Last week, I was down in the Popoyo area of Nicaragua for a low-budget surf trip. After being surfed out towards the end of the trip, I rented a dirtbike from Rick Briggs of DondeX Photography and took to the countryside for some solo cruising. If you are planning a trip to Nicaragua, definitely contact Rick if you'd like to rent a bike and he also shoots surf photography sessions.
It isn't everyday that you get a call from your landlord saying, "A water valve busted in the apartment above yours' and we can't tell if it has leaked into your apartment." The landlord said the leak was above the bedroom so I quickly tried to visualize what was on the floor and the first thing that came to mind was my camera bag. On that note, I hopped into a cab and headed home. When I got there I could see where the water had run down the side of the building and all the balconies from the 3rd floor down were covered in icicles. Upon entering my apartment, I was at first relieved that my dog Buddy was ok and not doggie paddling around the apartment, and then really relieved to find that the water was contained to a corner of the bedroom. Luckily a chair, that was covered in a stack of extra blankets and towels, was strategically placed right beneath the leak and had absorbed probably 90% of the water!
Below are some of the pictures from the scene of the leak. The water that ran down the walls formed some pretty cool looking bubble trails.
Thanks to a rare December thunderstorm, the evening sky looked more inline with what you would see during the 4th of July rather than the Christmas season.
This week I got a camera that is just small enough to fit into my coat pocket. My purpose for getting it was so I could always have a camera on me, therefore forcing myself to shoot - everyday. Here are a few shots from the week:
And with the sunsets we've had recently, I couldn't help but throw at least one color shot into the collection: