The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

The hereafter re me

My photo
Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Guelaguetza 2013 - The desfile looking up

Going through the hundreds of shots from just the last couple of days and trying to pick out a few to post has proven to be challenging.  Here are a few from the first desfile or parade of all the delegations last Saturday.  There were so many people there, it was wonderful getting jostled and bounced around.  Here a glimpse of how crazy it was.
I am always trying to find new angles and perspective from which to shoot and I like these from a low vantage point.  I was down on my knees, shooting up, trying to get the sky as a backdrop.  It worked, dontcha think?
So many things happening, it is hard to keep up.  I still have to go through the hundreds of shots from the local guelaguetza in nearby Reyes Etla, but sorry, must go eat tamales at the feria de tamale y tejate at the Plaza de la Danza in the city now.  I know, I know, it's a tough job......

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