Tag: Photography

It seems to happen quite often, I’m about to take a picture, and the intended subject looks up and changes the whole situation. The same thing happened here. This is Rebecca, a fellow student in my Spanish class in San Miguel. Rebecca happens to be from Akron, OH, as well – my birthplace. As you can see, she’s quite a bit younger than I, so we never crossed paths in our hometown. I was in the Jardin on Halloween, taking…

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase. ~Bernard Berenson There hasn’t been much fall color to speak of this year, but during my walk the other day, I did run into a little bit. It was nice to see.

Beliefs are an interesting thing. They shape our behaviors. If we believe strongly in something, it becomes our truth, though not necessarily ‘true’. I love to take photos of children. Here, in the US, I have a difficult time doing it. The constant news feed of fear tends to put people on edge, especially about any male taking photos of children – there seems to be something unsavory attached to that. Perhaps that is my belief, only, and not really…

One evening I was in the Jardin, taking pictures of this and that. Suddenly, I heard some old-school hip hop being played and noticed some youngsters doing a bit of break-dancing in the gazebo at the center of the Jardin (garden). I followed the beat and began taking photos. I had a good time. It wasn’t until I arrived home that I noticed a couple of familiar faces in the frame. In the background, watching the dancers, were Grace and…

While I was standing around in the jardin, talking with a couple of my classmates/new friends, Willie and Karen, I noticed, first, the arrival of an older Mexican gentleman moving very slowly, deliberately with a cane. I took a shot from the waist. A few moments later, he made it where he wanted to sit down. I continued my conversation with Willie and Karen, had another look in that direction, and there were two. I hadn’t seen the arrival of…

Pretty much all day on Sunday it was a drab, ho-hum kind of day. Gray skies, flat light, threatening rain, but never really happening. That didn’t stop me from wanting to photograph, though. I set about with that task but, after a short while, became a little disillusioned with the whole thing. I wanted some light, some shadows, not the really boring flat light that I was getting. One thing for sure, the sensor had no problems dealing with the…

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