Dia de la Revolucion

Back in November, I happened to be in San Miguel de Allende (Mexico) during the Dia de la Revolucion festivities.  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.

El Tiempo Afuera del Tiempo – Mexico

Life has been crazy the last few months, so I’m treating myself with some “time out of time” in Mexico. I’m spending tomorrow in Mexico City, and then several days in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende.   The plan is lots of photography, yoga, food and tequila – though not necessarily in that order.   🙂

Oaxacan Meals

We ate REALLY REALLY well on this trip (and so inexpensively!).  🙂 Here are a few yummy examples… first night in oaxaca: best enchiladas I ever had.  and i wasn’t even hungry before i started eating. the famed chapuines.  turns out grasshoppers taste like…. crunchy insects. mole negro! vino tinto salsa pasta steak! mole negro we made in cooking class sorbet we made in cooking class

Monte Alban

Located near the city of Oaxaca, the ruins of Monte Alban date back to as early as 500 BC.                

Around Oaxaca

  photos for a quinceañera outside of santo domingo     selling outside of santo domingo     the afternoon’s batch of fresh tortillas   sauce cooling   streets of oaxaca   street performers   streets of oaxaca


The last month has been super hectic with Silverlight 4 and PDC conference prep.  Which means I’m even more excited for a short trip down to Oaxaca, Mexico with my friend Seema.  We leave tomorrow!     Fast Facts Time: UTC-6 (Seattle: noon, Oaxaca: 2pm) Money: Mexican Peso (1 usd = 13.1 pesos) Weather: 82F and Sunny Declared Unesco Heritage Site for its architecture, its cultural traditions, its cuisine and its climate.