Puerto Rico – Part 3

This is the final part of my trip to Puerto Rico and the last images from the beautiful Old San Juan and the fort. Part one can be found here and part two is here.

The Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G is very wide on FX – so wide, that it can fit lots of foreground in the frame. On one side, it is very nice, because you can highlight the front objects, but at the same time it can be a little negative, since it makes background objects look tiny. Here is where a large cannon used to stand before:

San Juan #18

And by walking a little closer to the shore, I got this beautiful view:

San Juan #19

Castle-like part of the fort:

San Juan #20

Again, lots of textures:

San Juan #21

Lots of iguanas around the fort, especially in large open areas. I captured this one using a panning technique while it was running:

San Juan #22

San Juan #23

San Juan #24

Some guy taking a picture of the fort:

San Juan #25

This is the second fort on the other side of Old San Juan. It is actually pretty close to the first one, but we decided to take one of the trams instead, because it was sunny and very hot.

San Juan #26

Cannon placeholders looking at the ocean:

San Juan #27

San Juan #28

More doors and textures:

San Juan #29

Overlook from the side:

San Juan #30

Another image of the narrow passage to the overlook:

San Juan #31

Lighthouse at the second fort:

San Juan #32

A really old iron Cannon:

San Juan #33

Old windows – looks like an HDR image, but it is not :)

San Juan #34

A memorial at the fort:

San Juan #35

Broken street lights of Old San Juan:

San Juan #36

I took this picture at a local art festival that was taking place at the time. There were plenty of interesting photo opportunities, but I ran out of time and had to run to the airport.

San Juan #37

All of the above images were taken with a Nikon D700 DSLR with 14-24mm f/2.8G and 70-200mm f/2.8G lenses.


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Comments

  1. Wow, I really like #34, almost an HDR feel. What are the colorful half egg shells in the last photo? Some good painting!

    • Thank you Aaron! Yes, #34 looks like an HDR image, but it is not – just too many textures on the walls and windows make it feel like an HDR photo. I did not edit the image, simply cropped the bottom part a little bit :)

      The colorful egg shells in the last photo are from an art festival that was taking place in Old San Juan. Some guy was selling those and I took a few pictures before hopping into a taxi…

  2. 2
    ) Alisher Kabulov

    Hi Nasim!
    Great, great pfotos again. There is a plenty of picturesque things there to shoot. I really like the texture of the walls and canons. And iguanas are very cute for sure )))

    • Thank you for your feedback Alisher! Yes, San Juan has a lot of textures, I really enjoyed taking pictures of it :)

  3. 3
    ) Dennis

    Nice photos, thanks for sharing. I like the composition of #28, feels like a frame within frames. Yup, #34 is really great, texture is nice.

  4. 4
    ) Niels

    Hello Nasim,

    You made some really beautiful pictures in Puerto Rico. I recently stumbled upon your website and it has inspired me to buy a DSLR aswell. I still have a very long way to go, since i’m relatively new to photography in general. Anyway, just a short message to thank you for inspiring me.

    • Niels, thank you so much for your feedback!

      I have a lot of articles on photography for beginners and I wrote a detailed article on how to purchase a DSLR. Please review and let me know if you have any questions!

      • 15
        ) Niels

        Hello Nasim,

        I’ve recently purchased a Nikon D90 with 18-105mm AF-S DX f/3.5-5.6G kit lens and also bought the 35mm AF-S DX f/1.8G.

        I still have a lot to learn but i’m very impressed with the pictures i can make with it already.

  5. 5
    ) Steve

    OMG, you took the same shots I did at the fort.
    I guess everyone has the same idea: Use wide angle to emphasize angles.
    I also did a shot with a wide angle at the back of the cannon. I went at XMAS, and the city was decorated with lights, etc.

    • Steve, thanks for stopping by and dropping a comment :) Have you posted your pictures of San Juan on the Internet? I would love to see them, especially with Christmas lights.

  6. 6
    ) Bekhzod

    I was surfing the net and viewing ratings of websites and found this wonderful website! Photos are really amazing! Especially, I liked #19! Great pictures!

    • Bekhzod, thank you for your feedback!

      Do you mind if I ask you which website you came through? Just wondering :)

      Thank you!

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  7. 16
    ) Jeanne

    Great pixs and learn alot from here. Thank you Mr. Nasim for teaching and sharing.

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