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LOCAL           Monday 8 January 2018

              Aruban born and bred Steve Francees has a passion for photography. Being a local photographer he knows the hidden
              gems of this island and captures them in an amazing way. As a Family and Landscape photographer Steve is ready to create
              your next ‘vacation memories’, morning and/or sunset shots. T: (297) 738-0777, M:,

              Hooiberg                                                                        Three Bridges (Natural)

             Hooiberg can be seen from virtually anywhere on the island. Is the
             second highest mountain in Aruba. Hooiberg is 165m (541ft) high
             and has 665 concrete steps to the top of the mountain. When taking
             this shot I was standing on top of Casibari Rock Formation, about
             1.5 kilometer north of the mountain. Hooiberg is a Dutch word and
             literally translated into Haystack in English. If you want to keep in
             shape you must climb it to the top at least 2 times during your stay   Aruba has many formations that have the same shape of a bridge. Just like the one in the
             in Aruba.                                                    picture. They can be seen if you take a tour into the National Park and some are so danger-
                                                                          ous to reach that tour companies don’t have them included in their schedule. The day I shot
             Lovely Couple Shot                                           this picture, my son and I left our house around 4:30am, picked up two friends and by 5am
                                                                          we were backpacking into Arikok Park to shoot the sunrise. To reach this location you can
                                                                          park your car at the “official” Natural Bridge, than walk on the coastline to Andicuri Beach,
                                                                          continue walking for another 30 minutes and you will be at the “3 bridges” or “Blackstone
                                                                          Beach” how some call it, because all the stones under the bridge where the sea comes in
                                                                          are black.

                                                                          Eagle Beach (Sunset)

                                                                                                                             Eagle Beach has been rat-
                                                                                                                             ed  the  3rd  best  beaches
                                                                                                                             in the world and 2nd in the
                                                                                                                             Caribbean  and  sure  that  is
                                                                                                                             a big blessing for us here in
                                                                                                                             Aruba.  Miles of long white
                                                                                                                             sandy beaches and crystal
                                                                                                                             clear water. But at sunset it
                                                                                                                             changes  in  colors  and  you
                                                                                                                             can  never  say  which  to-
                                                                                                                             nality  it  will  have,  you  just
                                                                                                                             need  to  be  present  to  see
                                                                                                                             this  natural  show.  For  the
                                                                                                                             last 20 plus years I’ve been
                                                                                                                             photographing this magical
                                                                                                                             beach a lot but not a single
                                                                                                                             shot  is  alike  because  the
            Emotion is very contagious and I suggest you to add more emo-                                                    sky  changes  every  7  min-
            tion into your vacation pictures. This is a shot from last week, a                                               utes.  You  can’t  leave  Aru-
            photo shoot I did with this lovely couple and all the pictures came                                              ba  without  a  shot  of  Eagle
            out super amazing. You can practice the emotion you want in                                                      Beach.
            the picture and look for the best background to shoot in front. The
            best emotion shots are spontaneous shots. So the one who is tak-
            ing the shot must be fully prepared to capture the best moment
            at the right time.
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