Photo Friday – Belize Hostel

belize hostel

This is one of my favorite photos from our trip to Belize.  Yuma’s House is one of only a few hostels on the islands of Belize – this one on Caye Caulker.  It’s definitely one of the best views I’ve ever had from a hostel!  It’s cheap at $14 a person for a bunk in a four bed room and there is a kitchen and hammocks which we love.  However, you can’t flush your toilet paper (fairly common in Belize) and there was no hot water in the showers.

If this photo looks a little unnatural, that’s because it is.  It’s an HDR image, which is a combination of three different images with varying exposures.  This allows it to have great detail in both the shadows and bright areas and really pumps up the detail.  After that, I adjusted things to make the colors a little more vibrant and sharpened the edges a bit.

Yuma’s House – A hostel in Caye Caulker
January 2014
Nikon D50  –  18-55mm kit lens
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Focal Length: 18mm (27mm equivalent)


One thought on “Photo Friday – Belize Hostel

  1. I loved Caye Caulker when I visited many years ago. I stayed at Bella’s Backpackers and I don’t think they had hot water either. I think they figure it’s too hot already to want hot water.

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