Night Flowers, Mexico City

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I know, I know, you can’t take photographs at night with an iPhone. But I can’t help taking a chance on it. Hmmm.

TEPOZTLÁN STILL LIFE

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Let’s go Mexico! Now accepting just two students, first come, first served, for an intensive five day iPhoneography WalkandShoot workshop/tour of Mexico City, the Day of the Dead Parade and more in Queretaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Guanajuato. See details at johnfarnsworthphotographer.com.

Palomitas

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Palomitas (Popcorn), Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

I love taking photographs of just about anything.
But I especially love Street Photography.
I love people watching.

I love recording the life around me, wherever I am; city, town, village, or countryside; wandering the streets, roads,or alleyways, parks and beaches of a place foreign or familiar, new to me or old, outdoors or in.

The human condition. That’s what interests me, captivates me, insists that I capture it, record it, share it. People being people. In their native habitat, candid, unposed, real. Being themselves. Happy, sad, working, playing, talking, relating, smiling, laughing, crying, staring into space or the past or the future. Or the eyes of a loved one, or a pet. Just being.

I love thinking about them. Who they are, where they’ve been, where they’re going, what they’re planning, or doing. I love causing others to wonder the same.

That, to me, is Street Photography.

NY IN DF

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For those who may not recognize “DF”, that's Mexico's capitol city. Just as we have Washington, D.C, or

District of Colombia, the Mexicans have México, D.F., or Distrito Federal (Federal District), sometimes referred to as, simply, de efe.

I gues we all know what NY stands for.

Guess what? We had a day off! Had to make a quick run down to Santa Fe to run some errands. Thea drove on the way down, so I was able to get a bit more done on my research. Ditto for while she did some shopping.

Thea decided she could do on an iPhone 6+ everything she now does on her iPhone 4 and on her sluggish antique iPad. So I now have an iPhone 6s+ and she inherits my iPhone 6+. That means I'll be busy tonight and probably part of tomorrow backing up and transferring data between all four machines.

Then I will get back to my book projects and try to squeeze in some painting time before hitting the road for the winter.

Hasta mañana

 

ESCORT

ESCORT / iPhone 6+ / Snapseed

I love shooting street photography. I love Mexico City. Put the two together and I'm a happy boy. Plus, I get some exercise, a lot, really. And I drink a lot of that delicious, fresh squeezed orange juice.

Then, when I just can't walk any more, I sit and sketch, people, mostly, on my iPhone.

Of course, Mexico City isn't the only place I like to do these things. Nice, France is another favorite, as are the cities and towns of southern Spain. Buenos Aires in Argentina, though I've only been there one time is high on my list.

OK, I guess you can tell I'm getting really homesick for all the places I've been and all those I've yet to explore.

Soon. Just wrapping up a couple of last minute projects. More about those beginning tomorrow.

Hasta mañana.

 

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY and iPHONE SKETCHES

I'm running late tonight, but wanted to share with you this shot taken on the way from my hotel to the Mercado San Juan, recently.

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Street photography is, as many of you know by now, one of my favorite pastimes. Especially in Mexico City. And, of course, another, newer, favorite is sketching in my iPhone. Here are a few more recent sketches done while watching tv.

Let me know in the comments if you like seeing them as a group, like this, or if you prefer them larger and in single file.

Please be patient with me. Paintings are coming up soon. I've been working on a project that I'm not at liberty to discuss just now, but I will fill you in on it when I can.

Hasta Mañana

 

LAS TAPAS DE SAN JUAN, MEXICO CITY

Continuing with the story of El Mercado San Juan and its international fare.

Short post tonight. I've gone way past midnight putting together this short video. I have a lot to learn in the video department, as you will see. But I'm determined. I have the equipment. Now for the skills needed.

Here, then, my latest…

To be continued…

SAN JUAN, MEXICO CITY’S FOODIE MARKET

I had visited this market in the center of Mexico City eight years ago, and photographed the typical Mexican market scenes of fish, rabbits, cabrito and pig, fruit and vegetable vendors, butchers and fish mongers, and the busy food counters…

But, somehow, I had missed something. Something I should not have missed. The San Juan Market is a “foodie” destination!

On this second visit, I noticed what I had previously overlooked…

Tapas? You bet! First a complimentary sampler of wine, followed by a small plate of cheese samples, then tapas,

followed by tasty complimentary dessert tapas of bread, honey, cream cheese, chocolate, striped strawberry and pecan…

To be continued…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMPECHE TO MEXICO CITY

I posted this late yesterday, but it apparently didn't get through. Here goes another try… Well, I gave it several more tries. None worked. So I took off the sketches from the airport and posted them separately. Let's see if this works…

Here's another Campeche church I wanted to share with you:

It looked like maybe it was no longer in use, but, later in the evening, I stepped out onto the balcony of my hotel room to see if I could get a sunset shot. This is what caught my eye:

Some colored lights in the distance

So, off I went to see what was up. What I found was yet another church in evening attire. Like the rest of Campeche, her churches seem to come to life after dark.

Night Colors

And here are a couple of random shots from yesterday:

Busted!

COLORES DE CAMPECHE

LA CIUDAD

This was the sunset view from my room in Mexico City.

Hasta Mañana.