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Mission Fade

Posted by skywriter12 on 29 Nov 2009 | Tagged as: personal, travel

Santa Barbara Mission.
The Santa Barbara Mission as seen from the Rose Garden after a Thanksgiving picnic…

Bienvenidos a Los Angeles

Posted by skywriter12 on 29 Sep 2009 | Tagged as: personal, travel


Flying in, I caught this glimpse of LA,…wait, where is it??? Good to be home to clear-skied California. :)

Portobelo Dancer

Posted by skywriter12 on 28 May 2009 | Tagged as: portrait, travel


A Caribbean woman from sings and dnaces in an impromptu street party during the annual Congos festival in Portobelo, Panama.

Coconut Man

Posted by skywriter12 on 28 May 2009 | Tagged as: personal, travel


A cool guy in Portobelo, Panama who can rip apart a coconut with his bare teeth.


Posted by skywriter12 on 21 May 2009 | Tagged as: feature, travel


Some outtakes from my shooting around Panama City for an upcoming guidebook.

Location Tests - Casco Viejo w/ Estrella

Posted by skywriter12 on 27 Apr 2009 | Tagged as: personal, travel


Estrella models in Casco Viejo, Panama.

Mixed Messages….

Posted by skywriter12 on 24 Dec 2008 | Tagged as: feature, personal, travel


I find the humongous billboard for Coca-Cola right next to a mural of Che Guevara mural decrying capitalism to be incredibly ironic.

Simply put, the mural of Che reads: “All of our actions are a war cry against imperialism. Revolt.” Above it, the ad of Coca-Cola reads (symbolically, not in words): “Consume our imperialist products! Conform.”

Santa H20

Posted by skywriter12 on 14 Dec 2008 | Tagged as: feature, personal, travel

Santa sneaks in a sip of water after hours under a scorching sun and blazing heat during the annual Christmas parade in Panama City, Panama.

Medellin Travel Story Slideshow/Vid (+poll)

Posted by skywriter12 on 23 Jul 2008 | Tagged as: personal, travel

Update Aug. 3, 2008:I discovered, which many of you may have known, that the Flash 9 plugin, which has a 95% penetration worldwide, can actually playback any video file encoded in H.264. That means it can playback any H.264 encoded .MOV, M4V, MP4, or FLV through the Flash video player!

In a nutshell, you dont need to waste time outputting your video file to flv anymore. You can upload any of these formats, point your flash video player plugin to it, and it will play it back. High quality, quick turn around. Problem solved!

If you liked the SoundSlides version, it can be found here

p.s. apologies to the band. I love your music. Please don’t sue me….


Posted by skywriter12 on 29 May 2008 | Tagged as: travel

A young girl plays on the beach in Veracruz, a small fishing village ten minutes outside Panama City.


Posted by skywriter12 on 05 Feb 2008 | Tagged as: news, travel


Went to Carnival in Panama this year. Basically, Carnival is four days of parties, parades, drinking, art, folkloric music and traditonal dancing. Think Burning Man meets Daytona Beach.

BUT!…during the day, each town in Panama have ‘culecos’, or big street parties, which makes our spring break look like a church trip. Its basically a giant water fight, with industrial water tankers, dj’s, half naked girls, and hard alcohol. Oh yeah, and its packed with 10,000 drunk people by 8am every day. My Canon 5D, replete with garbage bag and rubberband protector, barely made it out alive.

I only took my camera out in Penenome, as I was shooting something for the AP. As I can’t post those photos, here are some other shots.


Posted by skywriter12 on 07 Jan 2008 | Tagged as: personal, travel


Greetings from Panama! I visited Veracruz, a small beach town just outside of Panama City with my friend Tito Herrera the other day. These are just some snapshots of the visit.

Tito is a great Panamanian photojournalist, and I’ve been so glad to make friends with him. There is a tight knit group of shooters here in Panama, and a lot of talent to boot. Things look good….

C Street

Posted by skywriter12 on 21 Nov 2007 | Tagged as: feature, personal, travel

C street

A surfer at C Street Beach. Ventura, CA.
Feels like it’s from the 1980’s or something. I dig it!

Dawn over the Southland

Posted by skywriter12 on 16 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: personal, travel

From the plane at dawn. Thats the backside of the San Bernandino mountains, with the LA Basin covered in clouds. Big Bear is in there somewhere….

It’s Hot in Here

Posted by skywriter12 on 12 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: nature, personal, travel

I took these while camping in a glacial valley in the Peruvian Andes. What’s left of the glacier is seen here.
Because of global warming, these glaciers are melting fast. They’ll soon be gone forever.

Do Something. Now.


Posted by skywriter12 on 11 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: travel

Late afternoon in Antigua, Guatemala.
This shot is from a while ago, but I never posted it. Enjoy.


Posted by skywriter12 on 03 Oct 2007 | Tagged as: portrait, personal, travel

Webina de la selva. La orilla de Laguna de Chame, Panama.

Soccer game

Posted by skywriter12 on 26 Sep 2007 | Tagged as: sports, personal, travel

Soccer in Casco Viejo, Panama.


Posted by skywriter12 on 26 Sep 2007 | Tagged as: personal, travel

In a rainstorm, a darkened cargo ship in the Bahia de Panama waits its turn to go through the Panama Canal.
This photo is crazy vignetted and weird looking, but I didn’t do it in photoshop. Just came out like this!