Mexico Trip Pictures - Jan 21-29, 2011

These are pictures from the Caravan Mexico: Ancient and Colonial Cities trip beginning in Mexico City and ending in Cancun. If you missed pictures of a particular location or event, please feel free to download these (info below).

Near the end of the Day 8 group of pictures are the final dinner pictures of each of the tables, taken at our banquet meal. Also, there are maps of the travels of each day at the end of the Day 9 group of pictures, which may give you a good idea of roads, etc.

Let me begin by stating that I'm in no way a really good photographer but did want to capture a few pictures for the nice memories from the trip. The really bad shots have been culled from the group. Taking pictures from a bus is problematic because of the reflections caused by the windows, as well as dirt and residue on the windows. Nevertheless, many are included since we had very few photo stops on the way. Some of my low light shots deserved a tripod and tend to be a bit blurry. I've included some of these since I had no better ones to remember that particular event. So my apologies to the purists among us.

Amazingly, the ruins begin to run together after returning home, so some of the comments may not be totally correct and I simply couldn't remember all I saw. If you have corrections or additions please send them to me for the comments are very easy to change.

These were taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 which offers an optical zoom of 10x. I was shooting with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a picture size of 5 meg maximum, even though the camera will go to 7 meg. This will allow more storage on the memory card and makes not much difference since I am not planning to print many of these pictures.

I've arranged the pictures by the days, as depicted in our Caravan travel booklet, but have combined day 1 and 2 since we really didn't do any sightseeing on day 1. Two days were broken into two parts because of the many pictures in those groups.

Technicals: The original pictures were 2560x1920 but have been reduced for this web page to 1280x960 for easier and faster loading in the browser. The display picture you see is limited to 550 pixels high to fit on your browser page, but the .jpeg picture is actually 1280x960 on the directory. File names generally indicate the day, as mxd3_ prefix means day 3.

A Perl script is used to display these pictures and a set of thumbnail (small) pictures are used for the initial page showing the full group, allowing you to click on a picture and then move forward or backward in the group. The Main Pics Page brings you back to the full group. Home will return you to this menu page.

Downloading: By right clicking on a displayed picture (not the thumbnails) you can download that picture (1280x960) and save it on your computer. If you need the full 2560x1920 picture, simply send me an email and I will be glad to email it to you.

Enjoy! ...Edwin