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Monks, Luang Prabang, Laos

Monk, Wat That Luang, Luang Prabang, Laos

The monks in Luang Prabang and the small neighboring villages love to be photographed in exchange for learning a little English. What struck me about photographing in the wats was the beautiful quality of the light, no doubt partly due to the almost always hazy sky courtesy of the many fires used for cooking and […]

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French Doors

Ecluse d'Anizy no 24 du versant de la Loire, France

On a recent search I realized I have 665 photographs of French doors or, likely a better description, doors in France. Very colourful this selection.

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Alcyone, Port Townsend, Washington

Topmast schooner Alcyone under sail, Port Townsend

Launched in 1956, Shipwright Frank Prothero built Alcyone over a period of 6 years. She’s a 81′ gaff-rigged topmast schooner setting eleven sails: mainsail, foresail, staysail, jib, flying jib, main and fore gaff topsails, fisherman, fore course, raffee and stunsail. These can be raised in different combinations to suit various wind conditions.

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Marilyn Monroe in France

Marilyn Monroe in Marseille, France

I’ve always been inspired with the photographs of Marilyn Monroe, they have a certain “aura” to them that’s really hard to describe. Perhaps her own persona has affected the way photographers approached her. All I know is that it’s very difficult to get a bad photograph of “Norma Jean”, she just has something going for […]

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Canadian Forces Snowbirds

Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) arrived on the island a few days ago to prepare for their 2011 airshow season. These guys are amazing flying within feet of each other amost every week. It’s all very impressive if you have a chance to catch them in action.

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Fishing Boat, Crofton, British Columbia

Fishing Boat, Crofton, British Columbia

It’s good to be back home in the Pacific Northwest with the ocean and boats that are so much a part of my life. While I love travelling when I return from a trip I generally feel like I’m fortunate to live in one of the world’s most beautiful areas, at least until I’m on […]

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Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery must be one of the most photographed cemeteries in the world and certainly for good reason. The cemetery has a wonderful mix of both old and new tombs and headstones with lovely tree lined boulevards wandering through the site. Very peaceful!

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Windows, Lyon, France

Windows, Lyon, France

I’ve been doing my best to publish images shot within a day or so of my Photo a Day published dates but for a few weeks I’m going to change the rules a little. There is a reason for this, primarily in that I don’t expect to be doing much shooting this month. I’m sure […]

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Wall Painting, Granada, Spain

Wall Painting, Granada, Spain

I suppose this really should be described as graffiti although wall art is so common in many European cities that it seems to be viewed more as an art form. I’ve been trying to come up with a name for this, perhaps “Chair with a view?”.

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Skies from the past month

Clouds, New Mexico

Having spent the past 6 weeks on the road I witnessed some beautiful skies. While not photographing all of them was perhaps a mistake I did manage to photograph a large collection. Here are a some images from this past road trip for today’s photos. A few days from now I’ll be back in the […]

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Seattle Space Needle

Seattle Space Needle at Night

The Seattle Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair. During this period nearly 20,000 people a day used the elevators, with over 2.3 million visitors in all for the World Fair. When it was completed in April 1962 it was the tallest structure west of the Mississippi River.

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Experience Music Project – Seattle

Experience Music Project Building, Seattle, Washington

The amazing Experience Music Project building is not for everyone but I sure get a kick from it. The Experience Music Project (EMP) was founded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, and opened its doors in 2000. It features Seattle music history including Jimi Hendrix and the grunge music scene.

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Arizona sycamore – Platanus wrightii

Bark, Arizona sycamore

We came across many of these gorgeous Arizona sycamores on the banks of the few creeks that are running right now. I expect they are stunning in leaf as well, hopefully I’ll have the chance to see them on a later trip.

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More Aliens

Alien in a spaceship
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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument

Montezuma Castle National Monument, located near Camp Verde, Arizona, features well-preserved cliff-dwellings. These dwellings were built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people, northern cousins of the Hohokam, around 700 AD.

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Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Arizona

Tree, Oak Creek Canyon

The drive through Oak Creek Canyon is amazing and the trails are even more spectacular with steep red cliffs and beautiful streams. While the weather was overast on this hike I took advantage of the softer light by shooting intimate landscapes.

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Sedona, Arizona

Tacky Indian, Sedona, Arizona

I haven’t been through Sedona, Arizona for about 35 years and as expected it has changed dramatically since the 1970’s. Gone is the old funky town having been replaced by a tacky main street with too many t-shirts and ice cream parlours. And the art; tacky, tacky, tacky! Fortunately much of the town off the […]

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V Bar V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona

V-bar-V Ranch petroglyph site, Verde Valley, Arizona

The The V-bar-V ranch petroglyph site is the largest known petroglyph site in the Verde Valley of central Arizona, and one of the best preserved. The rock art site consists of 1,032 petroglyphs in 13 panels. The petroglyphs were created by Southern Sinagua residents between about 1150 and 1400 AD. Fortunately the ranchers protected the […]

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Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona

Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, Arizona

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic chapel built into the mesas of Sedona, Arizona, which was inspired and commissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. Visiting is well worth the effort if in the Sedona area.

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Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petrified Wood, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona has as expected, petrified trees. I’ve been reading up on the whole science of this and hopefully will get around to providing some useful information but for now, just photos!

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The Aermotor Windmill

The Aermotor Windmill, San Antonio, New Mexico

Something that I always enjoy viewing while travelling are the wonderful windmills that keep so much of the country irrigated and so many cattle happy. The Aermotor Windmill Company has been producing these since 1888 and while I assumed that most of them were old I have discovered that the business is still running strong […]

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Carlbad Caverns National Park Details

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

The more time you spend at Carlsbad Caverns National Park the more you see the details of the amazing formations. As usual most people seem to run through the area and really don’t look at anything. Generally they look at my photographs at a later date and say “how do you see these images?” It’s […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

I have wanted to visit Carlsbad Caverns National Park for years and we finally made the decision to swing by. My first impression was “what have we got ourselves into?” as we swung by the visitor’s center in the late afternoon of our arrival and discovered likely 1,000 cars and RV’s parked there. What could […]

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Aliens in New Mexico

Green aliens in New Mexico

I finally found my first aliens on this trip and they were easy to identify as they are green. I know some books claim aliens are silver or perhaps even red but I think from most “confirmed sightings” they are green. Certainly these guys are very green.

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