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Single-image Sunday: Peaceful in Baja   8 comments

I find Baja to be a peaceful place, by and large.  It’s not like some other areas of Mexico, which can be bustling (or even dangerous in a few cases).  To use the correct term, it’s ‘tranquilo’, a reason Mexicans give for visiting and even moving here.  The non-resort areas of Yucatan are similarly peaceful.  I wanted this shot to express that peace and I think it did.

I walked out here from Ensenada looking for a good shot of the bay and possibly a good overview shot of the town with a big cruise ship sitting in harbor.  That shot wasn’t possible, as the best vantage point was either from an off-limits naval yard or the top of a steep hill I didn’t have time to climb.

I watched the sunset develop as I walked.  I passed a wedding where the photog. was happily shooting his couple with great light.  After a rather plain sunset, I waited until near dark hoping for that glow you sometimes get.  Mostly I wanted the kind of low light that makes long exposures like this easy to shoot without an extra filter.  The vibrant sky was a nice bonus.

Bahia Ensenada under a peaceful dusk sky.  Please click image for purchase options.

Bahia Ensenada under a peaceful dusk sky. Please click image for purchase options.

 

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Baja Interlude   2 comments

The sun goes down on a December Saturday evening along the waterfront in Ensenada, Mexico.

The sun goes down on a December Saturday evening along the waterfront in Ensenada, Mexico.

I spent a nice evening in Ensenada, on the way down the Baja Peninsula.  A big Saturday evening it was, what with a live Christmas orchestra, a flaming sunset, and (later) a huge boxing match.  In Mexico, boxing is still very big.  And what a fight!  The favorite was probably the Fillipino boxer, Pacquiao, and he had the Mexican, Marquez down in the 5th round.  In the 6th, he was landing heavy blows on the Mexican, but got careless as he came in for the kill near the end of the round.  Marquez landed a vicious right hook that flattened Pacquiao and knocked him out cold for a full two minutes.  The roar that I heard on the streets (I was watching it at a streetside bar) of Ensenada was the biggest I’ve heard for a long, long time.

Okay, that’s it. Back to the Death Valley series after this post. Adios Amigos!

The good citizens of Ensenada, Mexico listen to a Christmas orchestra as the sun goes down over the Pacific.

The good citizens of Ensenada, Mexico listen to a Christmas orchestra as the sun goes down over the Pacific.

Posted December 9, 2012 by MJF Images in Mexico, Travel, Uncategorized

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