This was taken in Managua, Nicaragua in one of the poorest slums in one of the poorest cities in the hemisphere. I was deeply moved by the love and tenderness of the mother toward her son who is severely disabled.
Cherry blossoms in Branch Brook Park popped out in the space of two or three days. It seems like they were waiting for a couple of warm days to herald spring.
I can’t choose between the color with it’s spring yellow or the black and white.
The Palisades are a line of 300 to 540 foot high cliffs along the west side of the lower Hudson River in northeastern New Jersey and southern New York. They are among the most dramatic geologic features in the vicinity of New York City, forming a 20 mile long canyon of the Hudson north of George Washington Bridge. Last Saturday, October 27, was a peak foliage day at the Greenbrook Conservancy in the New Jersey part of the Palisades. Unfortunately the weather was overcast and the lighting was not the best, but it did help bring out the spectacular gold of the forest .
11 a.m. Sandy is now churning off the coast of Virginia somewhere and beginning to head toward the coast. It is not due to hit Southern New Jersey for another 8 hours or so. I am in North Jersey out of the storm’s direct track and hundreds of miles away from the eye. Even so, winds are 35 mph and it is raining. Since the entire state of New Jersey is shut down, including all rail and surface mass transit, I am stuck inside. So, I did what any photographer would do. I took my camera and looked out my window.
Bocas del Toro is an archipelago off the Caribbean coast of Panamá not too far from Costa Rica. Bocas Town, on Isla Colon, is a funky town, only accessible by boat from Almirante, Panamá or by air from Panamá City or San Jose, Costa Rica. The primary tourist activities are aquatic sports and bar hopping. It was raining heavily, as it does most days in July, and I was taking shelter from a downpour in a local watering hole when I got out my camera.
For photographers in the group I was using a Canon G-1X with the ISO set at 12800 so I could shoot in ambient light.