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