Sunday, I had an opportunity to see some Azteca dancers perform in the Jardin. From all around town, you could hear the drumming. Niels and I decided to check out, and I’m glad that we did. We saw them at around 11:00 in the morning. At that time, the sun was pretty intense, and the shadows deep. Most of the shots that I took were, as one might expect, not exactly dazzling, especially the far away shots, lots of hard shadows. However, I was able to come away with a couple of ‘keepers’, by getting closer, such as this dancer, framed between two observers. I like the vivid yellow headdress.
Later, I came back by the Jardin, and they were still there. This time, the street was in shadow, so no problems with shadows, but it lacked contrast. All of a sudden, I got the idea to try to photograph motion and get the ‘feel’ of it, rather than just static photos. That’s a hit-and-miss proposition, mostly miss, but I was able to get a few that I really liked. The rest of the time, I just watched and had a great time!