Colonial gem of Antigua, Guatemala

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  1. Philmar

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    Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes in southern Guatemala. It’s renowned for its Spanish colonial buildings, many of them restored following a 1773 earthquake that ended Antigua’s 200-year reign as Guatemala’s colonial capital. Architectural landmarks include baroque La Merced church, noted for its ornate yellow-and-white facade. It's integral to the city’s famous Semana Santa, a holy week with parades and rituals.

    [​IMG]Agua volcano looming over Antigua, Guatemala by Phil Marion, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Palacio del Noble Ayuntamiento - Antigua by Phil Marion, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Ermita la Santa Cruz - Antigua by Phil Marion, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Antigua Cathedral, Agua Volcano and Parque Central - Antigua by Phil Marion, on Flickr


     
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    Nice shots from Antigua. Must have been out early to not have the streets full of people during Semana Santa.
     
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    Very nice photo!
     
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    Solid set..

    A few things I noticed if I may.

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    Need more breathing room at top of mountain.
    Bike is cropped as is the bottom of the building and the man on left of frame.

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    Nice.. maybe transform in PS the near edge so it is square to the frame also.
    Not sold on the sepia but just a taste thing :)

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    Needs a person to add scale and interest

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    Cropped off mans foot bottom of frame and car is chopped on LHS.



    Just small things but I think if you keep your edges cleaner this will help sell the story.
     
  5. Philmar

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    Thanks - like most places, if you get up early enough....:1247:
     
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    Thanks for the CC Ty!
     
  7. Philmar

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    spiralout462 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Love it ,Phil! Your pictures make me want to book a flight.
     
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    Nice photos. I wonder what the third shot in the first series, the old building, would look like in HDR and less jungle?
     
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    Thanks for the input.
    The dynamic range of the scene appeared to be within the camera's range so I didn't take multiple bracketed exposures. Just curious as to why you would like to see an HDR version of this?

    The reason I like this shot is because of the background. I can think of many churches that have vegetation appearing in the immediate background.
     
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