurant? I’m guessing many of my friends that visit here do. We like that kind of stuff. This is the Almond Beach resort in Hopkins Belize. I had just ordered some food and decided it would be great light to shoot a photo in. I think these types of photographs are fun. Sure, they aren’t going to win photo contest, but who cares about that. Going out and adventuring around is fun and then, when you process them (which might be a year later) you will have all those fond memories of the adventure rushing back to you. THAT IS COOL! I guess the reason I’m sharing this is to remind you, don’t just photograph the grandscapes. Photography is about your life. Your life is unique and beautiful so make sure you take some pictures!
Having never stayed in the jungle, let alone a treehouse in the jungle, I surely wasn’t expecting this. But when it comes to treehouses, the Belize Treehouse offers some quality ones. They are well off the valley floor and nestled high in the jungle canopy. At night you can hear the howler monkeys call to one another as they migrate overhead to the river below. It truly is a magical experience.
This is LA as photographed from the Manhattan Beach pier. You can find it just north of Hermosa Beach. If you are interested, you can find out more information in my ‘Photographer’s Guide To Hermosa Beach‘. It’s a great place to visit for a long weekend.
Photographer’s Note – This is a single image processed in Lightroom 4. To achieve this effect I split-toned the image, desaturated it a bit, changed the white balance and boosted the noise reduction to soften it a touch.