Friday, April 27, 2012

Ashland North of Archer

Friday morning, 4/27/12
I saw this yesterday returning from a mtb ride on my way to El Milagro for nourishment. The late morning light illuminated this structure in a way that you only see when you are without a camera. I returned early this morning to see it in backlight.

Friday afternoon about 3:45, 4/27/12
I went back to shoot this again. Just as I get out of the car with my camera I see a guy with a camo jacket go in the bushes to relieve himself. Hopefully he didn't think I was there to take his picture but he had other things on his mind.
So I'm shooting this over a 6 foot fence but I'm only 5-6 so I'm guessing that the camera is level but then again it hardly is when it's at eye level. So this shot has skew correction in photoshop otherwise it looked like a leaning tower.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lan Pu - Guangzhou

Lan Pu / Orchid Park 12-29-92. I've been here a number of times but never when the orchids are in bloom. Not a problem, as this allows me to enjoy the serenity of the landscape planted in the middle of a metropolis with millions of people.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Canal St. Bridge

Friday late afternoon. 4/6/12

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Qing Ming

Sunday noon, 4/8/12
It's not my preference to photograph flowers or in cemetaries but Qing Ming is a different day. It's the day to pay and share respect to one's ancestors. While walking through I noticed that just about every headstone had flowers or incense. That's a lot of respect.

While doing our prayers and bows at one relative's site, a woman nearby noticed that our dialect was the same as hers and greeted us. On finding that we had four generations of our family visiting our ancestors, she remarked that it was a good for us to be there. She had the typical face of a person from my village area and she was still guided by the traditions from there. I still feel a bit of that.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Barbequed Pork in the Morning Light

Friday morning about 8:30 4/6/12

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Monday early evening. 4/2/12
Though I like to spend a lot of time in gardens and in nature, I really don't photograph flowers very often. With this shot I've taken care of my quota for awhile.