Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Basket of Corn

Not sure why this basket of corn is sitting in front of the door...but it was the colors and simplicity that attracted me to this little scene.

Monday, July 30, 2012

A Surreal Look At Lake Atitlan

Pretty surreal, heh? This is an HDR made from a single RAW file...the Leica files have so much dynamic range, it makes it quite simple to create an HDR from a single file.

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Rock Never Touched by Humans

I wonder how many thousands of years this rock has been sitting here in the middle of this river? Just past this rock is the entrance to a cave where the river disappears for 300 or so meters underground...we were told no one has ever entered the cave and lived to tell about it...

Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Street Artist

I always wished I could paint...I think it would be a nice hobby to just sit in some tranquil spot, and paint a scene. I guess photography comes as close to that as I can get...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In My Element

That be me standing next to some great textures...in my element. If you are into textures, colors and cool doors, then Antigua is the place for you...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Chi Chi Market

I have always really liked market scenes...always full of colors and interesting people. Chi Chi Market in Guatemala was certainly no exception. Every time I look at this photo, I see something new...your eyes can explore forever.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

High Walls of Antigua

We really enjoyed Antigua...we liked it so much, we decided to stay there for two more days at the end of our trip. You could explore this town for weeks, and still find some hidden treasures behind its walls. But it was the walls themselves that really inspired me...just full of colors and textures.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cahabon River

This was one of my favorite spots we visited in Guatemala. We had to take FWD vehicles to get to this spot in the mountains...the journey was almost as fun as the destination. The river is raging, and falls underground (just beyond this photo) for about 300 meters. On top, there are these series of pools that you can swim in (bottom photo)...at the far side of the pools, you can see the river re-emerge from underneath....a truly amazing spot in nature.

This was not an easy shot to get. I had to walk out onto a ledge that hung over the river...one wrong move, and I am dead...just beneath me the river goes underground, and I was told that no one had ever made it out alive if you fell in...that will certainly get your attention. I had to take five exposures because of the wide dynamic range. If I didn't shoot this as an HDR, you would not see any detail under the ledge...it took me some time to post process this shot, but I like the way it came out.

The above photo was taken at the far left of the pools below...

These are a couple of the pools people were swimming in...the river rages below these pools...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Full Of Character

This guy was just full of character...wish I could speak Spanish...

Monday, July 16, 2012

The Walls of Tikal

Tikal reminded me so much of Angkor Watt. I liked it better because the time we were there, we had the place to ourselves...unlike Angkor Watt where there are thousands of tourists these days. The walls were just oozing with colors and textures. It was so nice to be in a place where I could just wander by myself with my tripod and ipod...one of those perfect days!!

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Thanks for waiting!!

I am back from my trip to the States and a trip to Guatemala...Guatemala was fantastic!! If you have not been, I can highly recommend this incredible country. The weather during our stay could not have been better...especially when there were record breaking heat waves in the States...the temps in Guatemala were San Diego like every day....so nice!!

I am slowly going through my photos, and have processed a couple (like the one below). As usual, when I get back from a trip and go through my photos, I am disappointed. It takes a few times going through my library on Light Room before I find a few that I like. If I have 10% that are good, that would mark a good trip...looks like I will have about 10% that are keepers....but that means 90% are crap...hehe...typical. In any case, I will be sharing some of my better ones in the days to follow...it is good to be back!!