Sunday, September 12, 2010
To understand a little bit more about me -- a story. Once upon a free ticket for being bumped off a flight from a convention and 21 years ago, I traveled to México. Alone. One day, I decided to snorkel in a National Park. It was my first time. And, the first time a school of awe inspiring exotic fish came swimming by me, I screamed. Underwater. Not from fear, mind you, I was praising a Creator for that wonder, those tiny swimming miracles. True story.
For the last three years, the townsfolk have watched two youngish retired Americans walking the streets -- living among them. And, from time-to-time one or the other of us, or both, would whip out our cameras and photograph something that struck our fancy. Yes, for three years, we both "religiously" carried a camera. And, occasionally, we even had a spare set of AA batteries.
Living in México is a dream come true. And, each and every day I nearly have to pinch myself to be convinced that I actually live here. It's real. And, it is beautiful beyond words. Really. Hence, the camera and an occasional muttering of gratitude and wonder.
----------- The first photograph was taken with Billy's Nikon CoolPix lenses wide open. The shrine on Loma Ancha in just visible above the stone column on the left --- just right of center. The second shot is full mechanical and digital zoom. The shrine is centered.