- June 10, 2019 at 12:49 pm #410328
When we were sitting at a sidewalk cafe my wife spotted this one. I had just finished shooting a stationery subject so the settings are not what I would have picked but I kinda like the way it turned out. 1/100, 17mm, f3.2, iso 250.
- June 10, 2019 at 4:59 pm #410348
I thought Mexico passed a helmet law.
A good clean composition Lenny. This is a scene that's fairly common in Playa. I've seen the family pet on board too.
As for ST I think it could stand a bit tighter crop. Sorry that's all I've got.
- June 10, 2019 at 6:46 pm #410349
Hi Rob and thanks for your comments. You travel in Mexico often enough that you should know better than to ask about following laws. Yes there is a helmet law… and your point is? Ja, ja, ja! There is also a seat belt law but I can't remember the last time I could even find a seat belt in a taxi 🙂 The stuff they fit on motorcycles is unbelievable, I have attached another.
Even though I wear a camera around my neck or turned on but in a stealth bag almost all the time it's hard to catch this kind of shot especially without traffic and not have them all giving you a thumbs up or the peace sign. I liked the groceries hanging from his arms.
I will try cropping a bit more from the right but I want to leave plenty of space for their faces. I should put my wife's name on this because she wanted to stop there for an adult beverage and then spotted them coming down the street.
- June 10, 2019 at 7:32 pm #410352
I guess the policia are more lax on the west coast. In the Yucatan even the little kids are wearing helmets now. I've even seen one on a dog.
My cropping thought was to take a bit off the bottom actually.
Looks like the last guy is headed for Looney Bean Coffee Shop.
- June 12, 2019 at 1:49 pm #410617
Rob, while out and about this AM I kept track of helmets in use here and I would say it's about 50/50 at best.
I started cropping and ended up cropping more than a bit and like this much better. The background isn't that exciting. “If your pictures aren't good enough, your not close enough”.
I go to the Looney Bean several times a week in the off season. How do you know about?
- June 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm #410653
Yeah I like this crop better as well Lenny.
Although I'm tempted to say something all knowing about the Looney Bean I have to admit I looked it up. Actually I was checking to see if there was an AH CACAO (a Playa favourite). When there wasn't one I thought the Looney Bean sounded like it would be a good spot. Off season is the best!
- June 13, 2019 at 1:47 am #410745
This is a typical scene in my country too, there is nothing else to add here mate. The processing is just too harsh for my taste, but that is just a personal point. About the two versions, I'm more into the first crop, the wider one.
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