Friday, December 18, 2015

Homeless

Homeless Man in Washington DC

Homeless Man in Washington DC

Homeless Man in Washington DC
I know this a hard time of the year for those who are homeless or living in shelters. One thing I noticed about these three men is that they are not young. At sometime point in their lives something happen to make them give up on their dreams. This pass year, I too, have been struggling to keep my dream alive. Then I realize I need to learn to be content and at peace in what ever circumstance I might be in. As the Apostle put it in Phil 4:12-13 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength. Amen!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Art in the Park

Putting on the Finishing Touches 
A Passerby Checking out the Newly Painted Art Work

Almost Done? I Think
Give an Artist a canvas and their come up with something. Like these young graffiti artist did a few months back on a community collaboration where one artist starts a theme and another artist comes behind him or her to finish or touch up the others ones works. I always see a lot of Beatles influence in their work around here but this is the first time I saw Ray Charles.  Images shot in Brasilia, Brazil. No prizes or money was given out in the making of this mural.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Parque Dom Bosco

Parque Dom Bosco at Sunset 

The new I love Brasilia sign at Parque Dom Bosco
There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to reflex on the end of the day of all that has happen or didn't happen. For me, a time to give thanks to God, for the breath of life that I have in me and another chance to get things right in my life and to pray for all my friends and love ones. Their nothing like feeling the power of God, than just watching the power of God, right before my eyes. Colossians 1:15-17 says it best; 15 Christ is the visible image of the the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can't see--such as thrones. kingdoms, rulers and the authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and for him. 17 He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Amen.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Support our Military

Retired Brazilian Women's Army Corp General Wilma Santos

Spokesman for the Military in Brazil Retired Sargent Manoel Figueira
Nothings says we support the military more than wearing  a uniform to the Nations celebration of freedom and independence.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Faces in the Crowd

Teenage Girl Looking on in the Crowd

Soccer Great PelĂ© was in Brasilia, Showing his Support

Young Lady Standing up for what She Believes in
A diverse group of people were on hand the day from young to old, men, women and children to show support for a better Brazil.

Monday, September 14, 2015

No Communism

Protesting Against the Left Leaning PT Party in Brasilia 

This Lady Got it Right

Protester Show their Disgust for the Former Brazilian President Lula-171
Basically these people are protesting about not wanting their country Brazil, to have to do anything with communism. Which is what any logical people would do. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that communism and socialism doesn't work and never will it not suppose to and its not design to. Its only propose is to control people hold them in bondage and the end result will be mass poverty and chaos.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Hope & Change or Hoping for a Change?

Giant Blow Up Doll of President Dilma in Brasilia 


Mocking President Dilma

Fora Dilma Supporter
Well, you can't  say that Brazilians don't have a sense or humor especially when it comes to making fun of their president and other politicians. In the long run people want to be free. And part of that freedom is a honest functioning government that helps the people and not hurts them. The concept is very simple, help the people, but it's hard to do. So far no country in the world has been able to accomplish this.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Angry Protesters

The Police and News Media Trying to Restore Order

Protesters, News Media and Police in The Capital City of Brasilia

Protesters Waiting for their next Move

Protester Cheering on the Crowd

Protesters Tearing Down the Wall
Today marks the 14th Anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks in the USA. My prayer for Brazil, is that although the people here are upset with their government having a terrorist attack on your soil and living under the constant threat of radical Islam is far worst than a corrupt government. Right now the USA is being inundate with thousands of Muslim refugees who are not exactly coming to the US to integrate into the American way of life. On the bright side no Arrest were made and no one was injured.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Aftermath of the Parade

Police Guarding the Metal Wall
Angry Protester tearing Down the Wall

The Wall is Down. Now What?

Angry Protesters

Police Looking on in Dismay 
After the the Independence Day Parade in Brasilia, Brazil, A Protest of sort broke out. The only damage that was done was the destruction of a metal barrier erected for the parade earlier that day to help protect the President. The team of worker who where responsible for putting up and taking down the wall reported no real damage was done to the metal wall and it made their job a lot easier taking the wall away for next year....To Be Continued.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

7 de Setembro Parade Part 2

Obama de Brasilia Leading the Marching Band
 

Little Girl Snappimg Photos on Her Moms iPhone


Presidential Guard Leading the Charge on Horseback

Some more photos from the Brazil's Independence Day Parade.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

7 de Setembro Parade

Old style Military Jeeps in the Parade

Brazilian Army Gunnery Sargent Manning a 50 Caliber Machine Gun 

The Crowd Showing Support For their Military. Or Maybe Just Testing their Camera Phones
Well, I arrived a little late for the start of the 7 de Setembro Parade (Independence Day Parade) in the Capital City of Brasilia. This year it was a little harder to get a good position for photos due to the fact the local government had erected a barrier around the parade especially in the area where the president was to add an extra layer of security for her The pararde itself went off without a hitch. However after the parade was quite a different story more on this in my next post.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Dog Art

Looks like a Long Haired Dachshund  to me.

