I am an IT specialist and also photographer, I really do not like much when people get in the photos ..it distracts from Nature ...but sometimes i focus on that too!
But the 'human' brain has a different reaction when an image has a person - so we better NOT have them...
Long story - stared exploring since I was about 16 in El Yunque. Had a spiritual revelation when 1st reached the upper pristine road of El Yunque - the PR 191 in the top part. All became bright and full of colors - i was transported...
Gloria is happy to see me back from a hike in Tradewinds
My focus on meditation led me to meet extraordinary masters while in California (Santa Cruz) where I studied math at UCSD. Worked for 15 years in the Silicon Valley and spent a lot of my time in Grey Whale range and its caves...and the TKAM Buddhist mostanery in Boulder Creek - where in the peak moment of my life met my teacher the Venerable Taungpulu Sayadaw and Rina.
That made me fearless and focused. This led to my major ongoing project (store opened in Aug 14 on India in celebration of its independence) to promote true spiritual masters: www.imagesofgod.store. Jose helped a lot in that effort.
Raul on the Rio Sabana trail - note the hurricane damage.