When photographing various places and landscapes, I sometimes make a note of a location or a spot that I particularly like, so that I could come back and take pictures later. Often times you will find a really beautiful scene, but poor lighting conditions, bad timing, lack of proper equipment or other circumstances might prevent you from capturing the perfect shot. There are numerous locations that I saved as my “favorites”, which I try to go back to and recapture when I have a chance. Sometimes I come back with nothing, other times I might get lucky and come back with a picture I actually like. I might even visit the same place in different seasons to get a completely new look, like in this set of pictures.
Here is a picture of a cool-looking entrance at Castillo de San Cristóbal that I photographed in 2010:
I happened to visit Puerto Rico again in 2011, so when doing some street photography in downtown San Juan, I went back to the same spot at Castillo de San Cristóbal and found both the door and window closed. Knowing that I already had a picture with both open, I took another shot at a similar angle:
I know that some of our readers will ask – but no, both images are not HDR. All I did was increase contrast and clarity, then changed camera profile to “Camera Vivid” in Lightroom. Some cropping was also applied to make sure that the images have a similar field of view.