Feet in the Water, El Salvador

Feet, Lake Ilopango, El Salvador 2007

Not a big picture, but I still like it.

Lake Ilopango is a formed in the mouth of a dormant volcano. I went scuba diving there once, but on this occasion, it was a cruise amongst the water hyacinths. As you can see a friend dipped her feet in water making a little plume as we went along. I didn’t take a camera, instead using a Nokia feature phone – less than 1 megapixel- but like I said – I like it.

Shakira, San Salvador

Shakira, San Salvador 2006
Shakira, San Salvador 2006

In a rash moment, I splashed out for VIP tickets to see Shakira and as a consequence, I was not that far from the stage. VIP feels like the wrong word. She was very popular at the time – i think “Hips Don’t Lie” had just come out.

But, it did mean that I could see what was going on without looking at a screen. It also meant that I could take ok pictures with my compact camera (a Fujifilm F30).

It was a nice concert. My impression was Shakira was very professional and everything went without a hitch.

Walking on the Beach, El Salvador

LaLibertad, El Salvador 2007

It occurs to me that of my favourite photographs, nearly all the landscapes are seascapes. I wonder why that is?

Once upon a time, I used to live in El Salvador. I went to live in the country, knowing almost nothing about it, save that they had a very violent civil war a decade or so before.

When I lived there, at weekends, I would sometimes go to the beach (many middle-class Salvadorians keep a simple beach house) at the weekend. Which was the first time, I saw the Pacific Ocean.

First Time in the Pacific, 2007