outdoors

New Zealand, Queenstown Area

6 Photos in this post.  Click on any to see full size.  Several are stitched panoramics.


Milford Sound, New Zealand

Seven images in this post.

This famous landscape is normally wet with hundreds of inches of rain each year.  These were shot from a moving boat.

 


Dunedin, New Zealand

A pastoral spot on the South Island…  View the panoramic shots full size.

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Mount Cook, New Zealand

Mt Cook Village is a popular spot.  I could only book one night there.


Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

8 photos in this gallery.  The place is so beautiful I can’t add much with words.


San Francisco and Carmel

I expect to be making regular visits to the Bay Area and Northern California in the future.

 

 

 


Houston Gay Pride, 2017

Houston’s Gay Pride Festival was held for the second year downtown in front of City Hall in Houston.  This time the police made no attempt to keep participants out of the reflecting pool.   There were far more women there than men although I suspect the numbers reversed in the evening for the parade.  Temperatures were kept reasonable by rain and clouds making it only almost as hot as hell rather than hotter.  The girls were wilder this year than in the past with several sporting pasties.


Houston Art Car Parade 2017

Costumes have become a big part of the art car parade so here are some people in costume.


Siem Reap, Cambodia

This was the last stop on the Southeast Asia trip.  The town is full of tourists because it is near Angkor Wat.

 


Luang Prabang, Laos

After leaving Viet Nam I spent a few days in the Luang Prabang area. Although it was fun, I would only recommend this stop if you have a lot of time.

 


Maui 2017 Part 2

 

Maui is known for its endless beaches and the volcano Haleakala.   The shot above is a stitched panorama of the crater taken from a location only accessible on the way down the mountain.

 

 


Maui 2017 Part 1

 

Maui is known for its endless beaches and the volcano Haleakala. This trip I didn’t bother with the twisty road to Hana.   The shot above is a stitched panorama of the crater.

 


Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

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12 Photos in This Gallery

This famous scenic bay is a 3 hour car ride from Hanoi.  It’s not far, but the roads are slow.

 


The Bay Area

These photos are from Oakland, San Francisco and Marin County, California.  Try to view the pano’s full size.

 


Austin, September, 2016

These photos were taken at the Castle Hill Graffiti Park and 6th Street in downtown Austin.

 


Breckenridge and Vail

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I was recently in Colorado.  Aspen groves had turned to gold and the first snow fell at high altitudes.


2016 Travel Photos

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From The Rooftops

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The lead image is a stitched pano.


By The River


Houston Japan Festival 2016

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These photos are from the annual Houston Japan Festival held in Hermann park.  As usual there are lots of people in traditional Japanese clothing and Cosplayers.  My favorite is the French Maid.  She works in sales.  The gal in blue is a designer for a large company.


Punta del Este Street Photography

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Senior Group Portrait

Punta del Este is a gem of a beach town in Uruguay.  There was a loft apartment for sale there priced at US$3.5 million.  The hand sculpture is a famous landmark.  There are also a few photos from Montevideo in this gallery.

 


Houston and Galveston, February, 2016

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8 Photos in This Gallery

Just a few odd shots I took  last month.

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Leaving Ushuaia

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8 Photos in this gallery

The first 5 photos are from the Tierra del Fuego Mational Park, the last three are from the ships departure from Ushuaia.

 

 

 


Beagle Channel Birds and Sea Lions

 

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8 Photos in this gallery

After docking at Ushuia I boarded a catamaran to view the wildlife inhabiting small islands in the area.