Posts Tagged ‘Night Photo’

Night Panorama from El Baúl

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Night Panorama from el Baúl by José Moreno

Well this was a little rough because we were the last people to be in this place (maybe the only decent) but I managed to take this cute picture so if you can be there at this time this is what you can enjoy a great view around Quetzaltenango and a perfect sunset.

Bueno esta foto fue un poco peligrosa porque eramos lás ultimas personas en estar en este lugar (Quiza las únicas personas decentes) pero logré tomar esta linda foto asi que si ustedes pueden estar alli a esta hora esto es lo que pueden disfrutar, una gran vista de todo Quetzaltenango y un atardecer perfecto.

The Coolest Thing Ever

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The Coolest Thing Ever by Luna McCarthy

This WAS one of the coolest things I have ever seen for feria. The park of course, was FULL of people and music and food and people laughing and dancing and children eating cotton candy. But THIS projection on the bank…made my night!

Afternoon in Xela

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Afternoon in Xela by Jose Moreno

Exactly that. Tan linda. Thanks to guest contributor Jose Moreno, for such an amazing shot.

Dos Tejanos

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Dos Tejanos by Jose Moreno

Dos Tejanos is a staple of El Centro and although the food might be better in other places in the Pasaje, the ofertas are usually pretty good and it always seems full on the weekends.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Tertulianos by Night

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Tertulianos by Jose Moreno

As breathtaking outside as it is inside. One of these days I will go in and ask if I can take some photos for those of you who haven’t seen the inside of this lovely building!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Reader Photo!! – Night Lights

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Night Lights by Katrien Peirs

This photo was taken and sent in by reader Katrien Peirs, such a fabulous shot of the Cathedral at night!

More Bragging

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Champions by Byron Girón

Xela is still abuzz with the big win from last weekend and I received these fantastic photos from reader and Xela photographer Byron Girón and couldn’t resist joining in on the bragging…again!


Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Lamp Post by Jose Moreno

A lone lamp post contrasts against the darkening sky. Does it lead back to the wardrobe? Is Xela Narnia? I suppose for some of us, just might be.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno.

Are You Pondering What I’m Pondering?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Pondering by Jose Moreno

I always enjoy seeing the little windows in time that photographs capture. What is the woman on the left looking at, perhaps it is only her phone, but perhaps not. The man on the right looks deep in thought, is he waiting for someone, perhaps the woman of his dreams? While the young lady in the middle seems engaged in listening to something…but what, we will never know. Ahh, the curious world of voyeurism that is the not-so-secret advantage of being a photographer.

***10 Bonus points if you can tell me what the title is referring to.

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno; text by Luna McCarthy.

Rockin’ “for” the Free World

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Concert by Luna McCarthy

On Friday night there was a big concert at the Municipal Theatre in protest of the possible “militarization” of the country, due to the new government. There were throngs of people who watched the concert…I’m not sure if they were just raising awareness or money as well, but it was great to see Guatemalans voicing out against worries of what the country’s future might hold.

Sun or the Moon…?

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Sun or the Moon by Sergio Dominguez

You decide….and write your comments below!

Photo by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez.

When All is Quiet

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

All is Quiet by Arturo Godoy

Yet another thing I love about Xela, is how in the evenings and into the night, the streets roll up and the city becomes still. A beehive of people and sounds and events through the daytime, in the evening the city is quiet and peaceful.

Photo by guest contributor Arturo Godoy; text by Luna McCarthy.


Monday, February 27th, 2012

Calvario Ferris Wheel by Jose Moreno

Carnival and Feria, which means party time in Calvario! All of this just seems to be a reminder that Semana Santa is right around the corner…are you ready for Easter?

Photo taken by guest contributor Jose Moreno; text by Luna McCarthy.

Luna de Xelajú

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Luna de Xelajú by Jose Moreno

As the magical full moon approaches us tonight and tomorrow, there is nothing better than a splendid shot of the moon over Xelaju, as taken by Jose Moreno.

Luna de Xelajú lyrics in Spanish:

Luna gardenia de plata,
Que en mi serenata,
Te vuelves canción,
Tú que me viste cantando, me ves hoy llorando,
Mi desilusión,

Calles bañadas de luna,
Que fueron la cuna de mi juventud,
Vengo a cantarle a mi amada,
La luna plateada de mi Xelajú,

Luna de Xelajú,
Que supiste alumbrar,
En mis noches de pena,
Por una morena de dulce mirar,

Luna de Xelajú,
Me diste inspiración,
La canción que hoy te canto,
Regada con llanto de mi corazón,

En mi vida no habrá,
Más cariño que tú,
Mi amor,

Porque no eres ingrata,
Mi luna de plata,
Luna de Xelajú,

Luna que me alumbró,
En mis noches de amor,
Y hoy consuelas mi pena,
Por una morena que me abandonó…

Luna de Xelajú lyrics in English:

Moon, silver gardenia,
In my serenade,
You turn into song,
You who saw me singing, now see me crying,
My disillusionment,

Streets bathed in moonlight,
That were the cradle of my youth,
I come to sing to my beloved,
The silver moon of my Xelajú,

Moon of Xelajú,
You knew how to shine,
In my nights of grief,
For a sweet looking dark-haired girl

Moon of Xelajú,
You gave me inspiration,
The song that I now sing,
Watered with the tears from my heart,

In my life there will not be,
More love than you,
My love,

Because you were not ungrateful,
My moon of silver,
Moon of Xelajú,

Moon that shone,
In my nights of love,
Now you console my grief,
For a dark-haired girl who abandoned me…

(source: Wikipedia)

The Start of the Evening

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Early Evening by Jose Moreno

As a foreigner and an English teacher here in Guatemala, one small thing I have noticed is that in Spanish, “tarde” goes until it is night time. In English we have the word “evening”, which signifies the time in-between afternoon and night, from roughly 5pm to about 8pm. It’s a small period of time, but one adjustment to living in a Spanish speaking country is that when someone says they will pop over to your house in the “afternoon”, it could be as late as 7 or 8!!

Photo by guest contributor Jose Moreno, text by Luna McCarthy.