Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A Photo Contest At Fuel My Blog

Fuel My Blog is having a photo contest, and this is my submission. We were leaving Caracas on the way to the airport and I looked out my window and saw this! Once the shock subsidesd enough, I was able to put the window down, grab my camera, and snap these photos as we drove. The first one is my submission to the photo contest.



12 comments:

Blogger said...

Wow! This certainly seems to be a great Community. Everyone's hardly a stone-throw distance from one another.

Does it ever rain out there? How the situation controlled over the slopes? Ain't it dangerous.

You left Caracus for ....?

Allan.

Saskboy said...

Cool photos, saw it from fuelmyblog.

That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

Venezuela gets a rainy season, where they get lots and lots of rain. In 1999 there were floods and landslides where many people were lost. Stone-throw? Ha! These homes are literally stacked on top of each other sometimes.

I suppose it's quite dangerous. They don't have running water or trash disposal, so they just throw all their waste down the hill.

There's a good incentive to live on top of the hill, if one ever existed!

ICPhotgraphy said...

Brilliant color in this photo. It is really composed well.

Ian

A's Journey said...

Hello there, nice pictures!

Venezuela? Ah caray, hola hola, es raro encontrar bloggers hispanos que hagan sus post en ingles.

Buenas fotos, cuidate!

That Girl Who Likes To Go, Go, Go said...

Thank you Ian, your photo of the fire is still burned into my brain.

In reality, A, I'm not a Spanish speaker, at least not very well. I lived in Venezuela for a while, but I learned enough to get by at the grocery store and get home alive. (as long as there was no detour) This picture was taken my first time in Caracas - the very first minute I ever saw the ranchos. It was shocking - so interesting and so sad at the same time.

Eva..."The Evolutionary" said...

I REALLY love this photo--reminds me of Egypt. It caught my eye right away on the contest site.

Drew said...

Great photo. The colors are amazing. I can't imagine living that close to my neighbors. On top of each other literally.

Fleur said...

A very nice photo. :)

Looks like a painting coming to life. Some will consider it as work of art yet it is a reality. Only, we sometimes forget such reality exists.

Rajaram S said...

Nice colors in the photo..Many islands in Greece have similar housing structures, but they are all painted in white and blue. This one has a wider variety of colors.

annulla said...

Someone suggested that I look at the Fuel My Blog contest (never heard of it before) and your photo was the first I noticed. Outstanding shot!

Blather From Brooklyn

joy-joy said...

wow! great picture! saw this at fuelmyblog. did u use photoshop on this? it is just perfect. great composition. i hope u win. goodluck!