Monday, October 25, 2010

Enveloped Walkway

 
The elevated walkway through these Yellowstone pools, flats and geysers, disappears into the sulfur scented steam.

Quiet Pool

 
Silent for the moment, this quiet pool waits to erupt.

Algae Flats

 
Colorful flats of algae.

Spectacular Blue Pool

 
Fabulous boiling cauldron of brilliant blue in Yellowstone.

Calcium Pool

 
Cyrstaline beauty of Yellowstone.

Skeleton Trees

 
Yellowstone spectacle.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fresno Big Fair No. 4

 
I really enjoyed the vintage look that many of the amusement rides had.

Fresno Big Fair No. 3

 
Classic carnival colors and shapes.

Fresno Big Fair No. 2

 
Great carnival colors.

Fresno Big Fair No. 1


Lovely old Parisienne carousel at the Fresno Fair.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vegas No. 3

 
Reflective landscape via a fisheye lens.

Vegas No. 2

 
Super wide angle perspective.

Vegas No. 1

 
Strange blend of old and new.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Coca Cola

 
Another perspective on this wonderful looking old gas station.

Fill it with Ethyl

 
I came across this beautiful old filling station while exploring desolate roads in the Sierra Foothills.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

DOF No. 23

 
The Cambria shoreline offers endless colors and shapes.

DOF No. 22

 
I love this shape and texture. An older woman, passing by, told me that I would poke my eye out while I was taking this shot.

Color

 
It is so odd that I am much more of a traditionalist B&W photographer, but vacations put me in the mood for color and even narrative imagery.

DOF No. 21

 
The colors, textures and light are so varied along the Central California Coastline, that I find myself drawn to these sort of DOF (depth of field) images. The opportunities for spectacular bokeh abound.

An Ocean

 
Just a few flowers singled out against an ocean of flowers.

Dawn Tidepools No. 2

 
The colors become more of what we are accustomed as the dawn makes its way to the shore.

Dawn Tidepool

 
Breaking of dawn lends an unusual light to the shortline tidepools.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Prickly Pear

 
As these cactus get older, they begin to show their age with nicks and pecks slowly eroding at the older pads.

Century Plant

 
The century plan illustrates how these desert plants are committed to survival, including thwarting the attempts of any hungry herbivore.

Stark Contrast

 
The sun is so bright that the grass appears white in contrast to the shadows under this tree.

Prickly Pear

 
These cactus are so impressive, especially in their ability to thrive under harsh conditions.>

Thursday, March 11, 2010

San Miguel Wall No. 23

 
These intersections of color and trim happen between almost all buildings here in San Miguel.

Portal No. 59

 
Massive scale to this San Miguel doorway.

Portal No. 58


These steps have a wonderfully organic feel to them. This seems reminiscent of the adobe homes of the Southwest.

Portal No. 57

 
Most of the San Miguel doorways have steps leading up to the threshold. Some old doorways are permanently closed and no longer have steps, so there is a doorway suspended in space.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

San Miguel Wall No. 22

 
The exterior walls of the buildings in San Miguel have so much character.

Portal No. 56

 
San Miguel de Allende

Portal No .55

 
San Miguel door with high noon shadows.

Tarp City No. 2

 
Another example of the endless are of colors and shapes of tarps that covered this massive open air marketplace located just outside of San Miguel.

Nopales

 
Nopales are a vegetable made from the skinned and de-thorned pads of the prickly pear. This is served in numerous ways in Mexican cuisine such as napalitos and juevos con nopales.

Jugo de Zanahoriia

 
Carrot juice is probably the most popular juice here in Mexico. This open air market vendor certainly had an appealing display.

Frijoles

 
Of course there would have to be a wide variety of beans available at this open air marketplace.

Tarp City

 
This sprawling open air marketplace is covered with a tapestry of colorful tarps, lending a circus air. The colors were endless, and the marketplace took on the light of the tarps above rendering a kaleidoscope of colors.

Fruit Stand

 
In grocery, this display technique is known as the 'silent seller', and no wonder, as this gorgeous fruit sells itself with that fabulous color and beautiful onyx black seed.

Copperware

 
The hand formed copperware here in central Mexico is truly extraordinary in scale, form, and color.