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Panama Colonial *
26-FEB-2005 Nugar

Panama Colonial *


Panama (NP) - Panama boasts a mixture of eras and architectural periods. Casco Viejo, the Old Quarter, is the second city, built after the first one (Panama la Vieja) was burnt to the ground to try and preclude Sir Henry Morgan to loot it.

He did, anyway, and five centuries later a presence from England can be felt again.

Shown in the photo, one of the multiple alleys that crisscross the Old Quarter. In the background the modern Panama skyline shows itself through the haze.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
1/100s f/8.0 at 31.0mm iso200 full exif

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Nugar27-Feb-2005 11:40
Thanks both for your comments!
aam1234 27-Feb-2005 05:03
Well done Nugar. Love the old buildings and their color, but most importantly, adding people to the photo makes it more dynamic.
ctfchallenge27-Feb-2005 02:39
This is my favorite of your 3, Nugar. Wonderful perspective. You're getting great color and sharpness from your new cam. Money well spent, I'd say. But we expect great shots from you, regardless of which camera you are using. -Philio Vance
Nugar27-Feb-2005 01:21
Thanks Lee! I find that each day I'm more prone to photograph strangers :)
ctfchallenge27-Feb-2005 01:18
Good Job Nugar! It is nice to see some towns with people living in them. theFly
Nugar27-Feb-2005 00:33
Thanks for your comment, Irv!

Thanks Rod :) Today, as I contemplated a no-post challenge, I decided to make a round trip to the Bridge, then Casco Viejo and finally Panama La Vieja. But something told me to get a widish lens, so I took the Kit lens, which is my widest one so far.

Good lens, although it feels a bit... *fake* after the larger Tamron. I don't like that it has variable aperture. So you set it to 3.5, zoom in and bam! Another aperture gets set :(

But as you see, it is in fact capable of giving good imagery.
Rod 26-Feb-2005 23:52
Fantastic shot Humberto, beautiful colours & depth. I love them old lamp posts & wrought iron balcony railings. Shot with the kit lens too. Very well done I love this shot.
How do you find the kit lens Humberto?
Irv Cobb 26-Feb-2005 23:43
Very nice. I like the contrast between old and new. And the bright colors are great!