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10th June 2011
jesus es negro
i was planning to leave sucre after two weeks, but i decided to stay one more day. the main reason for this was because i wanted to walk up to the mirador - spanish for viewpoint - to see the sunset. i arrived a little early, so instead of sitting and waiting i thought i'd see if i could get to a higher vantage point. there's a hill just behind the mirador which looks out over the city, and after a little exploration i found a path which lead to the top. the climb to the summit was pretty tough, made tougher as the starting altitude was 2750 metres which meant the oxygen was thinning and breathing became more difficult. i was a little disappointed to discover that the view at the top was obscured by hundreds of trees - effectively offering a less impressive view than the lower mirador. there was a statue of jesus christ at the top which at least served as a somewhat satisfying destination. whilst this religious effigy is fairly common in south america - what made this one different was the choice to depict the big man as black instead of white. i don't know whether this was a concious decision which had any particular significance, but it did make my like the city that bit more.

i fucked about with the white balance, using a technique i've implemented a few times recently, here's the original
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10/06/2011
jesus es negro
i was planning to leave sucre after two weeks, but i decided to stay one more day. the main reason for this was because i wanted to walk up to the mirador - spanish for viewpoint - to see the sunset. i arrived a little early, so instead of sitting and waiting i thought i'd see if i could get to a higher vantage point. there's a hill just behind the mirador which looks out over the city, and after a little exploration i found a path which lead to the top. the climb to the summit was pretty tough, made tougher as the starting altitude was 2750 metres which meant the oxygen was thinning and breathing became more difficult. i was a little disappointed to discover that the view at the top was obscured by hundreds of trees - effectively offering a less impressive view than the lower mirador. there was a statue of jesus christ at the top which at least served as a somewhat satisfying destination. whilst this religious effigy is fairly common in south america - what made this one different was the choice to depict the big man as black instead of white. i don't know whether this was a concious decision which had any particular significance, but it did make my like the city that bit more.

i fucked about with the white balance, using a technique i've implemented a few times recently, here's the original