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ATPM 10.05
May 2004

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Puerto Rico

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Jesus Ortiz · May 12, 2004 - 19:23 EST #1
Man, these pix are great! I bet you used a film camera, didn't you?
Well I hope you enjoyed your stay at my home town. :-D
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · May 12, 2004 - 21:01 EST #2
Jesus - nope. As was indicated in this set's description, they were all taken with the 5-megapixel Olympus C-5050. I'm glad you enjoyed them.
Ed Williams · July 1, 2004 - 23:37 EST #3
The images seem awfully large for both downloading and what I understand is still the most common-size monitor. (Or are we in no-expense-spare Yuppy tech city now?) Is there some good reason for that that I am unaware of?

Some quite nice pictures however, esp. of the street in old San Juan.

frugal Ed W. (56K phone-line modem)
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · July 1, 2004 - 23:48 EST #4
Ed - I hope I speak for all of the ATPM staff to say that we pride ourselves in offering large-size desktop images. The real truth is that, at higher qualities, an 800x600 shot doesn't compress an overwhelming amount smaller than the size we usually provide. With this in mind, and considering that virtually any modern OS (Windows included) will automatically scale down an image to match your monitor, and considering the shrinking number of people who rely solely on dialup, we've never bothered offering varying sizes.

My images of Puerto Rico are at 1280x960. You didn't mention what type of machine and display size you are using, but with many of Apple's displays weighing in at 15" or better, larger images are required if someone wishes to not degrade the image a bit by enlarging it. A 15" PowerBook's resolution is 1280x854.
Teresa Mcguire · September 14, 2004 - 14:01 EST #5
I know what you are saying about the image of the picture, I to use a digital camera a 3.1 million effective pixels a S5000 Fujifilm It is one of the biggest pixel camera's out there. I'm going to Puerto Rico for 4 to 6 mo and I'm taking my camera of course, I love to take pictures of all things. These are great pictures you have and I hope I get some great shots myself.
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · September 14, 2004 - 14:15 EST #6
Teresa - hate to burst your bubble, but a 3.1-megapixel camera is most definitely not the "biggest pixel camera" out there. Consumer cameras have been in the 4- to 6-megapixel range for quite a while, and 8-megapixel is now starting to show up a lot.

But 3.1 is more than adequate for desktop photos. If you come up with any great ones, feel free to submit them for a future ATPM issue.
Rosemarie Colon Sanchez · October 14, 2004 - 15:53 EST #7
I loved this pictures. A co-worker gave me this link so that I could see the pictures from our country, specially the ones from Ponce, my city. Keep shooting!
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · October 14, 2004 - 22:24 EST #8
Rosemarie - glad you liked them. I'd love to keep shooting but, alas, it will undoubtedly be a very very long time, if ever, before I get back to Puerto Rico. There are too many other places overseas I want to visit first—enough to last a lifetime!

By the way, this page was just the first half. Did you see the second batch?
Luis R. Mercado · January 18, 2005 - 22:49 EST #9
Awsome! This are the best picture for my desketop background. Excellent fotos, please let me know if you post more from the beaches and the coast, thanks,
Luis. (Ponce, PR)
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · January 18, 2005 - 23:32 EST #10
Luis - there'll only be more Puerto Rico photos if another photographer submits them. The ones on this page and in the following month's issue were, what I believe, the best quality shots suitable for this series. If you want more, though, and don't mind wading through all the images of me and my crew cutting up, my entire album of 455 images spanning 31 pages is online.
Gloria Miranda · March 22, 2005 - 19:35 EST #11
These pictures bring me lots of good memories thankyou so much I am a Puerto Rican that now lives in Wisconsin boy what a differance.Thanks again...
Zach Callahan · March 29, 2005 - 17:29 EST #12
i wish to use your fotos for my report on Puerto rico. Are they copyrighted? if so may i use them?
Lee Bennett (ATPM Staff) · March 29, 2005 - 23:59 EST #13
Zach - all ATPM wallpaper photos retain the copyright of the photographer who submitted them, yet our readers are granted permission in advance for personal use. In virtually every case, using the images for a school project is also acceptable, but it's nice to get the photographer's blessing anyway. Any other usage should be arranged in advance with the photographer.

