Templo De Santo Domingo

Templo de Santo Domingo Framed

Templo de Santo Domingo – San Cristobal, Chiapas, MX

Canon PowerShot G15 camera – 1/2000s @ f/4.5, ISO 160, FL=60mm

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My photographic foray into town this morning centered mostly around Templo de Santo Domingo.  This is a beautiful 16th-Century Cathedral surrounded by an open air market many square blocks in area.  I toured the museo on site, which included spectacular displays of ancient and contemporary textiles, and wandered around the peaceful grounds for about an hour.  The Maya women have been wearing the traditional Huipil since the classic period (250 – 900 B.C.E.), and the traditional textile weaving can take a woman 6-months to a year to complete. Although the images pictured here look fine in color, I think they are much more beautiful and dramatic in B&W.

Mujeres de Templo Santo Domingo Framed

Mujeres de Templo de Santo Domingo – San Cristobal, Chiapas, MX

Canon PowerShot G15 camera – 1/500s @ f/2.2, ISO 125, FL=55mm

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Doorway to Portico Framed

Doorway to Portico – San Cristobal, Chiapas, MX

Canon PowerShot G15 camera – 1/250s @ f/2.8, ISO 160, FL=28mm

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Portico Templo de Santo Domingo Framed

Portico de Templo de Santo Domingo – San Cristobal, Chiapas, MX

Canon PowerShot G15 camera – 1/500s @ f/2.8, ISO 80, FL=28mm

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6 responses to “Templo De Santo Domingo

  1. Hi Steve,
    Perfect examples of perspective. Very beautifully done.
    The thing about black and white photos, it must be hard to choose something
    simple to express the essence of Mexico; it’s such an exuberant and colorful
    country and people.
    I am so happy w/ my Mexican Laundry work of art; I look at it and enjoy it every
    day. Thank you, Steve.
    Be safe and keep healthy.
    Judy

    • Thank you Judy, you always seem to know what to say to inflate my already overinflated ego. I love the simplicity of B&W, it seems to cut through the distraction of color. My life has changed so dramatically over the past few years; I feel like the B&W of my perception has finally cut through the distraction of the world’s color … and I am beginning to see what is really important in life. If that makes any sense.

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