Sep 032013
 

Two years ago, our round the world trip brought us to Puerto Lopez on the Pacific shores of Ecuador. There we rested in the fishermen village for close to a week. Talking about fishermen, many of them would work long hours in the morning then spend the afternoon playing cards. Just like these two kids, soon sailors to be.  (click on picture for high res)

Kids hamac cards yanidel

Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F5.6, 1/500, ISO160

Oct 042011
 

It rained on Puerto Lopez, the beach is almost deserted. Some will brave the sea anyways, others had to the bar for some leisure time. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Oct 032011
 

We will slow down on our traveling and rest for two weeks in Rosario. I don’t expect to shoot much here since my eyes also need a little break. I’ll therefore post shots taken during previous stages for a few days. Let’s start by an Ecuador baywatch. If someone is waving at you from the sea, wave back …  or stand still, only the cute uniform matters. (click on picture for high res)

Both pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 102011
 

Not easy to be a couple of goats when a bunch of kids observate closely your love affair. Even worse when one of them is being milked in public.  (click on picture to enlarge)

Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F8.0, 1/180, ISO160

Sep 092011
 

Proud of their heritage and will a certain amount of style, the ladies of Cuenca could very well be the characters of a great Western movie. I hope the next generation perpetuates the tradition.  (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Summilux Asph

Sep 062011
 

Don’t worry, a real life version of Mr. Hitchcock’s famous movie did not happen here. Yet, the feel of hundreds of birds flying low over the fishermen’s catch of the day was quite impressive. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph