Paseo de Montejo, Mérida,

Paseo de Montejo, Mérida
Paseo de Montejo, Mérida, by Suprada on Flickr.
Paseo de Montejo, Mérida, Mexico

We stayed at the Presidente Intercontinental hotel in Merida when we were there in December. One night, we decided to walk to the nearest Italian place for dinner. We walked down and along the Pases De Montejo. The street was lit up with Christmas lights. Looking at this scene, I just absolutely had to try to make a photograph.

This photograph was made at the \”Monumento a la Patria\” looking out to the street.

More about the Paseo de Montejo from \”This major boulevard is Merida\’s answer to the Champs Elysées in Paris. Magnificent mansions, built at the height of the henequen industry, line the broad streets – many are now banks or offices. Remember that good road and rail links to Mexico City were not fully completed until the 1960s and you\’ll understand why trade with Europe influenced architectural styles and fashions so much here. One of the most beautiful mansions (the Palacio Canton) houses the Museum of Anthropology. Its contents are well worth a look, though not as comprehensive as the one in Mexico City.\”

Post – Processing Notes:
This photograph is a blend of two exposures. With my camera on a tripod, I shot one frame for the center lights – and underexposed

the rest of the image. I then shot another frame exposing for the car trails. I hand-blended them in Photoshop.

For more information about hand-blending (or multi-raw processing as Harold davis calls it), check out Harold Davis\’ Multi-Raw Processing tutorial on

You can go to my My Night Photography techniques post to read about other techniques I use. You can also download this article for your reference. Download Stacking Cheatsheet.pdf

Link to posts from Uxmal
Link to oher posts from Mexico

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Exposure: blend of two exposures
Focal Length: 19mm
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

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