For a very long time, Guadeloupe has attracted me. This archipelago consists of seven islands and constitutes a French overseas department. We feel the French inspiration there, but we are far from feeling in France. Its inhabitants have a unique and colorful culture. The two main islands of the archipelago are Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre. The mountainous reliefs are called the Highlands.
For this beginning of my stay, Jude, my guide, makes me discover his corner of the country, Basse-Terre. It can be reached by traveling the many kilometers along the coast. Here, we do not work in mileage, but in driving time. To reach Basse-Terre, there is a road that intersects the route. It is officially called the Traverse des Mamelles. Jude is amused by mentioning it. "We Guadeloupeans sometimes have very colorful names." In the descent of the cloudy mountains, Basse-Terre is revealed with the calm and sunny Caribbean Sea. This region is nicknamed the "leeward coast" since it is protected from the prevailing winds coming from the east. No need to tell you that it is a perfect place to admire the sunset, being located in the west. After a short visit to Pointe-Noire, Jude tells me about a very photogenic little town called Deshaies, ideal for photographing the sunset. "You'll see, it's a real movie set." Moreover, it is the filming location of a European series, Murder in Paradise.
Device: DJI Mini 3 pro
Exposure: 1/60s at F/1.7
ISO : 100