“The Power” because of its powerful impact on the viewer. This was one of those shots of a lifetime on Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Walking back to my hotel at 11:30 AM I glanced left and saw this wooden dock making it vanishing point into the Caribbean. That impact and the jaw-dropping formation of clouds above it and the slivers of light playing on the aqua water in the distance against the dark water created by the clouds produced this image. I caught a rare, fleeting moment in nature and was able to capture it. This is why photographers do what they do.”
“Photographing these Monterey Bay jellyfish was a pleasure because no matter how they moved and undulated they always made a perfect visual composition. It’s like photographing Marilyn Monroe who had an ongoing love affair with the camera.”
I crept up on this woman in a graveyard to photograph her performing a chicken sacrifice. I intentionally stomped my foot when I shot it to create a blurred image. She heard my stomp, whirled around, saw me, ran inside and came back with a .45 which was meant for me. I quickly ducked behind some mausoleums and we began a Pink Panther-like chase through the graveyard. She got tired and I got saved. Moral: Don’t stop your foot while photographing a chicken sacrifice in Chichicastenango, Guatemala.
The wealthy are entombed in mausoleums, many very opulent with themes such as: A Roman columned building, a Chinese pagoda etc, and some have formal places to sit while visiting entombed relatives.
The poor are buried above ground in a mound covered over by cement and painted pastel colors: green, pale blue, pink and yellow. The effect is like seeing a bunch of giant Jordan Almonds thrown at random into a graveyard. Bizarre.