All posts tagged: China

Temple detail…

  From a ‘touristy’ type temple set up near Zuhai, China… It really was something to see. Traditional architecture thrust beside more contemporary displays of affection for the nation of China… juxtaposed beside classic Greco/Roman statuary… Quite the clash of cultures, to my eye… Not to say I didn’t enjoy the experience…         Advertisements

Acadia National Park…

  … during a working trip to Maine some time back… What sets this one apart is not so much the actual shot as the ‘developing’, after the fact. I wonder… If the waters off-shore are a part of the National Park, how far does that extend? Can Acadia claim the 12 mile territorial boundary that nations usually reserve to themselves? Or can they go after as much territory as they have the Navy to enforce… You know, like China does…     “I hereby reclaim the island nation of Great Britain as the hereditary rightful property of the great land of Acadia National Park…” Yep… That ought to do it…   While we’re at it, we might want to explore other ‘repatriations’…   That’s right Tenerife… I’m looking at you!        

Peeking through…

  … I’m just so disgusted with this country right now… And I don’t even do social media, or watch broadcast news… Imagine how enraged I’d be if I paid attention to everybody else screaming right now… I can’t… I’m like the person who’s no good at long division, ’cause I just can’t even… Mostly I’m just sad… Terribly, terribly sad… So I offer up a respite from the madness of this past weekend, and out madness inducing, do-nothing, say the wrong thing at the right time every time President… A sunrise, from half-way around the world… Maybe a bit of meditation on this picture will help with a sense of perspective… I don’t know it will, or not. But anything’s worth a shot, at this point…          

As promised…

  … the first shot ever taken with the lens I mentioned in the last post… A Canon 85mm f1.2 prime… It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘zoom with you feet’… ‘Cause it’s really heavy, see… You gotta wanna walk around with this lens all day, is all I’m sayin’… While the subject of the photo might be rather blasé, there’s no denying the technical aspects. It’s a depth of field to die for… And really sharp, and a real crowd pleaser…   … but it’s so dang heavy…