Today I went with my buddy to his medical appointment in city center Macae. Rather than take a taxi, we walked back to the condo. This was a good 3 mile uphill walk. I decided to stop pouting about my Nikon, tuck my lower lip back in and start taking photos with the only camera I have on hand – Estúpido iPhone! See? I’m learning Portuguese a little each day.
As we were walking down the streets of downtown, I came across this totally funky tree with red bark. At first I thought it was painted, but then realized it was like this all the way to the tips. I’m no arborist so I haven’t the foggiest idea of what it may be but what I can tell you is it is photo-worthy. After wiping the pocket lint from the lens on my phone – ahem camera- I got this shot. With light coming about straight down from the midday sun, I wasn’t sure the little iPhone could produce anything worth showing. To my surprise, it handled it well… for not being my Nikon… and for being a phone… with no real controls… I know! I’ll quit whining!
A little bit of Photoshop to add some fill light and viola!
About halfway through the walk, as we were making our way to the top of a rather decent size hill, I came across this nice scene of the shoreline and southern part of the city.