TGL Nicaragua: From the Road, #4

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The landscape around Granada Nicaragua is a photographer’s dream. Where else can you find a pristine lake, a lagoon in a volcanic crater, and not one, but two volcanos within miles of the town centre?

Well, The Giving Lens Nicaragua team is quickly realizing what makes Nicaragua such a unique and beautiful place. After yet another sunrise at Lake Granada, the team kept experiencing the region’s natural marvels with the photography students of Empowerment International by visiting the amazing Volcan Masaya for a sunset tour. Unlike most active volcanos, the Volcano Masaya is continuously emitting carbon sulfur dioxide gas, which gently sweeps through the Santiago crater, positioned perfectly in front of the western sunset. This unique geological feature creates the perfect storm for photographing the sunset. The smoke from the crater helps light the cloudy sky on fire as the sun dips below the horizon.

Silhouettes were the lesson for our participants to teach the student photographers. The children were all smiles as they practiced photographing their friends, the TGL Team, flowers and far off mountain ranges as silhouettes under an unbelievable sunset that made the sky come alive with orange and red.


Here, TGL Nicaragua Trip leader Varina Patel, and Empowerment International photography club president, Rafa, find interest in different scenes as the Nicaraguan sky lights up.