La Capilla de la Paz (The Chapel of Peace) overlooks the southern end of Acapulco Bay and is the highest point in Acapulco. It’s dominated by a large white cross that is visible from almost anywhere in the city. The chapel itself understated fulfilling its goal of proving a peaceful environment. The church is open every day from 10 AM to 1 PM and from 4 to 6 PM, but you are welcome to explore the grounds throughout the entire day. Admission is free
The surrounding gardens include Las Manos de la Hermandad (The Hands of Brotherhood) a sculpture of clasped—praying—hands that I photographed in infrared. It’s typically photographed as a vertical but I though since I was shooting in IR, why not change it up.
Camera was a Canon EOS 50D converted to infrared capture by LifePixel. Lens was my (no-longer-produced) Tamron SP AF 11–18mm f/4.5-5.6 Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) at 15mm with an exposure of 1/125 sec at f/13 and ISO 400. Image was processed in Silver Efex Pro and tweaked further in Color Efex Pro.
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Joe is the author of the self-published “Acapulco, Paradise of the Americas” that features travel images made under all kinds of lighting conditions—include some infrared photographs.