Friday, April 22, 2011

The Beauty of Puerto Peñasco!

-by El Gitano Peñasco, "The Peñasco Gypsy"

Beauty may be in the eyes of the beholder (and I agree) but OMG, all you companies with websites here promoting our little seaside community need to take down all the ‘aerial’ photos, etc. that depict Peñasco as anything other than a ‘paradise’ (I’ll leave it for you to decide).

You well-intended folks (you know who you are) need to start photographing and publishing crystal clear (HD) photos that show off the community, the culture and people, the sunrises and sunsets, rainbows, pelicans soaring right above the breaking waves, the fiestas, etc.

Yes, some of you already do, but you also need to update the photos to include things like the new and improved Malecón area. And while I’m on a rant, get rid of or at least eliminate some of those lousy Spring Break photos and bikers week.

Sure, keep ‘some’ but don’t make them the focus point because between those ‘aerial’ shots and all the rest of those snap-shots portraying PP in such a ‘light’ I’d bet my Vardo and Scrying apparatus that ‘first-time’ online viewers who come across those are not thinking or saying to one another, “By God Hon, look! I’ve found ¡Paraíso! Let's go there this year (and spend gobs of Pesos) on our two weeks vacation with the kids!”

Hey, I didn’t invent the slogan, motto or belief that a photo is worth a thousand words but I’ll go out on a string here and say there might be a reason that all the travel brochures in every travel agency around the globe are filled with high definition well taken photographs depicting their area in such a manner as to lure and induce ‘travelers’ to visit their little slice of the ‘dream’…

I know, silly me but:

A Gypsy can always dream!

¡Viva Puerto Peñasco y México!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain