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Day 14 & 15 - Cliffside Sanctuary & Combi on the Go

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Saturday, July 18, 2009


Busy, busy, busy week what with all the madness and rush around trying to get these new plastic injection molds ready for production. It never seems to fail that when you think everything is going well someone throws a wrench into the machine. The above picture was captured just outside of Ventanilla which is a district of Callao in the northern outskirts of Lima. This little wooden sanctuary was at the base of this cliff and it had this lone old tree. The way the sunset was hitting the rocks really brought out the color in the entire picture. This scene was located at a Repsol (spain owned) gas station and was taken right before the ignition cable came loose (too bad we didn't know that at the time). So yeah beautiful sunset and few clouds in the sky set the perfect mood for push starting a medium size cargo truck.



Yup you guessed it another day traversing the highways. With little in terms of photography subject matter I figured I'd try my hand at motion photography. In the past I had given it a shot a few times but just couldn't get the hang of it. In order to take a good photo that conveys a sense of motion you have to slow down your shutter speed, 15 sec. in this case. Then you need to auto-focus on your moving target and then pan through with the target as it passes you. I figured since I was shooting in Black and White that I would push up the iso to 800 to give more contrast. This photo of the combi wizzing by came out pretty good. The photo really gives that sense of motion and the combi comes out clear and somewhat sharp. These guys really fly down the highway in a mad attempt to beat out rival combi companies for passengers. It's a dangerous game they play, which isn't surprising that these guys could careless about the safety of their passengers.

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