Photo by Rodrigo Bernal
Taken: with a Canon Power Shot. It was then processed in Photoshop for some color and contrast.
This photo was taken on a Sunday afternoon from Colpatria, the tallest building in Bogotá.
This photo is important to Rodrigo because he liked the result and how he captured a different perspective of Bogotá. This image is unique because this is not a regular tourist place like ‘La Candelaria’ or ‘Monserrate’. And when Rodrigo processed the picture he used ‘Tilt Shift’ to simulate a miniature effect.
On Sundays, from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, ‘Ciclovia’ takes place in Bogota. During the ‘Ciclovia’, regular streets are closed to vehicles and opened to bicycles and people who wants to exercise. Since there are a lot of people outside, a bunch of flea markets open on Sundays and holidays.
What you see in the image is one of the most famous and colorful flea markets* – where you can get anything you imagine. It is located on ‘Calle 26 and Carrera 7’ in the center of the city.
Rodrigo was walking with his ex-girlfriend on a Sunday and decided to go up to the ‘Colpatria’ building just to do something different. He was not expecting to find something special. When he was in the rooftop of the building he started to take regular panoramic pictures, the usual thing. Just before leaving, he decided to put his camera on the edge of the terrace railing. He realized that from that angle, he could capture sights that are not very common in daily life. He shot a little bit more from this position and he got this picture where you can fully appreciate the flea market with its green rooftops.
*In Bogota there are two permanent flea markets that were officially declared ‘cultural activity’ and patrimony of the city. The one you see in the picture is ‘San Alejo’, it reunites more than 500 families that make and sell crafts