For the past week I have been traveling through Puerto Rico with my husband and some of our friends. It's been a very rewarding experience. We rented a car and stayed along the southeast portion of the island.. which has some of the most beautiful beaches that I personally can recall from all my world travels.
Prior to our travels, I thought long and hard on what photo gear I wanted to pack and how in depth I would be photographing the region. I wanted to leave my travels feeling refreshed and work free but at the same time, I would of hated myself for not bringing atleast one nice camera body and a select lens.. so after much deliberation, I decided on my fisheye because firstly,, it's such a small, compactable and light weight lens that it's easy to manage and walk around with .. and the later is because it captures the most of the environment within the frame.
I did find it aggravating when I saw a gorgeous shot of an individual fishing or walking on the street that would be perfect for my 50mm or a 30mm lens but I made my one lens choice work and was happy with the results for the most part. The fisheye worked great for those large scenic shots when I wanted to capture the vastness of something.. such as the amazing 17th century apartment we rented while staying in Old San Juan. It was inspiring to say the least, with high ceilings, heavy wooden shutters and doors, marble floors and an amazing open air space.
This little get-away left me with more appreciation for this region and the people that live there. From hiking through the rain forest to swimming the Caribbean to exploring the aged cobblestone streets of Old San Juan.. it was all equally inspiring to capture.