Author Archives: Rafaelinho

Sharing my photo adventures from around the globe.

A Stroll Through Akumal

Some people practice meditation to help them find clarity in their life while others attend a temple or church once a week to find peace and be with their God. Me? I prefer to take a walk on a pretty beach somewhere while listening to some mellow tunes on my iPod with the sound of […]

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Posing on the Malecon

This is my travel buddy Robert. We have been friends since high school and I have had the good fortune of sharing some of my most memorable trips alongside him. We have ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain on two separate occasions, celebrated many World Cup victories in Germany06 and France98, and in 2005 […]

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Victoria Beach Tower

If you want to avoid the crowded Southern California beaches, just head on over to this little hidden gem in Laguna Beach. It’s called Victoria Beach and it mostly known to the locals. To access it, you have to go down a long stairway tucked between a couple of homes. That’s right, it is in […]

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Corona del Mar Beach Sunset

There was some lovely pink cotton candy clouds as the sun began to set over Little Corona Beach. Man, I am cursed. For as long as I remember, I have always longed to live on the beach. Problem is, living on the beach is mighty expensive. I have been fortunate to live in some beautiful beach towns and now […]

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Disney Hall on Grand

I had a great time hanging out with a bunch of photographer friends I have met through Instagram. We just kind of hung out and went around shooting in Downtown LA after dark. Are you on Instagram? It is my favorite social network. I actually publish some images on Instagram before I publish them here. […]

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La Plaza de Trinidad

A nice view from above of the plaza in Trinidad, Cuba. It surprised me how easy it was to get access to buildings around town to try and get the best shot. The buildings and the plaza date back to the 18th century. This is such a laid back town I can see it still […]

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Welcome to Monte Alban

High above the valley of Oaxaca lies the ancient city of the Zapotec civilization – Monte Alban. Arqueologists believe that it was founded around 500BC but it was abandoned by the time the Spaniards arrived. All that was left was this magnificent city and its temples. Mexico, Central America, and South America have so many […]

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Grand Avenue Skyscrapers

I know the LA skyline doesn’t get as much love as the skyscrapers of NY but I never tire of photographing them. And it is currently undergoing a massive transformation. I still remember as recently as 10 years ago how different it was. Now there are all these fancy new skyscrapers being built all over […]

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