It was quiet in the gray light and early enough that there were no cars or people on the streets. That’s why I like to shoot my pictures on Sundays—specially early in the morning, when the sun is dressed in gold.
That Sunday morning, the clouds were slung over Panama City like steel hammocks. I knew it was going to rain, but my desire to go to the Baha’i Temple was greater than the risk of getting wet or shooting sullen pictures. At approximately 9:30 a.m. the skies opened up and the area surrounding the temple became dark, foggy and saturated with water. There was no way, I could get any decent snapshots of the stunning Baha’i building.
In an effort to take something home from the visit, I decided to explore the videos capabilities of my ole Canon PowerShot A720 IS camera. I’ve had it for two years now, but for some reason, I had been hesitant in using its filming capabilities. Now was the time to see if the camera was worth its salt. The area was rapidly becoming more and more foggy and it was raining cats and dogs when I started filming. It was an ideal test to see how good—or bad—the camera really was.
Below is a brief video of my visit to the Baha’i Temple on the outskirts of Panama City, Panama. I’m planning to return when the sun is upstairs to capture the beauty of the premises around the temple and of the building itself. When you see the pictures, you will understand why I’m so passionate about capturing its stunning image for Lingua Franca.
Caveat; this is not a first-class video, nor a best example of Shakespearean English. My accent is terrible, but I wanted to test the microphone and the video; so I had to plunge in and test the waters. I apologize beforehand and humbly request that you bear with me while I learn the tricks of the trade. Here we go.
Stay tuned for appropriate snapshots of the Baha’i Temple located about two miles from my house. It’s one of the most beautiful temples in Panama on top of a rolling hill. The scenery up there is amazing. Good Day.