Macro Month – Day 7 – The Hose Pipe

Busy day today, I had no time to actually go out and take a photo, so I am using one from last month, so not too old after all. The hose pipe, it was lying on the ground to the position was awkward, but with the help of the screen I took a few photos but in the end the vertical photo was my choice.

1/160 sec, ISO 160, f/2.8, 90mm

hose pipe
The hose pipe

Macro Month – Day 4 – Aloe Vera

A series of macro photos of our aloe vera from the garden, we were out walking in the neighbourhood a few months ago and found thrown on the road a couple of aloe vera plants which we picked up and took home and planted, they are thriving.

1/50 sec, ISO 160, f/13, 90 mm


Mama Negra 2018 – Latacunga – Ecuador

This has to be one of the craziest, fun, colourful and wonderful festivities of the country. The Mama Negra, also known as the Santisima Tragedia de la Mama Negra. there are men dressed as women.

Men, dressed as women

Men, called Ashangueros, carrying huge pigs with licor, bread, chicken, and other food. These are a weight of 200 kgs.


Camisonas, the often carry a bag full of sweets to share with the crowd.


There is a lot of dancing, puro and joy.

El Angel de la Estrella
Happiness and joy all around
Tremendous amount of bands


EL Rey Moro




Macro Month – Day 2 – Red Flower

Day two. I have no idea of the name of so many flowers so, I will often just call them by their colour. This particular flower is a favourite of one of the long tailed hummingbirds we have, but there is no way I can catch a photo of the bird and the flower, they don’t spend enough time feeding here.

1/160 sec, f/ 11, 90 mm, ISO 640