Cartegena Day 1

Cartegena is a beautiful city. Such fun to wander around aimlessly and watch! Too bad I had a fever all night. I guess, on the bright side, I didn't mind so much that it was completely overcast, and mostly rainy all day.

The fever broke sometime in the morning, and I wandered around in the afternoon.

A terrible slice of pseudo-deep-dish hawiian pizza topped the day. Dinner was good.


Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 32.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Just a window. Looking at it after the fact, I could have composed a little better and included the grate in the lower left instead of the green stuff on the right. Then again, I remember being annoyed that someone put such an ugly grate in my picture (after all, its just an ugly gas meter!)



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Just flowers. Ignore the ugly tourists. Ignore the harsh white sky. Ignore the water in the street. Look at the pretty flowers instead.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 47.0 mm; 1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Pigeon teaching robots to play chess.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 45.0 mm; 1/250 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
This was taken with a "standard" 24-100mm lens. Notice how the buildings are falling over?



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
This was takes with a 24mm "tilt-shift" lens. Compared to the last image, the buildings are no longer falling over.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L at 24.0 mm; 1/1250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
Same area of Cartegena, same 24mm "tilt-shift" lens, but now use the tilt to exaggerate depth-of-field. Also known as "model faking".



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 35.0 mm; 1/800 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
One of these things is not like the other....



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 40.0 mm; 1/60 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Believe it or not, I saw this SAME GUY was sleeping last year too. While I was setting up the shot (last year) one of his buddies decided to wake him up, so I never got a picture.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Yawn. Our hotel, the Sofitel Santa Clara



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 24.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
For the nerds, the Sofitel appears to be a complete building built inside the shell of an older building.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS at 105.0 mm; 1/400 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 16.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/5.7, ISO 100
There's that nasty sky. View from the top of the Sofitel.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Hotel pool.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 0.5 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Looking up the stairwell at the Sofitel. Looking down was the original composition, but I decided it wasn't worth dropping a camera for.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 20.0 mm; 1/6 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100
Typical Cartegena street...typical of the better streets anyway. The not so pretty ones don't have color, fancy windows or plants.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 0.6 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
The Casa de Nunez.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Three famous guys.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Three more.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 1/10 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Did they struggle to find exactly nine famous guys? Is one of these nine not really famous, but they just neeed a ninth? What about the tenth? Sorry, Gus, only room for nine guys, and you didn't make the cut.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 1/4 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 1/4 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Rafael Nunez. Famous guy. Named an airport, house, statue after him.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 1/4 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 17.0 mm; 0.3 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100
Fruit vendor near a bus transfer point, just outside the walled city.



Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM at 23.0 mm; 0.5 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100
Out of breath, I stopped in a park. While breathing, I saw the pools of light from these vendors lamps, and stole a picture. I don't think they ever noticed.



Canon EOS 40D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 5 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Hotel pool. Pretty pool, not so great photo.



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