The object of this article is to share the sequence of events, that I undergo, to prepare photo-shoots and articles for this blog. The objective is to let the reader know how to program a series of activities, that will be conducive to be more productive, and thus, generate a series of articles and different uses of a the same files for multiple projects. The current assignment is to produce a series of articles on the geography, ecology and tourism potential of the Macanao Peninsula, and to document, the conservation the efforts of Provita, an NGO, that has been working to prevent the extinction of the Yellow Shouldered Parrot, which has disappeared from most of its range in the southern Caribbean.
Prior to any shoot, I recommend the photographer to do some research on their location, and Internet is the best place to start. I do not know a better geographical tool on the Internet than Google Earth. It is very helpful to study, from the comfort of our home or office, what the landscape will look like in our job destination.
The pictures above were downloaded from the GE site to help me show my place of work. One can do screen captures to help us illustrate where in the world we work. On the top left, you can see the physical map of Venezuela on northern South America. To its right, one can see the country's eastern coast and just off the mainland, the small islands that make up Nueva Esparta State. On the lower left there is a closer look of Margarita Island and its famous peninsula Macanao to the left of the photograph. Finally, in the lower right, one can get a better view of Macanao, and the huge sandbar of La Restinga that makes the connection between de two pieces of land.