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This album contains images from three trips to Oaxaca. The first was a wonderful one with Richard Martin, where he taught me how to make great images using shadows, as well as the other wonderful shapes and colors that come with any Richard Martin trip. Then, in late October 2013, I went with Tino Soriano for the Day of the Dead. We spent four nights shooting in cemeteries by candlelight, and other night shoots in squares in central Oaxaca. Since I have never tried shooting by candlelight before, those shots have to be considered experimental. We also saw a procession and visited private homes. In 2015 I went back again with Richard Martin, and found many more pleasant subjects. I went again with Richard in 2017 and am beginning to post my images from that trip now.

Working cactus leaves

Working cactus leaves


Chicharron

Chicharron

At the Tlalcolula market


Checking the phone

Checking the phone


Statue and curl

Statue and curl


Double exposure

Double exposure

Richard coached me on this one


Dome and angles

Dome and angles


Tree reflection

Tree reflection

Last shot from the 2015 trip


On the wall

On the wall

Richard Martin noticed this and I grabbed it.


Door and shadow

Door and shadow

I pumped it a little in Photoshop


Flower sellers

Flower sellers

A block from the hotel


Blue arches

Blue arches

Richard spotted this and I modified it a bit. Or maybe a lot.


Three prongs

Three prongs

Looking up at a roof


Marilyn Monroe Motel

Marilyn Monroe Motel

In Mexico a motel is a place for very short stays, and there is a big portrait of Marilyn outside this facility


Car window reflection

Car window reflection

I think this is the reflection of the windows of a car across the sidewalk from this wall. I saw it and shot it and walked on.


Dog shadow

Dog shadow

As Sam Abell says, "Compose and wait."


Window with laundry

Window with laundry


Plastic curtain

Plastic curtain

Shot while sitting at lunch


Through the curtain

Through the curtain

Shot while sitting at lunch


Surrounded by meat 2

Surrounded by meat 2


Buckets

Buckets

At the Etla market


Tossing pineapple

Tossing pineapple

In the Etla market


Tossing watermelon

Tossing watermelon

In the Etla market


Watermelons

Watermelons

Etla market


Pot sign

Pot sign

Don't remember what this sign was advertising but obviously food


Two trees

Two trees

A block from the hotel


Griille shadows 2

Griille shadows 2


Grille shadows

Grille shadows


Beads

Beads

Experiment with moving the camera


Surrounded by meat

Surrounded by meat


Chopping veggies

Chopping veggies


Chopping Chicken feet

Chopping Chicken feet


Buying fish

Buying fish

Tlalcolula market


Sliced fish

Sliced fish

Tlalcolula market


Slicing Melon

Slicing Melon

At the Tlalcolula market


Chopping

Chopping


Knives

Knives


Vegies

Vegies


Semicircles

Semicircles

In the Tlalcolula market


Flow

Flow

Moving the camera


Branch

Branch

I just liked the pattern


Yummies

Yummies

Near the Zocalo


Parade

Parade

Just happened on this parade enroute from the Santo Domingo to the Zocalo


Lintel

Lintel


Two shapes

Two shapes

On a wall


Dresses

Dresses

More moving the camera


Resting

Resting


Yellow sign

Yellow sign


On the bench

On the bench

This is the last shot from my second trip to Oaxaca


Handle

Handle


Window

Window


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