La Balbanera, the Oldest Church in Ecuador

Photographing the oldest church in Ecuador is actually very easy. It sits on the side of the road in the small town of Colta, not far from Riobamba. On the weekends, there are always people out front so if you want a photo without people, a mid-week visit is best. But then you may not get to enter the small church. I have learned to embrace the hustle and bustle of tourist Ecuador and rather than attempt shots without people, I try to take them into account while framing the shot. And, if you get the chance to visit on a non-cloudy day, try for a shot with Chimborazo in the background.