A friend and I took a long day trip to Chichen Itza in Mexico a few days ago to see the Mayan ruins. The roughly three hour drive took us through authentic Mexican towns where I saw photos in my mind that would have been amazing to capture if I had a local with me. You had old men sitting in front of a store with a CocaCola sign painted onto the wall. Scenes that just scream amazing street photo when you see them were all over the place on our driver to and from. One of the issues I had when we got to Chichen Itza was first the lenses fogging up followed by the camera fogging up slightly. Once that subsided I was able to focus on getting some images. Another issue I had when attempting to take a full image of the temple was there were tourists all over the place. I wanted to get the shot from the front but there was no way to get it all without at least one person or a group in my image. For that reason I have no images form the front side but settled for this side shot which I think works out pretty well. Now that i see my images I wish I spent a little more time standing further back with the new 24-70 2.8 VR around 50mm to get the straightest lines as possible. But, I didn’t stand there waiting for the shot to appear, I simply took the shot and we moved on. It’s something to keep in your mind, are you a tourist learning about a place and taking a few photos or are you a photographer totally, completely focused on captured the best of the best image possible. I was honestly stuck somewhere in between both of those statements, I wanted the best of both worlds. Because of that I am left with a slight disappointment with my images. But it’s not a huge deal at all because I know what my mindset was going into it. Nikon D4s Nikon 14-24 2.8 at 17mm with Lens Correction on in Adobe Lightroom 1/1000th at F4.5 ISO 100 Shot RAW, Not Cropped, Edited in Adobe Lightroom CC Keep in mind no filter was used on this shot as you need a special filter holder and square filters to cover the huge front element. #ChichenItza #mexico #Nikon #IShootRAW #FroKnowsPhoto #myayan #templeofdoom #pyramid #ruins #travel #explore #PhotoAdventures Chichen Itza – Ruinas Mayas – Mexico.
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