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Maui Revisited

Mother, Daughter, Beach

Mother, Daughter, Beach

5 Photos in This Gallery

Most of us think of Hawaii as a place of lush color, but I found a few shots from my last visit to Maui that would work well in black and white.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

In Clouds, Kauai

In Clouds, Kauai

8 Photos in This gallery

These photos were captured world wide including Hong Kong, Macau, New Orleans, Dubrovnik, Kauai, Austin and at home in Houston.

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The streets of Cabo San Lucas in Black and White

A Dog's Life

A Dog’s Life

8 Photos in this Gallery

In Cabo, the sun is brighter, tacos taste better, tequila is stronger and skirts are shorter.

 


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The Cabo Arch

The Cabo Arch

The Cabo Arch

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The arch is literally at the tip of the peninsula of Cabo San Lucas.  It is accessible mainly by boat, but a serious rock climb from the Grand Solmar beach will take one within viewing distance of its back side.  People must share the area with sea lions.  They are cute, but they bite.  It’s so closely associated with Cabo that it appears on tee shirts.  I used my pseudo IR processing to get a slightly different result from the hundreds of tourists who photograph it daily.  While walking through the marina or on the beach boat drivers will offer this trip to you repeatedly for US$10 or $12.  I paid 200 pesos for two people, about US$13.50 plus a tip.  The entire series was photographed from a small rocking boat.


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Pedregal Beach

Pedregal Mono #1

Pedregal Mono #1

8 Photos in this Gallery

Pedregal is a gated community where some of the homes are priced at over US$10 million.  It is built on a hill providing views of both the town and the Pacific Ocean.  To get to the beach it is necessary to walk over the hill navigating a maze of streets.  Tourist maps do not include these streets so I used Google maps.  Some streets that appear to go to the beach end on cliffs.  Eventually I found the place.

I prefer the way the rocks look in black and white, but have included one image in color for comparison.  Note the “chocolate chips” of darker rocks in the dominant granite.


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Cabo San Lucas in Black and White

Tattoo Crew

Tattoo Crew

8 Photos in this Gallery

Cabo San Lucas is a popular tourist destination at the Southern tip of Baja California.  To me it seemed a little crazier than most places.


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Cabo San Lucas Around Town

 

Massage 2

Massage 2

8 Photos in this Gallery

The colorful gate was next to my hotel, and all of these were within a 5 minute walk.  A lot of places were offering massage therapy.  I didn’t try it.

 


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