Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kuta Beach, Bali



From 1985 to 1994 I taught Computer Science at Heidelberg College (now University) in Ohio.  During the summer of 1987 I was on a team of professors from the college that went to Tianjin, People’s Republic of China, to teach English at a Chinese University.

Because of the difference in calendars between the two schools our team had a couple of weeks of free time before beginning our teaching duties.  So we decided to spend a couple of days visiting Bali. None of us had ever been there before, but it sounded like a wonderful place to visit.  Since we were entering China through Hong Kong, Bali wasn’t that far out of our way.

Bali was everything we hoped it would be and then some.  I found myself fascinated by the sea and sky at the resort where we stayed.  The attached slide show contains images made from slides taken during that 1987 visit.  Some of the slides didn't scan as well as I would have preferred, bus by and large I am pleased with the way they came out.

If you  would like to see these and other images taken at Kuta Beach, along with a caption for each image, you can click HERE.



Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bali Skies

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I’ve been taking photos of the sky near sunset for more years than I care to mention.  This image is from a slide made in 1987 on the island of Bali.  An afternoon rain shower had passed over the place we were staying and the sun was beginning to break through the clouds.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The View from Grandfather Mountain





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I started experimenting with panoramas back in 2011.  Although smartphones and tablets have a pano mode, I make my panoramas by stitching together individual images using Photoshop.  I’m never quite sure how a particular experiment is going to turn out, but I will admit I like the image above.  It was made on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina in November, 2012.  I like the way the mountains slowly retreat toward the horizon and start to fade away.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Morning at the Beach

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Betsy and I enjoy going to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, for many reasons, but seeing sights like this when we wake up in the morning is definitely one of them.  What a way to start a day!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Grand Tetons Panorama

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Betsy and I really enjoyed our return visit to Grand Teton National Park earlier this year.  There was smoke and haze the first couple of days of our visit, but the weather cleared and we were able to enjoy those majestic mountains in all their glory our last few days.  I captured this panorama of the Tetons near the end of our visit.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Evening on the Golf Course

For the past several weeks Betsy and I have been walking the golf course at dusk.  At that hour the golfers and (hopefully) some of the heat are gone.  We've been treated to some beautiful evening skies on our walks.  I captured this scene last week. You can click on the picture for a larger view.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Down in the Valley

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There are many things Betsy and I like about Mt. No State Park.  One of those things is the view from the back of ‘our’ cabin, which looks down into the valley below.  We had a great deal of fog during our visit this year, and I captured this image one morning as the fog in the valley was lifting.