Our Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words
Capuchin Monkey - Courtesy of Jenica Vose
She's always had a talent for capturing a moment and seeing something in a scene that I have never been able to do. While her husband was leery of her bringing her professional camera on our trip, Jenica assured him that she would be very careful. Meanwhile, I still had my circa 2004 point & shoot camera (way dated in this ever growing world of technology) and wasn't sure what I would bring. I kept thinking Jenica, my cousin, who shoots family portraits, weddings, maternity pictures and more would simply take all the pictures for me. I did finally find a camera to borrow, but honestly - my photos may as well have been taken on that ancient point & shoot after all! I shall divulge the benefits I encountered while traveling with my oh-so-talented photographer cousin: - She took pictures when I wasn't thinking to do so! I work in the travel industry, so along the way, there were some hotel inspections made and overall checking out the scenes and neighborhoods on these trips that we offer. Did I think to bring my camera and take pictures . . . sure didn't! Thankfully she snapped some shots at each place and now I can prove to my bosses that I did, in fact, do those hotel inspections! - I did learn something about cameras and moisture - bad combination (okay - I might have known that on a surface level already). What I didn't realize is how those little silica packs you find in new shoes in shoeboxes, other household items that you buy packaged up actually do help draw out moisture from your electronics (I will make a note to recommend this to anyone planning a trip during rainy season - came in super helpful after those long rainy days exploring la Selva and Iguazu Falls). - While I completely fell into the Argentinean lifestyle and constantly craved the afternoon siesta, she would stay awake and go photo hunting. She came up with some incredible shots (case in point below) and saw wildlife I missed out (what was I thinking)?! I will say that I was able to capture a really neat moment of my uber talented photographer cousin. And this picture says a lot more about our trip for me than it might to anyone else. It's part of what makes that Adventure last a lifetime!
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