Visiting Banos (del Agua Santa)

12 08 2012

Banos is a lovely town in Ecuador! We spent a day visiting waterfalls, touring the town, seeing the ACTIVE VOLCANO and ziplining!

Tungurahua Volcano:

Volcan
Tungurahua
by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The town of Banos, nestled in the valley below the volcano

Baños de Agua Santa by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The crazy guy that monitors the volcano, voluntarily – explaining what he does

Casa Del Arbol by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Fresh milk, straight from the cow!

Fresh Milk – RIGHT from the Cow! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

One of the lovely flowers in the the central park of Banos

Lovely Flower by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Mrs Dragonspeed with a pair of nice boobies in her hands!

Everybody loves boobies! by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The Banos Cathedral at night

Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Agua Santa by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to soak in the hot springs. It had been a long day and we were all pretty beat.

The whole set of pictures from the day can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/7718655272/





Baños de Agua Santa

5 08 2012

Hanging out at La Casa Verde The Hostel "La Casa Verde" was hard to find, but a nice place to stay.

April 10th, 2012 found us in the town of Baños, Ecuador The place comes complete with its own Volcano, a bunch of cool waterfalls and zipline opportunities!

All the photos can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157630916351882/

Volcan Tungurahua

Tungurahua Volcano spitting out some steam and ash. About 4 times a day, there’s a nice loud booming sound as it vents a bit more. Nothing to worry about, they tell us! Hah!

Baños de Agua Santa

The town of Baños de Agua Santa aka. Baños. Nestled in the valley below Tungurahua, it looks idyllic but that whole Volcano thing is a bit creepy.

Casa Del Arbol

Our host at the "Tree house" explains the whole Tungurahua history and his volunteer efforts to monitor the Volcano. Nice guy, but I don’t know if hanging around in the shadow of an angry volcano is how I’d want to spend my days.

Casa Del Arbol

The group of us with the nice, crazy guy that watches over the Volcan Tungurahua.

Fresh Milk – RIGHT from the Cow!

Hidi tries some of the fresh milk, straight from the cow. Warm, and full of natural good fats! Of course I ended up giving the guy $2 … probably more than he makes from 5 LITRES of milk. Touristas!

Everybody loves boobies!

There’s nothing quite like having nice boobies in your hands! 😉

Hanging out at La Casa Verde

The Hostel "La Casa Verde" was hard to find, but a nice place to stay.





Boundary Bay Airshow – 2012

1 08 2012

This was my first time shooting an airshow, or for that matter any real plane "action"

The weather was nice, but the "Blue sky" we get on the Coast always has a lot of humidity in it, making it a bit hazy white…. Action shots all with 100-400, and some of the static display shots were with the 17-85. All with C-PL on.

1. Peter Herzig and his T-28

Peter Herzig in his T-28 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Unclear about the side of the plane that’s supposed to be "up"?

Peter Herzig in his T-28 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. John Mrazek in his Harvard Mark T, "Pussycat II"

Harvard Mark IV, "Pussycat II" by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Fred Kaiser flying the stylish Cessna CJ-2

Fred Kaiser flying the stylish Cessna CJ-2 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. A-1 Skyraider "The Proud American"

A-1 Skyraider “The Proud American” by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Vintage Fly-by

Harvard II and AQC-6 fly by by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

7. L-29’s Flying Formation

Richard and John Mrazek in their L-29’s by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

8. One of the Static Displays

Static Display at the Boundary Bay Airshow by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

Hope you enjoyed the "show" The whole set from the day can be found at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragons…th/7695807828/








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