The standard view of Guanajuato. Standard, I say, but still very stunning.
This is the view you get from El Pipila, the most famous overlook of the city and one of its main landmarks. The yellow church in the foreground is the Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato. Long name, beautiful church. The white building behind it is the University of Guanajuato. The church next to the University is the Templo de la Compania de Jesus. And the rest of those colorful, beautiful buildings nestled amongst the hills are the lovely town of Guanajuato.
This spot was about a minute's walk from my B&B. I woke up at about 7:30 am, about 20 minutes before sunrise. This was taken about 35 minutes after sunrise. Easiest sunrise I've ever had. :)
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stevesaba (8019) 2011-10-11 18:52
Ah, nice to see this one! And a splendid job indeed. Guanajuato truly is a gem. And you have really done her justice here! Fabulous light and nice clear conditions. A classic, for sure! Fine work, warm regards,
Zolive (4570) 2011-10-11 23:24
You were brave to get up early but you were rewarded by this magnificent photo. Although it is flooded in the city, the church stands out splendidly with its orange color. Sharpness, colors and light are splendid and the depth of field too. Congratulations.
baclama (15579) 2011-10-11 23:27
un joli village coloré et si joliement eclairé..
scalerman (26884) 2011-10-12 0:30
Clark: thanks for the geography reminder; I was there years back. What a classic spot - and this is an classic image of that locale - so perfect and sharp.... super fine... c
BennyV (12785) 2011-10-12 3:10
This vertical panorama makes me want to go back to Mexico. Guanajato wasn't on our 'schedule' (haha) last time. Good light, fine contrasts and what a view!
jhm (122458) 2011-10-12 4:54
What a splendid sunrise with a wonderful panorama view about the city.
Splendid taken high upwards the city, what a nice colorfully image.
Colors and composition are wonderful for look at.
Your picture is a nice realistic view.
Very well done, TFS.
wolf38 (28190) 2011-10-12 7:13
Hello Clark. Here you show a strong photo. It is expertly composed and has beautiful colors. The colorfulness of the image is the real eye-catcher. In addition, lovely light. A great shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2011-10-12 7:23
Breathtaking scene, love the POV and wonderful warm vibrant colors. The church on the middle stands out as a focal point and looks great amidst those small colorful houses. Excellent lighting too and this image is very well composed! Great shot!
Have a great day,
ilghiz (708) 2011-10-12 10:35
A stunning view with a lot of detail of beautiful architecture and perfect depth at sunset. Great job!
marianita (3455) 2011-10-12 12:02
Beautiful framing. the colours os mexico came out in this photo.
Good depth - well taken
cebe (1139) 2011-10-13 14:42
Beautiful view, beautiful photo. Sharp image, pleasantly descriptive. Nice light from the low sun, agreeable saturated colours. Vertical framing works well. Interesting to learn a bit more about this town. A fine contribution.
- Copyright: Clark Monson (cdmonson) (4301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Digital ISO 100, B+W 72mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): UNESCO World Heritage Sites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-11 18:05