Candid photography - Shoe polisher in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Mexico

When I travel I often take candid photography. In fact, it is rare when I don’t. That’s because I think that showing people is a good way to get the sense of a place. You can see this in many of my previous posts. A few evident examples are: the  Kuna Vendors in Panama, or …

Mercado Ajijic, Mexico

As a traveler, shopping at local markets in Mexico or grocery stores is a great cultural experience. This is true for every country in the world. Food is always a good indicator about  people’s customs and lifestyle. It’s different from country to country and even from region to region. It’s unique and characteristic. That’s why, …

Monaco Montecarlo harbor view

Monaco was on my bucket list for a long time, but I have to admit that I had never dared to even dream of visiting it. I knew about this place since I was quite young, and that was mainly related to the American actress Grace Kelly. The princess’s tragic accident shocked the world. However, …

Dolan Springs is an authentic Wild West village in Mohave County, Arizona. Many tourists pass by it everyday by bus on the way to Grand Canyon West, but not too many even notice it… The rather quiet rustic village is just a stop for gas and a cup of coffee. The village is actually half …

Horse pet photography in Arizona

Pet photography can make a good variation in my travel activities. It’s not a priority, but sometimes, when I see these cute animals I just cannot ignore them 🙂 I know pets are precious friends and they can get quite close to our heart. But because we travel we don’t have any. In order to …

Open window with geraniums

Travel windows framing photography can create great pictures of subjects like people, flowers, artifacts, landscapes, or just reflections. * Please click on the images for a larger view! This wall of multiple reflecting windows was a beautiful piece of urban art in Bremerhaven, Germany, see my earlier post. As with doors, windows will nicely frame …

Framing in Photography - Open door in Fort Maiden, Amhrestburg, Ontario

Framing in photography is a composition technique that can bring more interest to a picture. Framing will not only make the subject stand out. It will also integrate it into the environment, or create a story. Framing can also give a better sense of the place to your photos. We can use man-made frames, natural …

Ottawa architectural patterns

I always liked to observe the architectural patterns in Ottawa, especially when mirroring in glass windows. Here there are some representative images from my multiple photos I took in Canada’s capital when I used to live there. You can see some representing patterns, intersecting lines, rows and geometry in the architecture of this beautiful old …