Tuesday, January 16, 2007

First photos in La Ventana

I just started looking though some of my photos from La Ventana Mexico and these are a couple of the first photos I shot there, on January 1st. We had been traveling all day from Michigan to Mexico in planes, buses, cars and trucks! Our flight in Michigan left at 6AM and we arrived to our place in La Ventana at 10PM, which equals about 18 hours of traveling with the time changes and things. So we were pretty exhausted. Bethany went straight to bed and I took one look at the moon and knew I wasn't going to bed!

The best combination is when the moon is full and you have a really warm night... because I threw on my trunks and played around shooting on the Sea of Cortez beaches till the wee morning hours. So much fun.

So during this photo I had an interesting experience. I was walking through the frame with a flashlight during the 15 minute exposure (you can see the flashlight streak in the pic) and then I was just standing there knee deep in the water, and I feel something slimy slide across my leg. Hmmm, what could that be? Seaweed? A small fish? Uhhh, no. I shine my light down and it's a 3 foot long underwater snake!!! It scared the crap outta me because I was not the least bit expecting a snake! I did some research, and it turns out it's called a Tiger Snake Eel. And of course being the little boy I am, I grabbed a couple sticks and moved him up on shore to get a better look. I didn't have my digimon camera so unfortunately I didn't get a photo. But there are some really cool videos I found, check em out.

More photos from Mexico coming soon!


Blogger Tyler Roemer said...

Thats a scary storie I would freak out. I love the picture on the top.

1/17/2007 8:10 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

That's an eerie feeling. check my blog, uncle andy caught giant monster squids over 5 feet long. I like your picture with the flashlight, I thought it was the foam of the waves. great shot.

1/18/2007 5:54 AM  

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