Close, Closer | WPC One Shot, Two Ways


“Life consists of a myriad of details that can cloud your vision. To gain a balanced perspective one must overlook some of the minutiae. Details, while very important, are not everything.

You can stand close and still see the big picture.” ~ Alexandria Sage

This is my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways. I just returned from a trip to Antigua, Guatemala, a lovely city set in the volcanic mountains of that country. The elevation is around 5000 feet which, combined with the tropical climate, makes for an average everyday temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Built in the early 1700’s, Antigua is filled with Spanish Baroque architecture. Though hit by mild earthquakes and a few large ones, the city retains almost all its original cobblestone streets and buildings. It is absolutely stunning. Many hotels, shops, and restaurants now line its streets. They have done a great work in modernizing this city while retaining the beauty of its originality.
Aside from cropping out cars and slight rotation of the first photo, these photos are unedited. I used iPhone 5.
Peace, Alexandria
Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways
Some Favorites:
One Shot, Two Ways by Sph3re
Finding Peace and Tranquility at Hotel Cirilo, Antigua, Quatemala
One Shot, Two Ways by ThirdEyeMom
One Shot, Two Ways by Tina Schell

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  1. Fabulous shots, Alexandria! What a lovely place!

  2. Cannot believe you got these with an iPhone Alexandria! Time for me to update -sigh! Nicely done!

    • I wanted to get a new small point and shoot for the trip as I didn’t want to carry the DSLR. But when I saw the rainbow photo from my guest author, Steve, I upgraded. I was very pleased! I’m glad you enjoyed.

  3. klsprout

     /  August 15, 2013

    Wow. iPhone 5’s (and you) take great shots!

    • Thank you so much! I think they have great potential. Thanks for dropping by and taking time to comment. Have a great day!

  4. Such a beautiful building! Great photos.

  5. These are gorgeous!


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