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As a sailing enthusiasts we couldn't miss the event of Abu Dhabi hosting one stop of the VOR 2012.  My son Hugo joined me in the car and after 2 hours driving we arrived at the venue just in time for the regatta start. We jumped aboard one catamaran that was heading for the the start line. So we were able to be at the spot of action and enjoy very much the victory of the Abu Dhabi sponsored boat. I wish my photos will enable you to fill the atmosphere of this fantastic race.

“O Rio de Janeiro continua lindo!”

My hometown is Niterói, lying at the Guanabara Bay banks, opposite to Rio de Janeiro. I grew up having one of the most astonishing views someone could ever have in a whole life. Although the Cariocas love to make jokes saying that the best of Niterói is the view towards Rio, I have to admit, that till today every time I visit this marvellous city I am impressed.

Rio, is a city full of contrast. The North side lacks of the natural beauty that The South has plenty. But its people are full of joy and the samba is at home. The Tijuca Massif separates the two sides of the city. The forest that surrounds those mountains is beyond beautiful. But it has once almost disappeared. During the coffee era in Brazil, farmers have destroyed its planting coffee trees.  The city suffered the consequences: diminished water supplies, landslides and floods. After majors drought during the years of 1824, 1829, 1833 e 1846, in 1861, Dom Pedro II, the Brazilian Emperor, issued a decree expropriating degraded coffee plantations from their owners near Rio de Janeiro. The decree encouraged reforestation of the mountainous area, and was aimed at restoring watershed services to the city. After all the original forest had been destroyed to make way for coffee farms, Tijuca was replanted by Major Manuel Gomes Archer. These actions led to the restoration of the Tijuca Forest, ultimately inaugurated as the Tijuca National Park. It is now the largest urban forest in the world (32 km²).

The Tijuca Forest is the evidence that we can fix the damage we have already made to our planet.

The photos that I am showing you, are of a different point of view from what the normal tourists are used to. On weekends we used to go to the Niterói ocean beaches and this is what you are going to see. Also there are some others scenes from the Sheraton Hotel at Niemeyer road.

From Rio I have special friends. My number one fan is my lovely wife Claudia who always supported me in my photography hobby, even carrying the heavy backpack, tripod, holding the flash or waiting patiently inside the car on the several stops I make when photo traveling.

Will also thank very much Beth Rocha who made the logo design and was actually my second fan and she is responsible to pulling me forward to show my photos. The clean design of the website is also her creation.

Luiz Vieira is a fantastic writer and he is the author of the text in my info page. Thank you very much for the lovely words.

Gustavo Corrêa helped me on creating and setting up the website template. Thank you as well.

Enjoy Rio!


First Post

I want this blog not to be just a technical one about photography. There are hundreds of blogs and sites that are very good in this matter. 

After having a life of wandering the world due to my job as an airline pilot, some issues are bothering inside my mind.

We humans still do not realized that this planet is like a spaceship. We have nowhere to go if this spaceship, called EARTH, is damaged. There won't be any emergency landing to save the unique environment that allows life to exist here.

To increase the humans conscience about our existence in this spaceship Earth, I am starting this discussion with you.

The original idea is not mine but from an Brazilian sailor, Jesus, that with his family went around the Atlantic Ocean on a small sailing boat. Maybe he had the same sensation of been just a small dust grain in this universe. When I am crossing at 38000 feet the oceans I also realized that although a Boeing 777 looks so big on the airport tarmac, we are so small and fragile life but our ego.

There shouldn't be any boundaries in between the countries. There shouldn't be any country flag but only the white flag. We, humans, are the same wherever you live. This political system that this spaceship is divide in, is just for controlling, dividing and governing the people.

Differences should be kept only for the reason of heritage of culture, that is beautiful. 

No one will ever leave his place and beloved ones if there are at least the minimum condition of a healthy life. We should work in this direction.

You may call it utopia but I call it necessity. There isn't any other alternative.

I hope my photos will help we, Humans, to understand our place in the universe.

Thank you for reading. 


Welcome to my blog!



I loved, as a child, those evenings when my father projected his photo slides in the living room. I can still smell and hear the atmosphere of those events. Later he introduced me to his old Rolleyflex. Here also, I can still taste the bitter glue of those large film roles. Then I became an airline pilot. This led me to visit many different places around the world. Now, I want to share with you the amazing scenes that pass through my eyes and lenses. 

I hope you will enjoy it.



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