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. 🙂

Luck

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.   🙂

Africa Penguins

African penguins at Boulder Beach. the crowd   mom & baby   walkin’   swimmin’   “i can kick your ass” penguin

Cape of Good Hope

Cape of Good Hope, the most south-west point of the African continent. (Though not the “southern” most point – that’s Cape Agulhas… which I didn’t see.)

More Animals from Sabi Sands

bird   kudu   chameleon.  this guy had the craziest walk.  he was swaying back & forth, trying to look like a leaf to those predators flying above.   weaver   warthog   almost   hippo   rhino, by john

Elephants on Parade

After a couple quick glimpses, baby elephants were topping my “cuties of Africa” list.  I had seen Asian baby elephants before, but African baby elephants – with their HUGE ears – were just too much.  However, by our 5th game drive, we still hadn’t gotten a good look at them – they were always hidden or running off. Then, as we were off attempting to track a rhino, a large herd of 30 or so elephants came marching towards us.  They went around the truck like it was no big deal.  And we got to see all of their little …