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Of course I have no personal experience in carrying one of these displays; however, there are many faithful people willing to carry this burden through the streets to honor their religion. This is not lightweight work, as Vidal told me. He was part of a procession of 160 men, 80 per side, carrying one of these displays, usually depicting Christ on the cross. They also pay for this honor, between 50 – 85 Quetzales, or $6 – $10 per person…

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The featured image in this post is probably one of my favorites that I took while in Guatemala. It all just worked, for me. The light, her expression, the moment. This was taken in at a shop named , Casa Flor Ixcaco, located on a the shores of Lake Atítlan in the town of San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala. The young lady pictured here, Rosa, gave us a demo of how the items were made, including showing us how all…

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About 2 1/2 years ago, I made a commitment to learn another language. I chose Spanish because it is easily accessible. The path started with a local school, Carolina Language Academy. That was fine; however, after the beginner’s class, they had trouble having enough for levels 2 and 3. So, I looked for an alternative solution, and found Language Convo, an all-online school. I signed up with them in July of 2013, or so. My first teacher was Vidal Valle…

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“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury I’ve not rented from LensRentals.com in a little while. I figured that this would be a good time. The lens, an Olympus 12-40 mm f/2.8 ED Pro should arrive sometime this morning. I’ll add that to the OM-D E-M1, a couple batteries, a charger, and some SD cards…

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I looked at the number of posts that I’ve made this year and it’s about the same number of times that I’ve been out with my camera to take photos. 9 times out with the camera, 11 posts. That used to be how many times I posted in 11 days. However, it’s nothing for me to worry about. It’s just where I am at this moment. I still enjoy photography and writing, but haven’t had much to say of late…

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I was going through some of my pictures, thinking about how I felt during the time that I was taking them. I have been places by myself and sometimes felt quite lonely – mind you, alone is a fact, loneliness is a state of mind. This time, as I walked through the desert, spent time reading, sleeping, walking, or perhaps doing nothing, I didn’t feel lonely at all … not one bit. I was great company to myself. I liked…

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