After a long day in the "VOLTAGE HOUSE" waiting all afternoon to shoot a commercial they called me for (Extra $), I went to my house and quickly ran upstairs to the rooftop of the building.. I wanted to try for the first time for capturing a lightning because there was a thunderstorm.

I stood up there for about an hour and shot like 500 photos, but just 1 good one.. I was trying to find out which was the best way of taking a photo to a lightning. It was kind of difficult but i got some sweet results..


Sunny afternoon.. suddenly .. it got all gray and i knew it was going to rain hard. I wanted to try taking pictures of rain drops or something .. test the composition with a whole view of my room's window.. after a while a look to the window and i see like a yellow sky i was like shit.. what happened to my eyes.. i even rubbed them.. seriously rubbed them .. took a photo to see if it was true and it was.. later it get darker (orange), then pink and purple.. it was sick.

Later, a friend told me that was a natural thing that happens when it rains during daylight and the drops create a prism with the sun or some nerdy thing like that..whatever..it was cool!

A day in the park

Weeks ago I planned with two of my friends that we should go one day and try to take some nice photos in the park. On a saturday i called them and asked them what were they going to do in the afternoon and they answered that they had no plans..so i asked them immediately if they wanted to go and take the photos.

I was also excited because i wanted to try my new 7D. I really suck taking photos for girls.. I want to gain more experience.. when we got there I didn't know what poses should they do or else.. i just tried to make them laugh, and that worked a bit and I could make some nice natural portraits.

We had a good time.. thankyou Karina and Stephanie


Waves around the pacific [April]

[04/17] Edgardo Aizpurua - Malibu [7:42 a.m]

[04/11] Malibu [5:01 p.m.]

[04/03] Cambutal [7:24 a.m.]

[04/03] Cambutal [4:55 p.m.]

[04/03] Cambutal [7:41 p.m.]

[04/03] Cambutal [4:32 p.m.]

[04/03] Cambutal [4:32 p.m.]

[04/10] Island [12:52 p.m.]

[04/10] Island [11:19 a.m.]

[04/10] Island [1:18 p.m.]

[04/10] Island [1:19 p.m.]


Flat Island

On wednesday i was hanging out with a friend, Bolivar Andres, very good sponsored free-surfer that lives in Bocas del Toro and he told me we should go the next day (Thursday) to surf at Big Island. I tried to look for someone who could take us and my friend Ricardo "BATMAN" Conte appeared and told me he had a new van and we could go in the van to the caribbean so we had everything set up.

Batman's new VAN

Next morning (4:00 a.m) we take off and call my other friend Ricky Barnett.. who also joined us. We picked up Bolivar and went to the Island. After 2 hours of driving we got there and felt a really strong wind coming from everywhere so we were all kind of down because there weren't waves, but who cares we tried so we called the boat man and he took us to the spot .. we saw a 1ft. white water and a really strong wind .. we were like #$@%^ it sucks ..we wanted to surff!!! So we went back to La Guaira to go back to the city.

Ricky, Bolivar and Batman. Before we went and checked the waves. [7:36a.m]

Bolivar and Batman getting some food. [7:38 a.m.]

We didn't even know what could we do .. we didn't want to be in the #$2%# city so Bolivar came up with the idea of going to the Shelter Bay where he has his sailboat parked. Yes..i forgot to tell you guys.. he was captain of a sailboat called Princess Lauren and lived in his sailboat ("Alegria") since he was 14.

Bolivar's sailboat since he was 14, ALEGRIA

Shelter Bay [10:51 a.m]

We went to this place to check his sailboat. There i could shoot some really sick lifestyle shots of us. So the trip wasn't that bad. After checking his sailboat he invited us for lunch..

After the "shelter bay" we drove to the Causeway in the city to meet some friends of Bolivar that he needed to talk with.

Stormy Causeway [4:05 p.m.]



My dad invited me to join him for a trip to San Blas, an archipielago of 365 islands off the north coast of the isthmus. I thought about it .. because i wanted to surf but ..bahh .. i asked him if i could take some friends and he accepted so i though it would be nice to go with some friends and have a good time with the mates!

