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- Snow shoveling in Santa Fe February 28, 2014
- The Dalai Lama’s Ski Trip February 28, 2014
- What is a valentine? February 14, 2014
- Happy Year of the Horse! January 31, 2014
- High desert sunset scout January 17, 2014
- Celebrating a life. January 10, 2014
- Art in Paris, France July 18, 2013
- Colorful Public Art commissioned by Ceretto in Italy July 16, 2013
- Spectacular patio in Montenegro May 16, 2013
- Olive tree in restaurant in Kotor, Montenegro May 14, 2013
Category Archives: Color
A proverb says that “Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots”. Plants and flowers start to grow on this day. It has been celebrated as the day when the first work in the vineyards and in the fields commences. It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico today it’s quite warm and Spring like. Birds could be proposing. There are origins of “Valentine” going back to the Middle Ages.
Onward. Then in the 14th century Chaucer’s writing about love birds appealed to people.
This heart was created in the 1960′s by Alexander Girard, donor of his fine collection of folk art. He was Design Director of the Textile Division of Herman Miller, Inc. and his fabrics are notable for their expansive use of color and pattern. I found it at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.
“Happy Valentine’s Day” today to my clients, colleagues and friends.
Sargent, the dog, one of our hosts while staying in the high desert just west of Santa Fe, New Mexico, guides us through this landscape during the magic time of day.
Ricoh Pentax sent me a fun camera to play with and test, the GR. It was the go-to camera for capturing the moment on this trek. The quality is great in a small, rugged container.
You can see the large, sunny patio of Dojmi Bar Restaurant at the upper left in this image. What a great position it has just up against the wall of 8th-15th century fortified Kotor, Montenegro.
I captured this photo while descending from the top of Mt. St. John, the incredible rocky backdrop of Kotor, Montenegro on a gorgeous day. I wanted to illustrate the multi dimensional aspect and placement of this contemporary establishment.
And, it has nothing to do with the fridge magnet they gave me on the International Day of Women.
It was the dark of Winter. I would need the time to do new images, read the latest book on Lightroom 4 by Seth Resnick, create one new website and 2 new portfolios for the upcoming work in the Piedmont Region of Italy.
Split, Croatia Caffe Luxor. Many visits during January and March-April 2013 to “Review the situation” ended April 14th on a typically sunny Mediterranean day in Dalmatia. Coffee was part of the culture. And, it’s fine cappuccino with just the right amount of hot expresso and tight, luxurious amounts of foam. Then I could see this image.
- After Halloween, Easter is the biggest candy consuming holiday.
- About 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies and 16 billion jelly beans are produced for Easter each year. The favorite jelly bean? Red.
- Rabbits are the ancient symbol of fertility and new life.
- Rabbits aren’t doing all the work! In Switzerland the cuckoo delivers the Easter eggs and in Germany kids wait for a fox, chick, rooster or stork.
Our new writer friend, Vincenzo Redo of Turin, says, “Turin is a magical place.” He knows what he’s talking about.
It was such a pleasure to meet with the great people in the Arts & Culture office of Turin last week. They were very helpful to me as we created the LoDoLights project in 2007 to completion of the first public-private collaboration contemporary light art installation in Denver on March , 2009. Turin is celebrating their 15th year of Luci D’Artista with 19 installations during November and December 2012.
Turin, the capital of the Region of Piedmont and contemporary art in Italy will be included in my book project, Picture Italia.
Available for assignment on the road in Italy….
My mission: surpass the client’s expectations and capture more great shots than they expected. Here’s the layout for the November cover of Senior Market Advisor featuring adventure athlete, Marshall Ulrich.
The 10 commandments of endurance, aka “Marshall’s Law”
Ulrich put together a list of his 10 commandments of endurance.
#10. Quitting is not an option.
More commandments and images coming.