Tag: Mexico

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…

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…

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…

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…

I picked the perfect time to arrive in San Miguel de Allende this year. The Jacarandas are in full bloom and the egrets have returned and are nesting in various trees in a particular part of the city. The other day I walked up to La Miradora, a location high about the city where you can see all of SMA. What a site that was, looking out over the city, spots of purple here and there. As a bonus, these…

Enjoy your weekend and practice using your tripod. Advanced students may mount the camera and use a long cable release. Enough said! 😀

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