Nostalgia in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

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Comments (14)

Steven on October 7, 2009

Hi Marilyn,

A great nostalgic shot. I remember when I was a child seeing a movie "Battle Of The River Plate" The details are long gone but I remember the River Plate. I have been all over the world but never to The River Plate. Maybe I will someday take trip like yours. Not yet Though.



Mario Escherle, der … on October 9, 2009

It really looks like it was made in a other century...

Greetings from Germany, Mario

Marilyn Whiteley on October 9, 2009

Thank you, Steven and Mario. This is a very historic area, and a few places look as though they had remained in an earlier era! I'm glad you think I caught a bit of that in this shot.

Greetings, Marilyn

picsonthemove on October 11, 2009

The b/w fits the scene nicely, Marilyn



Larry Workman QIN on October 13, 2009

Your treatment of this in a monochromatic style works very well. Congratulations Marilyn!

Best regards, Larry

Marilyn Whiteley on October 17, 2009

I'm glad you like my treatment of this, Rock, pics, and Larry. Thanks for your comments.

Best wishes, Marilyn

FWWS! on October 18, 2009

Great composition,well done...

Michael Morenz on October 19, 2009

Hello Marilyn, when I saw the thumbnail, I thought it is an old pic. I like it. Best wishes, Michael

©polytropos on November 18, 2009

Great choice of B/W. It seems to be from another century ...

Marilyn Whiteley on January 10, 2010

Thank you, Edo, FWWS, Michael, and poly. It felt like a view into another century!

Larry Workman QIN on November 11, 2011

Hi Marilyn. I just wanted to let you know that I have selected this photo to represent the Automobile Group for the current time. It makes a wonderful Avatar to represent the group.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 11, 2011

Thanks, Larry, for letting me know. I'm pleased. And your e-mail prodded me to go check on the group. It's now quite an interesting collection, but I must admit: as I traveled through it, almost invariably the photos I stopped to give more than a glance at were yours!

I've now added a few though I don't have many: I'm accustomed to finding points of view that get automobiles out of the picture!

Larry Workman QIN on November 12, 2011

Me, too, Marilyn. But sometimes the automobile is meant to be part of a photo. Many people seem to have a love affair with the automobile and it is so much part of our culture, our civilization that it needs to appear in at least some of my photos. (Still, I like photos of roads with no vehicles on them).

I also am at both ends of the spectrum as I truly enjoy wilderness which is any “large” area with the absence of alterations by humans. It is sort of a measuring stick by which we can measure the human-environment relationship. I am fascinated by all these relationships with the natural and human world. I better stop as I am sort of rambling on.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 12, 2011

It's good rambling, Larry. The love affair with the automobile is certainly clearly illustrated in the group's photos! Of course I, too, posted auto-show photos, four of them from a very small, local show on a Canadian holiday. But they were all exercises in composition, looking for a way to show "significant details."

I see that the group includes another photo of this car, same location. It must be quite a landmark in Colonia del Sacramento!

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Photo taken in Barrio Histórico, Col Del Sacramento, Uruguay

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 7, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/09/16 14:17:20
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 10.26mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.30 EV
    • No flash