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Lavanderia (Laundry) by Mike Walker

January 2020 - Lavanderia (Laundry)

January 2020 - Mike Walker


About the Image(s)

The Monesterio de Santa Catalina in Arequipa, Peru is one of my favourite places to wander and take pictures. The nuns still live in the newer parts of the monastery, the older areas have been largely restored following earthquake damage and are open to the public. (This month has been a moderate month with only 55 earthquakes in Peru so far - and that's not counting anything below 3.5!)

This is the clothes washing area. Water runs down the trough and small pipes feed each terracotta dish. Not much water sits in the dish and the nuns would work their clothing against the sides to make them clean. The red wall and the door at the bottom lead to the Cementario, off limits to the public and still in use today.

EOS M3, EF-M 18-55 at 18mm. ISO 100, f8, 1/80. Initially imported into LR Classic and straight to Photoshop to clone out the modern signs and lights. Back to LR and moderate adjustments to shadows, texture, whites and highlights.


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