January 10, 2012

Cuitzeo Also Has Its Share of Magic

Cuitzeo used to be the little town you had to go through to get to the balnearios at Huandacareo.  The least known of Michoacan's four "Pueblos Magicos" , I find its peacefulness and lack of tourists to be refreshing.  Even on the weekends you can just find a place to sit and watch life shuffle by. 

January 4, 2012

Light on the Edge of Time

A new year, a fresh start.  I like new days when the sun is low and the camera in hand.  If you can get the sun at the edge of a building or a tree, that little sunburst might add something fresh to the photograph.  The above photo was taken in Tlalpujahua, Michoacan during the Fiesta del Carmen which is held each July.

December 28, 2011

Winter for Waterfalls

When to shoot waterfalls depends on what part of Mexico you are in and whether you are shooting color or black and white.  In central Mexico, summer rains produce rich foliage...and reddish water, yuk!  By December, the water is clean but you lose the green, a good excuse to go back to Ansel Adams and John Sexton and zone out in black and white.  This photo was taken below the Tixhiñu waterfall in the state of Mexico in January.

October 6, 2011

Huaniqueo, Michoacán

If you're headed over to the Pan American Games in Guadalajara heading east from Morelia, there is a portion of the drive on the cuaota near Huaniqueo that always has something special at dawn.  Sometimes it's fog, sometimes it's flowers, on this particular morning it was water in the fields reflecting the warm glow of the day's beginning.

August 31, 2011

Flower Season in Full Bloom

Summer rains begin adding some color to the landscape from now into October.  If you have a camera and see a patch of color, get out of the car and go check it out, you might be amazed at all the different flowers you find!  This orange succulent was shot in the Parque Ecologico of Morelia.  This park, near the "salida a Charo" and Ciudad Industrial, is also a great place to jog.

August 10, 2011

Michael Jackson in Morelia

Downtown Morelia one day looking for shots of some colonial history landmarks, came upon something a bit more contemporary!

July 27, 2011

Tapalpa, Jalisco, Mexico

During the summer months in Mexico, head for the highlands.  Most parts of central Mexico are being cooled of daily by rain, the hills glow green, patches of color begin to appear.  Tapalpa, a Pueblo Magico two hours south of Guadalajara, fits the bill at 6800 feet above sea level.   Surrounded by pine forest, quaint, lots of cool little hotels.