Another shot taken with my old film camera using Fuji 200 iso. "Juarez is unlike many border towns in that it is a major city with over a million inhabitants. However, most foreign tourists will still enjoy the same elements of stereotypical Mexican culture that they do in other border towns such as Nogales, Tijuana, and Nuevo Laredo."
Things to see: The Guadalupe Mission, The Cathedral, El Chamizal, San Jose Church, Juarez History Museum Samalayuca Dunes, Art and History Museum, Monument to Benito Juárez, San Agustin Regional Museum
The full name of this town is Ciudad Juárez. I've used a wide angled lens here & gone with the center verticals being perpendicular. Both the far right & far left are tilted from lens barrel distortion.
What looks like sloppy pp work around the twin spires of the Cathedral at left, is in fact mesh netting, to stop pigeons. Due to gang violence & murders, I explored this city in daylight hours, & went back to El Paso in west Texas before sundown. Why?
"Over 5000 people, including some foreigners, have been killed since the beginning of 2009. Though most murders are related to the drug trade, the city remains unsafe for anyone caught in the wrong place at the wrong time."
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lousat (87108) 2012-04-13 1:50
HI Chris,a lot of life,people and colors in this city as i can see,beautiful moment and excellent choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective under the 2 bell towers,very good light management too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-13 1:55
a beautiful photo with full of life atmosphere, the composition is spectacular, superb lights and details, splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
jhm (148724) 2012-04-13 2:53
Lovely archive picture with a daily life image.
Also the two towers are splendid for look at.
Lovely cityscape, but also a lovely green square in foreground.
Excellent composition good captured.
Technical very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
danyy (0) 2012-04-13 3:34
des couleurs et des lumičres bien retravaillées en atelier, de quoi plonger la scčne dans une ambiance un peu irréelle.
Un endroit prisé par les baladeurs apparemment.
Have a great weekend.
Miguel82 (27277) 2012-04-13 4:40
Very intesting picture showing the ambiance of this park. superb church also
good colors and quality
Sergiom (73374) 2012-04-13 5:16
Cet endroit semble plein de vie et le parc est plein de gens qui profitent de la belle température. Pourtant la réputation de la ville est plus que dangereuse.
Fis2 (93793) 2012-04-13 12:23
I like this daily life shot.
Good frame and colors.
I like towers.
emka (91496) 2012-04-13 14:44
Hi Chris, You are searching your archives, as I can see. Nice compostion fromthe Mexican town.It looks to me quire typical, seems a bit similar to Puebla. Certainly to be in wrong place in wrong time could be unpleasant. Horrible note. WEhwn I was in Mexico, in 2001, many people were afraid to go to Chiapas, we went and survived.
Warm regrads from Spain
pierrefonds (63310) 2012-04-13 16:19
The distance between the park and the church is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the peopleis adding life to the scene. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
jusninasirun (17162) 2012-04-13 19:42
Beautiful street scene with people hanging out this square. The light and details are fabulous and there are so much to observe in the frame.
berek (47294) 2012-04-13 20:01
sharing of a beautiful life. People in the crowd I liked it. trees in the surrounding environment has added beauty.
I wish a good weekend.
Sonata11 (33737) 2012-04-13 21:38
wonderful and very beautiful composition of daily life and fantastic surroundings against blue cloudy sky. Impressive architectue church. People at this photo gives a full of life. Wonderfully executed with great management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, fabulous POV and DOF too. Marvellous job. Congratulation. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a wonderful WE,
Graal (101714) 2012-04-14 0:05
good reportage about the daily life in Juarez. Nice view of cathedral and interesting informations about this city. Statistics of murders is terrible. Very good scan.
Have a nice day.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-14 5:03
A nice composition of this square with a view of the cathedral whose spires rising high. Looks like a very busy place with many people sitting idle. The colors, light management and sharpness are excellent. Agree with your note that such a beautiful country has become very unsafe.
dkmurphys (55861) 2012-04-15 7:53
I like the atmosphere in front of the big cathedral. Well taken, good colors.