ISO100, @24mm, f/11, 1/400sec; Antigua Yacht Club, English Harbor, Antigua
Smaller Apertures: Using a smaller aperture (f/11- though I could have gone smaller, given how bright of a day it was) kept this line of docks in focus and well detailed, as well as the line of mountains in the background.
ISO100, @20mm, f/13, 1/320sec.; Carlisle Bay, Antigua
Making this shot vertical enhanced the height of the palm trees as well as drawing the eye along the path(s) and right out onto the ocean! (Care for a swim anyone?)
ISO100, @20mm, f/13, 1/125 sec, In front of St. John’s Anglican Cathedral in St. John’s, Antigua
F-M-B: The Foreground is the rusty sign-post (though rather undescript I think it still adds the dimension element, without distracting from the rest of the photo), Middle-Ground would be the stairs and the Background would be the colorful homes/buildings
ISO 100 @35mm, f/10, 1/250 sec., Devil’s Bridge, Antigua
My goal here was to keep the perspective of the rock and its patterns, cut out and designed by years of harsh seas. Instead of focusing on capturing the horizon line and the vastness of the sea as well as everything else I got down low to the ground. The three people in the far background also help to give it a dimension of scale.
ISO200, @22mm, f/7.1, 1/250sec, Soldier’s Point, Blue Waters Resort, Antigua
The sun was just starting to set when I took this photo. Because of the setting sun the beach has a nice, warm feel from the sun, which makes it look all the more enticing.
ISO100, 75mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec with a polarizer filter; Devil’s Bridge, Antigua
Devil’s Bridge in Antigua is very beautiful, but a shot of “just” the landscape would have been a bit bland. I used to always think I wanted photos without people in them- keep them pure and simple- but it also made them boring. MatadorU has done a great job of showing how much better adding that familiar, personal element can make a photo!
In this photo in particular I like that the tourist in the front and the fisher-woman in the background give the photo some perspective AND some life! It makes things a little bit more interesting with them in there.