7 Super Shots

 

About a week ago I was tagged in HostelBookers 7 Super Shots game by Erin over at The World Wanderer.

The game asks to show 7 of your best photos. I don’t have a fancy smancy camera but I would like to think that I get some decent shots from my little Canon compact camera.

Also, finally having my new website layout up and going, I think this came at a perfect time. Let’s take a look a shall we? Let me know what you think!

 

 

1) A photo that takes my breath away

 

 

A couple of years ago I went to Puerto Vallarta with my mom and brother. Our first evening there this was the sunset we watched. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sunset like this. The palm trees were a silhouette to an entire sky that was a fiery orange color. I’ve seen a lot of amazing sunsets and this one will definitely forever be engrained in my brain as one of the best.

 

 

2) A photo that makes me laugh or smile

 

 

Every year in Mexico they celebrate Dia De Los Ninos or Children’s Day at the end of April. This day is taken to honor the kids, spend time with them, have fun and let them share and do their favorite things.

Every year towards the end of April my fraternity, Nu Alpha Kappa, puts on a free children’s carnival at the University of Northern Colorado. Everything is completely free to the kids and the community. Kids receive free food, books, shirts and toys. Plus there are live performances and a plethora of games and bouncy houses.

These kids were rockin their t-shirts and having a blast on the bouncy houses. The little boy on the left had just finished his sno-cone and his mouth was all blue. haha Watching kids be kids and have fun always brings a smile to my face :)

 

 

3) A photo that makes me dream

 

 

I’m probably one of the most happy and worry free guys you’ll ever come across. There isn’t much that gets me down. I think a large part of it is that I still find the world so fascinating. Even still, the way children look at the world is so much more genuine and curious compared to me. I always wonder what it would be like to look at the world through the innocence of a child’s eyes. What would it be like to have that again?

The picture of these two kids about to explore some amazing ice castles in Silverthorne Colorado always brings those thoughts to my head. I find the castle amazing, but who knows whats going through their heads as they explore and go on an adventure

 

 

4) A photo that makes me think

 

 
This is probably my favorite planned accidental shot. I had an image in my head of a shot I wanted. I set up my camera with a timer not expecting to get anything worth while and I got this. It turned out better than the image in my head.

When I look at this it makes me think of who I am today. Growing up you would find me reading a book off in a corner or trying to build and create stuff on my own. I was a shy little kid that was curious about everything, but afraid at the same time.

If I went back in time and told my younger self that one day I would be exploring the globe most often with no itinerary of where I would sleep or eat I wouldn’t believe myself. I would tell my older self that I was crazy and dangerous then proceed to tell myself to go away because I needed to get back to building lego transformers.

Where will I be in 10 years? For all I know I’ll be captain of a pirate ship Robin Hood style taking from the rich and giving to the poor. ha

 

 

5) A photo that makes my mouth water

 

 

Seriously now… look at it… how does that not make your mouth water? French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, cmon now. Those Canadians got this poutine stuff going on! I need to get back to Frenchie’s Diner for some of this :D

 

 

6) A photo that tells a story

 

 

This was a few years back when I went to Chicago with some family. That’s my grandpa in the picture looking at the windy city. I don’t know what he was thinking right then and there. I can only imagine. He went from literally not having anything in Mexico as a young kid to having a loving family and a comfortable life in the states.

What was he thinking? What has he gone through? What’s his story? An amazing and well-respected man looks out at the city.

 

 

7) A photo that I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)

 

 

I took this last fall when I went on a hike through Little Wild Horse Canyon in Utah with my friend Tim. I thought it was a good shot and after Tim suggested to make it black and white I found that it looked even better! I don’t know if many would find it National Geographic worthy but I imagine flipping a page and coming across an article regarding Utah’s canyons and seeing this image ;)

 

 

Part of the 7 Super Shots game is to tag other people I follow, lets see those shots!

Trevor and Sheena at Let’s Go Xploring

Leora at An American Girl in Transit

Matt at If You Begin To Live

Casey at Words of a Wanderer

Conni at The Sand In California

 

Comments

  1. says

    Great pictures, Pablo! I love that we both wrote about french fries covered in gravy/curry for our mouth-watering pictures – haha.

    While I love all of them, my favorite has to be the one with your grandpa – not only is it a great picture, but it’s also a wonderful story.

    • says

      Thank you and thank you for tagging me to do it!

      Fries and gravy were pretty awesome, now I definitely need to try fries covered in curry! I’m guessing they’re probably equally amazing.

      My grandpa is probably one of the most incredible individuals that I know, I’m glad you liked that shot :)

  2. says

    I found this thanks to Erin and I am glad I did! These are some very nice shots and equally interesting stories, especially the one about Children’s Day. And I really like the sunset and ice castles. :)

    • says

      Thank you for checking them out, she had some great shots too!

      The children’s carnival is always fun to put on. Usually, I’ll man the velcro wall during the carnival and get kids stuck up there and then pull them down :)

  3. Amanda says

    Some of these pictures are pretty good! I’m a little impressed. Did you take the picture at the ice castles? That’s a good one.

    • says

      Why thank you :) Yeah, I went early in the morning to get some shots, hung out in Silverthorne all day, and then went back to get some night shots.

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