Cueva Ventana (English: “Cave Window”) is a large cave situated on top a limestone cliff in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, overlooking the Río Grande de Arecibo valley. It is visible from the PR-123 but is accessible from a trail that begins adjacent to a Puma gas station located along PR-10 on kilometer 75. The Window Cave and surrounding land are owned privately.
Tripod were allowed on the tour when we went. They came in handy for our crew because this is not an easy hike. There are muddy areas, slippery rocks, and areas that you will go very slowly as to not fall. It is well worth the little bit of stress to experience the overlook. We call the overlook shots, tourist shots but this one is an exception because you will be shooting out from the edge of a Window Cave.
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Lens: This area is a wide angle lens location. The only wildlife that we encountered was the adorable kitty cats in the waiting area by the benches before the tour.
Gear List at a Glance: Circular polarizing filter, neutral density filters, tripod, shutter release, wide angle and zoom lens. CPL filters will help you to create dynamic images. We recommend never shooting outdoors without one. They will make your white puffy clouds whiter whilst looking out the Window Cave.
When to Go: Any time of year. It is a tourist location, so midweek is best offseason. Summer can be sweltering of course.
Aperture Priority – It is used to get your depth of field (control how much is in focus from your subject back). You will want to do some shots at the hyperfocal distance. That means your subject to infinity is in focus. Most formulas of hyperfocal distance, which are very complicated, lead you back to f8, f11 or f13. If your shutter speed drops to 1/30th sec. or lower you will need to put your camera on a tripod. The higher the f-number, the less light that will come in and your shutter speed will drop to let more light in. If you have a person in the window cave you would want to keep your aperture setting in mind.
To blur the lush green behind the person you would use the lowest f-number such as 2.8. When the background is totally blurred it is called the bokeh effect. Go as low as your particular lens will allow. This also allows for a lot of light to come in since your aperture is wide open at this setting. Bring a flash to burst it on your subject at a slow shutter speed at the end of the shot in the window cave. This is called dragging the shutter.
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