Tom Tauber, APSA, MPSA  

Blouses for Sale in Mexico by Tom Tauber, APSA, MPSA

June 2022 - Blouses for Sale in Mexico

June 2022 - Tom Tauber, APSA, MPSA


About the Image(s)

Sony A7III, Lens FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS @ 24mm, 1/1000 sec, f/4, ISO 100

My wife and I spent Semana Santa 2022 (the week before Easter) in central Mexico. During that week there are religious observations such as processions, as well as secular events. They bring many visitors to the towns, which presents opportunities for merchants to sell their wares, such as these handmade, traditional, embroidered blouses. Needless to say, it was the light and the textures that drew me to this display of blouses. The second image includes the vendor. It may be considered to be a more appropriate PT image, as opposed to the main image which is perhaps more of a pictorial photograph. Nevertheless, these blouses are unique to Mexico and can easily be identified as items representing Mexican culture.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
3 comments posted

Susan Albert   Susan Albert
Tom, I too prefer your Main image. In the original (which I agree may fit the PT requirements more) I find the woman and the colorful bags on the ground distract from the textures and tones of the blouses. In your main image, the diagonal line of the roof slopes down and leads the viewer to the garments. The lighting creates a wonderful mood.   Posted: 06/06/2022 13:59:28

Pamela Liu   Pamela Liu
The backlight was awesome!! I agree with Susan that the original is better and fits the PT definition more. Plus the vivid color introduced more interest.   Posted: 06/07/2022 23:25:55

Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
Tom, I wish you had mentioned where in Mexico this is. I have searched and all the time I get white tops but with color. Undoubtedly, these in your image have a local characteristic that indeed would correspond to a culture or region. I like very much the way the shirts are backlighted and showing the very elaborated embroidery, framed by an old building. I also agree that the original has some distracting elements that underscore the image.   Posted: 06/17/2022 08:56:36