It has been awhile since I enjoyed a leisurely street shooting stroll. These were from Sunday around the central square (Parque/Zocalo) of Merida. Tourism central but it’s late March, temps are around 95-100+F and international tourism has slackened.
A couple of weeks ago, looking for a “statement” for a 52 Frames challenge; I tried to show the unfortunate placement of a Walmart during the ’80s destruction of 19th c. mansions on the Paseo de Montejo – Merida’s tree-lined, broad avenue. I failed because it is pretty well camouflaged by sculpted screening, set-back, etc. Still an intrusion on the Avenue but I did find this colorful figure in an abstract box.
Top photo was my submission for “Greetings from…” Today I finally I found a shot about an hour after the deadline. Merida hosted the annual International Triathlon. My friend was competing, the light was brilliant. I edited one frame to be an image of the freneticism of an affluent & youthful city.