Pyramid of the Sun

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  1. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I travelled to Mexico City a couple of weeks ago. It was a family trip more than anything else, so didn't get many chances to shoot. My brother and I did manage to convince my dad to drive us to Teotihuacán, an amazing archeological site just 50 km outside of the city. At 5:15 pm, after 3 hours of driving (thank you very much Mexico traffic!) we got to the place... only to find out that they didn't allow entrants after 5 pm (even if the website said it was open til 6). Somehow we convinced the guards to let us in, and were able to stay for a meager 45 minutes (the place requires at least 3-4 hours to visit).

    The silver lining was that most visitors had already left, so it was easy to set up shoots.

    Here's what I could come up with before the guards kicked us out.

    1. Pyramid of the Sun


    2. Wanna go upstairs?


    3. The token semi-abstract shot


    4. The bike
    (if it looks overprocessed it's because it is :)... had to shoot against the sun and I don't have a filter – glad I was shooting RAW)


    5. Twilight



    More info about Teotihuacán here.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. seth-trenda

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    I like the one with the bike. That's pretty cool. I have been there a couple times myself. The next time you go make sure you go to the top! It'ss an amazing view! It is worth the 2 billion steps! :0)
     
  3. invisible

    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks, Seth. This was actually my second time there. I did try to go to the top the first time, but I gave up halfway through (I suffer from vertigo :)).
     
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    I love the first one. Great set of pics, the bike is also a great rendition.
     
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    Great set. I like 4 the most (because of the background)! But all of them are good!
     
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    Love the location, love the pics. For #5 I would have put something closer in the foreground maybe...I have a soft spot for foreground!
     
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    that is a superb pic how i wish to go there
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks for the comments, guys. I honestly thought this thread was going to go into oblivion unnoticed...
     
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    The bike is my favorite. nice shots
     
  10. DReali

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    Great shots....I'm oozing with envy. I am going to be party pooper though and say that the foreground in the bike photo looks over-processed but the sky is amazing . Did you use the shadow/highlight tool in photoshop by any chance?
    If you don't mind I took the liberty of messing with it a bit in photoshop.

    [​IMG]
     
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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't mind it at all. In fact, I love what you did there. Do you mind if I email you the RAW file for you to create a hi-res jpg with your own port-processing "recipe"?
     
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    No problem, however I was working of what you had posted so I'm not sure I'll be able to achieve the same effect with the RAW file. I you like I can send you the PSD file via e-mail so you can see how I did it.

    EDIT: If you send me A high-res jpg or psd of the version you posted I'll redo the edit on the larger photo for you, no need t mess with the RAW file in that case. I'll send you the photoshop file so you ca see what I did.
     
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