Friday, May 29, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 16 - Calle Valladolid, DF

Just a really simple shot of an ordinary street that I walk down often here in Mexico City, to get from my neighbourhood Colonia Cuauhtemoc to La Condesa, an area with lots of parks, cafes, bars and restaurants just twenty minutes away. I added a little sepia tint to give the shot a more old-fashioned retro feel, as I have been looking recently at some of the beautiful vintage sepia prints of old Mexico City in the early twentieth century...............

For a look at inspiring shadow shots from around the world this week click here for Hey Harriet.

27 comments:

Martha said...

Wonderful shadow shot! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! :-)

Hey Harriet said...

I always appreciate sweet simple shots. This one is lovely and the sepia works so nicely! Have a great weekend :)

PJ said...

Beautifully, beautifully done. I wish I was there.

MonikaRose said...

G'day, wow, I love that shot, fab all shadows colliding and merging, thank you for sharing..have a fab day and week ahead..MOnikaROse :)

girlichef said...

This is beautiful! I'm so excited to find your site...I love seeing more of Mexico!

Martha Z said...

Nice shot, I think SSS helps us to see.

Margaret Gosden said...

Good, strong, clean shadows, beautifully enhanced.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shadow shot! Simple, but perfect! Happy SSS!

Carin said...

Very sharp shadows and indeed that sepia tint makes it look a more old-fashioned retro feel.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Owen said...

Hi Catherine, have been having a crazy time at work, and haven't been out and around as much as I would like... were you able to get to the Island of Dolls finally?

Love your cemetery shadow shots a few posts down here. Looks like you have been busy too... enjoying a wide range of Mexico ! BTW, have you read Grahame Greene's book about travelling in Mexico?

Wildeve said...

I love the sepia tint in this shot.
My word verification today is "borat." How funny!

Rosebud Collection said...

What a lovely shadow..very soft and delicate..Happy SSS.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

I love the colors in this photo. Beautiful warm pastels hint through the sepia.

kristine said...

nice! Thanks for the link too, have just been browsing!

Chris said...

Nice capture but I just now saw last weeks SSS pictures on your blog too. That first one with the big beach spike balls is an EXCELLENT shot!

Julie said...

Beautiful in Sepia, nice clean lines.

Tom Hilton said...

Lovely shot--evokes a peaceful summer day in the park...

sarayutouched said...

great sepia shadows. i love the brick. someone else had a brick shot. nice shot!!

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

This is a lovely shot! I need to fool around with the sepia thing....

Paz said...

Love your shadow shot! Looks like a fantastic design.

Paz

CJ said...

Lovely patterns & textures.

Jacqui said...

What a great shot, and an interesting blog too. I love how we can learn more about the world doing this kind of thing.

A Cuban In London said...

That's a brilliant shot. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

julie king said...

wonderful! this is the first sepia-tinted shadow shot i've seen as part of shadow shot sunday and i'm loving the effect. i was just reading your profile on your sidebar and wow! i'm so enthralled with the journey you're on. maybe a bit envious as well? lol take care!

Catherine said...

what a wonderful response this week!! thanks so much for all your appreciative comments....

Ann said...

I was in Singapore during the Sars, people too wore mask. But masks are not comfortable things. they became very hot, and people didn't wear them properly.

Thanks for visiting my site.

Greyscale Territory said...

Great shadow contrasts of strong bar shape against wandering leaves. Beautiful!