Monday, January 30, 2012

Ball of Fire

Don't get to Close its Hot!!
Man admiring the the sun in a public art display in Spain. The Sun actual moves and puts out a little heat in this display which is what makes it interesting. I wonder how much the Electric bill was for this dislay?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Super Heroes

Spiderman
Yes, even Super Heroes get out of shape when they don't diet and exercise properly. Here Spiderman, is in much need of a new health plan. Lets just hope Superman looks better than this.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man-Madrid Spain
I've always wonder what The Invisible Man looked like and I still don't know. Not only that, he doesn't talk much and when he does say something he speaks in a language I don't quite understand but I think it had something to do about money.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Low Tide

Low Tide-Bilbao, Spain
Bilbao, Spain
Man Looking for Who Know What?
The first time I passed through here the tide was up and I thought that looks cool. But when I came back the next day in the morning with the tide Low I thought it looked much more interesting. For one thing there were several people out there with pick axes and bucket looking for I guess cockles and muscles. Since there are a lot of sea food restaurants in this areas I would assume they sell there catch to them.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Walking Mannequin


Sometimes while traveling I'll just shoot out the car window and then edit the photos later to see what I got. On this occasion  I caught this lady in front of the store with the mannequins and she just happens to resemble them. 
Walking Mannequin-Brazlandia

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ponte do Milh

Ponte do Milh-Brazlandia, Brazil
Millions Bridge, is what I think the sign says? But there was no bridge anywhere around or any body of water for that fact. Next time I'll ask the own for an explanation. He'll probably say something like it's just a catchy phrase.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rainy Season

Brasilia from a Distance
The country side outside of Brasilia, Brazil.
Now that the rainy season is in full swing here in Brasilia, everything is lush and green. When I first moved here {Dry Season) I would ask the local which they preferred the dry season or the wet. It was pretty much an even split 50/50. My personal choice is the wet season although the dry season is not bad at all so I didn't mind it.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Wall Art?

Stay out of Prison 
I wasn't sure if this was wall art, an advertisement for staying out of prison or graffiti? Photo taken in Bogota, Colombia.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Etta James

Etta James Live at the Hollywood Bowl June 2007
Etta James
By now everyone knows Etta James passed away on Friday, she was a great singer and also knew how to work a crowd, as I wittiness when I photographed her at the Hollywood Bowl a few years ago.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dinner and Some Music

Françoise May
Outdoor Dinning
This wonderful singer and guitarist Françoise May, plays and sings about five nights a week at this Restaurant in Pelourinho, Salvador, although I can't remember the name at this time. What I enjoyed best about Françoise,  was her incredible repertoire and different styles of music that she plays. She is from France, and sings in about three different languages, maybe Four. You won't be bored listing to her while you enjoy a good meal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Conga Drumming

This lady is a Pastor at a local Church in Brasilia, (I can't remember her name) she demonstrating different types of rhythm on the conga drum.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sisters

Alexis 
Vivian 
Okay kids line up
These two young girls are sisters in a small town outside of Brasilia, like all kids there age they were curious about the Celebration of  Descendants of African Culture that was about to take place.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Another View

Brasilia
Lago Paranoa
View of Brasilia, from Lago Sul and people enjoying a quick dip in the lake. I wonder if the water is cold? Maybe next time I'll give it a try.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Saturday in the Park

Kids Skating on Amp-Theater Stage
Couple enjoying the View
Where have I heard that line before. Anyways, Parque Dom Bosco, in Lago Sul, Brasilia.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Streets of Pelourinho

Colorful Old Building
Tourist going by the old streets
Pelourinho, in Salvador Bahia, Brazil is fascinating place to spend the afternoon walking around admiring the old colonial style architecture and just watching the people go by.

Friday, January 6, 2012

The Maria Lucia

Maria Lucia heading back to shore.
The crew of the Maria Lucia coming in from the morning catch in Salvador Bahia. These guy's go out real early in the morning and return in time to sell to local restaurants for lunch and dinner. Some, like this crew work exclusively for certain restaurants only.  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Public Library Celebration

200 Anos Biblioteca Publica do Estado da Bahia
Young lady checking out the books at the 200 Year Celebration of Public Libraries in Salvador Bahia, Brazil. I hope hope she found what she was looking for. I found the comic books later, but they where all in Portuguese. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Ponte JK

Ponte JK at Night 
This bridge in Brasilia, known as the Ponte JK  was built around 2002 connects the Lago Sul section of town to to the main part of Brasilia or the Plano Piloto. I've only driven on it by day until the other night and didn't realize it was all lit up and so magnificent looking at night. Time permitting I'll try and get some more shoot from different locations as the bridge take on a different look from different vantage points.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Smiling Faces

Taina-at the Mercado Modelo
In a big city a photographers best friend can sometimes be a smiling face. These two young ladies were kind enough to let me take there portraits while hanging out on a busy day in Salvador Bahia, Brazil.
Ana-in Pelourinho

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday

Busy Streets of  Salvador Bahia, Brazil

Crowded bus, but I've seen worst 
Monday, and it's time for most people to go back to work after a long weekend off celebrating the New Year.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012

Lone firework in the distance.
Rainbow over Brasilia
It' a New Year a new beginning. I pray everyone will have blessed 2012!!