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Yeah, well a six pack of images that is! As opposed to a six pack of abdominal muscles….which I do have….they’re just well concealed by a middle aged waistline these days! Anyway, I’m travelling again shortly and so won’t be posting for about 3 weeks. I won’t say where I’m going other than to say it’s somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a long time and hopefully will result in some nice pictures. In the meantime I’ll leave you with a few more of my Latin America shots to see you through.
As the title suggests, evening was closing in and the sun was setting behind the distant mountains. The foreground light levels were really low and the film and subsequent scanning/digital processing were right at the limit of what could be achieved regards shadow detail. I was walking down from Pacaya at the time and about 5 minutes later had to get the torch out to see where I was walking in the dark back to the carpark.
Flores is a quaint little town on Lake Peten Itza, with it’s pastel coloured buildings and narrow streets, you can stroll around the town in the space of an hour. The contrast in the image is a bit more than I’d like, a product of being taken mid afternoon on a fairly clear day.
Taken at sunset on the same date as the preceding image. The image was taken from the edge of the island/town of Flores.
Late in the day I took several shots around this area trying to take advantage of the light and the sky colour reflected in the water. I liked the jetty as a compositional element and also the receding line of mountains in the background.
Tulum on the Caribbean coast of Mexico near Playa del Carmen is the site of several ruins such as this one clinging to the top of a cliff. Being so close to a popular tourist town the site gets a lot of visitors, indeed the greatest challenge in getting this shot was waiting for a moment when the tourists weren’t in frame.
Another Tulum shot. Taken with a 43mm wide angle lens on a Mamiya 7 II rangefinder camera, the wide angle lens provided terrific depth of field but introduced some distortion on those elements that were close to the camera and near the edge of the frame.
So there you have it, a “six pack”. Thanks to all those people who have recently visited and left comments. As always I welcome any feedback, comments, suggestions or requests that you may have. I’m also thinking of offering some of my pictures as prints for framing/display, perhaps even running a small contest along the lines of “name the picture that has a discarded sandal in it”, first correct response gets a print of your choice as a give away prize. That sort of thing! Hell, I’m in the holiday mood already and feeling generous! If anyone’s interested in the idea, let me know.
Stay safe folks, catch you in 3 and a bit weeks time. Cheers KD