Sunday, January 23, 2011

Parrots, Centotes and Hawks... oh my!

This was a fairly laid back week... I have been working quite a bit so I have not had to much time to get out and shoot, but I have at least been able to catch a few interesting images in the back yard... fortunately I live in Yucatan and my backyard is quite an interesting place :)
As you can see by the first couple pics I have been stalking the neighborhood parrots again... these guys are really loud and a bit hard to photograph, but fortunately this week I landed a few decent pics. Also I got a couple photos of a Sparrowhawk, but they seemed came out quite over exposed... oh well, was still fun to see the little guy. I have also thrown in a few photos from Cuzama... which I have always found particularly difficult to photograph... I will actualy be back there next week with my friend Daniel who will be visiting from Germany and since I hope to go on a Monday... I will probably have more of a chance to get some nice wide shots without having to worry about other people (fingers crossed!).


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Urban Archaeology: Parque Ecoarqueologico de Poniente

A couple days ago my dad and I made our way to the "Parque Ecoarqueologico Poniente" which is a Eco-Archaeological park located in the western edge of the city (Merida). The park is a project similar to the one know as the "Parque Ecoarqueologico de Oriente", however although they are both within the city in large residential areas... this particular park is much less landscaped and wild, so it is very easy to forget that you are in the city (for the most part) and just enjoy the archaeology and birds! The area of the park is of about 300 square meters and has a few dozen observable structures which range from barely describable mounds to a couple pyramidal structures between 7 and 8 meters in high. There is also an aguada (artificial water reservoir) and Sacbe (pre-hispanic elevated road) which communicated the outpost with other urban centres in the region. There has been some restoration done at the site, however the structures have suffered a lot of damage since they where obviously pillaged for construction of newer structures in decades and centuries past. Anyway I hope you enjoy the photos!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Starting 2011 Off On The Right Foot!

For better of for worse the holidays are over! There is much to look forward to, so its time to start thinking about new shooting opportunities and adventures for the new year. I will be guiding a couple photography trips this year in South eastern Mexico and Central America, so if you are interested get in touch with me ASAP... there are only a few spots left and they are filling up fast! All the best and have an awesome 2011!