Monday, September 29, 2008

Raindrops On My Window

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Canon Beach Oregon

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday, the best place on the web to see the sky around the world. Have a look for yourself just click here.

The sky, we look to it for comfort in times of need. In hopes a greater sum will present itself for our salvation. We look up for inspiration and consolation
Rainbows full of color, hope and beauty.
Blue sky that never ends. White clouds you make your friends.
When the sky turns dark and threatening we fear that which we have no control.
Rain comes and quenches the earth bringing with it floods of life and death.
Light so bright it will blind and sound so loud the world will tremble.
A vastness of space that knows no time. Void of our life yet our life it gives.
The sky, we look up to it in wonder. Touch it, we never will, yet surrounds us always.
The sun and stars are forever our companions. Know them we will not.
The sky, forever in its debt, forever in wonderment.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fishing Boats In Sri Lanka

Sorry I do not have much to post. I am still sick and have not really left the house for eight days. This is the worst sickness I have had since I was a little kid, and that was a long time ago. Lucky me I have a huge inventory of images just waiting to be seen.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

B/W Odds and Ends

The first image was taken in San Francisco, China Town of course.
The second image was a beach in Oregon.
The third and fourth images are of a bridge that no longer exsits here in Fiji, near to my old home. Washed out completely this year during a rain storm. Interesting side not on the bridge, where ever there is a bridge there is aswimming hole below it. On any given sunny day there will be multitudes of kids swimming and playing. This day happened to be a bit cloudy and it was in winter.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Welcome to Sky Watch Friday. It has been a bit of a rough week. Being sick in the tropics is hell. Luckily I got up early one morning and looked out to the swimming pool and saw this reflection. I grabbed my point and shoot and got a couple of shots off. The first being the reflection and the second being the reflected.
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Fower Study

A little bit about these flowers. The Fijian name is Vutu, I do not know the English or Latin names. I used a black back drop with LED and incandescent light. My camera was tripod mounted with 8-20 second exposures at F22.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Blog recognition

First is the Amazing Friendship, this was given to me by my very good friend The Fishing Guy. I met him through blogging and have built a wonderful friendship with him through our blogging. Thank you so much my friend. May all your days be filled with happiness and sunshine.

Next I was given the I Love your blog by Sara G and Leedra. I follow both of their blog and very mush enjoy their photos and discriptions. Thank you both for this honor, I am humbled in your blogaspheres.

I would like to give this award to:

This next recognition was given to me by Louise at Potted Frog. She is the most amazing blogger person I know. I read her blog and she always has really good things to say and great photos. If you get a chance check her out, it's worth it.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Wow it's Friday, or almost Friday. Seeings how I live in Fiji it will be Friday here first. I was just looking at the SWF website and was thinking to myself, 7:30pm GMT Thursday is actually 6:30 am Friday morning for me. Anyways I thought I would post something different today, Reflections. LOL The first one is a building in Sydney, Australia which I love to visit. The second is Denarau Marina here in Nadi, Fiji. Hope you enjoy.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Selection of Black and Whites

These have been published on another site that I am part of called The World in Black and White. I thought I should show them here also. Hope you enjoy.

Wood Study

Reflections B/W 1

Reflections B/W

Raindrops B/W

Dead And Gone But Not Forgotten

Sky And Palm B/W

Baby Coconuts

Moody Waters

Flower And Water B/W


Saturday, September 6, 2008

In The Land Down Under

I visit Sydney Australia about once a year. It has to be one of my favorite cities in the world. The food is great. The people are friendly. The public transportation is a dream to use and the whole city is just a pleasure to visit. Here are a few images from a couple years back. A mix of abstract and what I call post card shots.

Sydney Opera House Post Card

Sydney Post Card

Sydney Opera House 3

Sydney Opera House 2

Sydney Opera House 1

Reflections of Sydney

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

It's Sky Watch Friday and time to see what the sky has been doing all over the world this week. Last week there was an amazing 373 sites posting images of the sky from their parts of the world. This week I give you more reflections of blue. Even though there is a perfectly good scientific reason the sky is blue and the sea is blue, I am still in awe. If you take a glass of sea water it is clear and if you get a glass of sky it is also clear. Yet when you put them together they turn blue. Amazing and beautiful.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Barge by the sea

While exploring the beaches by my new home I came upon an old barge sitting high and dry. At first glance I only saw an old barge but after walking around it two or three times I began to see the color and texture. The more I walked around it the more I saw. I give to you my images of that old barge. Sometimes we must look at the world from a different perspective in order to see the beauty that surrounds us. Instead of a hulking, washed up old barge I ended up seeing multitudes of patterns and colors as well as reflections from inside this now piece of art. The saying, "Don't judge a book by it's cover" certainly held true for this subject.