Profile photoFirst of all, this is an amateur site. I am not a photographer nor do I intend to be one. Photography is a hobby for me. I simply enjoy carrying my camera around when I travel. Besides trying to be creative and making interesting photos, I enjoy the feeling that viewers can live vicariously through my photos

I was born and raised in the northeast of Brazil, in Fortaleza, Ceará, and moved to Texas in 1981. Besides music (my other site is MúsicaBrasileira.org), photography is another hobby of mine. Since the appearance of digital photography, it’s become a lot easier to explore and experiment making photos. Add to that my passion for traveling — whether a short weekend or a long vacation — and the stars align for a great hobby. Once in a while, there might be a photo displayed here that was taken by my spouse.

Throughout the years I have used a number of cameras. I remember back in 2001, I was using an Olympus Camedia C-960. It is surprising how a 1.3 megapixel camera produced good results. Other cameras I have had include Canon PowerShot G5, Sony DSC-W80 and W330, Pentax X90, Nikons D40X and D5000, Sony NEX-5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 and several camera phones. Presently the cameras I use are my Samsung Galaxy 7 phone, a Nikon P610 (wonderful for super zooms) and a Sony a6300 (my main camera).

Thanks for stopping by.

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