Hibiscus Flower and Dramaticly-lit Ruins

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Hibiscus Flower and Dramaticly-lit Ruins of the Jesuit Society in Antigua Guatemala

I was finishing a group photo walk as I walked past the ruins of the Antiguo Colegio de La Compañía de Jesús when I noticed the dramatic lighting on the ruins, which by the way they only use Thursdays through Sundays; they use the flood lights Mondays through Wednesdays. I decided to place the vibrant hibiscus flowers [rosa de jamaica] in the foreground and and dramaticly-lit ruins as backdrop. I made several shots switching for the focal point from the flowers to the ruins as well making horizontal and vertical orientation version. Since I had my full-frame camera with me I could really blur the ruins to isolate the flowers yet still include some contextual feeling.

Down below, you can see another version I made with my iPhone, which has a 28mm point of view; this allow me to have more depth of field in the frame. Which one do you like better?

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Hibiscus Flower and Dramaticly-lit Ruins of the Jesuit Society in Antigua Guatemala 28mm

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