Maryellen Bauer  

Antigua, Guatemala by Maryellen Bauer

May 2020 - Antigua, Guatemala

May 2020 - Maryellen Bauer

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May 2020 - Maryellen Bauer

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May 2020 - Maryellen Bauer

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About the Image(s)

While looking through scarves for something I could use for a mask, I came across one I bought in Antigua three years ago. It reminded me of all of the colors and textures of that incredibly beautiful little city and inspired me to spend some time playing with some of the photos while I continue to explore Photoshop filters.

4 comments posted

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Maryellen, You've created another beautiful image with your drippy theme. I like your gradient background and handling of the edges. The girls foot stepping out of the frame is excellent. I don't know if the bus in the center adds much to this otherwise highly colorful image as it is not recognizable. I'm not sure what to suggest yet, but I might play around with eliminating it or adding something else, maybe something with movement that counters the downward drips.   Posted: 05/11/2020 20:09:51

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Once again, a bold, brilliant work of art! Brava!

I was just in Antigua, Guatelmala in January (before the world shutdown)and have some treasured photos from my visit.

You captured the color of the Mayan city well.

I agree with Brad that the grill on the bus takes too much center stage to my eye and would love to see something more organic in the center. An umbrella or more fabric maybe?
  Posted: 05/12/2020 22:07:18

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Maryellen, what fun to take random pictures, play with them in filters, and create vibrant abstract art that captures the essence of a country and its people. You have united whimsy in the colorful twirls with a little realism of the mother and daughter in the lower left corner. The dropping drips, I presume done with liquify, add just another bit more whimsey.

Stellar art!

As an aside my mother and father traveled to Guatemala in the early 1950s so my mother could get colorful native patterns for her weaving of fabrics. Our son learned Spanish in Antigua and now lives permanently in Chile with his family.

  Posted: 05/16/2020 13:02:52

Lisa Nathan   Lisa Nathan
Love the colors, love the feeling that comes from this image. Nice work!   Posted: 05/17/2020 09:55:50


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