Sometimes you just have to "get low" in order to get the shot you want. For this one I did just that, got into the water and composed one shot I think is great. Look at the behind the scenes picture to see what it took to make this shot. Enjoy!!!
The community of Jurutungo is found deep in the central section of barrio Anón. Jurutungo is a Puerto Rican word that means "a place very, very far away, which is hard or tiresome to get to" However, it is not known if the populated place in Barrio Anón was named after the meaning of the word, or if the word developed as a result of how far away the community in barrio Anón is located. Enjoy!!!
One of the most recognized and photographed man made structures on Mount Desert Island is the arched wooden foot bridge in Somesville that sits next to the historic Selectmen’s Building - C. 1780. The bridge stands out so much that the view on the opposite side of the road, revealing Somes Harbor with Cadillac Mountain as the backdrop, can sometimes be missed. Enjoy!!!
Somesville, Maine-Walking Bridge
Established in 1808, West Quoddy Lighthouse is noteworthy in several ways. Despite its name, it is the easternmost beacon in the United States, one of only two U.S. lighthouses with red-and-white bands, and one of the first stations to be equipped with a fog bell and, later, a steam whistle.
During our visit to Acadia National Park we stayed in the Bar Harbor Area. We wanted to visit this lighthouse so we took the two hour drive to Lubec. During the road trip we traveled through the back roads of Maine and saw a really beautiful side of the State. Enjoy!!!
West Quoddy Head Lighthouse
This one I took while on a 6 AM flight from San Juan to JFK, New York. The conditions were perfect...we just cleared some clouds during the initial ascent to reach cruising altitude. Also, I was sitting on the right side of the aircraft and was lucky enough to see the sunrise.
I shot this one with a 50mm lens with no filters attached to the lens, and that's the reason you can see a lot of sun flares that makes a pretty dramatic "sun explosion". Enjoy!!!
The cliffside Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse in Acadia National Park, located in the village of Bass Harbor within Tremont, Maine in the United States, marks the entrance to Bass Harbor on the southwestern side of Mount Desert Island. The lighthouse was built of brick in 1858 on a stone foundation, stands 56 feet above mean high water.
Bass Harbor Head Light
It's been one year, a year of publishing one photo per day. Today I finish this journey and leave you a small slide show of one year in images...Enjoy and thank you for your support!!!
Un Año en Imágenes...
A year ago to the day, I took on a journey to take and publish one picture per day. Today, is the last day of that one year project. It was a bumpy ride full of challenges and learning experiences. It helped me reconnect with the craft of photography and to really get out there and photograph. Thank you for your visit and enjoy because I did!!!
Beauty Among Us
Orange Bishop in full nupcial colors looking to attract a mate. As you can see the male in breeding plumage is a striking orange-red with black cap. Enjoy!!!
Looking for a Bride
Taken as a thunderstorm moved on us while in Boquerón Beach in Puerto Rico. Had to be quick because I didn't have any weather protection for my equipment. Enjoy!!!
Pearly-eyed Thrasher is a common species. This bird is known in Puerto Rico to compete with the Puerto Rican Parrot for nesting cavities and predation of the eggs of this critically endangered species. Here's one that was patience enough to pose for a close up portrait. Enjoy!!!
Pearly-eyed Thrasher Portrait
So there I was...alone, the Majestic Caribbean Sea and me. Sun was slowly rising, calm wind blowing and my camera as my witness. Enjoy!!!
Capture of the always elusive Venezuelan Troupial looking at me for a second and then flying away. Beautiful bird but really hard to approach for a close up. Enjoy!!!
Located on top of 200-foot limestone cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse marks the south-west tip of Puerto Rico. Built in 1881 by the Spanish government, the Cabo Rojo Lighthouse (Faro Los Morrillos de Cabo Rojo and know locally as El Faro) uses the same building design as the Fajardo and Arecibo lighthouses. Enjoy!!!
Los Morillos Lighthouse
Remains of an old small boat dock as the sun checks out for the day. Taken at Playa El Combate (Combate Beach), Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Enjoy!!!
Old Boat Dock
Stunning sunset at Boquerón, Puerto Rico. I set up a long exposure for this one hopping to capture the clouds moving but they did not move much. Enjoy!!!
A striking black-and-white bird with very long, thin red legs, the Black-necked Stilt is found along the edges of shallow water in open country. Enjoy!!!
It's an explosive undersea adventure! Venture through the darkened ruins of the ancient Temple of Poseidon. Here you'll find an archeologist from the Global Discovery Group who leads you deeper and deeper into the mysterious temple. Enjoy!!!
Puerto Rican Woodpecker taking a sunbath in the early morning sun. Enjoy!!!
A gratifying stop on Puerto Rico’s Ruta Panorámica, the Mirador Villalba-Orocovis rises some 2000 feet above sea level on the mountains of the island’s Cordillera Central region.
The open-aired observation area astonishes visitors with its views of the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea on the southern coast.
Surrounded by majestic peaks, the ample space is accesible to both young and old, with facilities every member of the family can enjoy.
Desde la Montaña
Puerto Rican Spindalis enjoying a Jobillo fruit (Yellow Mombin) for breakfast. Puerto Rican Spindles feeds mainly on ripe fruits and berries of several varieties of plants, such as figs and blackberries. It also catches insects, small liars and takes nectar from flowers. Enjoy!!!
View of the Puerto Rican Flag displayed atop a waterfall in the central region of Puerto Rico. Enjoy!!!
Puerto Rican Pride
Chinchorreo- Barhopping (noun), Chinchorreando- barhopping (gerund verb). Going from little hole-in-the-wall bar on the side of the road to the next one, sometimes by horse. Side of the road selfie during our chinchorreo tour, enjoy!!!
The Caribbean Martin (Progne dominicensis) is a large, steel-blue swallow with a white belly and a forked tail. It is fairly common as a breeding bird throughout much of the Greater and Lesser Antilles (except Cuba) and is often seen over open or semi-open terrain near water. The nonbreeding distribution of the Caribbean Martin long has been a mystery, but evidence is accumulating that this species winters along the coast of northeastern South America. This species also is known as the Snowy-bellied Martin, as Golondrina Grande in the Dominican Republic, and as both Irondel Nwa and Hirondelle a Ventre Blanc in Haiti. Enjoy!!!