TJ Taxi

Where: Tijuana, Mexico

 

 

Between Meeting: After San Diego Epson Print Academy

 

 

TJ-Taxi

 

As part of the continuing series on Taxis, this image heads south to the Mexican border town of Tijuana.

 

 

Tijuana, also known as TJ, is an easy walk from a parking lot on the USA side of the border. 

 

 

While some feel they are walking from the First World to the Third, I always felt transported into a photographer’s paradise of color.  I’m writing in the past tense because there have been troubles in TJ, and the US Government has issued warnings on travel.  I look forward to an announcement that it’s safe to return, because TJ is filled with so many interesting compositional elements.

 

 

On my last trip to TJ, I saw this yellow taxi parked in front of a yellow awning in great light.  I knew it had the potential to be a great image, but it needed a third element.  When the driver came out of the shop with the yellow awning, wearing a yellow shirt, I changed shutter speed to stop his motion and waited for the right monochromatic moment.

 

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