I have been dying to use that title. Not a Led Zeppelin fan but one does not miss a chance to use a catchy title. I think I am done with Panama for awhile. I need to move on for my own sanity. I still have some other stuff but it can be held for a different day. I could see this cathedral everyday from my hotel when I ventured out. It beckoned me to shoot it. My mother will be happy to know that while there was profuse amounts of sweating going on the odds of it being mortal sin were not the obvious cause. I blame the humidity in Panama City.
Moving on to the cathedral itself, I went on a Sunday after the canal debacle and and discovered that it was locked up to all appearances. I saw a man inside but he was praying so calling out to him seemed bit rude so I took my shots of the outside. I only had my Ricoh GR on me so I was somewhat limited on what I could shoot but I do like the images. I think the are thought provoking and I didn’t want to do just a straight black and white so I added the sepia-ish tone to the images to give them some warmth. In the end I am happy. Enjoy.
After my debacle at the Panama Canal I went back to my hotel and dumped my images, had a couple beers and lunch and figured why not make the best out of the day. So grabbing my Ricoh GR I took to the streets around my hotel and just shot whatever I found interesting. Panama City is a typical Latin American city in that there is some interesting housing mixed in with high end condos and hotels. I had a good time enjoying my walk and it made me remember that Panama was made up of more than just a horrible tourist attraction known as the Panama Canal.
To prove I periodically leave the city of San Jose I took this picture in Jaco years ago before I was ever into photography. This was taken on a venerable Olympus FE-230 that I spent like $150 on back when I first bought. I still have it and it still works provided you shove the battery in and then manually lock it with the lever yourself. The image was awful to begin with so I went wild and ignored everything and threw it into Snapseed and had some fun.
Could not post yesterday due to a work schedule from hell that saw me working 14 hours so I’ll redeem myself today with this one. The shadows and the bright sunlight made this shot hard to edit but I liked it and the lottery seller (the guy sitting) saw me taking the picture. I just like the contrast of the two guys sitting in the shade and enjoying it.
I have been buying coffee from this place in the Central Market since my first trip to Costa Rica years ago. This guy has been working there the last 3 years or so and is always excited to see me with a camera and then rapid fires Spanish at me. I have to tell him to settle down Beavis (really ask him to speak slower) and then he wants pictures taken. I debated on leaving it in color but the light was horrible so enjoy. For those two readers most interested in my visits there, yes I have your coffee.