Hi everyone. Todays image is a black and white shot of the Basilica and Cemetery in Old San Juan. The cemetery is located along the ocean and below the walls of El Morro, one of two forts built on the of island Puerto Rico by the Spanish. El Morro, along with San Cristobal are part of the San Juan National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service.
This photo was shot almost directly into the sun producing a high key, back lit image. A 4-stop Singh-Ray split neutral density was dropped in to help hold back the sky a bit but the intense light was hard to manage. But I love the dramatic light that is created with this effect. The foreground elements are sharp but the image begins to fade toward the background due to the sun and wind born mist from the ocean.
Thanks for stopping by today.