Thursday, May 3, 2012

Black and White Pre-Hispanic Ruins Gallery

Most of my images are in color, but I now have a gallery on my photo website called Pre-Hispanic Ruins in Black and White. This gallery contains photos of well known archaeological sites that I have visited in Mexico and Central America. The images were created from color shots by using a digital filter that mimics the results photographers get when using infrared film. The characteristic darkened skies and eerie glowing highlights reinforce the mystery of these long-abandoned ancient cities, many of which are either shrouded in tropical jungle or perched on barren hilltops.

The photo of the Mayan pyramid below is one of favorites in this gallery. It was taken in the appropriately named "Lost World" complex at the ruins of Tikal in northern Guatemala.Tikal is arguably the grandest of the cities built by the ancient Maya, and it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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