20181116: A bit of moon over San Juan de los Lagos river bridge

Yes, always the night photographer, the flooded river gave a nice vantage point to shoot from without wet feet or tripod.

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There was quite a bit of traffic so I did not bother with getting out a flash for light painting the bridge just a little bit.

Maybe next storm???

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20181115: A quick demonstration of why you should still carry a polarizing filter

Yes, there are some things that Photoshop can not do, nor any other photo editing program.

I was asked about photography & when do I start to edit my photos.

I replied from the first second I see an image to shoot. I am twisting the camera this way & that way. If I have a zoom lens (quite common), I am zooming in or out to see the over all image.

Then the polarizer filter gets a twist or two to see what I like.

Normal, using polarizing filters is to cut glare & reflections: That is something photo editing programs can not do simply because they have no DATA to PRODUCE the non-glare image.

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In this image above you can see the left side is darker & you see into the water it’s self. This makes the reds of the flowers pop a little more & causes the greens of the plant to also see a bit richer. Also notice that the stones in the retaining wall change colors slightly & lighter in the above photo.

Here in the image below, you see the water reflecting on the left side & the right side has is a tiny bit darker than that of the top photo, but you do not see into the water any deeper.

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Whereas in this Mexican stonework wall, I used the polarizer to accent those richer oranges & yellows. Yes, you can use photo editing programs to do the richer colors in the photos. Vibrance & Saturation plus other color sliders & layers can do this step.

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In street photography, specially shooting from the hip as much as I do, the polarizer is good to have because like this shot. You can see it was near enough to being set right at the woman/girl in the back passenger seat & the front seat passenger are both visible without glare issues. I did not look thru the view finder, I have the camera in my lap and just turn it to the needed direction and press the shutter. Few of those people ever know I shot their picture.

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In the stone wall & bamboo below, I use the polarizer to flatten off the bright reflections on the leaves & it also added separation for the plants from the stone work.

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However the most popular use is for making your clouds much, much more expressive!

By the way, I shot this without that taxi after this frame with the taxi & decided I just liked the yellow contrast to the blues of the sky & made the clouds more impacting.

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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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