Photo Friday – Cancun Lighthouse

This is a cool old lighthouse at the northeast end of the giant row of hotels that is Cancun.  It is only accessible by staying at the Dreams Riviera Resort – or by sneaking in ;).  Here are the lat/long coordinates if you want to put it into google maps: 21.137485, -86.741162

After taking this photo, I cropped it significantly in order to fix some composition issues.  This is definitely an example of something I like to do when I shoot an image: I should it with extra space around the photo.  If I had shot this tight without any extra room, I would have limited the options I had afterward.  This photo is also an excellent example of the rule of thirds.  You’ll notice that the horizon line is about 1/3 the way up the photo, the lighthouse is about 1/3 from the right of the photo, and the top of the lighthouse is 1/3 from the top of the image.  I have been accused of overusing this rule from time to time.  😉

Cancun – January 2013

Nikon D5000  –  18-55mm kit lens
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/800
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 75mm (112mm equivalent)


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