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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Sunrise Hawks Nest Tortola British Virgin Islands



What a magnificent view to start the day.  My husband and I left home around 6:00am to go to his nephew's house which is located on Hawks Nest, Tortola British Virgin Islands.  As we arrived there we were greeted with this super fabulous view of the sunrise and of course I had to pull out my camera and take some photos.


My new-in-law was also there and he too capturing the stunning scenes with his camera.  So I took the opportunity to take a photo of him standing by the mini pool with the sunrise in the background.  Perfect photo composition!!


 

Friday, September 4, 2020

Hzrfun Cell Phone Holder For Car Dashboard Clip Review


On my YouTube channel I have a few videos in which I drive around Tortola British Virgin Islands.  The very first video I did was and still is very popular on my channel - I drove around Road Town Tortola, actually my husband drove and I did the recording using my Canon EOS M100 camera.  

On another trip we drove from Road Town to West End (on the southern coast road).  It was a tiring trip for me as I held my camera sturdy while my husband drove, at the end my shoulders and back were tired.

With the purchase of my Canon EOS M100 camera there was a mini tripod in the kit so I decided to use it to mount my cell phone and set up on the dashboard of my car.  The dashboard of my car has a groove where I can set the tripod.  This set up worked okay until I drove over the hills and the tripod fell out of position.  Occasionally I had to hold the tripod in place to prevent it from falling out.  

I tried getting footage this way because I didn't want to bother my husband plus it was very tiring to hold the camera sturdy for long periods whole he drove.  I purchased a cell phone mount for the windshield but the phone vibrated while I drove and I was not pleased with the footage.  Relocating these mounts is always a problem for me as they don't stick on to the windshield as good as the first time.

On my trip to Trinidad at the end of 2019, I purchased a web cam as I thought this was the best solution for me but unfortunately I damaged the compartment that stores the sd card.

Recently I purchased a Hzrfun Cell Phone Holder For Car Dashboard Clip.  I chose those one as I know that there is a section on my vehicle dashboard that can facilitate a clip like this.  Its a simple design which allows me to position my cell phone at different angles to get the view that I want.  

I am loving this cell phone clip, recording videos while driving is so much easier now.  I can even clip the cell phone onto my steering wheel and so a selfie recording.  On one occasion I did a selfie recording with the clip attached onto the dashboard but the steering wheel was in front my face.  But I still went ahead and did the recording.  See the video below to see what I am talking about.  


My only problem now is as my cell phone is set up on my dashboard to record, after about 15-20 minutes, the temperature on my dashboard gets very hot - my phone as well and stops recording.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Iguana Sunbathing - Tortola British Virgin Islands



Yesterday I went to hand out my laundry and I passed my buddy without seeing him (I don't know how to identify the males from the female as yet).  It was only when I was on my way back into the the house I saw same familiar colours in the corner of my eye and I was looking in the usual spot when I see these iguanas.  When I eventually refocused my eyes, the iguana was right in front of me out of his usual spot!!

This photo was taken before the one above.  I did not want to add it to my gallery because of the ugly mop but its a great photo.  You can see the length of the iguana and him leaving his 'home'.

He likes to leave the confines of his 'home', walk through the porch and go over to the piece of land on the other side of the house.  Maybe he went looking for food or check out his other friends!

Photo taken with my Canon EOS M100 camera. My Instagram page

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Red Flamboyant Tree In Full Bloom - Beef Island, British Virgin Islands

After taking those magnificent photos in my last post of the flamboyant tree with yellow flowers, I went on a hunt to find a tree with the red flowers and found this tree in full bloom on Beef Island British Virgin Islands, near the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport.

Photos taken with my Canon EOS M100 camera



Yellow Flamboyant Tree In Full Bloom - Pockwood Pond Tortola British Virgin Islands

My husband and I went out friends' house to pick some tamarind so of course I was armed with my Canon EOS M100 camera.  When I arrived there, this yellow flamboyant tree was in full bloom, I was so excited.  I don't think I ever saw this tree with yellow flowers.  I am super happy that I took these photos because a few days later, the tree was not as laden with flowers.

Photos taken with my Canon EOS M100 camera





Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hibiscus Flower Bloom

I took this photo this morning in memory of a family member who passed almost a year ago.  He loved his plants and flowers.  As I saw these flowers bloom, right away he came back to my memory and I smiled😊😊

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge | Day #8


Green iguana on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama

Wow what a great photo opportunity first thing this morning.  As I opened my window I saw this guy hanging on a banana tree leaf which was very close to my window and it seems like my guy was still asleep!!!

Great photo, no editing today!!!  Location:  Tortola British Virgin Islands
Photo taken with Canon EOS M100 camera.  My Instagram page

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Leonotis Nepetifolia AKA Known As Shandilay Flower/Bush


Does anyone knows what this is called?


Leonotis Nepetifolia aka known as Shandilay Flower/Bush in Trinidad and Tobago.


2020 Daily Photo Challenge - Poui Trees On Tortola British Virgin Islands | Day #1


I think my next challenge is to find more poui trees on Tortola British Virgin Islands.  Day one of my new challenge - poui trees on Tortola.  Location: opposite the East End Police Station Tortola British Virgin Islands

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge | Day #7


Green iguana on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama

I edited the photo a bit.  Location:  Tortola British Virgin Islands
Photo taken with Canon EOS M100 camera.  My Instagram page

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Pregnant Iguana? Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge | Day #6


Green iguana on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama

This iguana looks pregnant.  What do you think?  Photo taken with Canon EOS M100 camera.  My Instagram page

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Inside Bomba Shack, Apple Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands


Memories, this 'must see' bar on Tortola was destroyed during 2017 hurricane Irma.  Because of land ownership issues, the bar was not rebuilt.

Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge | Day #5


Green iguana on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama

Looks like I woke up my little buddy this morning 😍😍😊😊.  Photo taken with Canon EOS M100 camera.  My Instagram page

Monday, April 13, 2020

Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge | Day #4

Photo credit by Brian Waithe

This photo of this beautiful guy was taken by my friend.  He is magnificent but at the same time a bit too scary for me to aporoach him πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge | Day #3

Green iguana on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama

Day #3 of my daily photo of iguana challenge 🦎
Look at how my little buddy is positioned 🀣🀣🀣 he has some scary looking claws😲😲

Photo taken with Canon EOS M100 camera

My Instagram page

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge | Day #2

Green iguana on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama

Photo taken with my Canon EOS M100 camera.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Sun Flower - Its A Beautiful Day - Just To Inspire You



This post is just to inspire you and let you know that we will be alright. I know many people are concerned about their finances, their lives, they are fearful but we just have to have faith and trust in our God.  We will survive this COVID-19 pandemic.  Stay safe everyone!

Daily Photo Of Green Invasive Iguana Challenge


Wow I am impressed with the results of this photo.  The original photo was not this close.  I had to crop them and these are the end results.  Again I used the basic editing software that came with my laptop to do the cropping process.  I am challenging myself to try and take a photo every of these interesting animals.  In the Caribbean they are eaten but I don't eat then.  They are vegetarians.  I look forward to seeing them on my tree each day, I speak to them and take awesome photos of them. This guy enjoys hanging out in my banana trees.

Photo taken with my Canon EOS M100 camera.
Check out my Instagram page for more awesome photos.

Green iguana on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama

green iguana. photo take on Tortola BVI by Martina Jackson of MJphotorama