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San Juan Island II

Cat Lover
Cat Lover

Cat Lover

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San Juan Island

Mount Baker
Mount Baker

Mount Baker

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San Juan Island is known for its mild summers.  Unfortunately the temperatures were in the upper 80’s (30C) for the first two evenings and my hotel room was not air conditioned.  There is a lovely sculpture garden near Roche Harbor.  It is actually an art gallery as all pieces are for sale and unsold works are rotated out after two years.


Finding Seattle

Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

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These were taken on a flight from Houston to Seattle using a Nikon D800 and a 50mm f/1.4 G lens.


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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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Rocks at Solmar Beach

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

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Access to beaches on the Pacific Ocean side of Cabo is inconvenient at best.  For this one walk to the Grand Solmar Resort past the Marina.  A bellman will stop you and ask for your room number.  Reply that you have come to see the beach and Mexican law requires they allow access.  He will delay, then ask where you are staying, and admit you through a service entrance.  There is no swimming on the beach due to undertow.


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Desolation in Black and White

Stadium

Stadium

5 Photos in This Gallery These scenes were photographed on a flight from Houston to Los Cabos, Mexico.  The desolation of the area is extreme.  Due to haze and the shallow camera angle required when shooting from a commercial jet, black and white produces the best results.


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On the Banks of the Colorado River

Colorado River #2

Colorado River #2

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Lake Travis feeds the Colorado River.  You may notice the river is low with the bottom is visible.  Lake Travis is at 32% capacity after several years of a Central Texas drought.  It rained later that day, but the storm barely did anything for the reservoir.  This location is downstream near Bastrop, Texas at the Lost Pines Hyatt.


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