Thursday, May 31, 2012

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário

Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosário

View from a Distants
The iconic symbol of the city of Pirenópolis, in the state of Goiás, Brazil. It's one of the first things that you will see in this charming little town of less than 20,000 people. Many Brazilian come from all over the country just to be married in this historic church.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Di Steffano

Di Steffano
I had to opportunity to photography Di Steffano, a great Brazilian drummer that tours all over Brazil, and part of the US.  Di Steffano is well versed in my different styles of  jazz and Brazilian music. Check out the Video below and enjoy this amazing Band

Monday, May 28, 2012

Little Cutie

A portrait from a photo shoot I did the other day. This little cutie Renata, was so shy the first day I met her that we did some test shots. By the second day she had warmed up to me and we had great time working on different poses and she turn out to be a great little model.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Enjoying God's Creation

River that runs through Itiquira Falls

Beauty in Motion
I enjoy nature and the handy work of Father God who sets all things in motion. Notice I said Father God, and not mother nature the pagan goddess, that's because there is no mother nature who created anything.

Christ (who is God) is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before God made anything at all and is supreme over all creation. Christ is the one through whom God created everything in heaven and earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see--kings, kingdoms,rulers and authorities . Everything has been created through him and for him. He existed before everything else began, and he holds all creation together.   Colossians 1: 15-17

And that my friends settles it!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Beautiful Falls

Itiquira Falls
Another smaller waterfall while walking along the tranquil path at Itiquira Falls outside of Brasilia, Brazil. I basically had the place to myself which made it easier to photograph, and because there was no one in my way I could take my time, seeing how some of theses exposures took as much as 8 seconds to capture

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Little Waterfall

Itiquira Falls
One of the smaller waterfalls you'll see at Itiquira Falls outside of Brasilia, Brazil. On my first walk through of the park the sun was shining down on this area and I wasn't able to capture the photo I was looking for. Came back about an hour later and this place was now in the shade allowing me to use a slower shutter speed to be able to make this image. This is a beautiful and tranquil place to spend the day

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Shuyana, playing her guitar

Waiting outside the Church
I have been very impress with the young people that I have met while living in South America, and this young lady Shuyana, is no exception. She is very talented loves the Lord, plays many musical instruments, is good with kids and has the heart of a servant.  She was my interpreter, when I taught drum lessons at the Allegro school of Music in Quito, Ecuador.  She, along with her parents and two sister attend the Iglesia La Viña where they are all active member  severing the Lord enthusiastically. I've said it before in other post it's the youth that is the future and the only thing that can change the world is the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Museo Mitad Del Mundo

Tour Guide Ana with Giant Baby Spider

Shrunken Head
These are just some of the interesting things you'll see at the Museum at the Middle of the World or Museo Mitad Del Mundo. A giant baby spider and a shrunken head of a  twelve year old child. There was another head that was brought out but I was not allowed to photograph it not sure way. The tour was interesting none the less although I was told the price has gone up in the last few years from $.25 cents to $4.00 dollars. So if you plan a trip there save up for the entry fee.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Near the Puluahua Crater

I Think Someone Lives There?
The beautiful countryside outside of Quito, Ecuador, also near the Pululahua Crater, which is also near the Mitad del Mundo or Middle of the World. Clouds are always rolling in and out constantly changing the look of the landscape.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Equator

Middle of the World
Well, I always wonder what the Equator looks like and know I know. It's a white line with a red line in the middle. They say it dons't rain much at the Equator but it did this day which may have been a blessing, although he temperature hardly ever gets above 75 degrees it feels hotter and you can burn more easily.
Elevation 9100 ft at the Pululahua Crater

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Streets of Quito

Man against a colorful background
Waiting for more Customers 
Whenever I'm riding around a new city I always have my camera in hand and and try to take photos on the fly, meaning out the window as I'm pass by, sometimes I works and sometimes it doesn't. A city like Quito, Ecuador, is a very photographic city but clouds are always rolling in and out making for slower  shutter speeds and harder to the shot out the window you hoping to get.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Puluachua Crater

Carlos the Volcano Expert
Puluachua Crater
This wise old man Carlos, will tell you all about the Puluachua Crater, just outside of  Quito, Ecuador at about 9100ft. above sea level I could have stayed here all day photographing this scene as it constantly changes with the the clouds moving in and out. This Volcano is consider dormant but according to Carlos there's no such thing as a dormant volcano.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day

Selena and her son Pablo

Christina with her daughter Angelina
Well, it is Mothers Day around the world I would to take the time to wish all Mothers a blessed day and my all their children grow up to be strong in the Lord.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hail Storm

Hail Storm
Maria, Isabel and Victoria 
Marble Size Hail
Ouch!! That hurt, yes these weren't the biggest pieces of hail I've ever seen but they sure hurt when they hit my head. As I took cover these three young students were kind enough to let me take an environmental portrait of them. That's why I try to always have my camera with me. Photos taken in Quito, Ecuador.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Lunch Time or Almuezo

Street Vendor serving up Lunch. Quito, Ecuador 
There is probably not one place in the world where you can't find a small outdoor stand to have a good inexpensive lunch or as they say in Quito, La hora del almuezo or lunch time. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jesss Christian Academy Part 2

Two young Students taking a break from class

Playing Soccer or Futbal, at 9100 ft 
I'm always remind that our future lies with are youth. Not all school are perfect but a least in Christ centered school like Jesss Christian Academy they'll have a better chance of having a christian world view and hopeful know the different between right and wrong especially today were we live in a world where right is wrong, and wrong is right.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Jesss Christian Academy

Jesss Christian Academy 
The Band from left to right: Carol Brey-Casiano Flute, Lance Martin Bass,Ximena Borja Vocals, Camila Garreton Vocals, Me on Drums, and Oscar Palma Guitar and Vocals
Lance before his face burned
This was a blast playing here at the Jesss Christian Academy in Quito, Ecuador. The kids were well behaved and I had fun getting to talk with them. Although it wasn't hot outside temps in the 60's, playing this close to the equator you will burn especially if your light completed like are Bass player Lance Martin, who burned, ouch!! My flute playing wife brought her sunscreen so she didn't burn.
Bottom two photos taken by Shuyana Ponce

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Two Guitars Player

It won't stay in tune
Two Guitar Players wandering the streets looking for a gig. Either that or there in need of some fret work so there paying Ivan Ibujes, a visit to see if he can help.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Montebello Academy

Marcos Benaclazar giving his testimony 
Smiling for the camera 
Group shoot of Happy Kids
Ministering to the youth at Montebello Academy outside of Quito, Ecuador. It's always fun to play for kids as you can see in the bottom photos they were more than happy to pose for photos.

Saturday, May 5, 2012



Maria with Her Baby

Maria works hard everyday selling her scarfs in the Centro Historico section of Quito, Ecuador. A soft spoken delightful young lady who take her baby with her as she sets out to make a few dollars. God bless her.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Street Vendors

Now Open For Business 
Waiting for Tourist 
Top Photo Ecuadorian woman selling handmade goods on a street corner in Quito, Ecuador. Mostly purses small blankets and scarfs all reasonable priced to fit anyone's budget. Bottom Photo Vendors selling mostly tourist souvenirs