The malecon of Puerto Vallarta has a wonderful assortment of sculptures and design elements to feast one’s eyes upon. It’s not your typical beach city pier by any means, but a walkway with art.
This high-tech “sail” provides a great place to escape the hot sun, and enjoy a bit of the ocean view.
A perspective changes with a simple change of the angle of the camera, with a second look at an object to be photographed
There is no denying spring here in Northern California
sheep on alert
The sheep are out munching on the new spring greenery brought to us by a benevolent Mother Nature, who has graced us with a few spring showers in the last couple of weeks.
We all best enjoy this before the spigot is turned off for the long dry summer ahead.
Nature can be expansive; the sky in its brilliance at daybreak and sunset, and at night in its moon and starlight. Trees that shimmer in their new-found spring greenery, and shiver in their nakedness in winter’s frost.
But look into a flower pot, at the petal of a succulent, fallen from its mother, yet sprouting another life, and tell me that’s not part of nature’s exquisite expanse.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous. ~Aristotle
Pay a visit to Lens and Pens by Sally for more on nature and phoneography.
Oahu at a Diamond Head overlook and parking area. It was our last afternoon on Oahu, and hating to give it up just yet, we jumped on an AlohaBus, one of those red double-decker jobs, and headed up into Diamond Head. One last sunset look out over the Pacific.
When I’ve not recently traveled, I will be using my Sunday Chronicle space to offer the new Sunday Traveler, for a one photo retrospective of trips past.
She sits at the edge of a field down the road a ways
abandoned to dream of the good old days along these roads where I now sit and watch her
I attended a National Geographic Traveler seminar yesterday at the San Francisco Art Institute, the topic being portrait and people photography; this photo was taken just prior to that while I was waiting in line to sign in, or I would have rounded up some people to mill about in the photo as well. Invaluable information was gleaned from one of their photographers, Catherine Karnow, giving the presentation.
Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy.
The phoneography challenge is part of an ongoing series spearheaded by Sally Donatello at Lens and Pens.
The long promised Cancun trip finale. I wanted to post a gallery of the people who were the best part of this trip, and that I haven’t included in my previous posts. The photos are from Cancun, Tulum, Ek Balam, Valladolid and Playa del Carmen. The people of the Yucatan Peninsula are the warmest and caring of souls that have only further enriched my love of Mexico.
I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed these people. Click on any photo to open the gallery
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. ~Aldous Huxley
Gung Hay Fat Choy! A Chinese New Year celebration story pictured in three photos taken this past weekend in Nevada.
More entries in the WPC can be found here.