"Jalisco's Finest"

Thought this might be a good one for today, after all it is my birthday and Mexico's Flag day (insert "grito" here). It's nice having a Tio who's a tequilero...more info here. Well, I'll keep this one short...kinda busy as you can see;)

Miller Park

This photo of me and Tino was shot by my sister Adriana at Miller Park. One of my favorite things about this picture is its deception. The angle at which she took the photo creates the illusion we were in a field full of grass and trees. This was definitely not the case, as we were standing in the parking lot surrounded by long stretches of concrete and asphalt with buildings scattered along the horizon. She even managed to frame what were probably the only trees in a 1 mile radius;)

"De Colores"

The McCormick Place in Chicago is probably not the first place you think about when looking for some interesting art pieces. However, it's a little known home to quite a few, which you can find out more about by clicking here. For example, this blown glass chandelier in the lower image was made by an artist by the name of Dale Chihuly. Luckily for us, we were able to walk directly underneath it to capture a more unusual perspective of this immense piece. The brilliant color, along with the texture and curvature of the glass were part of what inspired Gaby to use this photo to create her silkscreen entitled "De Colores" in the top image.

"Padre Nuestro"

Gaby was given this crucifix, a family heirloom, when she moved out and it's been on our bedroom wall ever since we moved into our home. We had this shot in mind for a while now, but decided to take the time to actually go through with it just recently. I'd be lying if I said the recent tragedy in Haiti didn't have anything to do with it. At times it's easy to become lost in our own little world and we can all tend to forget how blessed we are. This photograph was meant to help us keep things in perspective.

Horseshoe Bend

Our goal at most of the places we visit is to come away with at least one picture we'd like to see on a gallery wall, or at least a wall in our home. I would say this one qualifies...at least for the wall in our home part:) This is "horseshoe bend", about a quarter mile walk off the main road just outside Page, Arizona. "Jawdropping" is an understatement when walking to the edge of this natural work of art, and when I say edge, I.... mean... EDGE! There are no safety guards or rails here which, in my opinion, makes the experience that much better. Gaby was taking no part in this shot after she heard me, over the 40 m.p.h. wind gusts, talking to myself about what I was going to have to do to get it! Needless to say, I have a newfound respect for landscape photographers. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see some guy's tent at the bottom third of the photo, just left of center, to get an idea of just how deep the canyon walls are. Our short video below tries to give you an idea of what it was like....emphasis on the word "tries".


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