My first encounter with Puerto Rico was via a cruise ship vacation and if you ever have the opportunity to visit this vibrant city, one of the many must-see locations is the historic and very well preserved Fort El Morro.
The view from within this old Spanish fortress is breathtaking. Walking through the tunnels, courtyards, seeing cannons and jail cells with the deep blue colors of the Atlantic ocean as a backdrop makes one feel as though you’ve been transported back to the times of colonial battle.
Needless to say the place is ideal for history buffs but even more so for photographers. Following a self-guided exploration of the place, I captured the most spectacular view I’ve ever came across in a public bathroom. The opening was smaller than it looks but it comes across amplified because it was taken with the Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye f/2.8.
Weeks after the cruise, Carnival was having a contest asking recent travelers to submit a photograph from one of the many ports of call and 2 months later I was awarded 1st place with main prize involved being published and a Nikon CoolPix L100 camera as an added bonus. I framed 1 of the 2 issues they mailed me and the camera I gave it to my wife.