Friday, October 29, 2010

Parque Central

NIKON D80, NIKON 12-24@12mm, f/13, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

Urban Complex Central Park is a housing development, commercial, cultural and recreational center run by the Centro Simon Bolivar and located in the urbanization El Conde, in downtown Caracas, Venezuela adjacent to Paseo Vargas.
Within the complex are the Twin Towers of Central Park, are two skyscrapers that for decades have become an icon of the architecture of Caracas. From 1979 (when it opened the West Tower) until 2003 held the title of the tallest skyscrapers in Latin America, until they were overtaken by the Torre Mayor in Mexico City. Today Central Park Towers is the first tallest buildings in South America (also from 1979) and second in Latin America.
When the complex finally opened in 1983 was considered the "most important urban development in Latin America." Since then Central Park has been central point of reference hull of Caracas, its many cultural institutions typically rely and its location adjacent to the cultural district of museums in Caracas, and its proximity to this city, interconnected by a road system first-world highways and the Metro de Caracas, has given more than 30 years a first-order recovery.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Comes up at your own risk

NIKON D80, NIKON 18-55@20mm, ISO 100, f/3,8 3 Exposures


Boston Bad Brackets – The Scott Wyden Challenge

I took the challenge of HDR photography, sent by Scott. It was really a great challenge and very interesting, the photos were taken without tripod and with people moving in the background, this resulted in ghostly figure in post processing with Photomatix, which I then had to fix in Photoshop. In the end this type of challenge, help me to further develop best practices learned from this wonderful group of people who have helped me learn about this technique ...

and if you are on Twitter I recommend follow him Scott Wyden A great photographer

Thanks so much Scott W.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

El Rosal

NIKON D80, NIKON 18-55@33mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 3 Exposures

After seeing the excellent Brian Webinar, which was very useful for me, I set out to implement, this is one of my tests, much to practice, but these seminars are great to keep learning, I'm sure I'm on the road.

Thanks Brian

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

A day at the shooting range

Last weekend was not a normal ride, I went to a shooting range to practice, and of course the camera is always with me and took some pictures, here is some of them

Friday, October 15, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Door to Freedom

NIKON D80, NIKON 12-24@12mm, ISO 100, f/5, 3 Exposures

This place was a place of detention of political prisoners in the 20 th century, after this door, the prisoners, had the opportunity to talk with others, as well as access to sunlight, some died in this place. Now only the memories remains on the walls of those who left their testimony here

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Masts of the Mercedes

NIKON D80, NIKON 12-24@ 17mm, f/5, ISO 100, 3 Exposures, Handheld

Magdalena spars. Of this urban operation intervention biggest challenge is the masts of the Mercedes. A work of Magdalena Fernández public and monumental scale (provided in the original) as the abstract and seemingly arbitrary arrangement of 7 "horns", "masts" or "needles" of heroic dimension, which from its appearance tense very fragile frame from the urban scale a new visual iconography. This corresponds to a multiple piece sculpture that integrates new neo-constructivist trends with representation that emphasizes the traditional landscape of this small valley of Las Mercedes. "The Mast" express an idea from nautical engineering and mechanisms suited to television and satellite.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cuartel San Carlos

NIKON D80, NIKON 18-55@50, ISO 100/ f/5,6 3 Exposures

This is one of a series of many others images from this place, here a little history:


The San Carlos Fort is a colonial military building in Caracas, Venezuela now a National Historic Landmark, is located on the corner of Dos Pilitas to Cuartel San Carlos  in the parish of the Libertador Municipality Altagracia.

Its construction was ordered by the then Captain General and Governor of the Province of Venezuela Don Luis de Unzagay Amenzaga in 1787 to avoid British invasions of the city and that this area was the natural gateway to Caracas from the Caribbean Sea, the construction is completed in 1792 including several military areas for education, shelter, weapons, housing, jails, common areas and a large undeveloped land around the barracks by a royal decree that prevented construction near the area. The structure is rectangular with walls 100 meters long on each side with guard posts at each corner, has two levels and features.

The Caracas earthquake of 1812 severely weakened the structure and remained unoccupied until 1839 when President Carlos Soublette decide to restore the barracks. On October 6, 1986 is National Historic Monument. The fort was also used as military and political prison until 1994, during the presence of guerrillas in Venezuela in the sixties was one of the main prisons for leftists, in February 1967 came the "Escape from San Carlos headquarters" where manage to escape from prison by the then guerrilla Teodoro Petkoff, Pompeyo Marquez and Guillermo Garcia Ponce.

In the early years of the 70's, many fighters were locked Red Flag Party, Armed Forces of National Liberation and the group Ground Zero to pay for convictions for crimes committed during the period of armed struggle.

On January 18, 1975, ran the second flight of the headquarters by 23 urban guerrilla groups listed above, in what became known as Operation "Jesus Marquez Finol." The headquarters would be a political prison of the last members of Red Flag until 1988 when he was pardoned Gabriel Puerta Aponte, its top leader at the time. In 1992 he was again intended to protect political prison Lt. Col. Hugo Chávez Frías until 1994 that the military and civilian detainees were transferred or pardoned and the headquarters was never worn.

During the government of Hugo Chavez rallied Barracks areas destined to become museum, which is currently being built. This building runs an association of former political prisoners who were the FLN-FALN, but only as a representative body.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My next assignement... Venezuela Natinoal Pantheon

NIKON D80, NIKON 12-24 @12mm, ISO 100, f/4, 3 Exposures

Here 's my next assignment, The Venezuela's National Pantheon , where remains the immortal rest of the Liberator Simon Bolivar  ... This promises to be an interesting place to take photographing, waiting to get authorized to take photos ....

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010