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South of Kona

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The Painted Church

The Painted Church

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South of Kona there are a series of nearby beaches.  Place of Refuge is a Pu’uhonua o National Historic Park and it is adjacent to Two Steps Beach, a popular snorkeling and scuba diving spot.  Further down the road is Hookena Beach Park where I photographed some locals and their boats.

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

Girl Talk

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These were captured during September and October of 2009.   Some of these were taken at the docks in venues that have moved.  “Girl Talk” was photographed in the basement of Houston’s Contemporary Art Museum.   As I look at these it reminds me that the gallery scene was somewhat more freewheeling then than now.  Most of these have not been previously published.


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North of Kona

Ron Scubadiver:

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Napoopoo View

Napoopoo View

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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.

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Edgy Beauty and Tattoos

Girl, Tee Shirt Rollled Up

Girl, Tee Shirt Rollled Up

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These photos are from Houston Gay Pride 2009.  Why they were in my archives and not on the blog is a mystery to me.  Five of these are being published for the first time.


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Saturday Afternoon Art Events

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

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As it was close to Christmas many of the Houston art galleries had an open house on Saturday afternoon instead of in the evening as they usually do.  April Murphy is shown in front of her whimsical pet paintings.  Please like her page “AEM Gallery” on facebook.  April says her work is all about happiness.  Later there was a performance art show at Lawndale Art Center. Kiki Maroon produces and performs in burlesque shows.  One of her recent productions is Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow.  She is usually in character.  You can find many images of her in costume on flickr.  A mermaid was cooling off in a tub of water because it was 80F on this warm December afternoon in the South.  The lovely kissing booth girl was fun to chat with, but I did not take her up on the kiss, which would be scored.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

Monkey with Bokeh

Monkey with Bokeh

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Either lights twinkle by themselves as in the installation, they twinkle because of a distortion induced by the camera, movement of water or shifts in the atmosphere.  These photos were collected from travels to Maui, Napa, San Antonio, South Africa, Boston and at home in Houston.

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A Saturday in December

Cecilia Shoots

Cecilia Shoots

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I wandered up to the Houston Heights and saw the sights on 19th Street.  It looks like Main Street in a small town despite being surrounded by sprawling Houston.

That evening there were more art gallery openings than one could attend in an evening.  Most of these were true openings with new works, not just art store open houses like the ones seen on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Photographs in the background in “3 Blonds” are by John Runnels at Redbud Gallery.  “Cecilia” is at Archway Gallery.

 


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