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Bathsheba


Bathsheba
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 29 N: 315] (1708)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-09-12
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-11 13:58
Viewed: 3272
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a scan from an old holiday photo album.
I've added a touch more colour and removed some dirt from the image. Finally resizing and adding a frame for TL.
This is a spectacular part of the island, much quieter than the touristy south and west coasts.


Legend has it that Bathsheba, wife of King David, bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft. Legend has it that the surf covered white waters of Bathsheba, rich in minerals and life is said to resemble Bathsheba's bath in both appearance health giving value.

This is the rugged east coast of Barbados, where visitors come to breath the air, soak in the invigorating Bathsheba Pools and feel alive.

It is breathtakingly beautiful; wide white sand beaches stretch along a dramatic coastline of striking rock formations against which the Atlantic rollers break in cascades of foam. What at first glance are huge boulders washed up on the beach, are actually rock formations broken away from ancient coral reef!

The village is home to a small community of fishing folk and their families. Along the coast are guest houses, local rum shops and restaurants. It is a hideaway for discerning tourists and for Bajans who frequently weekend here in their seaside cottages along the shore.

SOUP BOWL SURFING AT BATHSHEBA
The Soup Bowl at Bathsheba derives its name from the foamy surf found here and is the site of many local and international surfing championships. This is a great place to surf, with steady big rollers coasting in across the Atlantic ocean.

THE BATHSHEBA POOLS
Soaking in the shallow inshore pools on a hot summer day is a favorite cool off for the many local Bajans who come here for weekends and vacation days.

The pools are carved out of the inshore coral reef and are a few feet away from the sandy shore. They are several feet deep and you can sit in them enjoying a drink while the surf splashed in, swirling the water around in natures own whirlpool.

Rum Punch parties at the pools in Bathsheba are a uniquely Bajan experience!

Notes from www.barbados.org

Thanks for looking, have a good week.

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Hi Alan,
Great work on the scan, it looks really good. This really looks like a beatiful place and I would mind spending some time on that beach with a cool beer and good book.
TFS,
Niek

Ya-mon Alan,

You go to Barbados, have some Jerk Chicken mon, if it did not burn when you go, it wasn't hot enough mon.
Cool shot mon, beautiful view mon.

Mike

Hello Alan,
Pleasing beach view, I like you POV giving a distance here!
Probably a windy day and the surf adds life, good lush colours and fine details!
I'm not that happy for this kind of framing, as I feel it is contrasting too much with the atmosphere in the image instead of enhancing it..
Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-04-12 14:57]
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Hello Alan,
beach and palm trees this reminds me of vaction. Nice shot, good POV and great details.

TFS..Sky

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  • james Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 2 N: 91] (392)
  • [2006-04-13 7:13]
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picture post card perfect....wonderful composure, and details, excellent all around. Id hang this on my wall to admire anyday...TFS...james

Hi
This looks like a nice postcard.Take care
Rob

Alan, Good landscape well framed. Your POV shows a lot of what this country is famous for. Well done.
Murray

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