Puerto Rico: Travel Glamour

It all seems glamorous…shooting a sunset of El Morro in Puerto Rico while enjoying warm tropical breezes. But behind that image are also the unglamorous underpinnings of travel: airline cancelations, rebooking and cancelations again…scrambling to find a last minute and expensive hotel…3:30 a.m. wakeup calls for a 6 a.m. flight that may or not happen because of an unusual snow/ice storm in Atlanta…relief on finally boarding plane…realization upon landing that I am stuck in the ATL airport because the cabs aren’t running and the roads are too icey for family to pick me up.

At least once a week I get an email from a young photographer wanting to know how to travel and take photos. Maybe the short answer should be, “Count the costs.”

El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Nikon D3s, 24-120mm f4 @120mm, 1/1000 sec, f4, ISO200)
Atlanta airport (Nikon D3s, 24-120mm f14 @58mm, 1/320 sec, f4, ISO500)

©Copyright Gary S. Chapman 2010

6 thoughts

  1. But, Gary! Travel is so sexy!! Go to far away places with people you don’t know; stay in strange places (with people you don’t know); eat alone (or with people you don’t know).

    Really, so much fun!!

    Oh! And I love every day of it!

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