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Life in Mexico Photography

Día de los Muertos – Looking Back

Today is the annual celebration of Día de los Muertos in Mexico.  I’m sad that I’m not there to take part in and document the festivities this year. Instead, I’d like to pay homage to this unique cultural event though images I’ve shot during Day of the Dead during my travels in Mexico over the years.

Dedicated to my brother, Tommy and my mother-in-law, Bettye.



2010 In Review – Color Infrared

I’ve been shooting digital infrared images for close to 10 years now and this is the first year that I used a camera capable of shooting color infrared images. I had my Nikon D70 converted to shoot color infrared. My camera was converted by Jim Chen. His website contains information on the conversion process and a lot of great information about digital infrared photography in general.

Here are some of my favorite color digital infrared images photographed with my newly converted Nikon D70 camera in 2010.

Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

Statue Park, Budapest, Hungary

Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

The fair comes to Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

Circus in Mexico

Mineral de Pozos, Mexico

(Left) Central Texas, (Right) Las Vegas, NV

Hortobagy, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Life in Mexico Photography

For the Love of Pozos – Textures and HDR

The new home of our art gallery, Mineral de Pozos in central Mexico, is filled with textures and colors that makes it a joy to photograph. One of the best ways to capture these textures is through HDR photography.  These series of images were shot in Pozos and processed using HDR Efex Pro from Nik software. Some of the images are 3 shots at exposures 1 stop apart and some of them are single exposures.

The left image is a reflection in the window (you can see me near the bottom). The right image is a multiple exposure combined in my Nikon D300 camera.

This is night time at Posada de Los Minas, a beautiful boutique hotel in Pozos. It’s one of our favorite places to gather for freshly prepared food in their courtyard restaurant.

I have a soft spot for the village dogs in Pozos. I have started a whole series of photographs of these dogs.

Pozos is magical at night… Note the little black village dog in the shot too.

Pozos has a great panteon (cemetary).

Ruins…. beautiful ruins everywhere in Pozos.