The Bahamas have been on our radar for some time now. After many times flying over and curiously witnessing the beauty from above, it was time to take advantage of a holiday weekend and get back to the Caribbean!
After a super quick flight direct from Baltimore, we found our resort right in the sweet spot of Grand Bahama Island. Perfect cyan waters, surprisingly calm and warm. While exploring we came across half a dozen sting rays cruising along the shoreline which was amazing, if only we could find a place to see more!…
Overall the Bahamas offer a nice Caribbean experience, at a fraction of cost compared to many of the more distant islands. A fun, typical, caribbean experience that’s just simply a solid place for any 3-5 day getaway.
The iPhone remained camera of choice, however we had a 2-day streak of killer sunrises that screamed for some land and seascapes!
Here’s a summary of our time on grand Bahama island and a few favorite images, Enjoy!
My travel, landscape, and seascape portfolio can be seen here.
Images taken with the new 16-35 f/4L lens coupled with my trusty 5D Mark III.
Despite staying at a typical resort we were rewarded with uninhabited land and waters just a short walk up the beach. Here we found a unique stretch of coast which formed a slight peninsula, allowing us to face north and witness both sunrises and sunsets. We even found some cool rock assortments.
We brought along our recently upgraded landscape gear (equipment info here), and took advantage of the incredible light and skies during each sunrise and sunset. During the day I snapped away with my iPhone.
Here are a few favorites – the first set of images were taken with a 5D Mark III, 24-70 f/2.8L II, and LEE Filters. The second set is with my iPhone.
We explored by day, mostly around the southwest portion of the island where the iconic Piton volcanoes are located. At night we immersed ourselves in the island at a local overnight plantation between the Pitons; Experiencing copious amounts of fruits, spices, vegetation, and sounds. We conquered the summit of Gros Piton. We did mud baths. And we experienced sunsets that did not even register as being real (scroll down to the last shot). Here’s a few favorites, taken with either my 5D Mark III or FujiFilm x100s.
I hope you enjoy. -Jeff
Although we did take some gear, it was just one camera and one lens. It felt liberating, and we probably got to enjoy the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches a little more. What an exceptional paradise, I couldn’t imagine anything more soothing if you like this type of climate.
Here are a couple images that I captured.