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IMG_4976San 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.

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IMG_4708On 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.

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IMG_5205While 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.

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IMG_4815While 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.

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scottgipson_conrad-8235IMG_3720My 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.

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