Ground

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Looking at the world from a certain height gives you perspective. The extent of construction happening San Diego is mind-blowing and it is all around the main transportation hubs. I wonder how people living in the area manage to get rest because it is so noisy.

Height also gives you a sense of unoccupied spaces. The week before the Monster Car event meant that the parking lot was full, by the Monday it was like a deserted island. Time changes so many things. In about five years, I’d love to retake this photograph and note how much this section of the city has changed.

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Aerial view

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I travel a bit, not often but enough to know that aerial images are amazing and grainy and never quite as amazing as reality. This is my favourite sight when I get back. Table Mountain. Once I get to this point, it is simple. I have arrived in my place of birth. It doesn’t matter what time of day it is, or how long I have been away. This sight is something special.

 

 

Street

Road signs say much about a space, a society. I found the road signs in the USA amazing at bed. There were a lot of you “Wrong way” signs.

The construction signs were the most interesting and obvious. What I didn’t realise when I took this photo was that there is a trolley and car in the background. I only took it for the level of graffiti on the signage but I got a little extra.

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Landscape

I travelled from the west to the east coast of the USA via train. The landscape was amazing though a lot of my images are blurry (the train moves at a speed). But I got some images that I like. This is somewhere approaching the Grand Canyon. This is snow. This is the desert. This is not filtered.

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Library

As an avid reader and an aspiring writer, libraries are a wonder to me. I love them. During my travels I have been able to see some of the most amazing libraries. The New York Public Library was where I spent the bulk of my cash. But San Diego’s Central Library holds a special place for me.

Eight floors of books and nooks to get lost in. I do not think I have been as fascinated by the physical space of a library as much as I have been here. The books always draw me in, but here I found myself waiting the breadth and length of each floor. It was magical.

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Moon

I love the moon and all its phases. Since I received my first camera I have been trying to get a decent photograph of the moon. I recall on time, I must have been about sixteen when I used someone’s camera. My mom was furious because she believed that just because the offer was made did not mean I should accept. Sigh.
Anyway, on a cold night I was walking back to my apartment. There was a chill in the air and snow on the ground. The pond was frozen over and the sky was cloudy. Except for a certain spot. I aim with one hand, because the other hand had the raffle prize I just won, and took about three shots hoping for the best. And there it was… My first decent photograph of the moon taken on a camera phone…

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Animal

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I do not photograph animals very often. I’m not proximity to them often enough for it to be a thing. However, there was this once where I went on safari… There were wild animals and I was mostly terrified because I was on their turf.
This beautiful bull was snacking when our vehicle drove by. He was so big. I don’t think we as humans understand how small we are in comparison to other species. Elephants are tall and heavy and powerful creatures. Yet, they are fuelled by grass. How amazing is that?
This photograph was taken in 2009. I hope he is still alive and that those tusks are bigger and better.