Description During the time I was attached to the Colombian equivalent of our Pentagon I would take short weekend road trips a few hours from Bogot. Since the country is a bit dangerous but beautiful I would not venture too far unless I was on a mission; but then I was not carrying a camera. This was taken with a medium format camera, a few hours from Bogot. On this road trip I made it down to sea level and stopped off a recreation area with a park and a large lagoon. A beautiful place but it was full of litter. The water had paper and plastic bottles floating in it. The few trash cans that were around were overflowing. In an area that had some boats tied to a small pier I spotted this old boat about 20 feet from the pier tied to other boats. I made my way over three row boats and set my tripod on one of them and then waited 15 minutes so the boat would settle and slowly released my shutter for a one second exposure. This hangs as the center piece in my living room.
Larry Costales, Lake Elsinore Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement A self taught photographer, I do actor head shots and portraits for money and fine art images for myself and love of the art. Due to my military duty that took me away from home on five year long tours, after 20 years I am still an undiscovered actor. No regrets, I even served one year in Kuwait as a contractor because I still felt a need to support our troops. I specialize in color and texture and while I was in Kuwait I expanded my art to include some people. I always try to capture some sort of mood or emotion in my images that I hope you notice and are effected by. A few of my images are first place award winners, others have yet to be submitted for competition. Please leave a comment and let me know what images you liked. If your a LA Dodger fan I can be seen on You Tube- 2007 commercials. Look for "Miracle Toast".