Wednesday, October 18, 2006

This week in photos

Hey people,
Here are some pics I took this week, actualy all of them are from yesterday. I took some photos over the weekend but there was nothing I really liked so I wont bother with them. All the pictures are from in and arround the center except for the one of the kids (that one I shot at the salvation army). The photo of the woman and her handicap son I thought was quite powerful... I am sorry however that the foucus was not that good, I wanted to be discrete and I was in a hurry to get the shot.You will notice its on quite the tilt... I somehow figured it was apropriate to leave it that way. I am more and more starting to worry about the ethics of photography. On one hand human drama is always the most interesting subject... but on the other one never wants to be disrespectfull, but anyway I guess this is something everyone must struggle with in their own way. Anyway here you go. I took the photo of the kids at the salvation army because I went along with a some people who were doing a comunity service and I thought it may be a good oportunity. I again did not want to impose and make the kids pose or anything, but to my suprise they were thrilled about having their pictures taken... and I got so many cute pictures, I think ill get them printed out and take them to the home... I am sure they would really like that. I took these pics with my digital rebel by the way... the sony was just not doing it with the weird light.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Still more pics...

Well things here in Merida have been a little crazy lately. There has been quite a bit of work to do at the school with the promotions and with the international students, and to be honest I am starting to feel a little burned out. Anyway I try to make time to get out from time to time and shoot some pics, as you can tell from my more recent posts I have been fairly good about it lately. So here is the most recent instalment. This was a fun day, mostly cause I was shooting with a different camera (Jeanette´s little Sony with the 12X optial zoom). Its pretty much a point and click but the shutter is really fast, and ofcourse the optical zoom is really nice... although I had some trouble with my focus (ofcourse). Anyway here are 3 pics from that day.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Habemus Domus!!!

So it finally happened, I go t my house!

Yesterday I went down to the housing developer office thinger majiger (I am not yet down with home owner lingo) and I got the keys to my new house! (Small 2 bedroom) This is of course a very big deal and very exciting for anyone…. It’s my first house after all. How can I afford a house? Well acutaly bealeive it or not (for my international readers) here in Mexico there is a fairly good public housing plan whereby as a worker you are entitled to credits towards buying a little house. The interests are very low and you can pay off the mortgage over quite a long time… but since the payments are so small you may as well continue paying it off little by little. Anyway the house is in a development in a new suburb of Merida called Las Americas. Its kind of far from downtown… but not really, like 25 minutes or so…. And I know that is really not that bad, but I have been used to be just a 10 min drive from work for the past year… so this seams like a long commute to me. Anyway there is lots I have to do to the house before I am actually able to move in… so I don’t expect to actually be living there for at least a couple of months… although to tell the truth I am very anxious to do so. No pics yet, but ill upload some soon!