I am still down here in Honduras for a few more days but just got back from a beautiful place called Cayos Cochinos. It’s a small group of islands off of the Northern Coast of Honduras in the Caribbean. They are a nature reserve, which makes the coral and the fish beautiful but since there is no Tourism infrastructure there really is only one place to stay and that’s on a local Garifuna island.
I will write more about the experience once I get back home in the next few days, but in the meantime here are some shots of the beautiful tropical paradise which is Cayos!
Cayos Cochinos, Honduras.
Conch Shells floating ashore.
Underwater sea fans.
The local school boat arriving back at Chachahuate to drop the kids off. They travel 40 minutes by boat to the big island in the background where the school is.
Picture perfect tropical living.
Making our way to the neighboring island.
Not a bad place to spend the afternoon.
There was more than enough wind but the crappy kite we brought to the island couldn’t hang.
Fried fish is the staple meal.
Checking up on the daily catch.
A view of Chachahuate, the island we slept on.
Old sprite bottles used as fishing buoys.
An impromptu photo lesson with the boys of Chachahuate.
Home in a few days and then I will write a bunch more about this trip!
Just crossed the border into Honduras, many more photos coming soon!
Buenos Tardes Amigos…. I am posting a quick blog update from my room here in Huehuetenanga. I am in the middle of a two weeks adventure through Guatemala and then making my way over to Honduras. It’s been a great trip so far and the clothing that the people still wear here is some of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. I am going to try and post a big blog update in a week.
Lago De Atitlan
Antigua Street Scene
Guatemala is not for tall people
This morning I was lucky enough to capture a pretty remarkable image. It was a beautiful morning, warm, Santa Ana winds blowing and a rather high tide that was messing with the surf. I knew the conditions were going to be pretty good to shoot some barrel shots and decided to wake up at the crack of dawn and forgo a Saturday morning sleep in. I got out there, shot away and knew that I had gotten some pretty cool wave shots, especially once the sun had come up.
After freezing my ass off and the sun was getting too bright, I decided to head back to my car and see what I got. Got out of my wetsuit, turned on the heater and sat in my car as I began flipping through the images. I was anxious to get to the shots with the sun up but as I powered my way through the early shots, I saw one that I noticed was kinda weird. As I clicked back to it, I just couldn’t believe it, there she was… the Goddess of the Sea staring right down the barrel. A bit like some kind of celestial surfer, getting tubed. Here she is…
“The Goddess of the Sea”
I’m sure I’ll get all kinds of questions about this shot being photoshopped and so forth…. but there was none of that. This is the image right out of the camera, all I’ve done is color corrected it.
Here is the entire sequence, the wave before and the wave after:
Everyone needs to get barreled! Even the Gods
Here’s a few more from this morning. It was a nice little day.
I was contacted to shoot a series of images for this month’s issue of Laguna Beach Magazine. The issue was all about athletes, so it was a chance to get out to some different spots here in Laguna and shoot some people taking advantage of this place. The cover shot, featuring Josh a local stand up paddler
A short video made with the clips I shot on a short surf trip last year with the boys from Catalina Island. We spent just over a week in Bocas Del Toro, Panama and although we didn’t get the waves we were all hoping for, it turned out to be an awesome adventure none the less.