This was taken on 23Jan10 while hiking North Illiniza Mountain, located south of Quito by one hour, with some friends. I made this pano while hiking back down and wanted to see if I could capture exactly what I saw. The views were awesome and I got lucky that day and was able to see [...]
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If you want to know where the locals shop in Ecuador this is the place.
Panoramic photograph in Quito, Ecuador, South America.
More ano viejo masks from Ecuador’s New Years celebration. So far I have shown you the political leaders, the dummies they have mounted on to the ladyboys who own the streets that night. These are what I call the fun viejo masks, from the scary, to the famous to the fun ones. As I have [...]
I started playing with another new technique that I have been neglecting for a long time. Making panoramic isn’t that hard but does take a conscious thought when out shooting. I mean your not going to be able to get back to your house and when post-editing you find a great picture thinking “wow that [...]
Best part about mask hunting for New Years in Ecuador is looking at all the politician masks for the viejos. No one is safe from it and some are really good in detail, others not so much. Never did find a good viejo mask of President Obama but seen some pretty sweet ones of, Fidel [...]
Just walking around the markets the day before New Years Eve is almost as much fun as the celebration that night. Some of the mask are pretty damn good but others not so much (as Obama didn’t look like Obama at all). Normally what you do is pick out a viejo (dummy) and go buy [...]
This year I spent New Years Eve in Ecuador and can honestly say it’s the most insane, strangest, craziest New Years celebration in all of South America (and for the world in that matter). I helped the locals burn down their city, chased the bad demons away for the coming year and supported the local [...]
Another long day at the writing class and time only for pictures. I know I’m like Jim Carry in Liar Liar about not writing the explanation for the lady boys on New Years. In fact I think I might have over blown this so much that no matter what I write it will be a [...]
I know I said I would tell you guys what these pictures mean today but I’ve run out of gas… sorry. Today I started day 1 of a 4 day writing course for Viva Guide Books. Their like a Lonely Planet guide book but they focus on Latin America only so far. Anyways, when the [...]
Ok I know I must be killing you all without the explanation as to why all these guys are dressed in drag but I think a few more pictures are in order before I give the whole breakdown of Ecuador’s tradition for New Years. So I promise to tell you all tomorrow as what happened. [...]
I thought about writing a full detailed list of what I did this year for New Years in Ecuador… but thought better of that and decided to just post some pictures first. Yeah, yeah I’ll give you the full run down later but pictures are worth a thousand words and to fully appreciate where I [...]