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Vision Quest...A Travel Photography Blog

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From the Journals…Even More from Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). January 12, 2011

March 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Chrome ReflectionChrome ReflectionShewdagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar. Having just arrived from my long flight from New York, I woke up on my first morning  and took my jet-lagged body to the Shwedagon Pagoda to peacefully begin my trip. I had been here 7 years earlier, and find the temple to be a fascinating place.

It is the most revered Buddhist temple in the country, and attracts worshippers from all over. It is a beautiful place that always has plenty going on.

This morning started at a very pleasant 75℉ and we wandered around slowly, taking it all in. My camera was shooting away, and I was shocked that I actually filled a 2GB memory card--about 150 pix.


From the Journals…More from Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. August 17, 1993

March 20, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Giant Tortise Head 2Giant Tortise Head 2Giant Tortise (Geochelone elephantopus) rests head on ground, Isla Santa Cruz. Galapagos National Park, Ecuador.

Up at 6:30, breakfast at 7. We left for the Charles Darwin Station at 8. We had a look at the museum first, and then at some of the pens for the young tortise hatchlings.

Then we went to some of the pens for larger giant tortises, and they were big. They can live for 150-200 years, and weigh up to 500 pounds. Despite their reputations, those things can move quickly. They are constantly moving their heads, and often walking around.

I got some shots with an overcast sky, and then hung around until the weather got better. I shot 4 or 5 rolls, so I was happy. We viewed “Solitary George” from a distance.


From the Journals…Even More from Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA. July 1990

March 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Bryce Point Sunrise 3Bryce Point Sunrise 3Rock formations at sunset from Bryce Point. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA.

After driving from New York to Las Vegas with my brother on a drive-away mission, we rented a car for a few days to explore some of the awesome parks in this part of the country. We were able to enjoy the sunset here in all its glory. This is a bizarre landscape that I really enjoyed.

The following morning we hiked a trail in the park called Wall Street, which couldn’t have been more different from the New York version! It was fascinating to be inside this park and to see some of these rock formations up close.


From the Journals… Still More from Granada, Spain. April 18, 2012

March 13, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hall of the AbencerrajesHall of the AbencerrajesLa Alhambra, Granada, Spain. Although my reservation to tour the palaces was for tomorrow, I took advantage of the good weather today and was able to explore the grounds of the Alhambra. It is a beautiful place with great views from its perch on the mountain ridge.

I played with this image in post-production, adding saturation, contrast, and sharpness, then I smoothed it out to give it a painterly look.


From the Journals…Still More from Córdoba, Spain. April 15, 2012

March 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Twilight 2Twilight 2Córdoba, Spain. It seemed that wherever I was looking I was finding photographic possibilities in this fascinating historic city. I wandered across to the other side of the river, and was intrigued by the Roman Bridge from this view.

I scouted for a good location, then set up my tripod and waited. There were some interesting cloud formations drifting over the city. I think this dark cloud, balanced with twilight and the lights on the bridge, makes for a dramatic image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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