Behind the Lens: A religious experience in Nicaragua
By Richard Gwin
February 3, 2013
Years ago while I was windsurfing at Clinton Lake, I met three Kansas University students from Central America. They didnít know English, but thanks to the license plate on my car (BMARLEY) that broke the ice, we became friends. We cooked together, I photographed their weddings here, met their parents and eventually ventured to Nicaragua in 1994, and was wowed.
So, this December, after years of pestering, I had to go again.
Photography is my passion ó Iím driven to take my gear everywhere, or at least enough gear to turn these once-in-a-lifetime memories into pictures. I usually take too much, so I was determined to take less on this vacation: An iPad to download pictures and videos, a Cannon 5D with a 24-70mm lens and a 70-200mm lens, and five 16GB memory cards. Thatís it.
I wasnít out to take too many pictures, but Iím an addict for composition and for the things you see that make you stop for a second look.