Photographer's Note

This is the Plaza Mayor, the main square of the older part of the small town of Trujillo. Like many towns in Spain, Trujillo has a well preserved medieval part, as I hope you can see by this photo. The Plaza Mayor (literally biggest square is a very nice place for a stroll followed by a drink or meal in one of the pleasant cafes not visible on the image.

There are many Trujillos throughout Latin America (I wonder why it's called 'Latin', because 'Iberian' as the Spaniards prefer to call it, sounds much more appropriate), probably because this one was the birthplace of one of the greatest 16th century Spanish conquerors: Francisco Pizarro, who is famous for his conquest of Peru. That statue is of himself. His lieutenant Francisco de Orellana was also from Trujillo - he was the first european explorer of Amazonas river. It's fascinating how so many earlier explorers of America came from this land of Spain so far away from the sea.

In spite of its format, this isn't a panorama, but a crop. You can view a larger version by clicking on the photo.

PP work: Not much. Besides the crop, some colour minor color adjustment to enhance contrast and saturation, applied separately to the blue of the sky, to the clouds and to the rest. Finally, increased sharpness after the shrinkage.

More recently I posted other photos of the town. You can browse all of them by following this link. Some of them were shot from the castle that is visible on the upper right corner of this image and on one of them this square is seen from above.

Location (latitude, longitude): 39.4607,-5.8817

Links to info on Wikipedia: - Trujillo / Spain, Francisco Pizarro, Francisco de Orellana.

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