CenAm 2006-01-19

...where we took pickups from Copan back to Tablones then flew back to Guatemala City, and took a bus to Antigua, Guatemala.

Finally leaving Copan. Finally?! The next stop on the planned trip is Flores, Guatemala but we've already been there enough, so we headed up to Antigua, Guatemala.

Baja 2 Heavy sat around teasing us long enough that my camera shut off and so I missed the first moments of their launch . Not that we were any quicker, I just had a warning before we left, so I got all of our launch and flight .


Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 35.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200
Honduras closed the Copan Ruinas airport...because it was too close to the ruins. The next closest airport is across the border in Guatemala. The only access is via a not very used road. The first half (from Copan) was OK, our bus could make it. This is where the bus stopped and we waited for the Copan Airport Shuttle.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200
The Copan Airport Shuttle.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/3.5, ISO 200
We could only fill the shuttle half way.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
We eventually cross the border into Guatemala.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
Wow, I really screwed up this photo.... Anyway, you can see the border; the path cut into the trees. It runs through some guys field, probably making his tax return a bloody nightmare.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
Falling out of the Copan Airport Shuttle.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
During the taxi from Guatemala City to Antigua. I just like the busses down here.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
And their license plates are cool too.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/15 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200
Eating lunch on the square in Antigua. I'm not sure if this was a table for eating, or a table for blocking the open window, but we ate here anyway. Good view, but a little cozy.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 46.0 mm; 1/80 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Typical Antiguan street.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 39.0 mm; 1/40 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
One of the more active areas in Antigua. Lots of shops, restaurants and bars along here.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 1/50 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100
Nice big church at the end of the street in the last photo.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/25 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100
Pa peeked inside; there was a funeral.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 0.4 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400
Our hotel. We were roughing it here.... The stupid wood for the fireplace was pretty wet, and was nearly impossible to light.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400
The view to the south. Note the cluster of red lights on top of the mountain you can barely see. This is the same mountain from a couple photos ago (the typical street one).



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 30 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400
It was a nice starry night.



Canon EOS 300D with Unknown 28-300mm at 28.0 mm; 13 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400
Looking west now. Apparently, someone got their wet-wood fire started!



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 6 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400
On the path to our rooms. Like I said, roughin' it.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 20.0 mm; 6 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400
The hotel, in general, is fun to wander around in at night. Candles all over, fairly dim, and old!



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 15.0 mm; 30 sec, f/16.0, ISO 400
...and big.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 8 sec, f/22.0, ISO 400
I hand-held the last photo of the room, so I did it again with tripod.



Canon EOS 300D with Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 at 10.0 mm; 1/15 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400
After getting the camera on the tripod, I just didn't feel like taking photos. Huge amount of contrast didn't help either.



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