Just happened to be in downtown Dallas last Saturday and was taking photos of the ads that were on the side of the building and turned around to catch the reflection of the clouds on this building.
As I mentioned in my last post, there are hundreds of weddings each month in San Miguel de Allende and while wang around, I came across a number of photographers plying their trade.
San Miguel de Allende is a very festive town. We were told that there were literally hundreds of weddings there every month and lots of festivals and celebrations. On this day we came across a parade in the remembrance of when this area was recognized as city. Each neighborhood had their own marketing band and in some cases, as here, costumed participants.
On the streets of San Miguel de Allende, I would come across scenes that may he hard for some not to ignore. Int his case, a mother selling trinkets and snacks while her daughter is asleep at he side. The local officials try to discourage this and the tourists walk across the street. I am an old softy from way back help if I can.
On the streets of San Miguel de Allende I found this lady selling, what looks like, gift for children.
Once again San Miguel de Allende proved to be a photographer’s dreamscape.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is alive with shops, galleries, restaurants plus a variety of local businesses. Around every corner is something different and in this case a gallery and boutique.
While walking the back streets of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico we came across so many ladies who were selling a variety of goods and in this case, fresh flowers. Normally, I would have converted this to black and white but because of the rich colors in the building and the flowers, I decided it needed to stay as is.
While redoing my Zenfolio site, I found a folder of some of my photos of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico from our trip last spring that I had forgotten about. I continues to amaze me how easy it is to bring out the striking colors with little effort. This little town reminded so much of Tuscany because ever time I turned a corner, there seemed to be a photo opportunity.
My friend Conrad owns a piece of property on top of Chalk Mountain near Glen Rose, Tx that in every respect, looks like a scene from Tuscany. Conrad is a well known desinger who’s house looks like a Tuscan villa repeat with marble pillars and ornate gardens. Last year I brought my grnaddaugher here for her Senior pictures (color photo) and last week was there at night so I set up the tripod in the same place to get a sense of what a night shot would look like. Actually, I was waiting for the moon rise only to find out it would be way past my bedtime so I settled for the BNW above. We can see the Milky Way from here but there was too much light from the city. The specs in the top photo are actually stars and do look like specs on the lens. Now that fall is here and the air is clear, I will work on the moonrise and Milky Way soon.