Orange & Blue Buds
The "storms" in Southern California passed last night. Rain and gusting winds were replaced by deep blue skies and sparkling sunlight. This sparse yet vibrant tree caught my eye. The orange blossoms popped against the blue background. Wispy clouds (seen above) blanketed the coast and a fluffy ceiling of dense clouds gathered inland today.
February 28, 2010
Another beautiful day in San Diego!
Thick humid air fogged up the lens as our ship ventured through the straits of Ha Long Bay. The image above was captured as we passed through a natural gate with sheer cliffs on either side. This landscape was extraordinary for a foreigner. Imagine the difficulties of living on the waterline of the cliffs.
Notice the structures in the bottom left of this photograph. Numerous businesses operate throughout the bay, including a bank. It is easy to take necessities, and luxuries, for granted in the United States. Groceries are simple to obtain at the store, fresh water connections are in most homes, and electricity is plentiful. Most people give little thought to the supply chain and logistics of the services we consume. However, the supply chain on Ha Long Bay must be intricate for goods unobtainable from the sea beneath. I cannot imagine the complexities of procuring every foodstuff, generating electricity, and living without plumbing. This is one of many reasons why I feel extremely lucky!
February 27, 2010
A4 A3 (Canon S90)
Gritty black and white images are becoming more pleasing to me. I still love beautifully saturated compositions, but black and white photographs are enticing with their details. Notice the creeping clovers moving their way in between the two junction boxes at the top and bottom.
The set of boxes pictured above proved to be an excellent composition highlighting the underbelly of perfection (e.g.: manicured lawns, pruned roses, and overhanging queen palm trees) in suburbia.
February 25, 2010