My wife and decided to take a vacation to the state of New Mexico back in 2006 renting a car and driving to many places. New Mexico is a state with many beautiful landscapes that inspired Ansel Adams to take his most famous photo "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico." Photographers follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams hoping to create their own masterpieces. There are many opportunities to take good photos on the road. Not all your photos need to be of sweeping landscapes.... continue reading
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Many people say that the Yucatan is the real Mexico.This is located on the Yucatan Peninsula in the southern part of Mexico.My wife and I traveled to Merida which is the capital for one week.We discovered many beautiful buildings such as the Governor's Palace, Plaza of Independence, the Merida Cathedral and an abandoned mansion financed by the henequen trade on the Paseo de Montejo which is a large street in Merida.Music and dance is part of Merida and there is daily entertainment both day... continue reading
When the Berlin Wall was torn down more than a quarter-century ago, there were still 16 border fences around the world. Today, there are 65 walls either completed or under construction according to Quebec University research. I have only seen and photographed one of the walls that is the US-Mexico border fence. And, I had been questioned and hand searched after taking my photos. Recent rising fences around the EU are just the reminder that we are still... continue reading
Some new editorial photos from Latin America and Indonesia. Protest sign on the wall in Guatemala. Words unionista (unionist) and patriota (patriot), orange symbol of sun and hand in fist. The Unionist is a conservative political party. Balinese kids making a new kite during the kite festival. A police station in Mexico. Indonesian man forming white limestone statues with hindu motive. Nusa Penida, Indonesia. Beautiful balinese lady. Poor javanese... continue reading
Month after month there is a message on DT Message Board starting toward the end of the month asking How was your ... whatever month is coming to an end. Now it is July's turn. So how was my July?Thanks for asking. I did not sell very much but I had a very good vacation in Mexico.San Jose del Cabo is on the inner side of Baja peninsula, very close to the southern tip. The warm waters of Sea of Cortez meet here the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. Cousteau called this place the aquarium... continue reading
Let's start saying that I love to travel and all the times I get the opportunity to do it, I just bring my backpack and go.This time I flew all the way to Cancun, a beautiful city on the mexican coast, rich under many aspects, like the not further Playa del Carmen, a touristic place where to relax, sunbath, go sail, snorkel or just enjoy the Mexican food.We then move down following the famous Riviera Maya and ended up for a few days in Tulum, a wonderful place where you can see... continue reading
My wife and I took our normal vacation to Mexico this year in September.Our first visit was Rio Verde where we attended a quince anos which is the celebration of a girl turning 15 years old marking her transition into adulthood.There was a lot of partying and drinking during the reception that follows a Catholic church mass.Also saw the boxing match between Canelo and Mayweather at a bar next door to the reception.Horns were blaring with the crowd cheering for their national hero Canelo.... continue reading
Walking the quiet side streets one morning off of Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM, I happened upon this peaceful adobe with a turquoise window. Shadows playing across the warm mud walls, white lace curtains and the simple solitude of early morning hours before tourists begin populating the neighborhood, allowed me to capture the charm of Santa Fe."Boston for beans, Seattle for rain, San Francisco for bridges, and Santa Fe for a long, far look at what God made." ~ Home Country, Ernie PyleSee... continue reading
The Teotihuacán Pyramids near Mexico City, this shot from the Pyramid of the Moon towards the Pyramid of the Sun with the Avenue of the Dead leading off to the right.Teotihuacán guards secrets we have yet to unravel. The origins of Teotihuacán are uncertain, although it is thought some of the inhabitants arrived from the Valley of Mexico to the south, refugees from an eruption of the Xitle volcano, which caused major devastation and forced the survivors in the region to seek a new place to... continue reading
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