Landscape photo over Rio de Janeiro city, Brazil, taken from Sugar Loaf.

I had about a week of downtime in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil following my time in Sao Paulo and Nova Friburgo, so I was dragged from one tourist location to another by our local friends whether I wanted to or not.  I was quickly reminded how frustrating it can be to be forced to try and be creative in less than ideal circumstances.  Bad light, limited time, and hundreds of tourists aren’t a recipe for great travel photographs.

I was taken up to Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain), which I must admit was spectacular, and had to stall as long a humanly possible for the sun to drop down in the sky a little to get this cityscape. Any decent travel photo of Rio wouldn’t be complete without the Cristo Redentor (Christ The Redeemeer).

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