This photo I took a while back...As you already know I don't edit my files in order. When I first published this one on my facebook page, it sparkle a bit of controversy because of the wind mill. I decided to include the human element with the beautiful lame trees because that's part of the human footprint on earth. Some people don't like it---but they're part of our lives to produce electricity.

Nature and Humans

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Sometimes nature really amazes you in the simplest of ways. All you really have to do is start thinking outside the box and start enjoying what is out there. For this picture I was sitting outside my house in the terrace and I saw a few bees catching a drink of water from my dog's container. I rushed inside and grabbed my camera and snapped away. As you can see, what you need is right there for you, all you need to do is to be vigilant... Enjoy!

Thirsty Bee

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Here's another shot of Cinderella's Castle at Disney's Magic Kingdom. This is truly one magical place and structure. The amount of detail and the care taken to light the castle makes it the most recognizable landmark on Disney.

The Castle

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I was invited by my friend Marcos Sanchez to attend a local event named Festival de las Flores in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Mr. Sanchez is the musical director of Kany Garcia. Ms. Garcia is a very known recording artist, musician and songwriter in Puerto Rico. I positioned myself to try to take pictures of the artist interacting with the public.  

Kany Garcia

 
 
Victor flew his girlfriend Beth all the way from Louisiana to propose to her. Since it was a surprise, I had to pose as a landscape and nature photographer so that way she wouldn't suspect anything was about to happen. Congratulations to both of them!!! 

Will You marry Me????

 
 
Night life in San Juan is pretty busy and diverse. The Capital city of Puerto Rico is one of the more sought after tourists destinations. Here you can see a view of El Puente Dos Hermanos, the main gateway to El Condado. In this part of the city you will find some of the most exclusive hotels Puerto Rico have to offer as well as great dining and hangouts in the area.

Puente Dos Hermanos at Night

Dos Hermanos Bridge
 
 
I love shooting Sweet Fifteen events. The girls prepare for this special occasion and I always do my best to capture every detail for them to cherish for the rest of their lives.

Marielys

 
 

Promo Video Clip

So I decided to do a little promo clip for my photography business. I made the video using Animoto because is so simple and have a lot of flexibility.



 
 
It's been a while since I did anything in black and white. I went down to The Slot diving spot in Guantánamo Bay and thought about doing a long exposure with a B+W 10 stop neutral density filter--- I was after the silky look of the water as well as the movement of the clouds. 


When doing my post processing I did a conversion to black and white and also cropped the image so that the naturally ocurring "S" shape will be accentuated. I'm pretty happy about the results!

Drama at The Slot!

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When visiting Disney we usually arrive when the parks open in the morning. We visit almost every corner there is to see, grab lunch and head back to the hotel to take a power nap---This is essential to recharge your batteries and head back out to appreciate the night life inside the parks.

Photographing at night is better because there is less guests visiting and walking around and potentially in front of your camera. It is also a great idea to use an extremely wide angle lens to be able to get really close to your subject.


For this shot I used my D700 with a Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 @ 14 mm to get really close and avoid any humans in the frame. It's also important to point out that when using such lens you have to be careful because they produce a lot of distortion. In this case, I like the effect created by the lens.

Rocking Roller Coaster

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