Helping those in need

As part of my hurricane Maria coverage I tagged along with a group of volunteers who where helping out a community in Utuado.

With supplies of warm food and water I documented there efforts. Like this group there are many others stepping up and helping around Puerto Rico, hopefully these efforts continue to build morale and help out island that is still struggling more that 50 days after taking a category 5 hurricane hit.

https://youtu.be/oJzKxCrAPTg

Faces after Maria | Angel’s story

Angel | Charco Abajo | Utuado

The bridge that conects Angel’s community to the main highways was washed away. Angel has to travel everyday down a improvised ladder on the side of whats left of the bridge to get provisions. Through this difficulty he still maintains his sense of humor.

Hear hid story following the link bellow:

https://youtu.be/dRIpidyFwxE

Please share so we can keep helping those in need.

Explore|Create|1 – Cueva del Indio

Many times when we think of beautiful locations we think of buying a plane ticket and visiting an exotic location. What we tend to not consider is that beauty is sometimes in our backyard (well no literally).

As an example I bring forth exhibit A on this blog, La cueva del Indio in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. In my case an hour and half trip resulted in a set of images I really loved, may make prints of these available so stay tuned.

The point of this post is to basically showcase that many times beauty is within reach, no plane ticked or passport required. As a photography instructor you would not believe how many of my students hold back ideas or inspiration because they’re waiting for that exotic location to try out their new gear, skills or whatever.

Don’t wait, explore your home, explore your street, explore your neighborhood, don’t wait. Create now.

PS:

For the camera geeks out there the images where made with a D300s, RAW files edited in Adobe Lightroom. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment.