The cruise went to an island off the coast of Honduras, as well as Cozumel. The ship was quite pretty, I liked the subtler colors and designs a bit more than some previous ships I have been on. These next two shots are of the interior of the ship in a couple places. I opted for black and white. Can't really say why, I just felt it looked nicer I suppose.
I loved the repetition of patterns made by the chairs and tables, as well as the zig zag pattern of the design of the ceiling. Keep an eye out for patterns such as those when taking photos, they lead the eye very well.
Once on Isla Roatan, Honduras, I explored a bit near the port. I'm not a huge fan of the cookie cutter ports with the same shops and all, but this was a nice area with a lot of really pretty vegetation and bright colors. My favorite being the traveler palms that were all over the place.
Once our tour departed, we headed towards Gumbalimba park. The drive there was wild if you're not used to any kind of driving outside of the United States. Road rules are not quite as prevalent in a lot of the world it would seem. I enjoyed it though.
After arriving, we had a few minutes to walk around, and then through the park we went. Personally I really enjoyed the wildlife throughout the park. The park featured both green and black iguana, like this one here.
They were tagged for research, if I remember hearing the guide right. Here's another, a green one I believe, despite the B&W approach.
Another beautiful creature is this scarlet macaw. These are the national bird of Honduras. There was a large variety of these there. A bit bigger (and louder) than I would've imagined, but wonderful nonetheless.
We did get a few family photos where me and my mom got to actually have several sit on us. They're quite a bit heavier than you might think.
After the macaws, we visited the white faced capuchin monkeys, which was absolutely fun. They're fast little guys, so unfortunately I kind of bombed photo wise. But I enjoyed myself. Here's a couple shots from there. I would've loved the first one but sadly it's a bit blurry. And the other, well, you can guess who that guy is!
Once back to the beach part, we had a little time to explore some
Then we returned to the ship.There was a really cool half sunken ship off the coast. Here's a lesson photo. Check your edges when photographing. If I paid more attention, I wouldn't of cut off the right side and bottom of the ship. That's OK, it was still cool to see.
The sunset, though cloudless, was a very pretty gold. I did have my saturation boosted a little bit though, but it was very similar to the eye. I loved the little bit of fog in the distance.
That's it for Honduras.
The next day we visited Cozumel. Unfortunately the humidity there was probably 90% or more, and my camera fogged up terribly (it's only rated to 80 or 85% humidity I believe). I did get to snap a few photos of some beautiful flowers though in the shop area
After that, we headed back to the ship, and a few days later were home. Vacations never seem long enough, right? But so thankful to have gone. And this is just skimming the surface of pictures taken, these were just the ones I thought most artistically and photographically relevant. Don't forget that if you're on vacation, you're on VACATION. So enjoy the time with family and friends, make new friends, and enjoy God's creation. I hope this inspires you on your next trip to stop and think about your photos, and take some memorable ones to share with loved ones back home.
I recently went on a cruise with my parents and friend. While it was not a photographic trip for me, I still of course took some photos, since it is something that I enjoy!
If you care about any tech details, I used my old Canon T2i (yes I know it's old, but I will let the photos speak for themselves). I only brought two lenses, a Canon 10-18mm STM, and Canon 55-250mm.
I brought filters and a tripod. The filters I didn't even use at all other than the UV filters I keep on the lenses. The tripod I used once or twice, I forget, otherwise everthing is hand held.
I kept the camera on standard picture style, added sharpening and saturation.
I shot mostly in normal JPG. I did try some CR2, but saw no added benefit to it, other than it taking up more space, which is not a benefit! But that's ok, to each their own.
I used photoshop for some slight editing. I used curves, levels, and some sharpening adjustments, and some other slight changes, but nothing that drastically changed anything about the images. All were resized to the same height, so hopefully they display good on your device. I also cropped several images to 'better' display the subject.
Now to the stuff that actually matters, the trip itself! That being said, I didn't really take any photos from the drive to Tampa, FL.
The second shot here is just a plain daylight shot of the Tampa skyline. Nothing fancy but a nice locational photo.
This is from our departure. It was a wonderful sunset! That is St. Petersburg in the distance... I think.
This photograph shows why the 'right light' is worth looking for. Even something as 'plain' as a cruise ship, lights up like fire works in the warm light of sunset.
The final shot for the day, my favorite probably of the whole trip. If you don't have a foreground, shoot anyway! What a beautiful sky, one of the prettiest I think I've ever seen. God really does make such beautiful things.
That's it for today! I will try and post the rest of the trip soon. Thanks!
by: Jeremey Voit
Jeremey is a photographer based in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. He loves travel, nature, and experiencing and sharing the beauty of God's creation.