It’s been an incredibly gray, rainy past two weeks here in northern California since I returned from warm sunny Mexico! Today, the birds were singly madly in our trees and the dog ‘baked’ in the sun on our deck.
Meanwhile, we are chugging away in our offices getting materials ready for our upcoming workshops and tours and updating websites. I still haven’t had enough time to go through all my images from Mexico, but I’ve managed to cull a selection that I’ve posted on my website under Portfolios>Mexico>San Cristobal. I’ve also added a Details Portfolio.
The above picture was made with my iPhone while en route to Death Valley workshop in early February. Someone who’s very good at trompe l’oleil painted this wall to look like a row of shops! What fun. I took it a little further, processing it in Nik’s Viveza for exposure and color, and added Tonal Contrast from Nik’s Color Effects Pro, then used Topaz Adjust to give it a bit more texture. I’m loving using my iphone and apps I’ve purchased to create images. But this one the artist should get all the credit for making the scene so, well, painterly! ha ha.
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Thank you Joseph. I love to photograph people in places I go as they are the spirit of place as much as the landscape and details. It was challenging in this area with indigenous people who are sensitive to the camera, but with patience and genuine interest in them, (and in some cases, money) we were all able to create some meaningful pictures of people. We did hire some as ‘models’ in these instructional tours, to give people the opportunity to learn how to photograph people more effectively, but mostly we focused on the candid moment and the portrait ‘in the street’ when we were able to get a ‘yes’ to our request.
Wonderful shots from Mexico especially the people pictures.