For this one I was attending a long exposure class with a fellow photographer near Aguirre, a small town in southern Puerto Rico. The weather was particularly sunny with a chance of rain. We were monitoring the weather when suddenly, a thunderstorm moved in. Just before it poured down, I managed to snap this one. There's a lot of drama in that sky! Enjoy!!!
Portland Breakwater Lighthouse was built in 1875 and is one of Maine's most elegant lighthouses. Though modeled on an ancient Greek monument, it was built with plates of cast iron. It was dubbed "Bug Light" due to its small size. Enjoy!!!
Asticou Azalea Garden is an elegant and priceless natural fantasy world filled with wonderful visual delights that will stimulate your soul. The design is fluid, allowing interlacing discoveries that will bring delightful pause as you meander through the pathways that are bordered with colorful and thoughtful charm. Sit and reflect on the many benches provided while you breathe in the aroma. This is one of the wonderful jewels of Mount Desert Island that is located on the south-central part of the island in Northeast Harbor. Enjoy!!!
Asticou Azalea Garden
Portland Head Lighthouse, at the entrance to Portland Harbor in Maine, has a history that reads like a Who’s Who from the early years of the nation. It was the first lighthouse completed by the United States government, and is the most visited, painted, and photographed lighthouse in New England. Enjoy!!!
Portland Head Lighthouse
Hamilton's Pond was created in the early 1900's when that portion of Stony Brook was dammed for agricultural purposes. That area of the brook now flooded back was once clear, cold, and springy, holding brook trout. The pond is very shallow and choked with submergent and emergent aquatic vegetation and tree stumps, making good warm water species habitat.
The pond is located on Mount Desert Island, alongside Route 3, opposite the village of Salsbury Cove. There is a carry-in launch site for small boats off the Crooked Road causeway and the launch is also a popular site bank fishermen. Enjoy!!!
Hamilton Pond at Sundown
For this one I was trying to reach the top of Cadillac Mountain to photograph the sunset. I quickly noticed that everybody was heading that way also so I decided to follow the light and parked the car on the side of Park Loop Road and walked to this spot. Not sure of the name but I was there alone so I had this wonderful view just for me. Enjoy!!!
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!!!
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 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!!!
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
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!!!
Today's Throw Back Thursday is from a sunset in Girl Scout Beach, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. I took this picture when I was deployed there in 2011-2012. Enjoy!!!
"Forests are the world's air conditioning system, the lungs of the planet---and we are on the verge of switching it off" --- Prince Charles.
A Place to Meditate
The Astro Orbiter is a rocket-spinner attraction at Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. It opened in 1974 as the StarJets, an attraction similar to the Rocket Jets at Disneyland. In 1994, when the New Tomorrowland opened, it was overhauled and renamed. The attraction is known as a "spinner," in which vehicles are lifted into the air by large arms coming out of a spinning central core. It is located at the top of Rockettower Plaza, where Tomorrowland Transit Authority's station and the Lunching Pad are located as well. This ride is like the Dumbo the Flying Elephant at Fantasyland. You rise several feet in the air in an open rocket ship. Enjoy!!!
The Guajataca Tunnel is right in between the towns of Isabela and Quebradillas near Rt.2. This is a very scenic location, great for taking photographs. If you’re with your loved one, take a romantic walk along the beach and through the tunnel, you will have some pretty scenery as the background on your photo memories. The sounds and sights of the ocean surf against rocks along the shore is very relaxing and adds to the romance of this place. Enjoy!!!
A Great Spot
This is where it all comes together. This is where unforgettable family fun meets restaurants that don’t just make you say “Yum,” but “Wow.” The one place where the dining tastes of every member of the family and entertainment everyone can enjoy all intersect. It’s everything you’re looking for. And anything but ordinary. Universal CityWalk®. Enjoy!!!
Orlando's Entertainment Hotspot
This rustic tavern is where visitors to Hogsmeade™ come to dine on hearty fare. The restaurant serves the "Great Feast Platter," fish and chips, shepherd's pie, soup, salads, pumpkin juice and Butterbeer™, plus tasty desserts including apple pie and chocolate trifle. Enjoy!!!
Beautiful Maho Beach in St. Marteen. Here is one one the few places in the world where you can spot planes due to the proximity of the airport to the beach. This is really a thrill that should be in your bucket list. Enjoy!!!
I Want to be There!
Nothing better than watching the sunset for that perfect day's end. Enjoy!!!
Perfect Day's End
Looking up the multi-story Amrerican Atrium, glass elevators and huge murals cover the other walls. This mighty space is the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Valor. Enjoy!!!
On my recent trip to El Yunque Rain Forest, I had the opportunity to really connect with nature and to photograph a couple of water streams. I got almost knee dip to capture this shot, it was refreshing and worth it. Enjoy!!!
So today we went to El Yunque Rain Forest located in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. We hit the trails and took a dip in La Mina waterfall, it was cold!!! Overall we had a great time and was a really special because we spent some quality time as a family and connected with nature as well. Enjoy!!!