Monday, June 28, 2010

Tree Forest. Oh, the beauty...

This was the most glorious tree forest that I stopped by on a road trip to Portland, Oregon. There were hundreds and hundreds of beautiful, tall, magnificent trees. Being there was simply serene.

My friend doing a wonderful job of showing the height of the trees.

My tiny daschund puppy, Macy, chasing my friend through the tree forest. I love the contrast in colors in this photo. I have it in black and white which is also lovely, but there is something to be said for the vibrancy of the colors.

Tree forest backlit.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I love bees!

These are a few photos I snapped of a bee in Iguazu Falls, Argentina. The bee was highly attracted to my chocolate cake...can you blame it??

Bee lands on fork.

Bee eats leftover cake on fork.

Bee flies away, satisfied with life and cake, and Alexandra gets the supreme opportunity to catch bee mid-flight. Life is good for everyone.

P.s.- You can even see its little bee reflection in the plate!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Food...Because few things make me happier.

I love taking pictures of food. For those of you who are not self-proclaimed "foodies", you might not understand. I love taking pictures that give a double sensory perception--sight and taste. 

I took this picture on top of a building in Prague. I loved seeing all the condiments lit up like they were almost "holy".

No words are needed.

Home made bread and freshly made beef. The lighting was perfect to illuminate a perfect meal.

I just liked this shot.

This is the breakfast I woke up to one morning in Colonia, Uruguay. Martha Stewart Living, anyone?
It was definitely the breakfast of champions.

The colors were quite simply Eggcellent.

One of my favorite photos. I love being able to see the freshness of the meat and the vivid, blood, red color. It also has amazing texture, so much so that I almost want to keep staring at it, though I know most people would find that odd...

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Self Portraits.

A couple digital self-portraits I have taken.

I took this while I was playing with my mom's new digital camera. It's not excellent quality but I thought it was a cool picture anyway.

I love this photo for several reasons. It is of me and my best friend in Wash Park a couple summers ago. Looking at the picture simply makes me happy. To me it is airy and light and exudes a wistful quality. It is also completely natural.

These pictures I took while bored one evening. For some reason, even though the lighting is off and the photos are grainy and out of focus, these pictures really spoke to me.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day and Pride Fest

The following pictures were taken in Downtown Denver, Colorado during the 35th Anniversary of Denver's Pride Fest. I also took some in and around Downtown and at brunch.

Gorgeous Union Station.

I suppose I dont have to explain the humorous irony of this picture...

A lovely photo of my mom.

It's probably not a great picture but I liked her hand against the performers.

The beautiful colors of Pride.

I loved this photo because it says so many things. The drag queens, the intersection of Colfax and Broadway, Pride...

Miss Gay Latino.

This almost looks like an Op-Ed photo for a New York Times article; maybe I shouldn't flatter myself...


Beautiful and strange...or oddly normal?

I love taking food pictures!

One of my favorite photographs of the day. I love their expressions.

This man asked to have his picture taken. I think it turned out well.

Fabulous Denver, fabulous mom.

My other favorite picture from the day. I love the light coming through the wine rack and the changing angles of the bottles.

I know it is a lot of pictures to post for one day, but I just couldn't help myself.

A Fallen Butterfly.

This butterfly was lying dead on the ground. It looked like it had died in mid air and had fallen straight out of the sky mid-flight. It was perfect and tragic.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I took this photo on the rooftop of a building in Prague, Czech Republic. It was sunset and the lighting was perfect. I really enjoy taking pictures of flowers, even though it seems to be a bit cliche. My favorite part about this photo is the way the light illuminates the little hair/cilia on the leaves of the flowers.

I took these photos on my balcony the summer I lived in Santander, Spain. Again, the lighting seemed almost pristine, with a sort of cleanness and purity that is hard to find.

These two photos I took while at a wedding in Chicago, Illinios. The flowers at the wedding were the most exquisite I had ever seen.

Lastly, I took these two photos at the same wedding, but took them for a different reason. I love bees, and I loved that these bees were busy doing the most natural thing in the world for them. 

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Couple of My Favorite Photos

This is a photo I took while hiking in Bariloche, Argentina. The sun was setting and these magical clouds started rolling in. I couldn't help myself...

This was in the same location but was a picture of a mountain being backlit by the clouds.

This was a picture I took while in Colonia, Uruguay. I was spending the day at my friend's fantastically beautiful bed and breakfast. This is the road leading up to the house! 

Primer Post

I started this blog as part of a school assignment. I am required to upload at least one picture that I have taken, every day. Although I can't imagine that there are very many people who would be interested in this, I nevertheless will do this assignment and also use it as an opportunity to share my work, thoughts, feelings etc. with anyone who is interested. Perhaps there will be nobody...perhaps there will be many, but however many there are, I am sure that "blogging" will no doubt be a positive experience for me. Let's see how it goes!