Laundry day by the Atitlan lakeside, in Panajachel, Guatemala – Black and White photography
Lake Atitlan (Atitlán) is a huge and beautiful lake in Guatemala – a very touristic place, especially for the North Americans.
It covers about 130.1 km2 (50.2 sq mi) with a medium depth of about 220 meters (720 ft), and it’s all surrounded by mountains and volcanoes.
I’m not too much into black and white photography and I have a lot of color photos of Lake Atitlan including the places around. However, I thought that these shots of women doing laundry by the lakeside would look more interesting as monochromatic photo-journalistic type of images.
I took these photos in Panajachel, Guatemala, which is one of the most visited places in the country, due to the beauty of the lake and the nature.
Although the lake is huge, doing laundry in this water looked to me a little surprising. With all the motor boating activity, not to mention the hotels and restaurants discharging their waste water here, you can imagine … But this is Central America.
However, the lake looks very clean, and some people are even fishing here. I haven’t seen anybody swimming though…
All these photos of Laundry day by the Atitlan lakeside are available as art prints. Click on them to see all the options.
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I really like these scenes.
Visiting from BLACK AND WHITE WEEKEND.
FRANKLY MY DEAR
These photos are marvelous. 😀
Thank you Christine 🙂
I love the gold tones in the top photo. Reminds me of the gold-toned photographs of Eugene Atget I saw at a museum. It’s richer than a sepia-tone.
Thank you 🙂
Your colour fotos are amazing. But this is story is very well in BW, I like it .
Thank you so much Sasa 🙂
Nice group of photos. I like the contrast in your last image.
Thank you 🙂