Photo Blog | Surf & Turf in Puerto VallartaNick Ulivieri | April 12, 2011 -Click to enlarge-
This past March, my girlfriend and I took a much needed vacation to Puerto Vallarta. We stayed at the Garza Blanca Resort which is about 20 minutes south of the downtown boardwalk (Malecon). This place is unbelievable and I would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Mexico. The rooms were great, the pool was beautiful, the food was delicious, and the beach can’t be beat. Every room even has a hammock on the balcony!
When we booked the trip, the photographer in me was already trying to figure out what I’d need to bring. I ended up lugging my D5000 with, 24-70 f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8, and the 10-24 f/3.5-4.5 lenses. Probably a lot of gear for vacation, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. Plus, the feeling of missing a shot because I didn’t have a long enough lens was too much to bear. I mean, if people bring a few books to read, I can bring a few extra lenses. On vacation; one person’s “book by the pool” is another person’s camera
All of these photos are from in and around the Garza Blanca Resort grounds. I spent many an hour exploring the beach, observing the waves, and a lot of time “stalking” the local birds to get these shots. Not to mention one very late night waiting for the moon to set. That was quite a unique event which I had never experienced before. By the end of the trip I ended up with nearly 2,000 RAW images. Once I got home and selected my favorites, 20 hours of processing later, I ended up with nearly 400 final images. Now, who wants to sit through a slideshow?! Kidding…