Tulum, Mexico – El Castillo in Black & White

Two B&W Photos of ‘El Castillo’ (The Castle) in Tulum, Mexico

First a wide view of Tulum’s El Castillo structure from off the right front corner.  It’s the largest and most impressive structure within the Tulum complex and was the center of many ceremonies and human sacrifices back in the days of Mayan rule in the region.

Mayan Ruin 'El Castillo' in Tulum, Mexico
A wide view of Tulum structure ‘El Castillo’ in black and white.  © David A. Kamm


Here’s a close-up of the upper portion from the same angle.  See if you can spot the two iguanas here as well.

Closer View of El Castillo in Tulum, Mexico
Here’s a closer view of the upper section of El Castillo.  © David A. Kamm


I used a ‘faux infrared’ treatment for both of these images, which lightens the greens and yellows and darkens any blues, such as the sky in this case.  I also toned the darker areas with a faint sepia look, which warms the image a wee bit.  I’ve used that toning approach quite a bit for my B&W images lately and I usually prefer it to the cooler base version… at least for landscape-ish scenes.


2 thoughts on “Tulum, Mexico – El Castillo in Black & White”

  1. We have a condo in Tulum. Love black and whites. We want to buy 2 of your most professional photos and have shipped to us in US. What is the best way to order these prints? We will frame ourselves.


    • Hi Tom! I really appreciate your interest in my photos. I love the Tulum and Riviera Maya areas of Mexico as well… and the black & white versions of many images from there.

      The best way to buy photos from this site is to look for the little “Buy Print” link underneath the photos or in the upper left corner of the lightbox overlay views. Clicking the links here will open a “FotoMoto” window with different purchasing options.

      This has worked well in the past, so let’s try this as a first option.

      See more info on the Buy Photos page at https://www.davidkammphotoworks.com/buy-photos/.

      Let me know how this goes for you. If needed, email me at davidkammphoto ‘at’ gmail.com.

      Thanks again for your interest!


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