MEXICO Trip Images – III

One our last day, Kathy and Mike treated everyone to a one-of-a-kind hole-in-wall blanket store.  Unlike a simple store front, walking through a small door-less opening on the side wall, was like a step back in time.  Around the concrete and dust laden floor, were several wooden looms of all sizes and shape.  There was no doubt in my mind that many of these looms were far older than I was.  As I walked around the area taking some photos, a young man came out of nowhere and starting using one of the looms – what a show.  All of the light in the loom area was natural light from the windows – than goodness for the low noise of the Nikon D3s when used in the higher ISOs.  I used a slow shutter speed to capture the speed at which he was working the loom on a couple for the shots below.  To convey the timelessness that I felt while shooting in the loom area, I processed these images as black and white.  Enjoy the images below:

Large Loom

Nikon D3s, 24-70 zoom @ 50mm, ISO 1600, 1/30 sec @ f/6.3

Spinning Wheel

Nikon D3s, 24-70 zoom @ 48mm, ISO 1600, 1/60 sec @ f/6.3

Loom Wheel

Nikon D3s, 242-70 zoom @ 48mm, ISO 1600,  1/25 sec @f/6.3

Loom Detail

Nikon D3s, 24-70 zoom @70mm, ISO 1600, 1/40 sec @ f/6.3

The hands of an artist

Nikon D3s, 24-70 zoom @ 40mm, ISO 1250, 1/50 sec @ f/8.0

Loom in action

Nikon D3s, 24-70 zoom @40mm, ISO 320, 1/15 sec @ f/8.0

Loom in action II

Nikon D3s, 24-70 zoom @40mm, ISO 320, 1/15 sec @ f/8.0

So there you have it, a wrap up of the images from the trip.

Cheers and happy photo’ing

MEXICO Trip Images – I

Although I have been back from Mexico for some four weeks, I am just now getting a chance to get caught up on blogging about the trip.

Cpt Mike about to Yell at me for doing something stupid

As I mentioned in a previous posting, I was the Chef for the dinner meals.  Some of the highlights included: Avocado Soup, Mahai Mahai in a number of different ways including tacos & fish cakes, prawns with a champagne cream sauce, and bananas fosters.  It was very difficult not to put on a little bit of weight however, we all seemed to have survived.

Yours Truely, Chief Chef making Ceviche

At rest in one of the many wonderful bays

My favorite time, alone on the bridge at sunset

Sailing the Seas

More to follow in a day or three.  Till then, happy photo’ing