White Island Reef

I thought it would be nice to post this shot back to back with the previous one (see here) as it's taken from almost the exact same location yet tells quite a different story. The comparison is an excellent demonstration as to how light angle and intensity change the outcome of your photograph. It's also a good demonstration as to why you should not sail into a new anchorage at dusk 😉


That's us (SV Cirrus) in the foreground on the left just off White Island in the territorial waters of Grenada.

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Robert Downie
Love Life, Love Photography

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Such a beautiful picture (and place).

Are people allowed on the island to explore or is it off limits? Does anyone live there?

So, you guys are there with that other boat or they just happened to be there stealing your serenity?

Yes you can explore the island. The island in the background even has a little outdoor "resturant" on it that the locals run.

And yes they are just stealing our serenity lol

I wanna go there...But I guess I probably won't.

And yes they are just stealing our serenity

Have you considered some 16th century Portuguese Man of War style cannon fire? I mean, I'm not 100% sure, but I hear a good cannon drive-by is a good way to clear out sink the neighbours.

But, judging by what I know about you, you're far to nice for such blunt tactics. Maybe some SEAL Team underwater demolition action is more your style.

lol. even for an introvert sometimes it's actually nice to have someone to have a beer with on the beach ;-)

You're probably right and I agree...But cannons man! 😆

yes Cannons would be cool

Wow great shot! I'll probably be getting my hands on a drone pretty soon and can't wait to explore this side of photography!

They are heaps of fun.

Until I crash it in a tree it will! ^^

I’m thinking of buying a drone and this awesome pic just makes me want it so bad now..!!! Great shot and stunning destination 😍

Thanks. You should get one for sure . Just practice flying over land before you start doing water shots ;-)