Category: Photography

How to Remove Audio Hiss from your Videos with Sony Vegas

If you check out my Youtube Channel [Mapes24], you’ll see that a majority of my uploads are of Salsa or Bachata Performances. One of the problems that I find particularly with my salsa uploads is that since the musical style relies heavily on multiple percussion instruments, you’ll occasionally get audio ‘distortion’ or ‘hissing’ that coincides ...

uruguay couple with tattoo on streets of montevideo

Foto Fridays: Streets of Montevideo (Uruguay)

The strength of the tatoo culture in South America has definitely caught me by surprise as I was really unaware as to its influence in both Uruguay and Argentina (I honestly don’t think I’ve met anyone in Buenos Aires who doesn’t have at least one tattoo).  I’ve seen some inspiring work while I’ve been down here, ...

a steel flower sculpture aka Floralis Genérica found in buenos aires argentina

Foto Fridays: Floralis Genérica (Buenos Aires)

Located in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, the Floralis Genérica is a steel and aluminum sculpture that stands at 23 meters (75 feet) tall, and was designed by architect Eduardo Catalano to look like a flower with its six distinct ‘petals’. What make the steel flower unique is that it’s an automated sculpture controlled by ...

Foto Fridays: Escaleras Eléctricas en la Comuna 13 (Medellin)

Located in what was once one of Medellin’s most dangerous neighborhoods, you’ll find this symbol of the city’s dedication to urban development. To read an interesting article that goes into the impact the escalators have had on the citizens of Comuna 13, click on the following link: [Escaleras Eléctricas]

Foto Fridays: Recoleta Cemetery (Buenos Aires)

One of the many ornate tombstones found in Buenos Aires’ most famous cemetery.  It immediately becomes obvious why Recoleta is internationally regarded as having one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.  Definitely a must-see for any traveler in Buenos Aires. 

beachgoers relaxing at playa mansa from http://mapes24.com

Foto Fridays: Punta del Este (Uruguay)

The beautiful sands of Playa Mansa at Punta del Este, Uruguay.

female tango singer performing in san telmo street market from http://mapes24.com

Foto Fridays: San Telmo Street Market (Argentina)

Taking place every Sunday on calle Defensa in San Telmo (Buenos Aires), you will find an open-air market where you can find handcrafted wares, antiques, and on occasion, a beautiful tanguera perfoming live.