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Hidalgo Villa

On the way to my May 25th shoot of the Chapala Malecon, I stopped and made this 5 shot handheld panorama of a grand old, now abandoned, villa on the main street into Chapala.  (Photo 1)The originals are all Lumix RAW. (My Lumix DMC- FZ1000 is still the only camera I have in Mexico until...

Colorful Ajijic

Buildings are not just painted here. For many residents, they become a canvas for art. Also, the cobblestone roads of Ajijic are so rough that when traversed by car you are usually at about walking speed! So you might as well just walk and admire all the colorful designs people add to their business buildings,...

European Lifestyle

It took more time than we planned to close on our new place in Lake Chapala. We stayed in four different locations in Guadalajara. The last few weeks we stayed at the European Lifestyle Executive Suites and Gallery. And they were not kidding when they said gallery! There is art and statues everywhere, including in...

Expiatorio

We stayed at an AirB&B near this church in Guadalajara for about 10 days. The original Hacienda was converted to 4 apartments. One day I walked over and spent 30 minutes or so taking photos inside and out this huge building. Here are a few of them. The first one, with the sun behind the...

Dinner in Tlaquepaque

After a quick trip to the Lake Chapala area we stopped in the Tlaquepaque Arts and Shopping Village, which is part of the greater metropolitan area of Guadalajara. This evening we ate at Real San Pedro, where you can order everything from chicken to wild boar, and then we walked along the streets of shops...

Señora de Guadalupe

This one block from the Palacio Federal Guadalajara where I had some business to conduct. All I had with me was my cell phone, but took a couple pics of this beautiful building.

Chichen Itza

A member of the “New Seven Wonders of the World.” The structure that dominates the Gran Plaza is El Castillo, the pyramid temple dedicated to the Mayan serpent-deity Kukulcan. For the image here I spent about 20 minutes in Photoshop removing the many people originally in the image. The Gran Juego de Pelota is one...

Santa Fe Tourist Shots

A unique American town made up of billionaires, artists, local indigenous people and more. Adobe, and fake adobe buildings predominate. The San Miguel Chapel is the oldest church building in the USA (circa 1610). The alter of the Loretto Chapel. The Miraculous Staircase. A sculpture outside of a very expensive art shop, and two guys...

Charlotte Skyline

I continue to be impressed with the quality of images I can get with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. With a fast fixed lens giving me 24 to 400mm, it is extremely versatile, and the 1 inch sensor does an amazing job of capturing quality images. I was in Charlotte for a graduation ceremony. The day...

Banquet Room

This restaurant needed a new photo of their beautiful round high-ceiling banquet room. White floor, black tablecloths, and lots of glass looking outside. My wireless 400W Mono-light with TTL metering made it easier. I exposed for outside to be light, and let the mono-light determine the exposure for the inside. I adjusted the height and...

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