Taken on Manhattan Beach in LA. Nikonos-V and Fujifilm Velvia.
A gas station attendant was chatting with me before I left for Chichen Itza. Jose, the attendant, was telling me about a beautiful bird named Toh, that had a tail that swung back and forth like a clock. Later that day I ended up finding the bird Jose had described, known in english as the Turquoise-browed motmot. Looking at some fujichrome through a lupe.
Woke up at 6am to catch the sunrise over the ocean, didn’t get exactly what I wanted but it was still very beautiful! When I first arrived on the beach it didn’t even cross my mind that I couldn’t watch the sunset over the Atlantic! Tulum, Mexico.
For the past week I’ve been a trip in the Yucatán! Been too busy to update my main blog, but I still frequently post on my instagram. Traveling light, some might disagree (I define this based on whether or not I’m hauling around my 120 Mamiya). All film and all Nikon! The Nikon F6, 35ti, Nikonos V, and the superb 70-200 VR II and 24-70 with nano-coating. I found myself using the F6 and 70-200mm with the 35mm 35ti in my pocket, fantastic combination! If I needed anything wider than 35mm, I could just bust out the 24-70mm, which is quite the clunker. Fantastic lens and coating, got it originally to fight glare while shooting basketball, but I don’t recommend it for anyone but dedicated professionals. Feels nearly as heavy as the 70-200!