Photo by myself from the beach in Ixtapa, Mexico.
No, not a photo from New York City, but from Mexico, where I'm vacation.
I hardly ever take time lapse pictures, since New York is very fast paced. By the time we got to the beach it was dark, but a long exposure shot made the scene visible.
I don't have much to say since my brain is fried. My boyfriend Mark and I arrived here in the late afternoon, after a long flight riddled with screaming children.
The one comment I manage to have, however, is about contrasts. There is a great deal of natural beauty in Mexico but a great deal of poverty as well. We flew over Mexico City, which is HUGE compared to New York. Tiny masonry buildings were crammed in together and the whole city was covered in a blanket of smog.
Then we took a short flight to Zihuatenejo, where we're staying. A drive from the airport led us through a small, squalid town. Delapidated, shack-like structures were everywhere. I soon figured out that there were few cars on the highway because many locals don
t own cars.
Both the beauty and desperate living situations make for startling photos. It's terrible, and I'm not sure how comfortable I am with photographing some of the conditions here.
At any rate, more tomorrow. It's been a long day!
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