Sunday, July 24, 2011

One of These Photos is Not Like All the Others

HINT* All the rest are from Valladolid, Mexico in Quintana Roo.

We had the most extraordinary excursion, one day (the spring equinox) in Mexico, visiting a cenote, then stopping in this little city for lunch, and then moving on to Chichen Itza.

Chichen Itza was the "climax", but I wanted to weep for joy in this little city. I could not press my shutter fast enough to capture the color and visual delight all around me!

This was my idea of a perfect day: five of my loved ones and pure photographic bliss!



People seemed to delighted in this little town to let me photograph them. I showed them the LCD screen, and they smiled, called their friends over to look, and seemed pleased to indulge me.



I used my Nikon 16-85mm lens for most of the photos in town.

I like how in one of the filter sections of Bridge, you can see how many photos you shot at each length. By the end of the day, 129 of the 465 photos I took were at the 16mm end of the lens.


5 comments:

Nicki said...

and then you stayed at the Animal Kingdom resort at Disney - yea, I imagine it wasn't quite the same genuine atmosphere as in the other pictures. I can only imagine that lens is great for the range - better than a 24-75.

pat said...

Oh, these are wonderful. I can see why you were entranced with the town. I just love the faces you captured.

Reds said...

Makes me want to visit - so pretty and colourful!!

Maria said...

Valladolid doesn't look as scary in this picture! And I love that quilt on the bed!

Nicki's comment made me smile.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

My guess is for the mouse ears one!

I love it when people WANT their photos taken. We just went through southern Texas and it turns out that lots of fishermen are happy to have their pictures taken.

VERY nice shots and so colorful! That thing on bridge sounds really neat!