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I recently visited some 'non tourist' areas as well as international hotels in Cameroon, Africa. There is quite a difference and you must dial in your survival skills in the small villages. One place I was at for over a week was Limbe, a coastal town of approx. 40,000 people about 60 km west of Duoala, the largest city in the country (over 3 MIL people and the airport hub). It's amazing how somewhat developed areas are blended in with basic third world communities and villages. Photography was challenging, but one day at Seme Beach just north of town provided the evening conditions over the black sand beaches I was hoping for. An unusual concept for an american, this is 'Sunset over the Atlantic'.





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Jun 18, 2013 at 04:39 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · West African Sunset


Nicw work Jeffrey...you captured some great light here. I'm intrigued as to what took you to the Cameroon....not a popular photographers destination?
cheers Andrew



Jun 18, 2013 at 06:04 AM
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Hey Jeffrey,

What a cool sunset, and yeah, a sunset over the Atlantic sure seems strange. That trip must have really been interesting. I am sure there was a lot of culture shock to deal with.

Jim



Jun 18, 2013 at 07:22 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · West African Sunset


I like everything about this one. How was the overall trip?


Jun 18, 2013 at 07:26 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · West African Sunset


Simply Stunning, Jeffrey!
I am very intrigued by your adventure into Cameroon.
I would like to see more of your travel photos.
Thanks for sharing.
Kee

(you got my vote!)

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Jun 18, 2013 at 08:35 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · West African Sunset


A great image, I like it a lot.


Jun 18, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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Excellent work, Jeffrey!

-Nick



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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · West African Sunset


Lovely work Jeffrey!


Jun 18, 2013 at 07:10 PM
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I like the photo. Very sweet color.
I see a bit of the coast on the right. That adds to the sense of place. Why not include a little more? (or is there an ugly building right out of the frame?)

I've never met anyone who's been to Cameroon. What was it like? Can you show us in photos or word?

Gordon



Jun 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · West African Sunset


Thanks, everyone. It's too long a story to tell about this trip in a forum post. I'll try to do more in future image posts.


Jun 20, 2013 at 03:57 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · West African Sunset


Sweet light creating wonderful colors, great capture.


Jun 20, 2013 at 05:05 AM
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Great job!

Beautiful effort.
Brian



Oct 09, 2013 at 04:29 AM
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nice "sunset over the Atlantic"



Oct 09, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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The West African coast is certainly not on everyone's list of '100 holiday resorts to see before you die' but it has appeal if you can forget politics, pirates and poverty as I'm sure Jeffrey will affirm and not just with this image. I travelled this coast 35 years ago and was intrigued by what colonisation had left as an aftermath; the ex-French colonies to which Cameroon belonged together with the Ivory Coast and Senegal were far cleaner and better organised than those states in which my forebears played top dog! Douala even then had still a certain Mediterranean flair. Cameroon is 'overlooked' by its volcano of the same name on whose flanks tea was grown. So, Jeffrey, if you have more to offer from this neck-of-the-woods or rainforests then prove to the community that the American West is not the be-all and end-all of iconic photography !!


Oct 09, 2013 at 05:54 PM





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