Painted Buildings

Painted Buildings
Painted Buildings, Paseo de Montejo, Mexico, by Suprada on Flickr.

Our last day in Merida, I was walking along the Paseo de Montejo. I decided to eat some honey-dew flavored ice cream (which by the way was awesome) at a local ice cream parlor on the street. The street was lined with stores on the pavement selling different kinds of art – paintings, pottery, sketches, sculptures, photographs. Enjoying an ice cream looking at a city go about its leisurely business was very pleasant.

Walking back to the hotel, I saw these buildings which looked like they were starting to go under renovation. The way the buildings looked in the mid-day sun reminded me of the painting: pastel colors and beautiful rough textures.

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.

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon G9
Exposure: 0.02sec at f/3.2
Focal Length: 14.8mm
ISO: 80
WB: Daylight
Date: December 27, 2009

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Hotel Rooms

Hotel Rooms
Hotel Rooms, by Suprada on Flickr.

This is a photograph of the hotel rooms, looking up from the gorgeous pool at the Presidente Intercontinental hotel in Merida. This very nice hotel is located very close to the Paseo De Montejo and a slightly long walk from Centro.

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: 20s at f6.7
Focal Length: 10mm
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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Pool at Presidente Intercontinental, Mérida

Pool at Presidente Intercontinental, Mérida
Pool at Presidente Intercontinental, Mérida, by Suprada on Flickr.

This is a photograph of the gorgeous pool at the Presidente Intercontinental hotel in Merida when we were there in December. Located very close to the Paseo De Montejo and close to Centro, this hotel was quite nice.

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.

Link to posts from Uxmal
Link to oher posts from Mexico

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Exposure: 15s at f6.7
Focal Length: 10mm
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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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 http://www.differentworld.com/mexico/areas/yucatan-and-campeche/merida/guide.htm: \”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 photo.net

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

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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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Moon and Cathedral

Moon and Cathedral
Moon and Cathedral, by Suprada on Flickr.

Moon rising over the The Cathedral of San Idelfonso, Mérida, Mexico.

In December we spent a few days in Mexico. We landed in Cancun and drove directly to M̩rida РThe White City. On Christmas Eve, we were walking around
Centro (central plaza). Towards evening, the moon was in the sky above the Cathedral which made me make this photo.

More about the Cathedral: The Cathedral of San Ildefonso is the oldest in Mexico, completed in 1598. It was built over an ancient Mayan temple – the stones used to build this cathedral also came from that temple. More information about the Catedral de San Ildefonso

I also found a very good account of a visit to Merida on the internet. Here is the link to
LA and Susan Wyatt\’s travel log – Mérida visit

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon G9
Filter: Hoya 58mm RM-72 Infrared Filter
Exposure: 1/20sec at f/2.8
ISO: 80
WB: Daylight
Date: December 24, 2009
Processed in Lightroom

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Stairs, Mérida

Stairs, Mérida
Stairs, Mérida, by Suprada on Flickr.

Stairs in the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), Mérida, Mexico.
In December we spent a few days in Mexico. We landed in Cancun and drove directly to M̩rida РThe White City. On Christmas Eve, we were walking around
Centro (central plaza). We walked into this building – the Palacio de Gobierno. The Governor\’s offices are in this building along with some amazing murals, woodwork and paintings. I was attracted by the bright colors of the wall against this old wood handrail.

I also found a very good account of a visit to Merida on net. Here is the link to
LA and Susan Wyatt\’s travel log – Mérida visit

Technical Details:
Camera: Canon G9
Filter: Hoya 58mm RM-72 Infrared Filter
Exposure: 1/20sec at f/2.8
ISO: 80
WB: Daylight
Date: December 24, 2009
Processed in Lightroom

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