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Old 06-09-2013, 08:16 PM   #16051
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #16052
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Someone once said his writing was like a staircase that lures you up and has you take the last step which, deliciously, isn't there...
I've always thought that was a pretty good description of Mexico.
Mexico is easier to love than to understand,[/QUOTE]

Well said Kiko and Ace (with thanks to RD via MM)

MM beautiful shot...I would like to spend a whole day, maybe two, there waiting for the light.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:26 AM   #16053
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Funny, because during the last few days I have been overwhelmed with tales of Ambrose Bierce, who famously vanished en Mexico while chasing Pancho Villa.

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Old 06-10-2013, 04:05 AM   #16054
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Glad you were not harmed.
Details please. Robbed on the highway? Robbed at a restaurant? Were you stalked?
I'm good ...Pedro just a little scared "at oxxo"

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If BATO is being dishonest with us, he should be banned for 90 days.
The whole point of this forum is to exchange info about safety in Mexico.
OR 900 Mr. Judge , for the little joke

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Chaly Bato, que mala onda!
Oye, the proximo vez you vengas, I'll have mis caranalitos cuidando your 6.
Hecho compadre!

Gracias

I was parked at an OXXO pulled out on reverse ,some one had left a bicycle close to me., Drove my truck over his front tire "he asked me for 20 bucks "to fix it so I gave them to him
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:43 AM   #16055
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Pirate J, interesting you should mention that. I always thought the story was a little odd, maybe overblown. You've got a 70 something guy with asthma and a ton of baggage heading into Mexico on an adventure.

Wait a minute!

That sounds like some of the geezers on this thread! LOL!
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:52 AM   #16056
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...I would like to spend a whole day, maybe two, there waiting for the light.
We could get a cooler, a couple of lawn chairs, and do an awesome street theater version of "Waiting for Godot"

I now have to watch my back for those rabid Beckett fans from the basement. LOL!
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:00 AM   #16057
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We could get a cooler, a couple of lawn chairs, and do an awesome street theater version of "Waiting for Godot"

I now have to watch my back for those rabid Beckett fans from the basement. LOL!
Now that sounds like a plan!

Roald Dahl, Ambrose Bierce, and Samuel Beckett all on the same page! The crowd in the basement would be like gorillas playing with their turds.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:09 AM   #16058
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The crowd in the basement would be like gorillas playing with their turds.
The only thing we're missing is Bertolt Brecht. But it's only Monday!
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:48 AM   #16059
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Im in Mexico and I was robbed today, guess because the USA plates, they took all I had wish I had never came here. besides they scare the shit out of me.
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.......little joke

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Old 06-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #16060
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The Posse Leaves Saturday @ Oh Dark Thirty

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Casa Madero


Click on ¿Quiénes somos? in the link's lower left hand corner

Quite the website for a little winery in Parras
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #16061
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SR - look over their wine selection and pick one - I'll bring a bottle to Durango
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:44 AM   #16062
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Pirate J, interesting you should mention that. I always thought the story was a little odd, maybe overblown. You've got a 70 something guy with asthma and a ton of baggage heading into Mexico on an adventure.

Wait a minute!

That sounds like some of the geezers on this thread! LOL!

Sounds like me as a matter of fact! (Asthma, but not quite that old )

I like the alternative ending of From Dusk till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter wherein Bierce is revealed to still be alive but a vampire.

Hey .. could happen!
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #16063
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SR - look over their wine selection and pick one - I'll bring a bottle to Durango
I think they make the best wine in Mexico hands down. The Cab and Merlot are both excellent. I don't even like white wine but their Chenin Blanc is excellent with sea food. If you have room please do pick up a bottle of the white for SRa SR.

The reason they know that it's the first vineyard in the Americas (1597) is because it was the first vineyard sanctioned by the Crown of Spain to produce wine. For taxation purposes, and protectionism of locally (in Spain) produced products, the King kept a tight control on the economic colonies including the production of wine.

Up until 1824, what is now Durango, Chihuahua, and western Coahuila including Parras were part of the Nuevo Vizcaya Province, which had its capital in the city of Durango.

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:17 AM   #16064
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Strange light fell on the old hacienda on the high plains, today.




I took this shot while thinking of Roald Dahl. Someone once said his writing was like a staircase that lures you up and has you take the last step which, deliciously, isn't there...
I've always thought that was a pretty good description of Mexico.

RMO knows the place, we all know the feeling.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:38 AM   #16065
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Ive been playing with my 5D3 lately
Since you name dropped your brand and model name, the body for which retails around $3,300, I'll give you this:

It isn't the equipment, it's the photographer's eye

A $3,300 camera body isn't going to pick a subject for you, or put you in position, nor select time of day for you, or any other subtle aspect of photography.

Skip Hunt, on twtex.com, went to Colombia with a $300 point & shoot and post processed with Snapseed, an IPad app. His results were stunning. Skip has an artist's eye, and could probably blow a top of the line Hasselblad away by using a shoebox camera.

Skip Hunt

Sure, a big body, front name camera is what people expect to see their photographer carry at weddings, and for certain ISO and frame rate it may be the tool in specific situations, but 99 percent of the time, a camera like that isn't needed.

Not that any of this applies to you, but big body/big lens people are out there - the jacked pickup truck with diesel pipes segment of the population. They're not really into photography, as much as they are being seen with an expensive rig they can afford.

A DSLR, now matter how expensive, does not make a photographer. I had a chance encounter with a French photographer who lives in Chicago, and he reiterated that most studio guys have big rigs because that's what their customers expect, and expect to pay for. They don't want to pay studio rates and see a pedestrian camera on the tripod - although in many instances (he said), it would work just as good.

Time and time again, I've seen people with camera "Maseratis" being blown away with camera "Chevys".

Your work is probably great, but Mike Strah could do what he does with Skip's point & shoot.

Skip Hunt runs all over Mexico making photographs with a very average camera, and does work people with much bigger wallets would die to be able to do.
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