Alamos Umbrellas Come and Go

08 … Bright Sun on a brilliant Spring Day…

Woman with umbrella walking in Alamos, Sonora, Mexico.  Photo by Anders Tomlinson.

Textures, colors, light, shadow, graphics and the human spirit.

Woman walking with Umbrella was shot on my first day on my first visit to Alamos in Spring, 1983. She is walking towards Plaza de los Armas on colorful one-way Calle Aurora. The poster on the left announces the circus is coming to town. I learned a couple of months later that Les Meisenheimer was taken by the photo and wanted to buy the right for him to paint this scene. This was my first photo sale, and he had to do all the work to have it on a wall. The photo was taken with a 35mm film pocket camera Olympus XA-2. In those days it was one of the smallest cameras available to the public. This photo proves light is the most important factor in photography.

Spring Day in the Plaza – Part Three: People come and go and the day goes on.
This is easter weekend in the Plaza De Las Armas. People come and go across the Plaza or are headed for the bus station to leave town for the holiday. A crowd leaves the church and will travel along the streets of Alamos following a reenactment of the Crucifixion. Video…

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