You can spot the girls from Santa Caterina on the main street in Panajachel by their distinctive blue head dress and blouse. You will find it awfully difficult not to buy something from this young lady with her ever present smile. I've got a lot of pictures of her but here I've got the smile and the sparkle in the eyes.
If you visit Panajachel on Lake Atitlan, it is important to visit the villages around the lake as well. Santa Caterina is a nice village with a new hotel and is more quiet - a relief from Pana. Also there is a good art gallery in town.
The little white church in Santa Caterina is also special. The drive from Panajachel to Santa Caterina has spectacular views. It's a rough hike - if you walk it, it is best at 5am in the cool dawn air.
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jinsoo (32) 2006-06-03 9:08
nice to see happy smiling face
how could anybody be not buying something from her.
smile is the best language.
very heart-warming picture.
goodwill (4226) 2006-06-03 13:02
Smilling girl is carrying a small basket. Has she already sold everything?
Simple and attractive portrait.
batalay (38553) 2009-03-01 8:31
In the random order in which you've set up the images on your Intro page, this portrait of the lovely young lady in Santa Caterina came up. Something we've discussed, the center-line-principle speaks for itself. You had submitted the image almost three years ago, but you had intuitively invoked that timeless principle. The colors and resolution are excellent. By shooting with a large aperture (f/5), you've kept the subject in high resolution, while allowing the background to become blurred.
- Copyright: chris goodfellow (goodfellow) (195)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 17-85 mm Ultrasonic IS EF
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-03 8:07