Maybe A Newfoundland?
While driving through an unfamiliar part of town the other day I came across these Murals on a wall of several dogs. Being a big dog lover that I am, I decided to take a closer look at theses Murals and take a few quick photos of them. What I didn't notice at first glance from the road or even when I was walking up to the dogs was that It is an advertisement for a dogie park, however the park is in such bad shape I thought it was an abandon lot with a fence around it. Living in a city that loves dogs, Brasilia, it's a shame the park isn't better maintained. At least the Murals look good.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Face of The Day-10

Ana, a little girl from the State of Peten, Guatemala 
Sometimes as a photographer I always wonder what happens to the thousands of people I have photographed over the years. Are they well, happy, etc. Life is hard living in a third world country where your government makes sure you'll always be poor and uneducated. Thank God for the men and women who travel to these countries trying to make a difference with Food, Medical supplies and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  

Friday, August 7, 2015

Face of The Day-9


Little Girl in Yellow Los Octoes, Guatemala 
Curious little girl with a bright yellow shirt observing me while I was photographing a group of kids to her right. I couldn't help but snap this shot of her while she was watching my every move during the photo shoot.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Face of the Day-8

Rosa and Pedro, Los Ocotes, Guatemala 
In my many travels around the world I love to photograph kids and young people. It has been my experience that in poorer counties kids are always so humble and most often very funny with all their different facial expressions. These two siblings were a little on the shy side but nonetheless fun to work with to get them to pose for me. God bless them.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Face of the Day-7

Changing of the Guard, Athens Greece 
Well, with Greece in the news lately I thought I'd post one of my award wining photos from there and hope that they can solve their financially woes. What happen in Greece should be a lesson to us all. It's simple. Basically, in socialism you eventual run out of other peoples money. I still think that looks like a dress hes wearing.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Face of the Day-6

Tango in San Telmo, Pablo & Inez 
This is one of my favorite photos that I have taken over the years. It was my first trip trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina and this was the last day I was there. I had been to this area of the city, San Telmo, on Sunday and it was lively very festive and pack with people. On this day which was now Thursday, I was walking around the city and decided to cut through San Telmo on my way back to the Hotel. I saw this couple gently dancing and stop to watch them as they were very elegant compared to most of the tango dancers you see on the streets. I almost got lost in the moment before I raised my camera and took a couple of images of them. As soon as I stopped they just walked away and left the park and I thought, wow, I took those photos just in time before they disappeared.  A few years later I learned their names on another trip I took to Argentina.

Monday, June 22, 2015

A Face a Day-5

Old Time Photographer-Mexico City
When I took this photo the New Age of Digital Photography was gaining ground at a fast rate. I'm sure it wasn't long after this, that this gentleman was hard press to find any work especially now with iphones and selfie sticks. I sure he took a lot of photos of tourist and young lovers in the park in his day but since he shot Polaroid he wouldn't even have any memories of the photos he took.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Face a Day-4

Street Performer Ana Maria, Taking a Break.
A street performer in Buenos Aires, Argentina take a break to snack on a fresh hot empanada. On Sundays in this wonderful city full of artsy people the food vendor come out in droves to serve not only the performers but also the thousands of locals and tourist that flood the streets enjoying the entertainment and local cuisine.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Face a Day-3

La Munequita, Antigua, Guatemala 
La Munequita, or the Little Doll, this is what this little girl reminded me of when I saw her standing there with her cute little outfit on. If your wondering what she has in her mouth, she is drinking milk from a plastic bags. In Guatemala, and other countries in Central and South America its common to sell milk and water in these little plastic bags. I guess its cheaper that selling them in bottles or cartons.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A Face a Day-2

African Woman Selling Goods at Market 
With African in the new lately I thought I'd feature a photo a took a few years back in Luanda, Angola. Like most African countries it is extremely poor and for the most part not a lot of happy faces to photography, but that's life. Maybe someday soon revival will break out and the captives will be set free....Amen

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A Face A Day

Woman Paying her Respects to a Fallen Solider in Washington, DC
I think I'm going to start a series of post called  "A Face a Day." This will feature photos of people that I have taken all over the world. The one question I get ask the most is what is my favorite subject to photograph and my answer is always "People," especially the the human face. Why? Because the face says a lot about a person, From sadness to joy, angry pain, loneliness, trustworthiness you get the point. Every expression imaginable can be found on the face of every human being.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

When The Sunrises

Sunrise at the Beach in Maracipe, Brazil.

Sunrise at the Beach in Maracipe, Brazil
I don't shoot a lot of sunrises mainly because I'm usually asleep and I prefer sunsets anyway. However, depending on where you are you might not have much of a choice. In this case my only choice was to capture the sunrise because there is no sunset on this beach because I'm facing east. I'm always amazed at how fast the sunrises and sets. You only have a few minutes to work before its all gone and the light is either to bright or gone. Its like life, it passes way to quick and we only have a few years to make to most of it. I guess that's way I love that scripture in the Bible that says "My time is in your hands."  God only gave 24 hours in a day and I guess that all we need. So, help me to make the most of my time.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

He Has Risen!

A Jewish Christian believer blowing the horn proclaiming The Messiah has risen just as he said he would
Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. 

He Has Risen, meaning, the Lord Jesus Christ. My prayer is that everyone would come to know the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Jesus died for all mankind including Muslims, Atheist, and Liberals. His mercies are new every morning. Pray also for the Christians who are being so brutally persecuted in Africa and the Middle East. Maranatha quickly come Lord Jesus