Visit to Chichén Itzá
A Photoshop Tour
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      As many of my friends know, I became interested in the doll hobby while looking for a mannequin to do studio photography. It was my intention to get into the stock photography business, but that did not work out as expected.

      Stock photography involves taking a lot of pictures and trying to market them to whoever might be interested. I have done this, and continue to do so, even though I no longer try to market any of my wares. That being the case, I have a lot of photos that have never been seen by anyone but myself.

      The background pictures for this Photoshop tour were collected from Wikipedia and The pictures of Feodora were taken August 30, 2011. I used Photoshop Elements 7 to combine the various pictures into the end result.

      You may wish to look at the Chichén Itzá map to understand the layout of the buildings. Click here to open the map in another tab. Click any picture below to open a larger image in another tab.

El Castillo
also known as the Temple of Kukulcan

      "During the spring and autumn equinoxes, the late afternoon sun strikes off the northwest corner of the pyramid and casts a series of triangular shadows against the northwest balustrade, creating the illusion of a feathered serpent "crawling" down the pyramid." - Wikipedia

Temple of a Thousand Warriors with El Castillo on the right

El Castillo

Columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors

Columns in the Temple of a Thousand Warriors

The Great Ball Court.

View of the ballcourt from the other end.

Venus Platform in the Great Plaza

The tzompantli or Skull Platform.

The Osario

The "El Caracol" observatory temple.

Feodora's other photo shoots can be accessed from this index.

      Feodora Verochka Tychovich is a life-sized platinum-cured silicone rubber doll. She was produced by Oleg Bratkov (a gifted sculptor) and his beautiful wife Irina (an excellent makeup artist), at Anatomical Doll in Vladivostok, Russia. Feodora has Face 3 and Body 3 of their product line. She has a fully articulated skeleton and can pose in most natural ways that a human can pose. There are 'stops' on the skeleton that prevent her from posing in unnatural ways. This also helps to prevent damage to the silicone.

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