I am introducing a new category to the blog with stories about the photos I feature in my portfolio and how they were shot. This is called "From The Front Page".
In the beginning of 2014, I took an epic trip to Puerto Rico to escape the winter in NYC. The first week was filled with skating throughout the tropical paradise with 13 or my buddies from all over the world. The second week, my girlfriend flew in and we went on a bunch of adventures together every day. We all over the island together, and this was the week I actually took my camera out with me every day.
The day we were supposed to go back to NYC, a huge snow storm was coming in and our flight was cancelled. After jumping for joy, we stayed local to where our hotel was and spent the day in Old San Juan. We hung out on this lawn by one of the forts and I noticed that the long path going into the fort was elevated and looked like a horizon where the people walking along were silhouetted. Aside from it looking like the default desktop on Windows XP, I thought it was a pretty cool looking shot and was worth waiting for one person or a small group to only be walking. With this being a very touristy spot, I had to wait a bit for it to clear out and only get these two people in the shot, but it came out pretty much how I'd hoped. Very little post processing went into this, the people really were that silhouetted against the sky. I had a B+W Circular Polarizer Filter on my Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 which helped bring out the blue in the sky a lot which I feel makes this photo really pop.