These images were made during a 16 day cruise from Rio de Janeiro to Fort Lauderdale on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner in December, 2010. As always, I try to make images that offer not only a sense of place, but also convey my impressions of how each place I visit feels and functions. My goal here is not to make a comprehensive documentation of the places I visit, but instead offer a series of interpretive photographs that express the personality and character of places I visit, as I perceive them. There are fifty one photographs in this gallery. These images were selected from the more than 5,000 digital pictures I shot during this trip. I used a twelve megapixel Panasonic Lumix GH2 camera to make many of these images, equipped with a 90-400mm image stabilized telephoto lens, allowing me to use it in low light situations with remarkable clarity. The camera's flip-out LCD viewfinder allows easy use at low and high angles, making an amazingly useful tool for travel photography. Other images were made with a Panasonic Lumix LX5 camera, which offers a fast f/2.0 lens and a 24-90mm zoom range. I've edited all of these images with Adobe Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 to correct and refine the hue, color, contrast and sharpness levels, hopefully making my pictures more vibrant and meaningful. Although all of these photographs were digitally enhanced to some degree, none of the content has been significantly manipulated. The facts are all here, as I captured them. I hope you will enjoy these photographic impressions.
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Camera: Panasonic (Dmc-gh2) |
original size: 1000px x 667px |
Current: 600px x 400px |