Two lighthouses and a bit of sea

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by ajramirez, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    It's been a long time since I posted anything, but my photography has become very sporadic as of late.

    In any event, here are some recent shots of two Puerto Rico lighthouses, located at the two extremes of the island.

    The first lighthouse is Los Morillos Lighthouse, in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. The lighthouse is a working lighthouse located in the southwest tip of the island. The beach shots that follow are of the surrounding area. The shots were all taken at sundown, with the lighthouse shot taken practically at night.

    The second lighthouse is Punta Tuna Lighthouse in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. This is another working lighthouse, located in the southeast corner of the island.

    I hope you enjoy them!

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    El Faro
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    En Cabo Rojo
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    En Cabo Rojo
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    En Cabo Rojo
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    En Cabo Rojo
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    En Cabo Rojo
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    Punta Tuna
    by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    All on the Leica M9P and 24mm 3.8 Elmar M or 18mm 4.0 ZM Distagon.

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    nice set. For me, #1 is a knockout. The tones are gorgeous and the sky looks like a painting.
     
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  3. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    This is a real change of pace for you Antonio, and a really nice one. I'm a bit more partial to the B&W shots, with the first and last my favorites, but the second shot and the two color ones are also really wonderful...

    -Ray
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    the colors are like a dream.....like a natural rainbow in landscape form
     
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  5. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Second and last black & whites are lovely and the rocky foreground and misty quality of the second colour shot are fab!
     
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Like 'em all.
     
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  7. What a nice collection.
     
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  8. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Beautiful! #1 is my favorite too, with #2 as a close second although I like them all.
     
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  9. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Like 'em all as well. Gorgeous tones, and a subtle touch.
     
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  10. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Lovely. Black and white work very well. No 1 is superb.
     
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  11. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Beautiful, and I'm particularly partial to the b&ws. The arrangement and lighting of the first makes it my favourite.
     
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  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I just love them all, Antonio. Its good to see you shooting again, too. Lets hope for more from you :)
     
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  13. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Thanks all for your very kind comments!

    I never thought it would happen, but I have fallen into a slump that is probably going on three or four months now. I guess it's a combination of having had a very intense year at work (in a good way, mind you), which has left me with precious little free time to devote to family and other pursuits, and family must come first. I have found myself more often than not taking photos at family outings, rather than going on photo-specific trips. All of the photos in this set were taken with the family on tow, and while my wife and son were very patient in allowing me the time to set up a tripod for each shot, I did try to be considerate of them and sped it along as best as I could.

    In any event, it's good to be back!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  14. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Kyle
    Allowing time for "tripod" photography is a tall order for most families. You've got a patient wife and kids. I would be kneeling down to rattle off a few quick snaps, then chasing them as they walked off.
     
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  15. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

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    Dec 7, 2012
    États-Unis
    Dave
    #1 and #2 are my favorites in this set. I always enjoy checking out your images, Antonio. Thanks for posting these.
     
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  16. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    In my opinion, you have demonstrated your true calling in photography. Beautiful!
     
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  17. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    The B/W shots in this series are killer! :smile:

     
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  18. Blueshound

    Blueshound New to SC

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    Sep 6, 2014
    Victoria, BC
    Lovely set of images. There's just something special about No. 1 that I admire in particular.

    Super stuff.

    Brian
     
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  19. Judderman62

    Judderman62 SC Regular

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    Mar 24, 2013
    Greater Manchester, UK
    Mike
    very nice indeed
     
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