Flame Out

This image always reminds me of the end of summer. It’s a close up of a flame on a tiki torch that I took years ago near summer’s end. It is fascination to take pictures of flame’s at a slow shutter speed. The wind makes the flame dance and with a shutter speed of 1 second or more creates unique patterns. Who says you can’t see the wind.

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Flame On!

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Relic fromThe Past

I took this a long time ago. It was a 35mm Ektachome image which I scanned in 2010. I wish it was a little sharper but I like the color and composition.

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Relic from The Past

The Monster of Kennywood 1977

I haven’t been to Kennywood since the late 1970’s. I took some of my students from Ivy School of Professional Art on a field trip there and we all had a great time taking photos. I have always been fond of this picture, the ride is long gone ut it reminds me of simpler times.

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The Monster

Owen Reflected

When my future son in law first visited us in the Pocono Mountains he did not have his now world famous beard. His beard has absolutely nothing to do with this picture. We took him and my daughter to Grey Towers in Milford Pennsylvania. The famous house of Gifford Pinchot.

There had been heavy rain the night before and I took this picture of tree reflections in a small pond. I didn’t realize Owen was even in the picture. My recent image, Upside Down in Mexico has caused me to revisit old pictures of reflections. This one takes on a surrealistic feel when turned upside down and cropped.

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Owen Reflected

Cemetery by The Sea

Across the channel from Cancún is the island of Isla Mujeres. It’s just a short boat ride to see a gem of real Mexico. The beaches are tranquil compared to Cancún and you can rent a golf cart, bike or motorcycle to explore the small island.

If you do go, on the south end of the island is a wonderful cemetery that is so different than American or European cemeteries it is worth the trip. Of course being an island, all the graves are above ground and with vibrant colors and unusual displays. Its worth the trip.

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Cemetery by The Sea

Reflections in Mexico

One evening in Cancún we had finished dinner at Las Isla Shopping District and while I was waiting for my wife I took some pictures of reflections in the canal. Normally when taking reflections you take the reflection with the object being reflected included in the shot. That night I only took the reflection.

The fence looks more like a painting that a photograph and has an interesting appeal.

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Fence Reflections

Upside Down in Mexico

One evening in Cancún we had finished dinner at Las Isla Shopping District and while I was waiting for my wife I took some pictures of reflections in the canal. Normally when taking reflections you take the reflection with the object being reflected included in the shot. That night I only took the reflection.

When I saw the image during editing I rejected it as stupid. Now a few years later I looked at it again and decide to rotate it 180 degrees and I like it! Looks like a painting

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Upside Down in Mexico