It has been a torching hot week in Panama City, Panama. This is the second month of our dry season and the city sizzles by midday. The grass of the well trimmed lawns is brown and many trees of the city have dropped their leaves, others still look green, but not for long.
In an attempt to continue my photographic sprees, I recently visited the campus of Santa María La Antigua University which has an attractive patch of graceful trees within its grounds. I’ve driven across this place at least a trillion times and looked at it but never really saw it. Since taking pictures, I’m seeing more of my surroundings. My perception of reality has increased 180 percent thanks to my new hobby.
Below are several pictures taken three days ago at approximately 5:30 p.m. when the sun was setting down. The images have been retouched with an online photo editor called FotoFlexer. The effect used is fresco, like in fresco paintings. Here we go.
As you have probably noticed, I was practicing taking vertical and horizontal shots based on the characteristics of the subject. In photography this is called framing up a subject. By turning the camera from the horizontal to the vertical–or vice versa—you can produce a different point of view. Good Day.