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Puebla Mexico
« on: August 09, 2017, 15:42:02 »
spending the week in the city and nearby areas

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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 00:23:34 »
The bishop's library
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 00:37:19 »
From your images its pouring a lot of personality. Looks like an interesting place with many big and small details forming the idea of the culture. Fascinating to go in the images and zoom in...

   "La Puebla is different"  :D

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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 01:04:16 »
The bishop's library

Wonderful capture. The library itself is lovely, but the floor stands out for me as very unusual. I wondered if it was a custom Saltillo floor,  or what. 
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 01:29:06 »
Paco, Carl, thanks for the comments

1. pano 5 vertical images, needs to have a few verticals fixed on the top right
Carl the floor is more clearly visible here, clay tiles and blue "talavera" a glazed tile, the building is from the 1600's the non glazed portions are less worn out

2. a bit of gold - for this one I wished I had the D800, I had to recover shadows with a V1 file ...
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 02:27:45 »
These are all impressive images, Armando!

The V1 images may suffer in the shadow area, but your processing skill and the convincing power of the images make the shortcoming totally ignorable.
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 14:55:39 »
Thanks Akira
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 15:31:51 »
Fascinating images and that church is very photogenic, especially the library shots.
When I saw the first image, the first thing that sprung to mind was why is there a prison in a church :)
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2017, 17:59:56 »
Fascinating images and that church is very photogenic, especially the library shots.
When I saw the first image, the first thing that sprung to mind was why is there a prison in a church :)
Guess they do want to keep the chorus closely guarded :)
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2017, 22:33:32 »
and I didn't have  to wait until winter for the mountain to get some snow ...

Edit : Popocatépetl is an active volcano, located in the states of Puebla, Mexico, and Morelos, in Central Mexico, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt. Wikipedia
Elevation: 5,426 m
Prominence: 3,020 m
First ascent: 1519
Last eruption: 2005 to 2016 (ongoing)
Location: Mexico-Puebla-Morelos, Mexico

I've always being fascinated by this mountain, in my childhood I lived in Mexico city, I remember vividly how on clear days it is visible even from all the way across Mexico city, about 80km in straight line, the present image is taken from under 50km away

About the image, I only had the V1 with the 18.5mm lens, I knew I was going to crop it, I set the camera to high speed burst and took about half a second of images, then I stacked them in PS, with decreasing % of visibility , resized to 200%, and cropped it

i'm thinking of adding a bit of noise as it currently look way too smooth
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 18:50:48 »
another view (pano) of the chapel with gold interior - Capilla del Rosario - Puebla México

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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 20:20:48 »
This is absolutely gorgeous and elaborate!  Thanks for sharing!

Was the camera in the auto-focus mode when you shot the frames for the pano?  Of, did you fix the focus?
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 21:57:55 »
This is absolutely gorgeous and elaborate!  Thanks for sharing!

Was the camera in the auto-focus mode when you shot the frames for the pano?  Of, did you fix the focus?

Thanks for commenting Akira, the camera was in AF

The chapel is inside a bigger church, the construction of the chapel was done from 1650 through 1690's by the indians of the region with supervision form the spanish monks, gold was brought from another region about 500km away as Puebla does not have gold mines, the amount of hand labor is mind boggling, not to mention the amount of gold needed to cover the wall decorations, it is considered the peak of the barroque architecture in the new spain (México)
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2017, 22:11:25 »
added an explanation to the latest image of the mountain
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Re: Puebla Mexico
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2017, 22:14:09 »
Thanks, Armando, for the details and the historical background of this beautiful church.

I visited famous cathedrals in Italy and Germany while I was living in Munich, but I don't think I had ever seen such an elaborate decoration.

As you explained, this is a unique collaboration between the European and the native people which was not possible to happen in Europe.  I had heard about the legendary religious constructions in Latin America, especially in Mexico and Brazil.  This one should be one of the prominent examples.
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