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Old 11-08-2007, 02:23 PM
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Puerto Vallarta

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I had the opportunity to spend some time in Puerto Vallarta (PV), a Mexican resort city on the Pacific Ocean, south of Mazatlan. PV has been there for a long time but until it became famous for being the site of a Hollywood film it was just a little port town with little road access. Director John Huston made “Night of the Iguana” there. One of our guides referred to it as the “best picture few people have ever seen” Soon it became a tourist destination site and hasn’t stop growing yet. At the time we were there several cruise ships came in for a short stop.

One of PV’s destinations is the Malecon – where on weekends many families stroll along a shoreline seawall with their kids and enjoy food, music, shows, acrobats and many vendors selling anything and everything to tourists like me.

The Dancers and The Angel of Hope are just a few of the statues along the walk. The little shopping kiosk is just one of a gizillion around the area.

I look forward to seeing how folks “artify” these scenes.

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Bob Mc
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:33 PM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

Here are a few more PV pictures. Another shopping scene and 2 shots of some cobblestone streets in an older part of town. In one pic you can see the big construction cranes in the background for the large construction projects. Smaller one or two story projects see to be all done thru hand labor. Lots of hard working people very busy within most parts of the city.

The shopping pics are from a long narrow island in a river that splits the city into North and South.

I’m having difficulty working with the shopping pics because of the many objects hanging all over the place and the many changes of color. Look forward to seeing what you can do with those. As we were walking thru the island shopping area, we could see several big Iguana's hugging branches over us - really BIG ugly Iguana's.

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Old 11-08-2007, 02:51 PM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

Some simplification, one of Danny's Impressionist actions and a crop - all to try and capture the bright colors and vitality of the area.

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Old 11-08-2007, 03:27 PM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

Nice set of photo's Bob the colours are superb
here's a attempt at one (so far) using ahb

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Old 11-08-2007, 04:15 PM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

Great photos, Bob!

Color matched with a sundown photo, mucked up the photo using my Photo Art tute. Set a history state and painted with AHB and HB. Added textures.

Thanks for the play!
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Old 11-08-2007, 04:47 PM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

Hello Bob...

Lovely photos....

Palms....Great job on your two...strange we chose one of the same!!! Just love the bright happy colors!!!

Swampy...Very nice...must have a go at your tute..

As i havent so much spare time for painting just now i have got hooked on Dynamic Photo and I used it on this one...

Patricia..........
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:21 PM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

Palm and Swampy - good work to get all those distracting wires , poles and things out of the way

Patricia - yours seems to handle the mish mash of tiny bright colored things very well. What is Dynamic Photo?

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Old 11-08-2007, 11:30 PM
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Definitely some cool captures Bob.

Used a Conte Art Script-fu that I recently downloaded (was part of a set of artistic rendering Script-fus that I got from the exchange). Did by Glass tile thingy and a few other things (including a paper texture blend) for this Gouche. The complete rendering is here (attached is a slightly lower quality crop).
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:17 AM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

Hello Bob...

Liked your rendition of your photo too...

Thank you for your kind words....Here is a thread Palms has started all about Dynamic Photo...with some examples of what can be done...Its brilliant for scenics and you can do gentle tone mapping or extreme...do try it as its really fun to see how it enhances your photos....

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/sof...tml#post172245

Lyle....Very nice...It looks really good in the full size version.......

Patricia........
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:07 AM
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Re: Puerto Vallarta

And another

Glad to see you have a bit more time again Patricia

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