Cycle and Stonework

Cycle and Stonework
Cycle and Stonework, by Suprada on Flickr.
Cycle and Stonework, Eknakan, Mexico

We wanted to visit the \”Los Tres Cenotes\’ in the Yucatan peninsula. A tourist information person in Merida told us that these three cenotes were a couple of hours away. We asked him to mark the route on a map and set out. We got lost once, and found ourselves on the right road again. As the roads became narrower and the scenery became rural, our doubts kept increasing – are we on the right road? We passed through a couple of villages and finally stopped to ask a person for directions – only, he didn\’t know any English and our Spanish was extremely meager. But sign language and body language rule! We got our directions and we headed to the cenotes.

Only to find that it was crazily packed – a horse cart to take us to the cenotes meant at least a couple of hours of waiting. So we set out walking – an impromptu hike indeed. We reached the first cenote, where a boy sitting outside wanted to charge us money for entering the cenote – charge us and noone else. Well, that didn\’t happen. We had a great time at the cenote. It was packed when we got there, but soon everybody left and we had the place to oursleves. After having a good time, we walked back to the car and started driving out.

On the way in, I had noticed this amazing looking – almost dilapidated awesome church. I convinced the other 4 people that it was a great idea to stop for a few minutes at the church so I can take a few photos….well anybody with a photographer knows how long \”a few minutes\’ really are. This village was Eknakan.

Since it was late in the day, around sunset, the light was fading fast. I had to setup my trusty tripod. Almost immediately, my attention was caught by this \”brand new” looking shiny blue bicycle leaning against the gorgeous old walls. This is the subject of this photograph.

Post – Processing Notes:
I shot this image in RAW mode and used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.7 for my post-processing. After importing the photos into Lightroom and keywording them. I played around with the clarity, vibrance, exposure and curves settings for this photograph.

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Technical Details:
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Exposure: 4s at f/4.5
Focal Length: 22mm
ISO: 100
WB: Daylight
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Date: December 26, 2009
Filter: Singh-Ray Neutral LB Polarizer

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