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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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15 Comments |
Vince542
 
Vince542 June 27, 2015
Great shot!!!
mahamilton Platinum
mahamilton July 12, 2015
Thank you for your compliment. I'm glad you like the photo.
nandicmb
 
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!!
mahamilton Platinum
mahamilton August 30, 2015
Thank you, I appreciate everyones votes for my photo
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots August 30, 2015
Great capture! Congrats on Challenge award.
thunderlake Platinum
 
thunderlake August 30, 2015
Great color - great shot
mahamilton Platinum
mahamilton August 30, 2015
Thank you, I'm glad you like the photo.
DaveLoucks PRO+
 
DaveLoucks August 30, 2015
beautiful kodachrome color, congrats
mahamilton Platinum
mahamilton August 31, 2015
Hi, I am pleased that you like the color. Thank you for your compliment.
leckie45 Platinum
 
leckie45 August 30, 2015
This is a lovely well composed shot ... well captured ... Congratulations on the People's Choice award ... Cheers from Australia, Trish
mahamilton Platinum
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
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita January 19, 2016
wonderful colors
mahamilton Platinum
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
mahamilton Platinum
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.
mahamilton Platinum
mahamilton January 23, 2016
Thank you, Elllen.
MickAlicic PRO
 
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.
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic May 28, 2016
Back to this one! Voted in Advanced.
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh April 03, 2019
Beautiful
Sun-Bee
 
Sun-Bee January 23, 2020
Beautiful creative scene with amazing details & colors!!
lizziemellis Platinum
 
lizziemellis August 27, 2022
Great capture wonderful colours, congratulations on your Peoples choice Award:-)
CG
 
CG April 23, 2023
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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