View Full Version : One day at Coyoacan
1st of February 2005 (Tue), 17:25
Today I decided to go out and take some photos while I was in Coyoacan. This is my first time really experimenting with the Rebel D and I chose the next pics for me to show you. Iīd really appreciate some comments aboput how can I make my work better. Thanks!
1st of February 2005 (Tue), 17:29
The flower lady didnīt realized I was taking her picture. Here in Mexico unknown people donīt let you take their portrait so easy... I loved the colors of the flowers so I wanted to capture that.
The bench is next to this huge tree and I loved the fact that is in the middle of the sidewalk.
1st of February 2005 (Tue), 17:34
And this is called "rehilete". Itīs kind of a toy for children, when the air blows, it turns and all the colors seem one:
1st of February 2005 (Tue), 22:14
I like your images. The one of the cross is a bit static and basically a documentary shot. Try a different angle, say shooting up from below to make it seem imposing. The lighting is good.
The cactus shot is pretty cool and kind of bizarre. I like that you included the fancy wall and shot it on an angle. Makes the shot "flow" better than the first one.
The shot of the old woman is great. The contrast between her, the flowers and the stone of the building and the pavement is fantastic. Her expression is good too. She seems resigned to the fact she'll have to sit there and wait for someone to come buy a flower. I'd probably crop out some of the foreground as it is a bit vast and not really necessary. Don't take it all out though because it is forming part of that contrast I was alluding to.
The chair is OK. The sky is blown out. If you have really light coloured sky try to leave it out of your shot. I would love to have seen more of that imposing tree included in the shot.
The "rehilete". I would call this a "pinwheel". Very common, very colourful childs toy. Try to get a shot when they are spinning in the wind. Use a slow shutter speed to blur the movement and a wider aperture to get more in focus. Although the same shot with the aperture used here would also be interesting.
Hope this helps. I know there are millions of colourful photo opportunities in Mexico so you've got lots to work with.
1st of February 2005 (Tue), 23:57
The "rehilete" is nice, reminds of my my chidhood & my hometown.
I am out for country & away from home since long & usually go back once a year for a week or so :-(
But small things like these link me back to my past .....
2nd of February 2005 (Wed), 13:09
Jon, thanks so much for your comments. I have more about the pinwheel. I will post them later when I get home.
Raj... where are u from?
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