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    STREET CORNER EFFICENCY


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    Walking around the market last night as everyone was closing up shop, there were lots of cute kids ...

    ... including this little guy who is privileged to be in a Mr. Egg Playpen.

    His parents really splurged obviously - -- and from observing him for several minutes, it appears that he was totally content with that along with his blanket and roll of baler twine - and who know what other packing supplies and hidden treasures.












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    "PEOPLE BEING THEMSELVES - XELA, GUATEMALA" A Subset with different image treatment.




















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    Thanks for posting these. You have a way of capturing what you see that draws the viewer in and tells a story.
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    Thank you so much

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    Everyone Loves Textures


















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    "Everyone Loves Textures"


    Especially when you present it

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    Quote Originally Posted by dh202 View Post

    "Everyone Loves Textures"


    Especially when you present it
    that is kind. thank you

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    TRADITIONAL KICHE MAYA WEAVING - very time consuming and very expensive to buy.














    Being an amazing seamstress and quilt maker in her own right, my wife Anne was thrilled to be put into the Leather Harness and given a chance to experience the feeling of this arduous time consuming and physical process. It was definitely a highlight of her Central American adventures.








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    WoW "Arduous and time consuming" is right.

    I can certainly understand why, if she has to remember and manually count each line of the pattern as she puts the shuttle through !

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    PHOTOS OF THE DAY - we have just come back from spending 2 days at Lake Atitlán with it surrounding mountain Maya towns resembling Mediterranean hillside vistas - as we wound our way through the road in the back of a pickup truck.



    THE WEAVERS




    THE POTTERS




    THE FISHERBOY




    SAN ANTONIO, GUATEMALA


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    wow, wow, wow, they just get better and better!

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    SCENICS




    Lake Atitlan from San Antonio - Mountain Town to the East


    Lake Atitlan from Panajachel - Lakeside Town on North



    Lake Atitlan from Panajachel - Lakeside Town on North




    Volcano Explosion from our Apartment Rooftop - Viewing South




    Stunning Misty Mountain View from our Apartment Rooftop - Viewing East



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    PEOPLE























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    Perty



















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    LONG EXPOSURE

    I walked downtown to Central Park last night, to capture some of the lights with the architecture. It was a quieter night, and so not a lot of interference from people walking or standing in the way or from a lot of vehicles lining the streets and just enough cars going by for a few nice light trails.













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    The juxstaposition of a McD's in a 1928 building, in Guatemala no less, just kills me.

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    Wow! Is all I can say. They all belong in a magazine! Well done. Been awhile.

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    I have moved to a new area in the city of Xela, Guatemala over the weekend - and everything is different - new visual stimulation to my eyes.

    My daily photography ritual continues with me heading out to the streets early at 6:00 AM, in the freezing cold. Here are a few colour images from this morning:















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    A little fun. I've done similar type images before shooting the same person/s walking through a scene, and then compositing their different positions. And so the opportunity arose again with this man walking by an old earthquake ridden church wall.

    I didn't use sequential shooting on my camera - just fired a single shot at different positions of the man. I was initially more interested in just having one good frame with him in a good place - - - but after the fact, I liked each placement and combined them all.

    My primary image management and processing platform is Adobe Lightroom. From Lightroom, it is easy to select the group of images and "Open in Layers in Photoshop" in the Edit In menu. Once all images are stacked on top of each other in Photoshop, I can select all layers and under Edit select "Auto Align Layers" - then I am able to apply a mask to each layer and paint-in (expose) the sections that I want into the overall scene. I benefit greatly from the Auto Align Layers feature, because I do not use a tripod. Handholding, creates variation between frames that can be accommodated.





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    That is absolutely cool. I have always wanted to do something similar with the grandkids. I really like the contrast of his bright blue shirt against the muted tones of wall ...
    Excellent as always!

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    Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Watcher View Post
    Thank you. I appreciate your thoughts.
    Beautiful color and detail, as well as your chosen subjects Robert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baldwinson View Post
    Beautiful color and detail, as well as your chosen subjects Robert.
    Thank you Don

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