In the case of these Puerto Rico images, and the ones in the following month's issue, I was the photographer and you're welcome to use them for your school report. If you're including a bibliography, you can reference these Puerto Rico images as © A. Lee Bennett Jr. /
wanda perez · April 2, 2005 - 16:41 EST #14
WOW! This pic. are great there just gorgeous. Perfect for my desktop. Mi Pais tan bello. Keep on taking more...don't forget san Sebastian mi pueblo.
anonymous · May 3, 2005 - 10:44 EST #15
i luv puerto rico
LUZ TRISTANI · July 5, 2005 - 16:42 EST #16
The most beautiful Island in the world . Thanks God for been soo good to us. Now, save it from the bad.

It is not Heaven but it is the nearest to it
Thanks God again.

Nos encanta que nos visiten . Cuidense, tengan cuidado, nunca caminen solos y lo pasaran muy bien.
enrique colon · July 17, 2005 - 17:13 EST #17
there's no other place to be than in mi isla de encanto
Jose Flores · August 18, 2005 - 08:57 EST #18
thanks for the memories love the one from "la cruz" in Ponce! Makes me homesick.
George Collazo · September 10, 2005 - 10:09 EST #19
Nice shots, if you all like some more free wallpapers feel free to visito my site @
Juan Fernandez · November 1, 2005 - 11:47 EST #20
This are great pics of Puerto Rico, I have bee away with the ARMY for 3 years and these took me back to the island. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
Ramon "Papo" Albino · November 12, 2005 - 12:01 EST #21
Un saludo a los BORICUAS que lean esto. Estas fotos make me wanna go back to PR real bad. Y como soy de pocas palabras, "esoehto".Nos vemos.
(since 1974, from Guayanilla,P.R.)
janelly rodriguez · December 14, 2005 - 10:45 EST #22
i'm from caguas puerto rico and for me there is no island better than puerto rico. i miss you and hope to take a trip soon, to mostly visit you're beaches. i also want to send a " hola a todos mis amigos y amigas en caguas, y tambien especial mente a mi familia." love you all and hope to see you soon.

Karina Diaz · December 20, 2005 - 11:05 EST #23
Hey I am a Puerto Rican and I love these pics
about P.R. These bring me so many memories that I love them!!
anonymous · January 8, 2006 - 15:49 EST #24
These pictures are amazing!
aBe Diaz · February 7, 2006 - 04:36 EST #25
I found this page looking for sat pictures of arecibos's observatory but this page is a gold mine. Great job (wish i had your camera) im from Puerto Rico and these pics are a beauty. Que viva Puerto Rico
kare flores · February 7, 2006 - 20:19 EST #26
these pic are beautiful. I LOVE puerto rico. I miss being at home.
BB · February 13, 2006 - 13:43 EST #27
Puerto Rico is da best! I luv PR!!!! Represent!
Cristino Montanez · March 26, 2006 - 18:26 EST #28
You don't know how happy these photos make me feel. I am in Seoul, Korea but missing my people, my weather in my beatiful whole island. Yo amo a mi ISLA. Thank You for the great photos.
La Cangri Boricua · May 27, 2006 - 15:29 EST #29
This photos are the best and for all the Boricuas "Aprecien lo que tiene de todo corazon" My Island is the best y siempre la llevo en mi corazon.

To the ATPM Staff:
Please let me know if you post more photos from the beaches and the coast of Puerto Rico.

La Cangri Boricua (Quebradillas P.R)
ATPM Staff · May 27, 2006 - 23:38 EST #30
La Cangri - while we cannot maintain a list to specifically let individuals of of specific types of photos, you may click the Subscribe link on any of our pages to receive each monthly issue of ATPM or a notification of an issue's publication. New desktop photos are released each month.
anonymous · June 6, 2006 - 09:27 EST #31
Yo whats up this is Bebita and I think Puerto rico is one of the best places I've been to!
I luv Puerto Rico!
keyra · July 7, 2006 - 21:31 EST #32
nunca olvidare mi boriquen vivi en coamo adoro el clima tropical y sus playas de verdad que peq isla es lo mejor la isla del encanto porque de verdad tiene todos los encantos que uno necesita
PapyHery · July 25, 2006 - 22:07 EST #33
Estas fotos me dan esperanza de regresar a mi Isla del Encanto, siempre me la paso pensando de Cabo rojo, San German, Boqueron,Mayaguez,Hormigeros,Lajas,Yauco y del resto de la isla, Volvere Volvere Volvere.
PS; Que Dios los bendiga a todos y a mi querida Borinquen.
Brianna Chavez · August 18, 2006 - 10:51 EST #34
Oh my God, Puerto Rico is beautiful! Que pais tan bello! Thank you for these pictures. I am planning to go there in six months with some family from Yuma, Arizona and I just wanted to get a better view of its gorgeous ocean site. I can't wait to come home!
david · August 29, 2006 - 21:43 EST #35
i love puerto rico as goa!
macha tremblay · September 1, 2006 - 21:56 EST #36
it is bautauful i love it there the tree are pretty I love puerto rico
Alex Pena · September 21, 2006 - 18:40 EST #37
BORICUAS! Si les ha encantado la isla y estas fotos le falta muchisimas mas cosas por ver y disfrutar. Asi que visiten la Isla del Encanto y disfruten de sus bellezas.

