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Photo Friday – Castillo San Felipe del Morro

One of the challenges that every photographer faces frequently is shooting popular sites that are photographed over and over (and over and over). I still shoot the obvious or traditional angles at least for my own documentation purposes, but I do like to try to see if I can find an original or less common way to frame things. When Chris and I were in Puerto Rico, we visited Castillo San Felipe del Morro and I tried to find an interesting perspective to photograph the fort. In an attempt to keep tourists out of my image, I settled on this shot of the front framed by a palm tree, but it sort of makes the fort look miniscule! So it doesn’t quite work to tell the story of an impressive impenetrable fortress standing guard on the coast, and I’m not crazy about the lampposts in the foreground. This composition does set the scene in a tropical locale though so there’s that, and plus I still like it. That’s what counts most, right?

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