Category: Photography

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After 3 visits, a number of experiences, and especially, talking to some locals, I can see the truth in Stephanie’s statement. SMA is turning from San Miguel de Allende, to San Miguel de Asheville. A quick peak at the local newspaper, Atencion, yields information about yoga, art gallery openings, meditation, Occupy Wall Street meetings, wine tasting, home tours, etc – things that I’d most certainly find, easily in Asheville, NC. I love this place. It reminds me so much of…

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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