20181006: San Juan de los Lagos Independence Pillar

Yes, once again that pillar & fountain for a little light & cloud fun.

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Slowing down the shutter just a bit gave blur to the water arcs while leaving in some separation.

The clouds were just a tab bit playful too.

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20180913: Natural Frames Pt 2a, how to find & use natural frames.

In this framing you can see the different style of clouds

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and again the eye motion of the triangle moves the viewer to the bottom from the top & the clouds in this sample are more intense so the eye lingers longer on the clouds & lesson the distant church.

However, the eye is still driven by the triangle shape to move up or down & just for the texture of the walls doing the framing I did squat down lower to get more of them. The top framing piece now comes into play as well.

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20180913: Natural Frames, how to find and use them. Pt 2

Yes, like I said this is an easy one to show a lesson or two with.

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The building are non-standard style of frame, with different textures on either side. The object (church) is at the base and the framing narrows in that direction.

I can use as much or little of the top garage piece to frame it in, or leave it out.

The clouds make for the “transport of the viewer’s eyes” from top to bottom. Yes, it does look like the clouds are almost pouring on or over to the church in a cascade of top to church motion in the center of the frame.

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20180818: Using the terrain to Frame a photograph. 1st of a short series of shots.

Across the street from me, so a natural “lesson photo angle”.

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The removal of the buildings across the street for a hotel to be built leaves a odd shape of the sky view and directs the eyes to the main “Big Money Church” of the town.

It is used for parking at the moment so the garage door is open for me to just walk over & “Take a Shot!”

Kind of funny to shot photos of a church that hates me, in a town where only thieves are “respected” & people like me who are corruption fighters are consider a “bad thing”. Because there is nothing else to shoot really…
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20180531: Scheming? Street Photography San Juan de los Lagos.

As I just pointed out, getting the street or your ability to handle the camera & shoot the shot without the people suspecting it, is key to the capture of the moment.

Scheming, it is quite obvious to me this little girl is scheming, be it about getting a barbie doll or an ice cream, that she desires something from whom she is looking at be it person or store.

Yes, of course it me the American Gringo, but by isolating her, it makes it more of a “viewer’s point of perspective” of a little girl with a scheming looking…

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20180227: San Juan Saint…

Life in a foreign country can be tough, I had a man come and ask for a poster to be made for him. I did what he asked & he decided that “Oh, no I just want the one image.”

Fine, 56 years of running businesses of my own & other, I did the new poster.

Again, Oh no, senor. I want my wife’s favorite photo turned into a large poster…

So, I just shrugged my shoulders & told him to bring that photo to me & I would see what I could do for him…

Finally, I got that photo, spent several hours doing the job of “museum style” restoring and enlarging it.

He was happy.

After 10 hours of working on this I got paid 50 pesos, yep, 5 Mexican pesos an hour. about 20 cents USA. In the USA I made from $15hr to $200hr.

I enlarged this from a 1 inch by 2 inch photo to a 9 inch to 15 inch size print.  Not great over all to me, and I would have to do some more work by my standards but heck, the client was happy.

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20180101: Happy Beginning of a New Year! Playing with memories.

OK, so a quick look at a photograph from old, to be printed out as an enlarged print and a second one to also be colorized.

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Here is the photograph taken by me with my camera. The starting point.

However what was not seen by my naked eyes,

 

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Was the halftone effect, there for whatever reason. Enlargement was an issue to solve first.

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The images to print for the customer. Black & white version.

And the Colorized version.

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yeah, I underbid the job… but heck of a sales pitch item for me to use on the potential clients.

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