Posts tagged “life

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La Jolla Rookery

Seals and Surf

Seals and Surf

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At the shore of the tony Southland town of La Jolla is a seal rookery.  It is inhabited by barking seals, seabirds and a few squirrels.  The place stinks to high heaven with the pungent aroma of rotten fish.  This makes the rookery controversial with local residents.  At night I could smell it while walking past the outdoor dining area of a few restuarants.


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San Diego Street Portraits and Candids

Girl at the Rail

Girl at the Rail

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One of my favorite pastimes is asking people on the street if I can take their picture.  Most say yes.


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Surfers, Swimmers and Fishers

Wipe Out

Wipe Out

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These are the images of summer which is nearly at its end.  People are passionate about these activities, or at a minimum they were looking for a bit of relaxation at the beach.  I don’t know how anyone could stand that cold water without a wetsuit.  Most of the photos are from Ocean Beach in San Diego with a few from “La Joya” up the coast.


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Edgy Beauty and Tattoos 0613

Here They Come, Houston

Here They Come, Houston

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Photographs made at Houston Gay Pride 2013 in temperatures over 100F with high humidity.


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Isla Bonita II

Belize Gangway

Belize Gangway

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Here the Sea is Always Nearby


Kalk Bay Harbor

Cape Fur Seal

Cape Fur Seal

Kalk Bay Harbor is a pretty spot that captures a lot of what makes Cape Town special.  The hills come down to the water to meet a concrete jetty populated with locals who are fishing.  There are lots of restaurants including the Brass Bell where the seafood is excellent.


The Paradise Garden

The Paradise Garden

The Paradise Garden

Kissimmee, Florida is not as well known as it’s largest employer, Walt Disney World. Here Mickey watches over all.  To compete for attention local merchants resort to Googie architecture.  That is a design where the shape of the building mimics an item for sale, and is often otherwise impractical.  The two kids running at full speed on an elevated boardwalk are relatives.  That was shot at Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve.  It invokes some of the magic of the iconic “A Walk to the Garden of Paradise” by W. Eugene Smith.  Some of the photos were captured at Disney Animal Kingdom, a deluxe accredited zoo that is part of the Disney World complex.