Category: Thailand

My 7 Favorite Photos

My cousin challenged me to pick 7 of my favorite landscape photographs to be displayed over 7 days for a Facebook nature photo challenge.  I would like to say that they are my favorites but I imposed more rules on myself than need be….

Building a Nest

It seemed so simple.  Back and forth, the Oriental Pied Hornbill flew with mud in its bill, building a nest in a hole in a nearby tree.  But after days of watching their quarrying, flight, and construction, I realized that it is not that…

The Rule of Thirds

This weeks entry in Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge Week #9 “Rule of Thirds”. I agree with Cee, the rule of thirds is how our brain naturally works.  What can’t be explained in words is often obvious to the subconscious. What I find interesting is…

Diagonal Lines

My submittal to Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Week #8 Diagonal Lines.  

Which Way?

The idea for a essay based on direction came from Cee’s Which Way photo challenge by way of Bulldog Travels: Dark Hedges.  After hours of reviewing old photos, I had lots to draw from because this is a subject that I am sensitive to as I shoot. I…

The Character of a Bell

Hiking sections of the Appalachian trail through Connecticut, you could orient yourself with the sight of the church steeple peeking through the maples and birches.  At times, deep in the forest, you could only hear was the tolling of the bell. I can appreciate the…

Sun Salutations

Originally, it all started when I was training for triathlons.  I realized that all the races were in the morning and thought I should learn to get up early and get a run or ride in before work. Then it turned into an obsession. If…

Subtlety with Water

Water is always the topic of conversation in our neighborhood.  From well depth to pipe repairs, aquifer stability to water rights, whenever people get together, water will creep in somewhere.  In the midst of a horrible drought, the days of fountains are gone so…

A Fascination with Long-Tails

Admittedly, I have a fascination with boats in general.  But there is something about taking a car engine, putting it on a post in the back of a boat, adding a long driveshaft and propeller and racing up and down a river.  Long-tails were…

Does Your Photo Have a Name?

One of the best ways I have found to understand our travels is to try and name my photos.  Whether art, architecture, flora, fauna, insect, or arachnid, I try to find the proper name to label my photo.  Why?   Because it is never just…