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At the Galleries, May 2015

Beach Ball on Main

Beach Ball on Main

8 Photos in This Gallery

This was one busy night.  I visited 5 gallery openings and captured photos at 3 of them.  Houston Center for Photography and Lawndale are non profit organizations supporting the arts in Houston.  Samara is a commercial gallery.


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Cabo Beach Town Fun

Medano Beach

Medano Beach

8 Photos in this Gallery

Cabo San Lucas is just your basic beach town, so here are a few shots from the beach or nearby.  Check out the pano, it’s very high resolution.

 

 


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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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Star Wars Art Festival Part 2

Princess Leia in White

Princess Leia in White

8 Photos in This Gallery

More photos from the 4th Annual Star Wars Art Festival in Houston, Texas.  There was lots of Texas sunshine on the roof.


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Rocks at Solmar Beach

The Cathedral

The Cathedral

5 Photos in This Gallery

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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