Tango at Café Tortoni

Café Tortoni houses one of Buenos Aires’ famed tango shows.  A few photos…                        

Perito Moreno

Perito Moreno is a very blue glacier just outside of El Calafate in Argentine Patagonia.  It’s a shock to the system when you first see it.        larger view      

Candids from Torres del Paine

Of course, trekking isn’t all just majestic vistas.  Here are a few candids.   powerful   exhausted “Two Roads Diverged… Too Bad We Didn’t Know That; AKA We took the hard ass route by accident… I mean, because we’re ballers.” Here’s a better picture of the path we took.   glacier that way!   “bottled at the source” – showing off the bottle of glacier water I just filled up

Vistas from Torres del Paine

Hiking the W Circuit in Torres del Paine, part of the Chilean Patagonia, was breathtaking.  Here are a few of my favorite vistas.   los cuernos   los torres     flowers in front of cerros paine grande   cerro paine grande   a river in front of cerro paine grande     cerro paine grande lago nordenskjöld (see larger)     shadows on lago nordenskjöld     lago nordenskjöld     glaciar grey (see larger)     glaciar grey.  yes, this is bluer than it looked.  but it’s exactly as blue as it felt.

Trekking Patagonia: Planning for the W Circuit in Torres del Paine

Torres del Paine is a national park on the Chilean side of Patagonia.  The W Circuit is a 3-4 day hike through the most scenic sections of the park.   The trek was beautiful, and definitely ranks high on my personal “wonders of the world” list. Planning the trip was trickier than I expected – the information available online is scarcer than other treks I’ve been on (eg Inka trail). Here’s what I wish I knew before I went. W CIRCUIT BASICS The trek is a 3-4 day hike (4 or 5 nights). You can camp, or stay at refugios along …

Argentina, Patagonia, and … ?

Tomorrow, I take off on a 7 week trip to South America.  I know I’m flying into Buenos Aires, hiking Patagonia with a good friend, and at some point drinking wine in Mendoza.  But other than that, I’m just going to see what happens.  :)  I’m excited.     Oh… and I’m also REALLY excited about the weather!  

Fashion Shoot in San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is a beautiful, tranquil little pueblo. My first day, I had the happy luck to find myself witness to both a wedding and this fashion shoot. The props and styling (with the church in the background) I’m sure made for some wonderful photos. It’s the first time I’ve seen a fashion shoot, and I found it fascinating. Here’s what I saw.

Tempting Fate

So…. turns out it’s bad luck to claim you’re lucky. 🙁 Walking around just now, my camera fell off my camera strap. (The strap is a screw-on and evidently came loose.) The filter on my lens shattered, and the zoom is stuck on 55mm. The camera itself seems ok, except for a crack in the preview screen. Fortunately, I’ve already taken a ton of photos. And likely, it’s just a pricey repair. Still, I think I’m going to go store gear. And go get a margarita. 🙂


This morning, I found myself in the middle of Dia de Revolucion fiestas. It’s a photographic pleasure. 🙂 In the middle of trying to switch lenses and capture an adorable kid with a fake mustache… I managed to poke myself in the eye with my camera. My left contact popped out. I saw it fly into the air… But had no idea where it landed. I was, after all, in the middle if a parade. I decided to head home, and count my blessings that I remembered my glasses… (note: I have hard contacts, so switching to glasses makes my …

Moments in Mexico City

Photography, like everything else, requires practice. Today, I remembered how rusty I am. And how my camera gear is RIDICULOUSLY heavy. I think I’m at almost 10% my body weight (pre-tacos, of course). Anyways, here are a few that turned out ok.