Pedro Pablo Vallejo and Agustin Cabrera joined the trip .. when we got there we saw the beautiful island with beautiful turquoise-colored ocean we were so happy! 5 minutes later it started raining hahaa. that sucked! our campings got wet inside and all our stuff got wet and didn't stop raining till like an hour maybe.. anyways we were having a good time.

The time we spent was cool but the rain sucked.. Here are some shots


Carnival Surf Trip

When I arrived to PTY the first thing that came to my mind was where should I go for Carnivals? (a long weekend-4 days). My decision was between Fidel's farm (http://www.panamasurfphotos.org), one of the only water shots photographer and the best from Panama or going to BOQUETE and know a new place with my friend Eric De Arriba..an old man who thinks his surfing is veteran.

Finally I chose Chiriqui because Fidel was scared of coconuts falling on my head and anyways..i wanted to meet the waves over there in Chiriqui. We drove for about 7 hours till we got to Dito's house in Boquete which was really nice.

The first day we tried to look for a wave but we were lost and didn't know the directions very well but at the end we got there and surfed a rivermouth beachbreak with left and rights about 3-4 ft.

The next day we were supposed to wake up really early to surf a new wave my friend Eric wanted to go to, but what a surprise he wouldn't wake up in the morning. He was "too tired"..bahh.. and then he talks about him being a veteran .. anyways..groms will rule forever.

We went surfing super late but scored some 3-4 ft. beachbreak wave..we expected more power and size from the wave but it was small.

The next day we surfed for a bit and then went to a river and to the mountains to shoot some skating shots.

Concluding..it was a good trip. I had a good time eventhough this "veteran" never wanted to wake up at time.. I liked the place where we stayed.. meeting new places is cool..Isn't it?

Some shots...


Stuck in New York

After my long visit to Amman, Jordan (http://fatphotography.blogspot.com/2010/02/amman-jordan.html) I finally had to travel back to the concrete jungle, PTY. I was kind of excited of coming back to see my friends, see the ocean, and surf the waves. I was supposed to arrive to Panama on a Wednesday. My flight was at midnight (Wednesday). We got to the airport and walked around and saw stuff in the Duty Free and sat at Starbucks for some coffee and mental preparation for the long 30 hours trip.

We were sitting in a different terminal from which where we had to be .. so 30 minutes before the flight we started walking to our corresponding gate and in the way we noticed we were super late so we hurried up and started running to get there. Everyone was pissed off with us... what a bad humor haha. Whatever. We were already sitting in the longest plane.. i started with some SUDOKU entertainment and then slept. Later i woke up and they presented a good movie..kind of funny.

We arrived to New York like at 5-6 am.. we could barely see the sun. But we could clearly see snowflakes falling from the sky. Me and my brother were excited of the snow.. we were in Jordan for 3 weeks waiting for snow and didn't see much but here.. it was like WOW! REAL SNOW! After we made immigration and everything we went to a spot where we could get free Wi-Fi. We were in front of a big window where we could see how the snow covered the planes and the floor. I went to grab some breakfast..from Burger King? I though it was too expensive.. about 7 dollars each B-fast combo. After hours of waiting.. i decided to walk around the airport with my brother and we saw on the screens almost all the flights were cancelled we were like OH SHIT! We ran to my mother and told her..and she went to talked with the staff to see what could they do. They re-scheduled our flight for 2 days after. We went to Baggage Claim and talk with the people there to get our luggage back but they already sent it to ATL. We had no clothes for cold weather.. and there was a blizzard storm. Delta Airlines gave us some vouchers we could use for the hotel and food. We arrived to the hotel and didn't go out of the room..just to make calls downstairs.

The next morning we woke up at 4 30 am to go to the airport at 5 am and see what could we do to go to Panama fast. We got to be at a stand-by status for the flight to ATL at 11am. Before the flight departure we had to wait like 6 hours.. Seeing the same stores..same restaurants. After everyone went inside the plane we could notice we weren't the only stand-by guys. There were like 20 more people in stand-by. They started calling and BAM! Fortunately we were the third party they called. We were excited i even jumped when they called our names haha.

Here are some shots i could get in JFK Internation Airport

This was the sunrise that sat next to us on the foodcourt

Zeid superstoked to finally play with snow

Mine is the Atlanta one

This shot i got it @Burger King when i went to get my 7 dollar breakfast

My brother Zeid super stoked because of the snow

This is the view we had in front of our Wi-Fi spot