Category: Photography

I see you!

Usually, one of the first things that I do when I get a new camera is to turn off bells and whistles and make it a “plain” camera. I’m rather divided sometimes though, because as a software developer I really like computer “stuff”, including new technologies. As a photographer, I grew up with film and plain cameras that you had to load film, do all of your own focusing, understand how meters work, etc. One of the features that I…

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The other day, I took the D700 out for a stroll with just the camera and a 50 mm lens. After having used a M43 for just over a year, man that thing felt like a brick! LOL – I must admit, though, I did like hearing the slap of the mirror, but it is a heavy beast.

A frightening image.

(Translated from Spanish) Man: So, are you Cuban or Puerto Rican? Me: Neither. I’m from The United States (note, not Americano, but Estadounidense because all of North and South America are Americans). Man: I thought you were Cuban or Puerto Rican because of the color of your skin. Me: Thinking … and probably because of my killer Spanish skills! Ha! Vanessa and I were in a museum in Guanajuato, Mexico when this conversation took place. This was a nice, elderly…

First Class

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that there were no first class seats on the road to Dolores Hidalgo; however, for a trip to Guanajuato, there most certainly were! We got a couple. The bus was pretty big, luxurious, with plenty of leg room. Oddly enough, this bus didn’t have individual televisions, only one, but headphones were included. We were given a snack for our 1 hour, 15 minute journey – a drink and small roll with some type of sweet…

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Paul: Por favor, dos boletos, primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. – Please, two tickets, first class, to Dolores Hidalgo. Agent:No se puede comprar un boleto de primera clase a Dolores Hidalgo. Los todos son de segundo clase. – You can’t buy a first class ticket to Dolores Hidalgo. All of them are second class. And so began the trip to DH. When the ticket agent gave me the answer, immediately, I had visions of movies that I’d seen. I imagined…

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I’ve read a number of things about this particular festival, Nuestro Señor de la Columna. that has been coming to San Miguel de Allende (SMA) for slightly over 200 years and I’ll put my own spin on what I saw, but first, what I was told. Ernesto, one of my hosts and a deeply religious man, told me that this festival celebrates the curing of a particular plague, though I’m not sure which one. As the story goes, there was…

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