One A Day – 975 – Impressions

Templo de Santiago Apóstol, Tupataro, Michoacan

The Old Rugged Cross, Tupataro, Michoacan

Interior of Historic Church on Good Friday, Tupataro, Michoacan

Altar Detail, Tupataro, Michoacan

Ceiling and top of altar detail, Tupataro, Michoacan

Good Friday: A quiet day on the jardin with parked chairs. Tupataro, Michoacan

Silent Witness, Tupataro, Michoacan

In the rough, Tzintzuntzita, Michoacan

Traditional Boat with Christ, Tzintzuntzita, Michoacan

Without Color – Tourist Trade, Tzintzuntzita, Michoacan

BooBoo’s Travels – for Valda. Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan

Give them away – 6 for 60 pesos, Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan

  • Photowalks and Tour
  • Tupataro, Tzintzuntzita, & Tzintzuntzan
  • Michoacán, México
  • April 14, 2017
  • Copyright, all rights reserved

These are from a trip I took with friends on Good Friday, around towns in Michoacan. In this part of the series, I’m showing photos from three of the places we went. There will be more in coming days. The Tupataro photos were interesting to take because of the history of the town and the church. If you would like to know more about this interesting example of the history of the Spanish conquest in Michoacan, I suggest you read this post in Mexico Cooks. The information there is quite complete and will explain a lof what you are seeing in the photos of the church in Tupataro.

If you are looking at these photos on a cellphone and don’t zoom in, you may not be able to tell this series has many photos in an impressionist style. I enjoy it because it gives me more opportunities to focus on certain aspects of each photo and to express my feelings about the scene. It also removes unnecessary detail, like face characteristics, that could be uncomfortable or misunderstood by the people in the photos. Of course not all the photos in this series are artistic impressions directly. The detail of the church in Tupataro and the black and white photo of the wooden items in Tzintzuntzita are not technically impressions, but I could say that black and white is certainly impressionistic and just taking a photo is gathering an impression of a scene.

The impressionist style scenes are relatively time-consuming to do but quite satisfying and worthwhile for me. I hope you feel the same way. For me, the “Traditional Boat with Christ” was very special because of the range of light and random placement of the objects in the scene. But, you can be assured I love every photo in this series and there will be a lot more in this style. I also have a bunch of photos from the concert at Amati on Good Friday, so I will be switching to those tomorrow and then back to this series. Keep watching this space!

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