A place to sit down, admire all the beauty and find inner peace. Not much else to say...enjoy!!!
So I took a trip with a couple of friends to photograph a waterfall called "Ataud" in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. When arriving you're welcomed with luscious greenery and pure, clean wood's air. Getting to this spot was a little tricky due to the fact that the rocks are really slippery. One false move could mean serious injury. But that aside, this place is absolutely gorgeous. Fresh, cool and clean water that just takes your breath away. Enjoy!!!
So we went on a little family trip, the main purpose was to hang out and spend real quality time before Christmas vacations were over. As always I took my camera bag and we all headed out with no clear plans. We wanted it to be a little adventure. So after having a nice dinner the skies were promising a special sundown. We headed to La Guancha in Ponce to see if I could get a chance to photograph it. It turned out pretty, pretty good...enjoy!!!
Fin de la Journée
Nothing like being connected to nature, fresh air, luscious green plants and cool water---the simple life!
Located between the towns of Jayuya and Ciales we find Las Delicias waterfall, a place to really connect with nature and get a slice of heaven here on earth. The water cascades down a curved rock wall, covered in moss and plants. It looks, sounds, and feels cool and refreshing! Enjoy!!!
A Slice of Heaven
Got up around 3:30 on a slightly chilly December morning and headed to Utuado to photograph the sunrise deep within the Caonillas River. This place just takes your breaht away, it's just magnificent. If you ever get a chance, go a visit this gorgeous place. Enjoy!!!
Rio Caonillas Sunrise
So there I was, lying on my bed with my mind thinking about a thousand things, couldn't sleep. Got up, gathered my camera equipment and headed to some place quiet to meditate and to welcome the new day. What an amazing sunrise I witnessed---it looked better in person!
Get out there!!!!---Let Mother nature surprise you, enjoy!!!
Sunrise on Fire
Magnificent colors as the sun goes down marking the end of another day. This spot has become one of my favorites places to visit and photograph, it combines history, the Caribbean Sea and the views. What else can you ask for? Enjoy!!!
Sunset by the Ruins
The Toro Negro Forest (Bosque Estatal de Toro Negro in Spanish) is located in the south/central part of the island. It actually is comprised of a number of different "forests" spread out across a few towns in the central mountain range (Central Cordillera). All together, it adds up to about 6945 acres of land. Within the various forest regions, there are some "points of interest" — the Doña Juana waterfall, the highest point on the island, camping facilities, hiking trails, rivers and charcos (natural swimming pools). You have the opportunity to see many species of trees, orchids, other plants, birds and animals. Enjoy!!!
The Beauty Within
For many people, The North and South Bubbles are synonymous with a visit to Jordan Pond in Acadia National Park. They are so prominent on the northern horizon and reflected on the surface of the pond that they rule the visual terrain.
The North Bubble has the highest elevation at 872 feet. The South Bubble follows at 766 feet. Enjoy!!!
The Bubbles and Jordan Pond
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!!!
As The Storm Moves In
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