Apologies for the serious lack of communication from Maine Photo Adventures lately, but I have a good excuse. I was very very busy . . . lounging under palm trees on a beach in Mexico for the past five weeks! We all know that Maine is spectacular in the summertime, but let’s face it, by the end of the long winter, not so much. Enduring the cold winters makes the summers all the more sweeter, but my theory is . . . cutting the winters short is the sweetest plan yet.
Mexico offers many photographic opportunities. I stayed in a city called Playa del Carmen and it’s bursting with colorful sights. It really redefines my saying of “Art is Everywhere.” I just loved all the color throughout the city. Whether it was the colorful buildings, flowers in bloom, pretty merchandise in front of all the shops, or people dressed in colorful summer clothing, it was just so nice to see something other than the typical gray sky and white snow that I’m now facing with a Maine spring.
I’m not sure if graffiti is the proper term for all the beautiful “street art” lining the avenues. Every blank wall is treated like an open canvas and it seems that artists come out of thin air to decorate these blank spaces. I am really going to miss seeing so much creativity everywhere I turned.
Street photography has never been my strong point, but it’s almost too easy in a place constantly bustling with so many interesting people. This was a much different experience as compared to trying to take street shots in Maine. During some months, it might take an hour just to spot a brave soul walking down the street! In Mexico you have so many choices it’s hard to decide which opportunity to grab first.
I really wish that I could hold an “Art is Everywhere” photography workshop in Playa del Carmen some day because it is just too much fun. It’s almost too easy to spot the art.
For now we will just have to stick to Maine for the Art is Everywhere workshop and I promise, by the time June rolls around all the snow will be gone and there will be plenty of colorful sights to see and capture. Why not plan on spending a few days in the beautiful Midcoast and joining in on the fun? The next Art is Everywhere workshop will be June 7 – 9, 2017. Please click the button below for more details.