Instead of a window I decided to have some fun with a mirror and to try some enhancements. Not sure I succeeded, but I did learn some new things, and that is what this challenge is all about for me.
While in Holland I photographed a well known area, and wish to use it here the way I took the photo and then to meet my photo 101 goal to display it in monochrome. Interesting.
I missed the “full bloom” this year at Death Valley National Park; however, I did see plenty of color compared to another time at the park. No disappointment to report.
Yellow flowers; purple flowers; plenty of white salt at Devil’s Golf Course and Badwater; Dubai sand-colored dunes; green-colored riparian areas; and the changing sky.
I respect horses. I keep a healthy distance away from them, especially their back end. I think they are beautiful to look at from a distance. I am not a horseback rider; but one of the few times I have ridden, I could not walk for a week.
Despite all, I did enjoy looking this horse in the eye…the horse was behind a sturdy fence!
Sometimes I wait hours for the sun to lower in the sky, and I wonder what an area will look like as the sun sets. Will I capture the photograph I want…at least one good one possibly out of numerous photos taken! Maybe…I hope…patience!
I was fascinated by this old river on the bed of Death Valley, and to its end point where salt accumulated. This area of the world is unique. I often imagine what early travelers must have thought as they came to the area now known as our Death Valley National Park! I appreciate the fact our country’s land is protected so my niece, nephews and grand niece can enjoy the national park when they grow older and visit. If you have not been there, go; take caution during summer months!
If you know anything about me, I am a mountain person, not a water person! As a matter of fact, jumping into water may be the last thing I would ever do, but climb a mountain, I am ready! When do we leave?
Off the coast of Spain this past September I saw these young, crazy guys jumping into water. My immediate thought, you will never see me doing this! But the joy in seeing people doing what they enjoy was a wonderful feeling.
May I always travel and see people having fun!
One great thing about rock climbing is, even though you know someone is at the other end of the rope, it is all up to you as you climb…and for me that is solitude. I am sure these climbers are enjoying each other’s company as they scale this wall at Red Rock Canyon (stop at first parking lot, hike in, and watch!)
My future goal is to get from indoor wall climbing to climbing outdoors! And to learn more about photography…rule of thirds, maybe here.
Red Rock Canyon is west of Las Vegas and a beautiful place to escape the “Strip’s” crowds. Bliss for me has always been an escape to the outdoors, away from people, and a chance to take a good photo or see wildlife. While many people were on various hiking trails, car drivers and bicyclists on the 13 mile scenic drive, it was all fun.
Fremont Street in Las Vegas has always been on my list of places to see. It is a street closed to traffic and the other end has a canopy over the street, the length of a block. From dusk to midnight, on the hour for about 10 minutes, there is a laser light show on the canopy. It is colorful and with loud music, especially as you stand under a speaker! (They seem to be everywhere!) Lots of people are walking the area or on line for Heart Attack Grill and other establishments.