Atitlan

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 1

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 1

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 2

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 2

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 3

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 3

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 4

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 4

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 5

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 5

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 6

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 6

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 7

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 7

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 8

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 8

Images from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala; the lake is surrounded by three volcanos on its southern flank and is 340 metres deep.

Listening to – Radiohead’s ‘Optimistic’ and the Verve’s ‘Lucky Man.’

Quote to Inspire – “…[Photographs] alter and enlarge our notions of what is worth looking at and what we have a right to observe.”

Crazy Love

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Tizate Manhole Cover - Tizate, Guatemala

Tizate Manhole Cover – Tizate, Guatemala

A creative manhole cover in Tizate, Guatemala; liking the colour, shapes and texture within the image. The image reminds of U2’s ‘Love Comes to Town’ with BB King.

Quote to Inspire – “Photography inevitably entails a certain patronizing of reality. From being ‘out there’ the world comes ‘inside’ photographs.” – Susan Sontag, ‘On Photography’

Listening to – Switchfoot’s ‘Ba55’.

Sun Streams, Mist & Pure Seeing

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Mists - El Tizate, Guatemala 1

Mists – El Tizate, Guatemala 1

Mists - El Tizate, Guatemala 2

Mists – El Tizate, Guatemala 2

Sun streams down over a mountain through morning’s mist – condensation and wood smoke – into the community of El Tizate. It is morning, perhaps the last day of our time in El Tizate – we wait for our tour bus; I look out at the world through my camera and lens – rewarded with this extraordinary scene to my foreigner’s eye.

Listening to – three songs from Casting Crowns: ‘Just Be Held,’ ‘Broken Together’ and ‘Follow Me.’

Quote to Inspire – “Poetry’s commitment to concreteness … parallels photography’s commitment to pure seeing. Both imply discontinuity, disarticulated forms and compensatory unity – wrenching things from their context …, bringing things together elliptically….” – Susan Sontag, ‘On Photography’

Sunlight & Mountain Cloud Work

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Volcano Weather - Guatemala City 2

Volcano Weather – Guatemala City 2

Volcano Weather - Guatemala City 3

Volcano Weather – Guatemala City 3

Volcano Weather - Guatemala City 4

Volcano Weather – Guatemala City 4

Volcano Weather - Guatemala City 5

Volcano Weather – Guatemala City 5

Two weeks ago, students, parents and staff travelled to Guatemala to engage in a service learning project with another school. Leaving Canada’s frigid boreal temperatures we made our way south into ever warmer temperatures. The endeavor saw our students working with local students and their community on a variety of projects. And, we had the opportunity to learn Spanish, understand some culture, travel and see the locale with our Canadian eyes. On our third day out, on horseback or by foot, we had the opportunity to climb high above Guatemala City to the summit of a volcano, a volcano that had last been active in 2011. The images here are looking out from the volcano and our catching glimpses of sunlight within/among mountain cloud work.

Listening to – Martyn Joseph’s ‘Kiss the World Beautiful’ and ‘Sing to My Soul.’

Quote to Consider/Inspire – “… Photographs are as much an interpretation of the world as paintings and drawings are.” – Susan Sontag