Friday, November 18, 2011

Shadow and Light

Was walking my son this morning when we walked past this. It stopped me in my tracks and had to go back and take a few photos. I like the contrasting shapes in light and shadow is somewhat of a brain-teaser.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Coragyps atratus brasiliensis

a.k.a. zamuro (Venezuela) or black vulture (USA). Not as big as its cousin the turkey vulture, these are quite common on El Morro here in Anzoategui, Venezuela. Their wings are also shorter and broader than turkey vulture, therefore they don't soar as gracefully as a TV; there is a lot more flapping of wings and more perching.
Saw these guys at my usual spot on El Morro while mountain biking this morning.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Nigel Tufnel Day 11/11/11


Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Isla Borracha

In 2000, I had been in Venezuela for about two weeks when I took my first trip to Puerto la Cruz. It is when I first saw Isla Borracha looking like this; late afternoon shadows highlighting the valleys, drainages, and sea-cliffs. Very striking in my opinion.
About 2 blocks from our condo, I took this the other day while walking Benjamin. 
(click on the pic to make it larger)

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Nova no va!

 This is a common sight here. These guys will rebuild the car on the street.

Lecheria Bike Path

Shot from the hip while walking Benjamin.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

El Morro Fun

Did a fun bicycle ride this morning. Rode to the top of El Morro via "La Pared" ("The Wall"), which is very steep as the name implies. I rode to this ridgeline and paused for a few minutes. This is a SE view from El Morro. 

Lecheria and its high-rise condos. The long coastline is mostly Playa Lido (our condo is one block off of Playa Lido), and the beach on the other side of the causeway is Playa Muerta (named because it doesn't get much wave action).