Lens as my eyes

Keep your eyes and mind open

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I take a lot of pictures. Since I am not very good, I prefer the method of shooting a lot, and a few might turn out to be decent. This doesn’t work in Rio. Everywhere I went, especially in gritty neighborhoods like Lapa, I got stopped by concerned total strangers telling me to put my camera away. 
I took something like 10,000 frames for this 2 week trip. Yet at places like Lapa, with its color and vibe, I wasn’t able to take many shots at all. It is a great shame. 
I have mixed feelings about Brazil. It is a big country, about the same size of US. It should have a great deal of potential. But basic problems like infrastructure and gap between rich and poor makes it a volcanic combination. 
For anyone who is interested in another culture that is just as diverse as the US, I cannot recommend Brazil highly enough. If you are interested in photography, Rio is simply an amazing place. I would go back in a heartbeat.

I take a lot of pictures. Since I am not very good, I prefer the method of shooting a lot, and a few might turn out to be decent. This doesn’t work in Rio. Everywhere I went, especially in gritty neighborhoods like Lapa, I got stopped by concerned total strangers telling me to put my camera away. 

I took something like 10,000 frames for this 2 week trip. Yet at places like Lapa, with its color and vibe, I wasn’t able to take many shots at all. It is a great shame. 

I have mixed feelings about Brazil. It is a big country, about the same size of US. It should have a great deal of potential. But basic problems like infrastructure and gap between rich and poor makes it a volcanic combination. 

For anyone who is interested in another culture that is just as diverse as the US, I cannot recommend Brazil highly enough. If you are interested in photography, Rio is simply an amazing place. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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I have spent two weeks in Brazil, mostly in Rio. Tomorrow will be going back to reality, rain and work back home in Seattle. I am trying to picture Rio in black and white and it just makes no sense. This chaotic, crazy and vibrant place is simply full of color, and sometimes an outright attack on the senses. I will be back for sure.

I have spent two weeks in Brazil, mostly in Rio. Tomorrow will be going back to reality, rain and work back home in Seattle. I am trying to picture Rio in black and white and it just makes no sense. This chaotic, crazy and vibrant place is simply full of color, and sometimes an outright attack on the senses. I will be back for sure.

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