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THE LION AND THE DUCK

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THE LION AND THE DUCK / Parque Unidad Latinoamericana / Palermo Viejo / Buenos Aires, Argentina / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

RED HORSE

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RED HORSE / Palermo Viejo / Buenos Aires, Argentina / iPad Air 2 / Snapseed

It’s been a while since I posted a found still life, one of my favorite things to make with a camera. I just happened to have my iPad in my hand when I glanced down and saw this accidental or unintended arrangement on the table in my Buenos Aires apartment. Like they say, the best camera is the one you have atbhand.

HOT TANGO

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HOT TANGO / Barrio Boedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

Cropped, spotted, framed, period.

Follow along, see what I see, as I travel with my iCamera in Mexico, Argentina, and beyond. I will be traveling light, moving slow, planning as little as possible. Mostly street photography, but anything else that catches my eye.

 

THE SWIMMER

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THE SWIMMER / Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

I was nearing the end of a long, hot day of exploring the Palermos Soho neighborhood in Buenos Aires, near Palermo Viejo, where I’ve been renting an apartment this month. I was leaving the Distrito Arcos outdoor shopping mall, a huge, crowded mall, filled with last minute shoppers, when I happened to glance upwards and a pattern of dark, angular shapes, clad in stylish corrugated, deliberately rusted steel, offset by rectangular apartment buildings bathed in late afternoon sunlight, stark against the blue Argentinian sky caught my eye. A quick snap for future reference and I moved on.

Days later, looking through my images, this scene again caught my eye. That’s when I first noticed the fascinating sculptural, muralistic detail of partiers on the top of the building, an integral part of the architecture. I thought this was definitely worth featuring and began tweaking the perspective, experimenting with cropping, subtly bringing out the color and detail. Then I saw him. A tiny, shirtless figure, high on the left side of the building. I zoomed in, saw rhe glass panels that surely meant he was enjoying relaxing, sunning himself, beside a rooftop swimming pool. That did it! A bit more cleaning up and Bingo! There was my post for today, both on Instagram and this blog.

I hope you will enjoy discovering The Swimmer as much as I did.

Chau, Hasta luego…

Follow along, see what I see, as I travel with my iCamera in Mexico, Argentina, and beyond. I will be traveling light, moving slow, planning as little as possible. Mostly street photography, but anything else that catches my eye

 

WHITE CHRISTMAS

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On the day before Christmas Eve, when I photographed this sun worshipper in the park near the Recoleta Crmetery, I was petty sure we would not have a White Christmas here in Buenos Aires.

That’s why I’m here, after all, snowbird that I am.

I hope that yours is a White Christmas, if that is your preference. Either way, I wish you a Merry Christmas.

 

FELIZ NAVIDAD

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MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR

Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

Yep, that’s your intrepid stealth selfie photographer right in the center of this giant Christmas ornament in the Alto Palermo Shopping Center, wishing you and yours all the best.

Follow along on Instagram (@johnfarnsworthphotographer) to see what I see, as I travel with my iCamera in Mexico, Argentina, and beyond. I will be traveling light, moving slow, planning as little as possible. Mostly street photography, but anything else that catches my eye.

Also, stay tuned here for more in-depth daily postings and discussion.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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And a Happy New Year!

I hope all who love a white Christmas are enjoying one. I leave you my share of snow and cold weather.

I have had a couple of requests for an update. It’s teally hard for me to believe two months have slipped by without a post on this blog.

A lot has happened in the meantime. First, because of recent updates to the operating system for iPhones and iPads, the designers of my favorite blogging app, Blogsy, which I have depended on for years, decided to stop development. Since I had been posting a daily photo on Instagram, (@johnfarnsworthphotographer), as well as on afarnsworthaday, and travel and photography were taking up all my time, I just didn’t bother to relearn how to blog directly on wordpress. It’s not that difficult, really, I was just feeling too let down by Blogsy. Anyway, before I knew it, a couple of days had turned into a couple of months.

i trust some of you are still out there, and will get this message. I’m going to try and get back in the groove, posting something every day, as the name implies.

I  left Mexico  City on November nine, and flew, by way of Dallas, (I know, sounds crazy to me, too, but that’s the way of frequent flyer miles on American Airlines these days), landing, finally, in Buenos Aires on the tenth.

As soon as I landed, I rented a car and drove to San Antonio de Areco, where I managed to score, literally, the last room in town. A couple of days were spent reacquainting myself with this quiet little town on the Pampas, and visiting with my friend, the artist Michaelangelo Gasparini.

On Friday, I got a few shots of Gauchos as they began drifting in from all over for their annual Feria de la Tradición Gauchesca. Saturday was a great day, filled with rodeo-like events, meat roasting on open grills and over campfires, displays of Gaucho equipment and finery and my favorite, los tropillas (more about those later).

Sunday was to be an even bigger day, plus a grand parade through the town. Having experienced it eight years ago, I was excited and up early, ready to continue recording the Gauchos in all their pageantry. The clouds, though, had other plans. A heavy rain that lasted all day put a halt to the entire event. I got a few shots of horses being loaded into trailers, and headed off to their respective estancias. Sad, but happy to have once again experienced at least a part of this unique event, I returned to Buenos Aires, turned the rental car in, and checked myself into a hotel for a couple of days, and started walking, my third reason, along with a genuine snowbird desire to stay warm, for coming here.

I’m still in Buenos Aires, and will be for a few days of the New Year.

To be continued…