Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Riga in Photos | Latvia

Gazing through a less-than-perfect old window, the glass stained by years, I spot locals rushing out over the narrow cobblestone street; occasionally, a group of tourists following their guide. There is a pleasant feeling in the ambient, soft music, and the fresh smell of recently ground coffee accompanied by the almost-permanent whistle of the coffee […]

Yangon Central Railway Station in Photos | Myanmar

Looking out through the window of a rusted train, a toothless Burmese man smiles to me. His daughter, wearing the traditional yellowish-white cosmetic thanaka paste, looks down, almost shy of the moment and my presence there.  Like many others, they are patiently waiting for their convoy to depart from Yangon’s Central Railway Station. If you […]

A Weekend in Lake Titicaca | Peru

Day 1 The opportunity to navigate the highest lake in the world, ringed by the Andes’ incredible landscapes, and the promise of experiencing Lake Titicaca’s ancestral cultures was too tempting to let pass. I had a free weekend from the project with HOOP in Arequipa and I was determined to make the journey. Lake Titicaca […]

A day in Doha | Qatar

Back in December, returning home from Myanmar I had the opportunity to experience Doha for a day, thanks to the  “Transit Accommodation” program from Qatar Airways. Basically, if your transit time in Doha is between 8 and 24 hours, the airline will provide a transit visa and accommodation included with your ticket. The level of […]

Volunteering for HOOP Peru | Arequipa

I am on a cramped bus (Kombi) with my head tilted down. I am a big guy, not really tall, but that’s the only way I can fit. The kombi is stopping every other corner after the short but loud announcement, “sube, sube” or “baja, baja” from the man in charge. He is “sort of” […]

Mardi Gras in New Orleans

Back in February I went to New Orleans just for a weekend. I strolled around this amazing city making photos mainly around the French Quarter and across the river in Algiers Point. Coincidently with my trip was the first week of Mardi Gras, ahhh!!!! Mardi Gras in New Orleans… The beginning of 2 weeks of Carnival […]

Wandering in Lima | Peru

I have just gotten back from a week in Peru, I was working there as a volunteer in a project for HOOP Peru. My final destination was Arequipa, but being the first time in the country I arranged a stop at Lima to have a taste of it. Obviously a few hours doesn’t do this […]

Farmers in the Shan Province | Myanmar (Burma)

Getting ready for my trip to Arequipa in Peru this coming week, I am joining forces with Photographers Without Borders  to help HOOP Peru raise awareness by documenting their activities in the region. So this is most likely the last post before I leave, but stay tuned as I’ll be sharing images and stories from […]

Highlights of New Orleans

Sharing some of the photos I like the most from my weekend in New Orleans. This was a short trip, unfortunately the second and last day rained really bad, so what I had planned for that day couldn’t happen, or let’s say it ended up in a different way. Despite the weather conditions I was […]

Jackson Square | New Orleans

My last day in New Orleans was kinda crappy, the weather was really awful and it was raining badly almost all day long. Fortunately that’s not necessarily bad for photography, in fact it helps to produce distinctive photos with great reflections and a different feel. You just need to be on the look and try […]

Inle Lake | Myanmar

Still working on photos from the trip to Myanmar, this was an amazing trip with lots of photos and stories to share, so I’ll keep them coming. It’s way difficult to decided which place I prefer the best, all of Myanmar was certainly magical, needles to say the days in Inle Lake were beyond my […]

Calle 8 Festival | Carnaval Miami

What’s going on at the Calle 8 festival? I didn’t know…  and I needed to find out, many photography friends always mentioned it like a great place for some street photography. My Little Havana experience was only “Viernes Culturales”  an event that runs the last friday of every month. But the Calle 8 Carnival it’s a […]

An Afternoon in Algiers Point | New Orleans

It looks like a movie set, at times surreal.  The mix of houses in disrepair and the ones restored is like nothing I’ve seen before. I am in Algiers Point, just 10 minutes away from the French Quarter, crossing the Mississippi River to the west bank by taking The Algiers Ferry. Established in 1719, this […]

Announcing a photo tour to Bhutan

Just finished up the sign up page and information for a new photo tour. This one is the last one I’ll be doing for 2014, but I am cooking up at least 4 tours for 2015, so stay tuned on those. The Bhutan photography trip and expedition  will be in October, and you can come with […]

New Orleans Skyline

I am back from a weekend in New Orleans, just shooting around the city, it was the first Mardi Gras weekend of 2014 and it was packed. The idea was to capture as much as I could from the city and of course the street action and festivities, I wish I had more time, but […]

People around Mandalay | Myanmar

My time in Mandalay was about 3 days, during those days wandered around, within the city mainly the outskirt of the city where you can find more traditional Burmese lifestyle than in the city itself. There is so much diversity here, monasteries, art and crafts workshops, and of course rural areas. In this post I […]

The Plains of Bagan | Myanmar (Burma)

One of the highlights from my trip to Myanmar, and one of the main attractions, drawing visitors to the country is the ancient city of Bagan. This is pretty much an archeological zone located in the Mandalay Region. There are several ways to get here from Yangon, but the most common for the tourist is the bus […]

The Street Market in Yangon | Myanmar

In Yangon there are no chain stores, so where do locals turn for they daily needs? The street market… Yes, locals go shopping everyday and they go to the street market where they can find everything you can imagine. Dead or alive, from fresh produce to, rice, meats, spices and beyond. The market stretches for […]

Highlights of Myanmar (Burma)

I’ve just returned from a 12 day trip to Myanmar (Burma), it was truly a great experience and I came back with a lot to share. The trip was organized by Within the Frame, and I really want to thank our amazing guide, Nay Win Oo (Shine) for his dedication to the group and for […]

Views from Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg | Russia

Saint Petersburg in Russia is truly an amazing city, the historical city centre constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just walking around its impossible not to admire the variety and diverse architecture of the many  famous buildings, among them one of the most iconic ones is the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral that you can see in […]

Highlights of St. Petersburg | Russia

Saint Petersburg in Russia is truly an amazing city, located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic sea, it is also the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million. Spent 4 days wandering around back in March, long enough to leave me […]

Coral Gables City Hall | HDR Photo

The Coral Gables City Hall is a historic site, it was built in the Mediterranean Revival style and it was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1974. This place is just a couple of blocks away from my office, in fact I have to drive by every day at night. I […]

2013 Urban Beach Weekend

This is the third year I am photographing the Urban Beach Weekend celebration here in Miami Beach, you can check out the last year gallery in my prior post clicking here. Memorial day celebrations brings colorful crowds to Miami Beach, so it is a great opportunity to practice street photography. The event is not really very […]

Highlights of Moscow

Returned from a week in Russia about 4 weeks ago, already processed a bunch of photos but didn’t have time to post them until now. Russia was in my bucket list for a long time, so when Aeroflot started direct non-stop flights from Miami to Moscow last year I had the perfect excuse, they are now serving […]