Cuiedense y que la pasen bien.
Elsa Rios · October 19, 2006 - 13:18 EST #38
Puerto Rico es la ke la hace!!!!! Un saludo a todos los BORICUAS...Esa es mi Isla del Encanto...Como quisiera estar ahi con mi gente...Algun dia volvere!!! Como extraño mi Isla....Esas fotos tan bellas...Mi gente tienen ke ir pa' Puerto Rico pa' ke disfruten.....Bye...Cuidensen :-P

Elsa (Boricu@_Chul@)
Angel Luis Montero · November 5, 2006 - 16:09 EST #39
Thanks for so beautifull photos of our beloved island.I was overwelm by emotion when I saw them specially the ones from Ponce my hometown.
Hilary · November 16, 2006 - 14:20 EST #40
Very nice pics love it makes me wanna visit!!!!
Frances Kritikoz · January 11, 2007 - 20:52 EST #41
I love these beautiful pictures. They remind me so much of my childhood in the carribean.The thought of returning now runs through my head, day and night.
Gilberto Cortijo · January 15, 2007 - 22:32 EST #42
Yo naci en Puerto Rico y soy criado en Estados Unidos pero nunca olvido los anos vividos en Puerto Rico y todo lo que disfruto cuandodisfruto demi bella Isla,pues siempre la llevo en mi corazon aunque este lejos. Mi tierra es tan bella que siempre estoy pendiente de cuantoen ella ocurre.
Eunice · January 17, 2007 - 14:27 EST #43
My town is arecibo and i love my island may god bless it always
Gilberto Cortijo · January 24, 2007 - 15:20 EST #44
Cada vez que recivo algun comentario de mi gente me siento mas orgulloso de ser Puertorriqueno, por que mi isla es lo mas bello del mundo y por ser tan pequena cabe en cualquier corazon. Yo deseo estar en mi Isla cada vez mas. uert Rico te adoro.
nicole and carlise · January 30, 2007 - 08:30 EST #45
this pictures are beutifull puerto rico paradice it would be kool to live there.
Gilberto Cortijo · February 13, 2007 - 21:27 EST #46
Todas las fotos de mi bella Isla estan preciosas.Gracias por que asi conozco un poco mas de mi patria a traves de las fotos. QUE VIVA MI BELLA ISLA.
Anneli Room · February 14, 2007 - 20:07 EST #47
Great pictures! I went to PR for my honeymoon!I'm from Estonia, so it was a great change of climate.I saw my first palm trees there.We took a great picture while driving on route 15,a palm tree with a sunset on the background.Love PR!
CARMEN JIMENEZ · April 24, 2007 - 15:55 EST #48
This is my beautiful Isla de Puerto Rico, even though I myself was not born there I am truly 100% Puertorican until death, as we say in spanish "Boricua hasta la muerte". My parents are from San Sebastian 'El Pepino'and I am very honored and proud of my island. God Bless Puerto Rico.
Maria L. Torres · May 1, 2007 - 08:29 EST #49
I got stuck here in Cleveland,OH for few more years and I'm dreaming with the day I can return to my Puerto Rico. I do not complain much about this place, everything goes right, but, Puerto Rico is special, unique, fantastic, is the promised piece of earth... Pictures like these you are no able to see anywhere, just from this unbelieveable and dreamable place called Puerto Rico. Te amo P.R.
Milka · May 28, 2007 - 23:52 EST #50
Oh puerto rico querido, como te extraño mi isla tropical. Solo espero algun dia regresar,
DIANA MARTINEZ · September 20, 2007 - 17:06 EST #51
Las fotos estan hermosisimas, y en realidad si traen melancolia pero al leer todos los comentarios de mis hermanos puertoriqueños me hace sentir tan orgullosa de mi Puerto Rico y de su gente que no importa donde nos encontremos llevamos ese pedazito de cielo en nuestros corazones y lo mas hermoso es cuando se los trasmitimos a nuestros hijos. Tengo una hija en el Airforce que solo vivio en PR por 3 años ella nacio en N.J.y ama y siente por P.R. como su hubiera nacido allá y cuando ve las fotos se emocina y siente como toda una pura Boriqua. Dios les bendiga a mi gente queda de ustedes una "Pepiana" hija de San Sebastian
Tatiana Morales de Mayaguez · October 16, 2007 - 09:23 EST #52
Me encanta las fotos de mi pais! Como extrano la hermosura. La playa, los mangoes, mi familia, el calor...ahora puedo disfrutar eso en mi computadora. GRACIAS, QUIEN SEA QUE TOMO LAS FOTOS!!!
Zuleyka Sanchez · October 16, 2007 - 09:28 EST #53
Amo a mi pais!!!

