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Rocks of ages…

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Traveling the world offers unlimited sources for wonderment and revelation, and, with camera in hand, an infinite source of inspiration. Several months ago, my family and I traveled to Costa Maya and explored the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben. It’s mind-blowing to imagine how early natives built these gargantuan structures stone by stone as early as 300 AD, and the fact that they have remained largely intact is nothing short of miraculous. The beauty of the stones is evident when you examine them from an angle such as this one, which shows that no compromise was taken in the art or engineering of their graceful form. If these walls could talk, one can only imagine the secrets of the ages they could tell. Hope you enjoy…

Pacific giants…

Sometimes a photograph needs a bit of perspective. This shot, of one of the starkly beautiful craggy rocks that jut out from the Pacific coastline, is given a more awe-inspiring perspective by the rowers who are dwarfed by its presence. It adds a nice element of interest to the shot, too, and while I wish I could brag that I’d planned it that way, the truth is, the final product was more of a happy accident. I did see the canoe approaching, quickly previsualized the image, and waited until they hit the sweet spot in my composition. What I did plan entirely was the soft yellow flowers in the foreground, which I felt would soften the overall scene and provide a natural contrast to the sharp edges of the rocky subject. In the end, this was one of my favorite images of the Pacific shore, which is awe inspiring to behold, but whose magnificence is more difficult than one might think to portray in a single image. Hope you enjoy…

 

f/9, 1/250 sec, 115 mm, ISO 100