Monday, December 29, 2008

Puuc Valley (December 2008)

Yesterday Steve and I made our way to the puuc valley to photograph the jungle and some of the archaeological sites (Xlapac, Sayil and Kabah). It was a good time; we shot a bunch of photos, had a good trek and had a nice meal. Anyway here are the pics.

Large rain god mask on facade of temple in xlapac

There are not that many restored structures at Xlapac, but they have ceirtanly been working at it... last time I was there there was only one, now they have fixed up 3 different buildings, hopefuly there will be more

Slightly desaturated image of the jungle in Sayil

Some flowers growing near the main structure at Sayil

An archway leading to the Sacbe (ancient mayan road) which conects Kabah with Uxmal

I love the rain forrest :)

Doorway at temple of the masks in Kabah

Stone statue (natural size) of ancient ruler of Kabah

Passageway in Kabah

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mayan Archaeology Bites pt.2 (Ek Balam, Oxkintok & Coba)

Here is the second installment on my series on Mayan Archaeology, this time its the Mayan cities of Ek Balam, Oxkintok and Coba, hope you enjoy!

for pt. 1 (The "Rio Bec Region") click here

Sunday, December 21, 2008

San Ignacio Hacienda

This morning Dan, Steve and I got up good and early and decided to go shooting. We ended up going to San Ignacio... a small town with an abandoned hacienda about 15 km north of Merida on the highway to Progreso. The town itself is quite run down but shows quite a bit of potential, its actualy quite a nice little place. Anyway here are some of the photos I took.

Old hacienda chimeney

Section of the facade of the old mill

Chruch arch

These guys were quite cooperative, they just kinda stood there and let us shoot

Its amzing were things can grow

This section of the abandoned hacienda was probably the school house, but its kinda creepy now

Lights and shadows doing interesting things in the early yucatecan morning

shot of the church at San Ignacio

This last photo was not taken at San Ignacio, but rather in downtown Merida, in a old house where you can buy antique furniture. In case you are wondering the spider is not real, its a bizzare door knocker... I placed it up there.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Mayan Archaeology Bites pt.1 (The "Rio Bec Region")

I finally have a computer that is not dreadfully slow at home, so I have been playing around a little with video editing. I decided to make a little video just to figure out how to use the software and this was the result. Hope you enjoy (the vid is in widescreen, I think youtube has made this configuration global… but if you get some black borders that is probably why).

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The week in photos

Hi all, first off... My show at Mercers finished up at Mercers yesterday, however I will still have 5 pieces up until January as part of a exhibition of all the artists who have shown there this past year. Also my exhibition at Cafe Chocolate is still going on, as is my participation at the "tiempo y espacio" exhibit at the city gallery... and ... if you happen to be at the airport, keep your eyes open because I have some 16 x 20s up there as well.

Anyway here are some shots I have taken over the past week or so around merida, campeche and dziblichaltun.

Shot this off the malecon in Campeche

I really like how this little fish in a cenote is smiling at me as I take his picture

Does anyone know what this bird is called? It sure has a strange looking head

Nice shot of the Tho bird (not sure what its called in english)

Anyway that's all for now! check back soon!