Friday, November 19, 2010

A Mexican Still Life

Just like a painter, I see things through the lens of my camera in a different way. These shots that I am featuring strike me as "still life paintings." I could not have set them up or arranged them any better myself.
These lanterns were propped up in the San Rafael Church which is right next to La Parroquia in San Miguel de Allende. It was Easter week, all the pews had been shoved to one side and numerous saints were being decorated with hundreds of flowers for the procession that day. I love the the sense of order this photo takes on.
The way these glads in this simple jade colored vase was framed by the window made me think of a traditional still life painting. This was at Le Crepe in San Miguel de Allende that is just up the hill from my casa. They have wonderful salads, crepes, quiches and egg dishes.
I am certainly glad I am a photographer and not a painter with this shot. I do love the colors and textures of all those ropes.
I could not have arranged these baskets any more perfectly. The lighting was pretty spectacular too.
These carnations and statice had been placed on the floor of the San Rafael Church waiting for someone to adorn one of the Saints for the Easter procession. Again, the simplicity of it just called to me.
There's a still life around every corner is San Miguel.  I just love it.


  1. Thanks for taking us to eat that fabulous icecream. What a wonderful day. I did try every flavor because I just could not get over the new flavors. Matina