Photo Ops Bluebird's Castle
In our previous article, 4 St. Thomas Photo Stops, we spoke about turning a familiar destination, St. Thomas, into a new adventure via photography. There were four locations we visited during an organized mini photography tour.
The goal of this photography exercise is to capture each of the destinations in a unique way. You may have seen other images of the destination, in the past. What makes your image something interesting to the reader? How does the image enhance your visit?
Bluebird's Main Building
history dating back to the 17th century. The town was fearful for its safety, so this castle was fortified with several cannons which are still present today.
The castle was built on the side of a mountain with a clear view of the surrounding landscape. This makes the current resort the perfect location for panoramic views of St. Thomas.
Imagine you are at the castle back in the early days, by gazing at the town from the vantage point of one of the cannons, as we have done in this image.
Look Closely for Unique Images
These local inhabitants have one of the best views at the castle overlooking the bay. They blend in with the tree, so they are also protected from any foe.
To bring home unique images, you will want to use macro photography techniques to zero in on a subset of the world around you. These iguanas and flowers make the perfect subjects for your photography. You should have several different focal lengths, including telephoto.
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Arches, Framing & Vantage Points
These two images were captured in the same doorway at the castle, but the vantage point changed. In the first image, we are looking into the gardens while in the second we are looking out at the sea. Archways make interesting additions to your photos, so be on the lookout for opportunities to include them in your portfolio.