Wordy Wednesday #218 “Las Manos de la Hermandad”


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 1118mm 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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Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 9.16.10 AMJoe 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.

Author: Joe Farace

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