The Loreto Project: Fleeting moments captured

What became apparent to me while admiring these gorgeous photos is David really has a talent for capturing an instant in time on film.

Candy Cart
Candy Cart by David Valera
Candy Cart
Candy Cart by David Valera

Hope you are enjoying the long weekend! The latest 2011 Loreto calendar photo contest entry comes from David Valera.

If you recall, David’s photographs were featured on last year’s Loreto Calendar cover and on one of month pages. (It’s a fun and memorable photo of Del Borracho. Here’s a profile piece I did a while back: Del Borracho Saloon & Grill, Loreto BCS: Worth Missing Your Flight)

David was generous enough to share 25 photos he has taken over the year in Loreto to be considered for the 2011 Loreto Calendar. What became apparent to me while admiring these gorgeous photos is David really has a talent for capturing an instant in time on film. For example, the fisherman flinging his net into the waters, a fleeting moment, immortalized.

You can find more of David’s work at www.davidvalera.com.

If you have been following the multitude of photo submissions, you will probably believe as I do that this will be the most breathtaking calendar yet! For those that have not been following along, have no fear. You can catch up by admiring all the photo submissions here.

I have a couple more photo submissions left before I will have shared all the entries I have received this year that made the cutoff deadline of August 31, 2010.

This set of photos will surely convince you to order your calendar today: 2011 Loreto Calendar Order Form

Remember, all net proceeds, like in the past two years, will go to a Loreto charity. This year, the selected non-profit is Eco-Alianza, a Loreto charity which help to promote environmental awareness in the community.

What does net proceeds mean?

It means that besides our actual cost of printing the calendars and shipping charges, all proceeds remaining from the sale of the calendars will go directly to the Loreto charity.

Everyone involved does so as volunteers. Photographers are generous enough to share their photos for use in the Loreto calendars. Little elves in my office workshop spend evenings tallying up orders, checking them twice and shipping out calendars packed with lots of love. Because of this, we can make sure the maximum portion of revenues from the sale of the calendars goes directly to a worthwhile cause.

Thanks everyone for your support. Let’s make year three in this endeavor the best yet.

Tabor Falls
Tabor Falls by David Valera
Sunset Rocks
Sunset Rocks by David Valera
Sunset Bridge
Sunset Bridge by David Valera
Sea Tree
Sea Tree by David Valera
Road To San Javier
Road To San Javier by David Valera
River
River by David Valera
Prayer Time
Prayer Time by David Valera
Nopolo Clouds
Nopolo Clouds by David Valera
Night Tower
Night Tower by David Valera
Nacho Libre
Nacho Libre by David Valera
Mission Tower
Mission Tower by David Valera
Mission San Javier
Mission San Javier by David Valera
Men Who Stare At Goats
Men Who Stare At Goats by David Valera
Loreto Tower
Loreto Tower by David Valera
Loreto Sunrise
Loreto Sunrise by David Valera
Loreto Flashlights
Loreto Flashlights by David Valera
Fisherman
Fisherman by David Valera
Fisher Bridge
Fisher Bridge by David Valera
Citrus
Citrus by David Valera
Weights & Measures
Weights & Measures by David Valera
Tabor
Tabor by David Valera
Upper Tabor
Upper Tabor by David Valera
Tabor Sun Flare
Tabor Sun Flare by David Valera
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  • These are amazing photos. Very humbling – I have so much to learn. I’m curious how David achieved the Loreto with flash lights. And the fisherman with the net is remarkable.

    • David Valera

      Thnaks Clint. I love looking at everyones take on Loreto, what others see through their viewfinder. We can all photograph the same thing, on the same day, and get completely different results.

      Annie Omen’s haunting artistic take on the 3 doors stick in my mind. Deborah Scanlon’s blue footed boobies has a National Geographic take. Sue Morganroth’s margarita recipe is an added bonus. Kristin Hawkin’s underwater eel is just awesome and difficult to achieve. Love the blues in Cyndi Lundy’s shot of Coronado. Maria Sauvageau’s collection is so intrinsic of Loreto. Cathy Getman’s bridge and mangrove photos are jaw dropping. James Hawley’s long exposre night photos are technically precise and a cool take on Loreto we don’t see very often.

      Thanks Loni & Clint

      Oh the flashlights technique is called light writing where you open up the exposure for a long time in darkness and when the light hits the sensor, it only records the brightest images.

      • Anonymous

        Appreciate your support David, and taking the time to provide your take on other’s photos too! It’s a therapeutic part of my day, looking at shots of Loreto. Can’t wait to get back down this year. Thanks for explanation of “flashlight” – although I wonder if you broke a disclosure rule of being a photographic magician? ;-)

  • These are amazing photos. Very humbling – I have so much to learn. I’m curious how David achieved the Loreto with flash lights. And the fisherman with the net is remarkable.

    • David Valera

      Thnaks Clint. I love looking at everyones take on Loreto, what others see through their viewfinder. We can all photograph the same thing, on the same day, and get completely different results.

      Annie Omen’s haunting artistic take on the 3 doors stick in my mind. Deborah Scanlon’s blue footed boobies has a National Geographic take. Sue Morganroth’s margarita recipe is an added bonus. Kristin Hawkin’s underwater eel is just awesome and difficult to achieve. Love the blues in Cyndi Lundy’s shot of Coronado. Maria Sauvageau’s collection is so intrinsic of Loreto. Cathy Getman’s bridge and mangrove photos are jaw dropping. James Hawley’s long exposre night photos are technically precise and a cool take on Loreto we don’t see very often.

      Thanks Loni & Clint

      Oh the flashlights technique is called light writing where you open up the exposure for a long time in darkness and when the light hits the sensor, it only records the brightest images.

      • Anonymous

        Appreciate your support David, and taking the time to provide your take on other’s photos too! It’s a therapeutic part of my day, looking at shots of Loreto. Can’t wait to get back down this year. Thanks for explanation of “flashlight” – although I wonder if you broke a disclosure rule of being a photographic magician? ;-)

  • These are amazing photos. Very humbling – I have so much to learn. I’m curious how David achieved the Loreto with flash lights. And the fisherman with the net is remarkable.

    • David Valera

      Thnaks Clint. I love looking at everyones take on Loreto, what others see through their viewfinder. We can all photograph the same thing, on the same day, and get completely different results.

      Annie Omen’s haunting artistic take on the 3 doors stick in my mind. Deborah Scanlon’s blue footed boobies has a National Geographic take. Sue Morganroth’s margarita recipe is an added bonus. Kristin Hawkin’s underwater eel is just awesome and difficult to achieve. Love the blues in Cyndi Lundy’s shot of Coronado. Maria Sauvageau’s collection is so intrinsic of Loreto. Cathy Getman’s bridge and mangrove photos are jaw dropping. James Hawley’s long exposre night photos are technically precise and a cool take on Loreto we don’t see very often.

      Thanks Loni & Clint

      Oh the flashlights technique is called light writing where you open up the exposure for a long time in darkness and when the light hits the sensor, it only records the brightest images.

      • Anonymous

        Appreciate your support David, and taking the time to provide your take on other’s photos too! It’s a therapeutic part of my day, looking at shots of Loreto. Can’t wait to get back down this year. Thanks for explanation of “flashlight” – although I wonder if you broke a disclosure rule of being a photographic magician? ;-)