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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