Domingo en el Parque/ Sunday in the Park

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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.

Runner-up: 52 Frames

Runner up for 52 Frames "Straight Out Of the Camera" challenge.  AFTER some small post-processing.

Runner up for 52 Frames “Straight Out Of the Camera” challenge. AFTER some small post-processing.

Abandoned House Façade: Calle 41

Façade of abandoned house in El Centro, rapidly renovating, popular historic center of Merida.

Façade of abandoned house in El Centro, rapidly renovating, popular historic center of Merida.

This week for 52 Frames I used a perfect facade that, for the challenge of a shot “straight out of the camera”, worked w/o adjustments. This is an older shot I found to work on as well and like the mix of colors, shapes.

Man In A Box

Man In A Box

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.

Need For Speed

Carriage ride on the Paseo de Montejo, Merida, Yucatan

Carriage ride on the Paseo de Montejo, Merida, Yucatan

I was out walking on the Paseo (Merida’s 19th c. version of the Champs Elysees) broad tree- and mansion-lined avenue from the Santa Ana Park to El Monumento de la Patria in the “hotel zone”.

52 Frames: Week 5 Greetings: Submission, 2 Runners Up

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.

 

 

 

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Looking for Color; Finding Shapes & Shadows

Renovations continue in El  Centro.

Renovations continue in El Centro.

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