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The Baltic in Black and White

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Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:

Glyptotek Hallway Glyptotek Hallway

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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.

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Saddle Road and Mauna Kea

Wilting Tree

Wilting Tree

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This is one of the few ways to get away from the ocean.  Saddle road runs across Hawaii between the volcanic mountains of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.  It is a rugged volcanic landscape.  At the peak of Mauna Kea there are several large research telescopes.  The visitor’s center that is partway up the mountain has a collection of smaller telescopes for public stargazing sessions.

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There Must Be Something in the Water

Launch Ramp #2

Launch Ramp #2

Hawaii is the land of endless beaches.  There isn’t a lot to do, but going to the beach is enough for most Hawaiians.  A lot of these were captured in Kona, but a few were from further North.

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South Point

Tree and Grass

Tree and Grass

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South Point is about 60 miles South of Kona.  It is the Southernmost point in the USA.  Some believe the Polynesians landed here 3,000 years ago.  The wind blows a lot and in the same direction as you can see from the shape of the tree.

 

 

 

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The Big Island II

Fish Pond Abstract

Fish Pond Abstract

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The day started out with the typical oversized Hawaiian breakfast. I then headed south  stopping at a few beaches before reaching Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park where the abstract photos of a fish pond were captured.   A nearby beach is popular with divers and snorkelers.

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The Big Island

Wholesale Lobsters

Wholesale Lobsters

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Less than two weeks after returning from Hong Kong, I headed halfway back across the Pacific to the Big Island of Hawaii.  These photos were captured in the area around Kona.  Stay tuned as there are more on the way.

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Macau in Black and White

Macau Mash Up

Macau Mash Up

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If you have not seen my photos from Hong Kong and Macau, please don’t limit your journey to this post.  It was an exciting trip.  You can share my experiences for free (as in beer) by scrolling down the front page of my blog and checking out the galleries.

Along the streets of Macau there are small businesses located behind garage doors.  Electricity must be expensive because few had lights on.  It appeared the majority of these places were food related, either small restaurants or some kind of take away.  These micro businesses were a stark contrast to the giant gambling casinos.   Dried meat is a local specialty.  Tourists from China couldn’t get enough of it.

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