A third round of pictures from last year’s project, these from the height of the summer.
Colorform Recording Session, Part II – Michael on Tambourine!
Waiting to Cross
Once upon a time in January 2012, I set out on a mission to photograph at least one person every day for the next calendar year, for a project aptly named “A Person A Day”. My goal was to become more comfortable with photographing strangers, and better at composing those types of portraits. For five months or so, the project rolled merrily along. Then came a trip to Nicaragua, weddings, engagement shoots, family shoots, and a backlog of editing which began to overwhelm me. The prospect of adding more to that backlog by way of this project was not one I was particularly keen on. In fact, I even began leaving my camera at home, as opposed to carrying it with me everywhere, as per my usual. Days without a picture for the project turned into weeks, and eventually the project was no more. Although I did not make it the full calendar year, I did manage to compile a great deal of portraits, many which I have yet to post to this blog. With this entry I plan to start posting all of these previously unshared pictures to this blog in several installments.
Las Isletas, Nicaragua
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Bike on Bedford
I ended up with a lot of pictures like this – headless and anonymous. Most of these were a result of the “shoot from the hip” method, and some turned out better than others. This one I particularly like.
Long Island Winery Tour
Colorform Recording Session
Time for one final post from last year’s trip to Nicaragua, this time exploring the last stop on our itinerary, the colonial city of Granada. Founded in 1524 by Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Granada is considered to be the first European city in mainland America. Situated on Lake Nicaragua and surrounded by volcanoes, there are many opportunities for nature based activities, as well as the ability to explore the streets of the city and its many churches.
Cathedral de Granada
Pool at Casa Cubana
Plants and Flowers
Views from the Top
The collection of islands jutting out to the right is Las Isletas de Granada, a collection of approximately 365 islands.
Boat Tour of Las Isletas
From Fort of San Pablo
Islands are actually for sale here.
Back to Nicaragua the blog goes, with the next destination of our journey, Ometepe. Formed by two volcanoes rising out of Lake Nicaragua, this island is a haven of hiking, fishing, flora and fauna. The lack of modern conveniences made for a unique jungle experience.
Ferry from the Mainland
Streets of Ometepe
Our Eco Lodge – Finca del Sol
View from the Cabin
Birds and Sheep
A failed attempt to summit Maderas, one of the islands two volcanoes.
Petroglyphs -ancient rock carvings
Net Fishing on Lake Nicaragua
Fish stew made with our catch
Playa Santo Domingo
Concepción at Night
Hello, and welcome back to my blog.
It’s hard to believe that I haven’t posted here since July. There’s no one reason in particular for this, other than letting a busy life get in the way and causing me to neglect the main outlet of my being able to share my photography. I am going to try my best to not let such a lapse occur again. The good news about this is that since the last post was so long ago, I have much backlogged photography to share!
Let’s get back into things with a post from the first stop on my trip to Nicaragua last year, Playa Marsella, a small, isolated, and at times completely private beach located outside the surf town San Juan del Sur. Ashley and I stayed at Empalme a las Playas, a fantastic bed and breakfast consisting of bamboo cabanas and run by gracious hosts Karen and Roy. Here is a taste of the four days we spent there.
Playa Maderas – a short quad ride from Playa Marsella up and down some VERY steep and rocky hills
The country is teeming with dogs
Our B&B had two great ones, Shadow…
Our mosquito netted bed
Flowers and Plants
Delicious fresh fruit breakfast.