For a first time lapse I don't think it's too bad.
Jefferson de Morais, 20, aka "Jeffinho do Skate", used to be homeless but thanks to his hard work and dedication, he now makes enough money from skateboarding sponsorships to support himself. "I have so many stories to tell and I'm only 20", he said jokingly.
Protestors demanding lower bus fares marched on Central Station in Rio de Janeiro, the main public transportation hub in the city. Two protestors were injured from police actions. January 30th, 2015.
Boy strings kite. 01-27-2015
Members of the Beija-Flor samba school during a dress rehearsal on 01-25-15
I've always had an inexplicable admiration for landscapes and those that are great at it. Jardim Botanico, Rio de Janeiro 01-24-2015. Seascape at Ipanema on 01-21-2015.
Residents of Barreto in the city of Niteroi, a suburb of Rio, celebrate the feast of St. Sebastian. 05-21-2015.
Also a test shot on the new d750 of my cat, for science.
A short collection of the years best.
On October 31st, several homeless families and the local leadership of the MTST (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem-Teto) occupied an abandoned lot in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. They use occupation as a political strategy to force dialogue with local and state governments over the crippling housing crisis. By November 10th, the number of families swelled to over 700, and on the night of November 12th, the city government was forced to offer a solution. What comes with having a piece of land to call your own is the promise of a better future; a future still uncertain.
Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro. 10-29-2014
Pedra do Sal, Rio de Janeiro, 10-24-2014
Aecio Neves supporters gathered near Petrobras headquarters in Rio de Janeiro to support their candidate. 10-24-2014
Kids play at favela Santa Marta in Rio de Janeiro, 10-23-2014.
This was technical test for for trap focus with magic lantern and the 5diii. Trap focus is something I wish was standard on all DSLR's. Basically it means than when in manual focus, the shutter automatically goes off if the subject is in focus.
I still need to tweak the settings a bit but it certainly makes manual focus lenses more usable. Overall though I'm still not confident in taking it out for a serious assignment.
President Dilma Rousseff hangs on to a razor thin margin in the polls as supporters gather in Rio de Janeiro. 10-22-2014
A local cultural center in a favela, Museu da Maré, is being threatened with eviction. Local residents and artists organized a demonstration in support. Rio de Janeiro, 10-19-2014
The Maré favela was on high alert in the days leading up to the election Sunday as drug gangs and army troops clashed. Rio de Janeiro Brazil, 10-03-2014
Attachment is a wonderful thing... sometimes.
Article by Beth Beth McLoughlin for The Guardian
From the outside, there is little to distinguish the Metropolitan community church from the many other evangelical houses of worship in Rio’s Zona Norte. But as Marcos Lord prepares for an evening sermon, it soon becomes clear that this church is not like the others.
It takes the pastor about an hour to prepare for the pulpit: donning false eyelashes, a wig and a pair of vertiginous heels to transform himself into the drag queen Luandha Perón.
In a country where evangelical Christians have become increasingly influential – and outspoken in their homophobia – the church is unusual in providing a space for gay, bisexual and transsexual believers.
In reaction to recent police shootings of unarmed black men in Rio de Janeiro, protestors around Brazil staged a demonstration against Black genocide. Aug 22, 2014.