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Weekly Photo Challenge: Containers

The Bride Gets a Drink

The Bride Gets a Drink

This bridal party in New Orleans found a bunch of the more enjoyable containers.

Originally from this post: http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/courtship-in-the-quarter/

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Haleakala

 

Eroded Valley

Eroded Valley

8 Photos in This Gallery

Haleakala is the go to landscape photography site on Maui and one of the best in the world.  In only 90 minutes you can drive from the beach to the summit at 10,000 feet (3,000 Meters).     The colors start to emerge around 11 AM  and become more vibrant as the day goes on.  The volcano has not erupted in over 200 years, but you never know.  Air temperatures are mild or even on the cold side when it is hot at sea level.

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Maui Scenes

 

Confluence

Confluence

8 Photos in This Gallery

The adventure on Maui continues with views from my somewhat unexpected perspective.

 


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Art Houston Weekend

 

Door in a Green Wall

Door in a Green Wall

Art Houston is a coordinated series of gallery openings in the hottest part of the year.  These photos were taken at, outside of, or near the galleries.


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Boston

Kids at a Fountain

For the last few days I have been at a convention in Boston.  Rather than go to the canned programs I have been wandering around the streets with my camera.  Yesterday the tail end of hurricane Andrew blew through here and it rained for hours.


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Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

Rust and a Window

Rust and a Window

This post takes its title from a show at Diverse Works, a Houston non-profit that supports visual arts.  Diverse Works specializes in installations, and this multiple artist show was no exception.


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Dubrovnik in Black and White

Old Town Portal

Old Town Portal

8 Photos in This Gallery

Many of those who follow my photography have an interest in black and white conversions of digital images. The native output of a digital camera is color, enabled by a Bayer filter built into the sensor. What is interesting about black and white conversions is the photographer is able to change the color response of the image after the fact by manipulating color channels prior to mapping those colors to greyscale tones. With film the usual method of accomplishing this task was with colored filters or using film with a different color response. It’s beginning to break down, but there is resistance in the fine art world to digital black and white.

More from Croatia: http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/category/croatia/


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Jazz Night On 19th

Street Violinist

Street Violinist

5 Photos in this Gallery

The Houston Heights is a neighborhood with its own commercial district located on 19th street.  The merchants there stage several events each year to generate traffic.  Last night they had Jazz bands and a few offered free wine at their businesses.  Food trucks were parked nearby.  After about 6:30 PM our wickedly hot summer weather becomes tolerably hot, but it doesn’t matter because everyone is used to it.

 

 

 


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From the Rooftops

Old Town Keyhole

Old Town Keyhole

One of the most interesting things you can do in Dubrovnik is to walk the wall around Old Town.  They charge a steep $20 to go up there and there is no shortage of takers.  It takes about 1.5 hours to complete the circle while enjoying great views of the area.  The Kayaks were photographed from just outside of Old Town.  The final five photos were taken at locations away from Old Town, several were from my hotel balcony.


Dubrovnik Street Life

Two Girls at the Cathedral

Two Girls at the Cathedral

I was in Dubrovnik for 4 nights and had a lot of time to take photographs there. When I wasn’t looking out over the Adriatic from my hotel room, I was walking around looking for street scenes. My style of travel is to take things slowly. You will never find me in the 9 countries in 14 days mode.  Every time I see an interesting wall the doors and windows remind me of the colored rectangles in a Mondrian painting. The tights the two girls are wearing are typical. They are too thin to be called stretch pants.


Dubrovnik, Old Town

Croatian Claustrophobia

Croatian Claustrophobia

Dubrovnik is situated on hills that meet the Adriatic Sea.  It is famous for its large Old Town.  While the area is ancient, most of the roofs were replaced in the 1990′s after the war which erupted over the break up of Yugoslavia.  Because it is a popular cruise port, Old Town is jammed with tourists and people hawking short boat tours.  A beer will set you back $6, the most expensive in Croatia.  As usual, I give you the not usual in photography.  I even let a monochrome shot slip in this time.

Perhaps what I do with travel photography is an illusion.  I feel I have to throw in a few of the more typical shots just to prove I was there.  The entrance to Old Town appears deserted when it was not.  The harbor area is the best place to just hang out with tour boat traffic for entertainment in addition to people watching.  Of course there was water so I grabbed some abstracts.

This is the first of several posts from Dubrovnik.  Stay tuned.


Ljubljana Street Photography

 

Girl at the Restaurant Fair

Girl at the Restaurant Fair

Here is the first batch of people watching photos from Ljubljana that I promised earlier.  As usual, I try to keep things as un touristy as possible.  On Fridays except for the winter local restaurants set up a food court to offer their food.  A few of these are from that event.


Late April

Wilson Tunnel

Wilson Tunnel

A few photos from Houston as spring melts away into summer.


In A Japanese Garden

Two Turtles

Two Turtles

Photographed at the Japanese garden in Houston’s Hermann park.


Japan-America Festival and Others

 

Anime Girl

Anime Girl

Some of these were captured at  festival sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Houston and held in Hermann Park.  Much of the entertainment was paid for by the Japanese Consulate here in Houston. The remaining photos are from a small art festival held at Houston’s beautiful Elizabeth Baldwin Park.


Around Town

Roachmobile

Roachmobile

Photos of people, places and things in my home town.


Hermann Park Abstracts

Hermann Abstract 2

Hermann Abstract 2

Photographed at the reflecting pool in Houston’s Hermann park.  The water is less  than two feet deep.


March Gallery Visits

Barbecue Chef

Barbecue Chef

 Afterglow was exhibited at Sicardi Gallery.  Gilbert Hsaio’s  show was at Gallery Sonja Roesch.  I bought a venison sausage sandwich from the chef outside of Hardy and Nance Street Studios and went inside to find a girl taking pictures with her mobile phone held high.


Art in the Park

Patrick Dougherty 1

Patrick Dougherty 1

Art in the Park is series of large scale outdoor installations in Houston’s beautiful Hermann Park.


Haunted

Airstream Estate

Airstream Estate

These were photographed on lower Westheimer and along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.


March Color

No Drinking on Premisis

No Drinking on Premisis

These were photographed at various Houston locations, but mostly along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.

 


Braes Bayou

Double Helix

Double Helix

In Houston a bayou is a glorified drainage ditch.  I live close to Braes Bayou and often use its hike and bike trail.  Sometimes I take my camera along and shoot while walking or bike riding.


Places Without Locations

Crossed Wires

Crossed Wires

Many photos are of recognizable places, like the Manhattan skyline. None of these landscapes are of instantly identifiable locations. The two aerials were photographed somewhere between Houston and LA, but I can’t tell you even what state is pictured. Remaining images are from Kauai, but without the Hawaii tag, nobody would ever know. [A fellow blogger who is also a pilot identified "Farmland II". See the comments.]


High Seas at Hanalei Bay

Two Boys, Full Speed

Two Boys, Full Speed

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.


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