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“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” – Marcus Aurelius
This is a typical downtown Cusco street… narrow, cobblestoned alleyways in which cars and pedestrians somehow manage to make it all work in this graceful, fluid economy of movement that I couldn’t seem to learn. I was the sluggish American tourist being jostled about by the steady moving crowd or honked at by one of the many taxis.
Beyond the alleyway there is the main Plaza where several churches stand, including the Compania Church, an architectural feast for the eyes. The cross street is San Blas, which is a very narrow, very steep and very busy street. Our hostel was on this street and the taxis will only take you so far up the narrow thoroughfare. At some point they stop and you must get out and make the uphill trek. I snapped this photo somewhere along the way.
Best viewed large on black.
I took a drive to Bellville this weekend. Right down the road from Bellville, maybe two or three miles, is a small town named Kenney. This little dilapidated church is the first thing you see. It sits in the middle of a field of Texas wildflowers and a few old trees.
This particular capture is an HDR image converted to black & white. I added a brown-ish filter and cranked up the contrast a bit. Lastly I added some vignetting around the edges.
This is four different images taken with the Sigma 10-20mm wide angle lens and stitched together in Photoshop. I didn’t notice the clouds until after I’d begun the post-processing. I’m glad they turned out so well.
This is my first attempt at image stitching. This is four high resolution images stitched together to form one big, gi-normous high resolution image. I think my computer actually started smoking when I was processing this thing! 🙂
I’m really looking forward to experimenting more with this. If I can stitch four images together, then I should be able to stitch twelve… heck, twenty four!… together. Grand Canyon, here I come!