Posted on Apr.28, 2010, under Travel

(Nikon D700, 28-80mm at 31mm, ISO 200, Exposure 1/250 sec @f/8.0)

One of the defining characteristics in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico are the narrow cobblestone streets which wind their way through the old city. The blue color is particularly striking, particularly in the right light. I took this shot on a recent family trip to Puerto Rico.

Processing included some slight cropping and adjusting the exposure and black level to make the colors come out. The raw image was quite bright because I exposed ‘to the right’, and bringing down the exposure and increasing the black level just a bit in Lightroom made a huge difference in the image. From a composition perspective, I think the image might be better if there were some object on the street, perhaps a large leaf or something, just something to add a bit of contrast to the stones. What do you think?


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