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Same Place — Different View, Spain ’10, Ridgeline

11 Mar
 

Unless I’m experiencing a total brain fade, I’m caught up with all the participant Same Place — Different View comparisons. They are fun to do, and from the comments we get, the participants get a kick out of them and seeing once again the work of their fellow students.

I thought I’d return to some images Arnie and I have made over the past year and do some more Same Place — Different View blogs with a few of our photographs in each one.
© 1987 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail BC (at) ZAPphoto (at) com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time.Spain is a visual feast. It offers so much, from Barcelona and the northeast coast … to the lush Pyrenees … to the plains (The rain in Spain …) and beyond.

And let’s not forget the serrated mountains and white hill towns, pueblos blancos, of Andalucia in the southern part of the country where we’re headed in June.

I first visited this area with my mother back in 1987. Not much has changed since then. Sure, some of the towns have spilled down the hillsides a little more; and yes, some of the larger towns have sprawled a bit, but essentially, this part of the world is Continue reading 

Same Place — Different View, Spain 2009 — 1

21 Aug
 

Those of you who have been following our blog know about my mother. Anyone who has lost a parent knows what a hellish summer it’s been, thus the long delay between posts. Thanks to all of you who wrote expressing condolences. We really appreciated those notes. But now, I’m back, so things should get back to normal, blog-wise.

An update to Arnie’s stolen camera and lens … When we returned Stateside, there were no replacement lenses to be found. Nikon Professional Services (NPS) really went to bat for us. They not only instantly produced a loaner camera body and lens for Arnie, but since they knew our saga, they let Arnie keep extending the loaner for over a month. While Nikon Replacement Services had no problem getting Arnie a new body, it was the lens that was difficult. There were none to be found. Arnie called everyone he could think of and more, but nada – nothing!

NPS was fabulous, a pro’s dream team. Both Debbie McQuade and her boss, Melissa DiBartolo, top people at NPS, went all out and finally found a lens somewhere (we didn’t ask where). That lens is still out of stock everywhere, so we are ever grateful to them. Kudos to NPS. Arnie is a happy camper!

This week, we’ll return to Spain. It was great to receive so many comments on Beware of Thieves while Traveling. We were really lucky. Passports (in hotel safe), money (minimal while traveling), and credit cards were all safe, and everyone was so kind and helpful, save, of course, the thieves!

© 2009 Zann and Pinkerton Photography for Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  All Rights Reserved.  For usage and fees, please e-mail BC at ZAPphoto.com or contact us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at 919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time.Now that Arnie had a loaner camera and lens for the rest of our trip, we took off for the wine country of Penedès, southwest of Barcelona. We stayed in a lovely B&B, Arianel-la de Can Coral. Rainer and Arianel, charming owners, guided us to some great locations over and above the ones we knew. Continue reading 

Same Place — Different View, Belize 2011-3

13 Apr
 

For the last in this Same Place — Different View series from Belize, we’ll start with two from Ben’s place at the mouth of the river on the Gulf of Honduras. Ben is always hospitable, and we were in his wife’s kitchen one or two at a time. The kettle was on the fire boiling and creating steam. Arnie used the steam as an effect, with fruits, vegetables, and sacks hanging on strings, while I used the kettle creating the steam.© 2011 Arnold Zann.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail Arnie (at) ZAPphoto (dot) com or contacts us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time.© 2011 Margo Taussig Pinkerton.  All Rights Reserved.  From Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.  For usage and fees, please e-mail Arnie (at) ZAPphoto (dot) com or contacts us at 310 Lafayette Drive, Hillsborough, NC  27278 or at  919-643-3036 before 9 p.m. east-coast time.

Another day, we were treating to traditional Maya Mopan dancing, a courtship ritual really. The boys look shy and shuffle to the music, while the girls coyly swirl their skirts. It was this action that Arnie and I encouraged our group to capture, as did we. Arnie used a couple, while I stuck to Continue reading