I mss PR =(
Gilberto Cortijo · October 16, 2007 - 10:38 EST #54
Yo como todo Puertorriqueno vivo enamorado de mi Isla no tengo la dicha de conocerla toda pero a traves de las fotos que recibo puedo darme cuenta de que como la belleza de mi Isla no hay otra. Gracias por deleitarme con tan bellas fotos de mi querido Puerto Rico
andrew · November 5, 2007 - 08:33 EST #55
I have seen PR photos and they look great. Will be coming to the island sometime soon, I think Caguas and would like to see nice Caguas photos and places to relax before i come
patricia rios dieppa · November 13, 2007 - 14:38 EST #56
fotos tan bellas como la misma isla
nino rivera · February 28, 2008 - 11:49 EST #57
yea yea that my contry
i lov puerto rico!!!!!!!!!
prode 2 be BORICUA


Samuel Soto · July 2, 2008 - 20:01 EST #58
This is the closest I've been to my Island in 5 years! I miss it very much. Thank you for those beautiful pictures.I've been living in Orlando Fla. for 28 years and it seems like I just got off the plane. I can often smell the ocean at la parada 8, and listen to the sounds of my people! yeah partying! after all were the second Happiest people in the World! I guess the first gotta be happy as well...
Chakira Ruiz · July 7, 2008 - 16:18 EST #59
Como boricua me siento bien orgulloso de mi isla como ella ninguna.Hace mucho que no visito mi isla pero la llevo siempre en mi corazon.Nunca me olvido de esos paisajes tan hermos los llevo en mis recuerdos.Le pido a dios todo los dias que bendiga a mi isla la isla del encanto mi Puerto Rico bello.Teamo Puerto Rico.Vivo orgullosa de ser boricua.
Silvia · July 26, 2008 - 21:12 EST #60
Preciosas imagenes !!!!!!! Felicidades .. es una Isla de verdad bellisima ..por las imagenes que he podido observar .. espero visitarla pronto !!
Sujey Santiago · March 25, 2009 - 15:40 EST #61
Wow... Beautiful Pictures I Loved Them... They brought back alot of memories.. I've been in Florida since 1990, but I try to visit as much as possible (almost Yearly) and I Miss it soo much! Mi Isla!! There is NO Place like Home!!
MELISSA MELENDEZ · May 31, 2009 - 15:10 EST #62
the pic r very nice i love my isla puerto rico. como me hace falta. llevo fuera de puerto rico 4 años. y parese un eternidad. mi isla del encanto.
Mia Castro · September 4, 2009 - 15:34 EST #63
Pictures of Ponce, San Juan or any place in Puerto Rico should be taken completely and not in pieces. "El Vigia", is such a beautiful area and I wish someone would take a pic of the complete area including the Castillo. Also, "La Plaza De Las Delicias" is indicative of just about all the plazas in Puerto Rico. The difference is that some plazas are more beautiful than others because the towns maintain them and keep them as they were in the past which is what 99% of tourists want to see and not pictures with current and signs of restaurants or stores. Many pictures of parts of Puerto Rico are not complete. Too bad because that is the beauty of our 'Island', to show it as is.
luz esther · December 18, 2009 - 11:48 EST #64
solo quiero decir que esta lindo Estos lugares en verdad pero ellos deveria verdad es tomar fotos en los lugares en donde esta pobre para aber si hacen Majia la verdad Puerto Rico es bello pero la verdad deverian quitar lo lindo y poner lo que en verdad la isla esta compuesta de cosas que el hombre tapa pero Dios no solo digo Tomen fotos de los lugares en dondes las personas no Pueden ir la verdad solo quiero dejarle saber que Puerto Rico Aunque este como este la verdad Dios a bendecido el hombre y el luagar de grande Cosas de la verdad solo sigan orando para que el Pueda con romper cadenas y Tener un Puerto Rico lleno de bendicion mas de lo Alto.


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