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These images are from a lovely trip to the Orlando, Florida area. Tomorrow I will have some new photographs from Houston.
Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:
10 Photos in This Gallery
Kissimmee, Florida is not as well known as it’s largest employer, Walt Disney World. Here Mickey watches over all. To compete for attention local merchants resort to Googie architecture. That is a design where the shape of the building mimics an item for sale, and is often otherwise impractical. The two kids running at full speed on an elevated boardwalk are relatives. That was shot at Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve. It invokes some of the magic of the iconic “A Walk to the Garden of Paradise” by W. Eugene Smith. Some of the photos were captured at Disney Animal Kingdom, a deluxe accredited zoo that is part of the Disney World complex.
On my last full day on Kauai I went up to Hanalei Bay to see the high seas. Someone tried to go surfing. Paramedics took him away in an ambulance. Locals say it is possible to get swept off the dock by a rouge wave.
Here are a few views on the way up and from the top of Wiamea Canyon. I was a bit disappointed when the clouds came rolling in, but managed to make the best of it.
Hanalei Bay was featured in the movie The Descendants. It is the location of some of the most expensive beach homes in the world.
Taken on my Way to LA, over Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California in the vast Southwest of the USA.
These were shot on Harrisburg Street in the East End, on Elysian, North of downtown Houston and EaDo (East Downtown).
East of downtown Houston the scene is made up of industrial sites alternating with Hispanic neighborhoods.
Somehow I found myself at a small park in Austin with a playground full of small children and their mothers. I decided to walk around and see what else there was to photograph in the area. After leaving the park our group continued to Town Lake where we walked around and crossed a pedestrian bridge. The white tree is a memorial to the millions of trees that have died in the ongoing drought.
Here is the third set of photos from this past weekend’s Lone Star Rally where tens of thousands of motorcyclists and their howling machines swarmed Galveston Island. There is a search box on the “About” page if you want to look for last year’s photos from this great event.
This is one of the largest motorcycle gatherings in the world and it is held in Galveston, Texas. Does anyone notice there is a social commentary here about the rolls women choose for themselves, or are these roles chosen for them?
Just a few photos here from my foray downtown to the Art Institute on a cold, overcast day.
Do you ever walk down the street in an upper class neighborhood and wonder what goes on inside the beautiful homes? Well, this isn’t just any street or collection of streets. It is the Frank Lloyd Wright historic district in Oak Park, IL. Most of the famous homes are on Forest Avenue, just south of Chicago Avenue. The homes not designed by Wright make better photographic subjects because the famous ones have been photographed a zillion times. I had good weather, some fall colors and decorations for Halloween in place on some of the homes.
These Photographs were made around a wastewater treatment facility located on South Braeswood Blvd. just East of Loop 610 in Houston, Texas. The colors are there, but I have amplified them considerably.
Old Point Loma Lighthouse is located high on a hilltop offering dramatic views of San Diego. In the interior of the building there are quarters. The nearby shoreline is scenic (photographs tomorrow) making this area a must see item for visitors to San Diego.
Mostly I shoot color because that is the native mode of digital photography. However, I found a few scenes here that looked good in monochrome. These were shot in five different European countries.
I Hope the People Are Healthier Than the Houses
A cloudy skyline and street Portraits, scenes from Millennium Park and Belmont Harbor in Chicago populate this post.
The Big Island is mostly covered by lava fields and volcanic ash. The beaches are no exception. Few of them are sandy.
While visiting the petroglyphs, I spoke to a lady who said “I don’t do drugs, but there are some trippy looking trees up at the North end of this island. Just drive past Hawi until the road ends.” She forgot to mention the steep trail down to the beach.
This is a magical place where molten lava and poisonous gases spew forth from the ground. Nature is at its peak of fury here. The message is we are nothing. In minutes one passes from desolate inhospitable areas at altitude to lush rain forests and pacific beaches. The landscape is unreal often covered by lava flows.
This blog has almost 1,000,000 views. Check on the “Archives-Search” page. Help push me over the top today. The first two photos were taken at the Houston Japan Festival, the final two at Reality Klash on North Main.
Last night the Winter and Spring Street studios had an open house. There are 90 artist’s studios at Winter Street and about 40 at Spring Street. Both buildings were converted from industrial use. Having a large number of artist’s studios close together creates a critical mass allowing such events. The last two photos are from a week ago at Isabella Court and nearby Diverse Works.
8 Photos in This Gallery
This is mostly about street photography, but I thought I would show this offbeat coastal scene first.
It’s been a while since I have been to an art event which produced decent photos, but this weekend yielded some good ones. These were captured at War’Haus, JoMar Visions, Fotofest headquarters, Mixed Emotions, G Gallery in the Houston Heights and the Bluefish House restaurant which is surrounded by art galleries. Although the lead image is color, I do have a few black and white photos in the gallery.
The South African wine country is only about an hour’s drive beyond Cape Town’s borders. These photo’s are from tastings at four wineries. At Murati the port tasting was accompanied with chocolate. Casper was our knowledgable guide for the day. All of these were taken with a Nikon D800 and 28mm f/1.8 G.