Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Las Rosas VIII

"Styles Hairdresser" more or less.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Las Rosas VI

Definitely one less-than-happy photo subject in this one. Sorry.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Las Rosas V

I don't know if the one on the left didn't want her picture taken, or was just bored.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Las Rosas IV

Note our group of red-clad racewalkers in the distance...

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Las Rosas I

If you don't recall our earlier account of the Medio Maraton Las Rosas, here's a summary. We walked. Nobody else did. Various spectators found this amusing. Or at least, I think this woman did. A good time was had by all.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Heidi Julissa

You may remember our account of the Las Rosas Half Marathon, sometime last year. This was one of the more unusual sights along the route. There was a brief parade that featured several five-year-olds in little prom dresses, riding on the hoods of kinda-decked-out cars, sometimes tossing candy to the crowd, but mostly looking bored. No further explanation or purpose was apparent. More pictures of the sights along the race route forthcoming over the next few days, or maybe weeks.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Family Style

This is a rare find - the dad almost always gets to wear the helmet, if anyone bothers to wear the helmet at all. Shot on the highway; we were going highway speed and their bike was probably doing the max it could with three passengers.

Monday, March 10, 2008

A Picture of a Door

Sometimes in this crazy modern world, photographers who aren't able to create particularly compelling images use the easy tools of the computer age to amp up the colors and contrast on an otherwise not-all-that-thrilling shot. It's a cheap trick, and you can see the reaction to it in the kind of flat-looking pictures that are of the moment in the art photography world, if you wanted to. We were at a museum this weekend where many of the photos looked almost like snapshots, or were deliberately underexposed. I guess that sets those photos apart from the cheap Photoshop tricks. This picture of a door is one of the cheap Photoshop tricks. Sorry.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Antigua Market VII

This is one that almost turned out well, but didn't quite, but I still kinda like it. But we're getting toward the bottom of the barrel on the Antigua market; something new next week, probably.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Antigua Market VI

Telephones for rent. I would guess this is a dying business as cell phones are pretty cheap and payable by the second.

(And yes, there were two pictures called "Antigua Market III", so now we're skipping "V". You're not missing anything.)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Monday, March 03, 2008

Antigua Market III

Putting up a little shade-umbrella contraption in preparation for the market.

Sunday, March 02, 2008