National Geographic

National Geographic

Here is a centerfold that was published in the November issue of Viajes National Geographic, I have been working with them for the last few months to get this done.

I shot this from a Zeppelin flying over Miami Beach, Florida, what a cool experience. I feel very fortunate to have flown in one, do you know there are only three in existence? All the others are blimps. Yes, there is a difference.

There is a really good article about ‪Florida‬, if you get a chance to pick up the magazine you should it’s all about traveling to incredible locations.

National Geographic

Explore the Elements Photo Contest

Explore the Elements Photo Contest

Explore the Elements Photo Contest.

Below is my entry for the Thomas Cook photo contest. You can see the full details by clicking here. This is a really cool contest and I think you should enter it also :)

Below are the four elements.

Earth
Represents the hard, solid objects of the earth Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness , physicality and gravity.

Rock formations at Mono Lake California as defiant as can be. Shot minutes after sunset.
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Fire
Represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit.

Right after the sun sets over Bonsai Rock in Lake Tahoe Nevada, the sky makes its presence known.
FireEdinChavez

Water
Represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism.

Well after the sun had set the waves were getting really big at La Pared beach in Fuerteventura Spain, out of the corner of my eye I spotted this surfer, it was starting to get really dark but he didn’t care, he just wanted to surf into the night.
WaterEdinChavez

Air
Represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement Associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom

Azure window in Gozo Malta. After the sun set the wind followed the blue hour, you could hear it cutting through the rocks making a beautiful melody that just made me smile.
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I nominate everyone reading this post, but I also nominate my following friends:

The amazing Jaci, Mr Siracusa, Sweet Caroline, The one and only Vijay, and of course the lovely Inma. I think you guys can win this thing.

Surfing La Pared

Surfing La Pared

Surfing La Pared Fuerteventura Spain.

The sun had set and I was about to leave, when I turned around this crazy surfer dude was just about to get into the ocean. The ocean was mad and surrounded by rocks the waves were about 6-8 feet high and it was starting to get really really dark, he didn’t care he just wanted to catch one last wave, and that he did. The night set and he was still out there in the complete dark… I was lucky enough to watch him surf into the night….

Camera settings: 1/1600 of a second f/3.5 ISO1000 22mm 14-24mm lens

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La Pared Fuerteventura Spain

La Pared Fuerteventura Spain

La Pared Fuerteventura Spain

La Pared in Fuerteventura Spain is incredible, I arrived here shortly before sunset and it was quite incredible, there were people sitting on the rocks around the beach surrounded by this views and beach fires waiting for the sun to set. Once the sun started setting the entire place went silent, it was incredible.

This place is also very popular among the surfers, in fact right after I shot this a surfer went in to surf into the night (I will post a photo soon)

Camera settings:

0.5 second exposure f18 ISO50 14-24mm Lens

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Fuerteventura Sunset

Fuerteventura Sunset

Fuerteventura Sunset

My goal was to go shoot the sunset from Cofete which is in the other side of the island, but when I got there the sunset was hiding behind the mountains and I could not see a thing. As soon as I realized that I could potentially miss the sunset I turned around and headed to the Jandia Salt Marsh and Lighthouse, as soon as I got to the top of the mountain the sun appeared and I had a really big smile on my face, I mean look at this incredible sunset!!!

As I headed towards the sunset I stopped from time to time to take a shot, this was my last stop before the sunset hid behind the sea. I really like the windmill surrounded by the ocean mist.

If you are ever in Fuerteventura, make sure you make the drive, its well worth it, its a long lonely drive on a dirt road but it has incredible views and its super relaxing. I think the sunset speaks for itself. Bring some snacks for the road and make sure you fill up your gas tank before hitting the dirt road.

Camera settings:
1/250 sec f14 ISO 100 70-200mm at 200mm

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