Brazil (Búzios, Ilha Grande, Paraty and Rio).
Looking at these pictures, again I see how much photo equipment has evolved. No matter how nostalgic one feels about 35 mm film, … digital is undoubtedly the future. Don’t get me wrong! This is not from a supposed IQ (image quality) point of view. Each time I take a look at my slides and negatives, and I’m super careful with storage, the degradation it’s notorious, you can’t avoid it … sadly. Just like us getting old, we can’t help it. Well, … enough said.
Taken in 2001, 13 year ago, with my Nikon F90 and only a 28-70 mm zoom lens. Had to travel light, and was already abusing my luck in a not so safe country to photograph. At least Rio, all the other locations were perfectly fine.
Brazil is probably one of the most amazing places on earth. Nature, people, food, tradition, and … light. This country has an amazing light! Colors and also scents are overwhelming. We visited Búzios, Ilha Grande (Angra dos Reis), Paraty and Rio de Janeiro. 3 weeks I’ll never forget. I saw turtles underwater but left my camera in the boat. Yes, back then I was (and still am) brave enough to put a €1500 camera inside a plastic bag only to take a few shots.
Hope to return soon to this paradise on solid ground.