Friday Lens Affair #56


This Friday I’m hosting Jeff Johns from Latitude 34 Blog and his amazing photograph from Ecuador. Which I would love to visit as soon as possible.

I have heard only good things about this country. Ok,ok. I admit. I have a friend from Ecuador. :) Therefore all the good recommendations. Needless to say I’m super jealous of Jeff and Marina for visiting Ecuador! I love the crazy adventures they both get themselves in. You will too! Just follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Picture Story: Ecuador

I found myself in the small city of Cuenca in Ecuador on Christmas Eve of last year, 2012. The Christmas Eve celebrations in Cuenca top even the grandest cities festivities. The streets are alive with the annual Paseo del Nino. A religious procession endlessly winds through the small streets of the city. All that to celebrate the Christ child in each family which participates.

The procession. Filled with horses. Children. Marching bands and float type structures. Which are covered in flowers. Baked good. Cartons of cigarettes. Bottles of liquor as well as adorned with roasted guinea pigs, chickens and boars.

I had just rounded the corner by the main church in the town square and proceeded to walk up a side street when the procession came to a halt. An inevitable action. As the main square was akin to a traffic jam. I knelt down in the middle of the cobblestone street and saw these two young girls. They were patiently waiting for their chance to enter the main square. Exhausted from walking through the streets all day, they would be cheered and the center of attention as they were warmly welcomed into the town a few minutes later.


29 thoughts on “Friday Lens Affair #56

  1. Vid

    This is such an adorable shot- love the colours and the vibe in the photograph. Beautifully composed :)

  2. Great capture – what amazing outfits!
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  3. Jenna

    They are so adorable! Such a great photo–Ecuador looks like a great spot to visit–really would love to go!
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  4. Becky Padmore

    Cute and beautiful at the same time!
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  5. Razia Sheikh

    Amazing photograph of two cutie… :)

  6. Beautiful shot, Jeff! Those colors really do pop, and the expressions on the kids faces are awesome. We went to Ecuador en route to the Galapagos, but didn’t stay long or explore much. Would love to visit Cuenca!
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  7. Megan Claire

    Gorgeous photo – cute factor is soaring right now! We’re heading to Ecuador in May and can’t wait!!
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  8. Their outfits are so cute! Although they don’t look that happy, haha.
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  9. Catherine

    They are adorable! Paseo del Nino sounds like madness, I would love to go!
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  10. Wow! This is a gorgeous shot. I love people in my travel photos and kids…well, that’s a bonus!
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  11. Adorable picture, I love culture and faces and on top of that kids is just adorable!
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  12. Charli

    Wow, Super Cute!!! They are adorable, great photo!

  13. Beautiful photo! I can’t wait to visit Ecuador one day for myself!
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  14. Tom

    So cute! Great photo, so full of colors!
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  15. Lily La

    This is cute. They certainly look a tad bit exhausted from the walk, but I adore their outfits! :) Lovely picture.
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