Posts Tagged ‘black and white’
Here’s another dramatic portrait for the newly created Portrait category. As always, follow the white rabbit to look at the other entries on Portrait series. By the way, Norman’s portrait was taken a few minutes before the portrait of Melody the Mennonite; the first portrait on the series.
I met Norman a few years ago through AntiguaDailyPhoto as he was intrigued that I was putting out weather reports from Antigua Guatemala and since he knew there were no weather stations that he knew of and he wanted to know from where I was getting the weather reports. I was getting the reports from the Aurora International Airport metar reports because I figure the reports were pretty close to the conditions of Antigua Guatemala since we are only 40 miles away by road and literally a hop over a mountain range. Anyhow, we became very good friends after that and I introduced him to the geek squad meetings in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala he was just a natural (that’s my polite way saying he’s just as nerd as we are).
Norman has even donated a weather station for Antigua Guatemala, but Nelo Mijangos has it and does not want to give it back (hostage situation you may label it). I promise that I will make my best effort to take back the weather station so we can have real-time reports directly from Antigua Guatemala.
You can follow Norman Avila’s work on the weather, geo-location and seismic activity at ClimaYa.com, his sandbox on the web.
The izote tree, yucca guatemalensis, is the Mesoamerican cousin of the yucca tree or Joshua tree and one of my favorite plants to photograph. Simply take a photo tour through the archives for izote. Izote is can be found in almost all gardens and fences here and everywhere in Mexico and Central America and the south of the United States.
The izote tree often used in the hedgerows around Antigua Guatemala. Its white flowers are edible and they are considered a delicacy. The izote tree flower is also the national flower for the country of El Salvador.
Honestly, I can not think of the Guatemalan landscape without the omnipresent chucho; that’s what we call the mutt or street dog in Guatemala and in Mesoamerica in general.
Tell me, if you have visited Guatemala in the past, could you imagine the landscape without the mutts roaming the streets of every little town?
Can you guess where was this photograph taken?