alive for 365 – week 21

This alien-looking Quiver Tree is indigenous to the arid regions of southern Africa.  This photograph was taken in the Namib Desert in Namibia.  Apparently the tree only blossoms after 20 or 30 years and can grow to 300 years old.  The nest seen in the tree is built by a community of Sociable Weaver birds.  It is quite unusual for any animal species to herd in large numbers in  Read more inside...

alive for 365 – week 18

I took this photo of the Hotel du Louvre during a trip to Paris in 1993.  I carefully propped  my camera against a hand-railing  to steady it during the slow exposure of 1/4 second.  As I took my first frame, a bus drove past. I cursed my luck and took the photograph again. (This was pre-digital, and I was poor enough that every frame of transparency film that I shot was  Read more inside...

alive for 365 – week 10

This very colorful street scene is - if I remember correctly - in the quaint town of Macroom in Ireland.  It was one of the towns we visited while exploring the beautiful country-side near Cork, Ireland last year. It is my choice for this week's entry for the ongoing Alive for 365 project. To enhance the colors even more, I used my favorite Photoshop plug-in, Topaz Adjust  Read more inside...

alive for 365 – week 9

With the run-up to WPPI 2010 in Las Vegas, I didn't have the time to mention my latest entries to the Alive for 365 project.  My choice for week 9 is this image which I titled a very obvious, "Cappuccino". The slightly surreal image is part of a London cityscape, with a double-decker bus whizzing past.  The lettering in the sky is actually the lettering in the coffee-shop's  Read more inside...

alive for 365 – week 4 – cute phone box

I am sure the designer of this phone box intended for it to have this distinctly cartoon-like face.   When I saw this, it instantly drew my attention.  It really looked to me like a constantly-surprised wide-eyed face.  Something out of Disney's animated movie, Beauty & The Beast.  This then is my choice then for this week's entry in the Alive for 365 project. The  Read more inside...