Fire Sunset in Mexico

Fire Sunset in Mexico

As many of you know, I’ve talked a lot about re-processing old photos, especially if you really like a shot, but maybe you don’t love the way it turned out.  This was a prime example.  This shot has always been one that really intrigued me, but there were definitely elements about it that I could have done better.  If you take a look at them full screen, you’ll see the differences too.  And remember to use the new techniques you have on old photos.  You’ll enjoy the results!

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Fire Sunset Mexico William Woodward

Old

Fire Sunset Old Mexico William Woodward

Street Vendors

Street Vendors

“Be careful of the street food.”  – My Aunt’s advice about spending time in Mexico.  So what do I do, as soon as I get off the bus from the airport, find a taco stand.  Tacos have never been the same in my house since eating in Mexico.  They can be so fresh and crisp.  Anyways, they seemed to be little social gathering areas for the locals, as everyone stood eating and deciding about ‘uno mas.’

Street Vendors Cancun William Woodward

3 shot HDR – Cancun, Mexico.

Self Portrait

Self Portrait

Generally I haven’t been one for posting pictures of myself since returning from the trip, but I really like this new processing style I’ve began playing around with, and decided to give it a go.  I guess I did wear my hat at least once on the trip, I was fairly certain by the end that I had carried it the whole way and never put it on.

Self Portrait Cancun William Woodward

Self – Cancun, Mexico.

A Gate of Many Colors

A Gate of Many Colors

Favorite thing about Mexico: (besides the food, and culture, and landscape, and lots of other things) all of the colors.  From the most everyday thing to the architecture and lifestyle, I think that color has such a strong influence on the people.  One clear and hot summer afternoon walking around Cancun, snapping away and I’m sure looking very much like a tourist, this gate obviously caught my eye.  One other thing that you can see in the photo, on the right side, above the first level wall, are pieces of glass mortared to the top of the wall.  I think it was both an aesthetic and safety type addition, but I saw it everywhere.

Gate of Colors Mexico William Woodward

3 shot HDR, Cancun, Mexico.

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Sunset of Fire

Sunset of Fire

Mexico proved to be a great start for my budding HDR photography obsession.  I think that the physical beauty of the landscape, mixed with the natural and colorful way of life made for great opportunities.  One such occasion occured in no less time than it took me to get my feet planted.  The first night, while staying at my friend Ana’s apartment, I peered out her window to see this amazing sight.

Sunset Fire Cancun William Woodward

To say that the foreground’s building’s colors complimented this shot would be a bit of an understatement. The colors and textures of the buildings were each so unique, yet in any situation seemed to fit together with each other so well.

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¡Hola!

¡Hola!

So far so good.  I don’t think I realized that I would have this much access to the internet, so for the time updating will be easy.

Today Ana picked me up from the ADO bus stop in downtown Cancun, we went out and ate quesadillas and marquetas.  I don’t think that is spelled right… Anyways, it was pretty tasty.

¡Hola! Cancun William Woodward

Here is a view out the back of the apartment that I’m staying at.

¡Hola! 2 Cancun William Woodward

We have a couchsurfing meeting tonight, and heading to Merida tomorrow for a big concert, then off to Chichen Itza.  Should be an exciting and busy couple of days.