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This week’s photo of the week comes from El Paso, Texas. Neighbouring Mexico, you won’t find El Paso on most people’s bucket list. But this city is slowly making it’s own headlines. A construction boom has given downtown El Paso a facelift with a host of new high-rise hotels, a restored streetcar line, the Chihuahuas baseball team and even its very own crop of microbreweries.

As a photographer, very rarely will you ever get to a location and find that the conditions are perfect for photography. When I first arrived at this spot, it was raining heavily and the scene looked flat and uninteresting. The weather forecast was predicting nothing but rain. After waiting in the car for a while, I decided that it might be time to call it a day. But there was just a glimmer of clear sky over the mountains. I decided to wait it out until sunset just incase. The result was one of the stunning sunsets I have ever seen. The moral of the story is commit to the image and don’t give up!

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Equipment; Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens supported on Manfrotto ball head and tripod and edited with Adobe Lightroom. Camera equipment stored in Lowpro Protactic BP 450 AW II backpack.


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Article and images are subject to copyright. This week’s photo of the week is from El Paso, Texas Kav Dadfar. Copying or reposting of photos or article elsewhere is strictly forbidden.

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