Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sunrise Copacabana Beach

Copacabana Beach
Sunrise Copacabana Beach
This was my third and final attempt to photograph the sunrise on Copacabana Beach. The first two times I tried it was so cloudy the sun could not break through the thick clouds.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tela Novela & Wedding

Tela Novela-Soap Opera
Wedding Shoot Ipanema Beach
 Ipanema beach is a popular destination for photo shoots. One main reason is that as the sunsets you get a natural golden glow. On this particular day I came across five shoots going on, the taping of a Soap Opera, Wedding, and three fashion shoots. Note the people in background of the wedding shoot were doing a fashion shoot for a local clothing company.
Fashion Shoot Ipanema beach

Monday, August 29, 2011

Have You Heard the News?

Two friends discussing the news in the daily paper in Salvador Bahia. It must have been important because his friend is cupping his ear so he can hear better. Or maybe, his just saying you can't believe everthing you read in the papper.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Local Fisherman

These guy's are out in water bright and early ever morning catching fish in these little boats. They bring there catch in and clean them right there in a little shop (to the right not pictured) and them sell their fish to the local vendor along the strip of Copacbana beach.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Favelas of Rio

I was told by the locals that about two million people in Rio, live in Favelas. This particular favela has about 150,000 people living in it. It extend over this hillside and down the other side. This is were the poorest of the poor live in Brazil.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Leblon & Ipanema Beach

Two Brother Mountain Peak
Ipanema beach foreground and Leblon beach in background. The Mountian Peaks are called two Brothers (Morro Dois Irmaos) and have Favelas going up along the side of it. Locals tell me that the people who live in Favelas have the best view of the beach in all of Rio.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Ipanema Beach

Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. I've played the song "Girl from Ipanema" millions of times finally go to go to the beach were it was written. People start to gather at sunset to watch the sun go down it quite a beautiful site and very relaxing.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rock n Rio

There's a lot to do on the beach in Rio. You can admire all the sand sculpture's that the local artist make or just play soccer for awhile. As for me I'll sit and and watch the waves  and enjoy a nice cold coco.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Pao de Acucar & Copacabana Beach

Pao de Acucar ( Sugar Loaf) and Copacabana Beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Did I really have to mention that. I think most people would have figured out this was Rio. 
As you can see it wintertime down here so there's not many people on the beach.   

Monday, August 22, 2011

Corcovado Hill

Christ the Redeemer. This has to be one of the most recognizable land marks in the world. This statue is way up there (710 meters) and on a cloudy day as I found out can sometimes be covered up and not visible until the clouds lift.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


In Rio there are lot's of ships in the port and out in the water waiting to come in. I've never seen so many ships docked out in a bay before then I remembered that in Brazil things take a long time to clear before being aloud in the country. I mean a long time.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

View of Rio

View of Rio de Janeiro, with the famous Sugar Loaf Mountain on the left of photo.
Photo taken while crossing the Ponto Rio-Niteroi, on the way to Niteroi, a city of 5 million people 17 kilometers from Rio.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Waiting fo the Bus

Sound like a song Waiting for the Bus All Day? There are a lot of bus stop here in Brasilia. I think I'll do a photo series of the locals who ride the bus.
Next stop Rio.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Cassiano's Bar

No don't worry I didn't open up a Bar. This place looks like it has seen better days. I  think the owner opened a new place down the streeet. I hope his first name isn't Marcos.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


This lady Elineide, fixes shoes all day in a little kiosk. I stumble across her in my adventures in Brasilia, the other day. She did a wonderful job repairing the holes in the toes of my tennis shoe. In additions to shoes, she also fixes irons, pressure cooker, replaces zippers and is a wealth of information on were the shop. Thanks Elineide for all your help. Obrigado!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hair Stylist?

While these two sisters were waiting to get their hair done at a local salon one sister decided to help the other one out a bit by getting some of the tangles out. One thing about Brasilia, is that the weather is so great here that shops like beauty salon will tend to people right there outside the door of there business especially on Saturdays were the walkways outside will be full of woman getting pedicures.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Termites Nest

Well, there are plenty of termite nest around here. I assume that's what they are. They don't seem to hurt anything there just kind of an unusual site for me.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Young Mother

Normally, I don't give money to people begging but sometimes, especially when I see a young mother with child I was moved to help her out.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fountain in the Park?

Well that's the best name that I can come up for, for this fountain. Seem that nobody here really knows if this fountain in the middle of Brasilia, has a name everyone I ask says they never heard of it having an official name. Maybe I'll come up with one.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Woman Smoking Pipe

Well, actually she just has a pipe. She's taking a break after a long day of going through the trash recycling (see yesterdays post). On a good day maybe she'll find some tobacco for her pipe.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Woman in Cart

The first day I arrived here I ask about recycling? I was told, yes we recycle. I then ask do I need to separate my stuff? Oh no we have people who'll do it for you. Great I thought to myself. I didn't realize the recyclers were poor people who pick through the trash looking for cardboard, soda cans and plastic items. At least this dear woman has a horse pulling her cart in a previous post I showed another woman pulling her cart while her children played around her.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Catedral Metropolitana de Brasilia


Come as you are? Well not so fast buddy. Not at this church. Yes, it a lovely building but they have rules. One of them is that you can't wear shorts inside. See the people outside, there waiting for friends who were wearing long pants. Need prayer? Come back when your dressed more appropriately young man.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Space Ship?

No, it just the Museu Honestino Guimaraes, here in Brasilia. It is very space age looking. I believe it was built in the early 60's around the time of Lost in Space.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hair Color

I'm not sure which color I like the best, the purple or the what ever color it is on the right. Just about everywhere I've gone in the world I see ladies coloring their hair this way, even on the not so young.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Books & Buses

That's right theses are books at a bus stop. Here in Brasilia, you can read a book or magazine while your waiting for your bus to arrive. Next time I need a book I'll run down to the bus stop if I don't have time to go the local library.
Hey buddy, did you check that book out! Well, bring it back tomorrow or leave it at the next stop.