Sunday, October 13, 2019

The harbor of Punta del Este in the low season

I do not go much to Punta del Este, but sometimes I am happy to take a friend to visit. The harbor is a mandatory stop, especially the fishing boats areas,

Fishing goes on all the year round, if weather allows. Some boats look sad, as if they have been put to float while their owners decide what to do with them.

A couple of old girls were chatting and enjoying the view.

The seagulls are always ready to pick up the discards from fish cleaning. They have learned to keep their position in order,

When the food comes out, it is a riot!

Thanks for looking!   Minolta Autocord, TMX 100 in Beutler.

Sunday, September 29, 2019


I caught a number of fishermen that were getting their little boats into Buceo harbor, at about noon on Sunday.

The men were busy mooring, unloading their catch and getting the boats ready. A storm was forecasted for next morning.

Many boats had brought fish.

These men are some of the last artisans left in their trade. I hope that the large fleets that get in the River Plate leave enough fish for them.

Technical: Exakta VX IIb with Pancolar, Sonnar and Flektogon lenses.  Film is FP4+ developed in Beutler. 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The castle is restored

Work is finished, now we have a castle in the midst of the city again.

The old wooden door has been replaced with a metal one. Easier to clean out graffiti. And best of all, the door is open now!

Inside, there is a nice little library for children. Grandparents inside may look to the castle tower, in a rare sunny day of our gray and damp winter.

There is even a bathroom for visitors, new and clean - I do hope all this lasts. We should have elections more often. 

Not only the castle got a face lift. The old gazebo was cleaned and restored, It has images of Wagner, Bach, Beethoven and Mozart - but only old Richard was lit up when I visited.

Elsewhere in the park there was music. A guy was playing saxo quite well; he was also waiting for some contribution from visitors, I believe. Got him from far away with my normal lens, so this processed blurry image will have to do. Get a Gerry Mulligan track for background.

Close by, someone was playing his guitar, maybe following the saxo, but mostly enjoying the sun. The park is shaping up. 

Thanks for watching. Canon 7 with 50/1.8 lens, FP4+ in Beutler.