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While walking up the ramp to the top of the wall surrounding the old city of Cartagena this beautiful yellow building with balconies covered with bright bougain...
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While walking up the ramp to the top of the wall surrounding the old city of Cartagena this beautiful yellow building with balconies covered with bright bougainvillea caught my eye. Looking at it made me feel like I was back in the 1600's
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Vince542 Premium
 
Vince542 June 27, 2015
Great shot!!!
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mahamilton July 12, 2015
Thank you for your compliment. I'm glad you like the photo.
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nandicmb August 30, 2015
A very beautiful capture and deserving of the win in
"People's Choice in Emphasis on the colour yellow, Vol 2". Congratulations!!
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mahamilton August 30, 2015
Thank you, I appreciate everyones votes for my photo
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JDLifeshots August 30, 2015
Great capture! Congrats on Challenge award.
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thunderlake August 30, 2015
Great color - great shot
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mahamilton August 30, 2015
Thank you, I'm glad you like the photo.
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DaveLoucks August 30, 2015
beautiful kodachrome color, congrats
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mahamilton August 31, 2015
Hi, I am pleased that you like the color. Thank you for your compliment.
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leckie45 August 30, 2015
This is a lovely well composed shot ... well captured ... Congratulations on the People's Choice award ... Cheers from Australia, Trish
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mahamilton August 31, 2015
Hi Trish, I appreciate your kind words. I was happy to see that this photo had won the award. Thank you, Michelle
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onyanita January 19, 2016
wonderful colors
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mahamilton January 19, 2016
Thank you for your compliment. I am pleased tha you like the bright colors.
andresyidi
 
andresyidi January 23, 2016
great photo. Cartagena is a great city
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mahamilton January 23, 2016
Hi, Thank you for your compliment on my photo. I agree Cartagena is a great city.
ellenellen PRO+
 
ellenellen January 23, 2016
Lovely shot.
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mahamilton January 23, 2016
Thank you, Elllen.
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MickAlicic April 25, 2016
Beautiful shot! Voted in Colored Buildings.
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mahamilton April 26, 2016
Thank you, I'm glad you like the photo and voted for it.
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MickAlicic May 28, 2016
Back to this one! Voted in Advanced.
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh Apr 03
Beautiful

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in the old town section of Cartagena, Colombia. I was visiting the city while on a trip through the Panama Canal. I am a self taught photographer and a lover of history.
Time
I remember it was about 10:00 AM. While walking up the ramp to the top of the wall surrounding the old city this beautiful yellow building with balconies covered with bright bougainvillea caught my eye. Looking at it made me feel like I was back in the 1600's
Lighting
The streets of the old town are very narrow and most of the buildings have covered balconies which causes shadows. This building, which is now a hotel is next to the wall that surrounding the old town. It has more access to the natural light and being up on the ramp to the city wall allowed even more of the natural light to hit the building.
Equipment
This was a hand held photo using my Nikon P510 camera. No other equipment was used.
Inspiration
I love history and seeing this brightly colored building with the beautiful flowers on the balconies made me feel like I was back in the 1600's.
Editing
I used Lightroom to set the white balance points and I cropped the photo so the focus was on this single building.
In my camera bag
I carry with me my Nikon P510 camera with which I can easily take macro to telescopic photos. I carry two 8 x10 pieces of foam board. One is black and one is white on one side and aluminum foil attached to the other to affect the lighting. I take my tripod and my case containing my adapter and UV, CPL, FLD and Neutral Density Filters.
Feedback
When looking for your next great photo, look all around you. The best shot may be behind you or above as this one was for me. Change your perspective by bending down or getting your camera higher. Most cameras now have a view screen that you can rotate and still see the scene while holding the camera lower or up higher.

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