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Doug L
06-23-2013, 01:55 AM
Hi everyone. I was in Jamaica for a 'destination wedding' - my nephew - during the last week in May. What an amazing place! The farthest south I've been to, up till then, had been Springfield, Vermont. I brought a few camera lenses - 200mm & Macro lens in case I had time to shoot some birds, reptiles or insects. I decided that for general snapshots, I'd just carry around my 7 inch BlackBerry Playbook tablet which has a 10 megapixel camera in it. Since the exposures are auto - no manual controls - I found it an interesting project. Here are my favourite images.

a, Road stop on the way to the resort.

b, Flowers everywhere.

c, Gran Bahia Principe resort.

d, View from a balcony.

e, Palm Trees - I was surprised at the variety of palm tree species.

Doug L
06-23-2013, 02:02 AM
Here are a few more shots. The third image is of the 'chapel' at dawn.

06-23-2013, 09:21 AM
Nice sets - I quite like that sunset photo in the second post.

06-23-2013, 11:10 AM
Great set, that brings back memories, I love Jamaica, what a beautiful country.

06-23-2013, 12:09 PM
Great set! Your tablet did a decent job.

06-24-2013, 07:27 AM
Looks like a really nice place you've captured.

06-24-2013, 03:36 PM
Nice shots! That tablet did a good job for you. I like the sunset shot and the beach scene with the chairs in the background.

06-24-2013, 05:24 PM
Looks like a great place for a wedding. I like the last 2 best.

06-29-2013, 04:30 AM
Very nice, and agree as to the last two being the winners for me also.
That tablet captured some nice detail as seen in the tiled roof in a couple shots. Well done.

Doug L
06-30-2013, 05:53 AM
Thanks, everyone. Yes, I was very pleased with the tablet camera's performance. The main reason for using it was that I was constantly shooting short video clips (with the tablet's video camera) of the trip and wedding so I could try to put together a film for the families.