Peering at a pier in George Town, Grand Cayman, as seen during our 2022 Disney Cruise.
During our stop in Grand Cayman, I was looking for interesting things to photograph, as I always do in new places. We found a small beach, and that beach had some nice views of the cruise ships that were anchored out in the harbor. As I was taking photos of the ships, I decided to include this pier in one of the photos.
Looking back now, I honestly don’t remember why I took this photo. My guess is that I was thinking that it added in some interesting colors. Maybe I should start jotting down some notes as to why I took photos to help my memory. But then I would probably just forget where I wrote those notes. So that really would not help my memory at all. And this way, it is like I am playing a guessing game with myself. Hey Steve, see if you can guess why you took this photo! You just might win a brand new car! Of course, you would have to pay for that brand new car yourself, but that’s beside the point!
But in looking at the photo now, I do like the inclusion of the pier. I do wish that I had taken another photo of just the pier to be able to see more of it. There was a bar or restaurant that the pier was attached to, but no one was using the outdoor seating area at the time. Those who were eating or drinking were probably enjoying the shade, because the sun was a bit hot that day.
I am intrigued by how the surfboard on the pier says “Local”. Does that mean it is only for use by the locals? Or is it that you can only use it there and not somewhere else? If I had borrowed that surfboard for our next stop in Jamaica, would the surfboard have just sank to the bottom of the water since it was no longer local? So many unanswered questions. But those are the kinds of things that keep me intrigued.
And also, if you were wondering, the ship in the photo is not the ship from our cruise. We were on the Disney Fantasy, and the ship that you can see here is the MSC Seashore. The Disney Fantasy is hiding behind the pier.
Sand on the Shore
Here is a bonus photo for you of the waves and the sand on the shore:
I use the term “waves” loosely, because as you can tell, the wave height is only a couple of inches here. And the waves were not really much larger out away from the shore, either. So if I had tried to be a local and use that local surfboard locally, I would have just been sitting still in the water. Unless I had started paddling. Because the waves were not large enough to make a difference. And I would have gotten tired pretty quickly from all that paddling. Especially since I did not have an actual paddle to use.
However, I do always like to see the water rushing up onto the sand, even if it is not that much water. And actually these smaller waves on the shore are much easier to photograph than the bigger waves. There was not much of a chance that the waves were going to knock me over and drag me out to sea, so I could just concentrate on photography. Thank you, small waves.
Look for the good in small things, too, and not just in big things.
All generous giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. - James 1:17
About the Photos
For the past several photos I have posted, I have started with a preexisting preset from a previous photo (lots of “pre” words there). That makes the process of processing go quickly, but I don’t always get quite the results that I want. So for these photos, I just started fresh with making some adjustments, rather than trying to use the same adjustments I had used for other photos. And I was happy with these results. Plus, it really did not take any longer than when I was trying to adjust the settings that a preset used. Lesson learned. Don’t be in too much of a hurry.
Photos: Each photo is a single Raw exposure, processed in GIMP and Raw Therapee.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Rokinon 35mm f/1.8
Date: June 7, 2022
Location: George Town, Grand Cayman