Tuesday, February 13, 2018

THE FORTH RAIL BRIDGE, WEST LOTHIAN AND FIFE, SCOTLAND. A gallery in progress (2 images)

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"NECESSITY AND THE BIRTH OF A NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGINEERING ICON," 
THE FORTH RAIL BRIDGE, 
FIRTH OF FORTH, SOUTH QUEENS FERRY, WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND


"A WEE COTTAGE FOR HOT COFFEE 
AND A DRAM AGAINST THE COLD, 
NESTLED IN THE STEEL FORREST," 
FORTH OF FIRTH RAIL BRIDGE, WEST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND 









CIRCUMGRAPHING THE SCOTTISH COAST: Following the piper into the mysts. (A gallery in progress, 15 images)

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These images are in the order they were taken to provide a journalistic flow to the viewer's experience.

"THE PASTORAL REFUGE OF BALGONIE CASTLE," 
FIFE, SCOTLAND



"IN GRIM STAINED DEFIANCE THE SCARRED BATTLE FRAGMENT STOOD OUT AGAINST ITS MOST ELEMENTAL AND FROMIDABLE ENEMY," 
RED CASTLE, ANGUS, SCOTLAND 


"WITHIN THE SANCTUM OF NOBLE WEALTH 
LONG AFTER THE PRIDE HAS VANISHED," 
CASTLE SLAIN, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND


"THE NORTH SEA POURED OVER THE DETAILS LIKE A NEWS JUNKY LOOKING FOR A JUICY SCANDAL ON THE PAGES OF THE PRESS AND JOURNAL," 
BULLERS OF BUCHAN, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND


"A CEASELESS BORDER FRAY BETWEEN THE SANDSTONE COAST AND THE NORTH SEA," 
BULLERS OF BUCHAN, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND



"ASCENT INTO THE ANCIENT FORTRESS 
OF PSYCOMAGNETIC POWERS," 
CASTLE DUNNOTTAR, "ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND 



"THE EMERALD BOUDOIR," 
CASTLE DUNNOTTAR, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND



"A SPIRIT OF FREEDOM CIRCLES ABOVE 
THE QUARTERS OF THE LADIES IN WAITING 
WHO COULD WAIT NO LONGER." 
CASTLE DUNNOTTAR, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND



"AFTER SEEING THE DUNGEON WHERE HENRY VIII HELD PRESBYTERIANS WITHOUT SANITATION, 
MANY GUESTS FIND OUR UPPER OPEN AIR SPA 
A RELAXING PLUS 
TO THEIR CASTLE DUNNOTTAR EXPERIENCE,"
 ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND



"THE UPPER EAST ROOMS SEEMED BEST SUITED TO AFICIONADOS OF SKY, WIND, SURF, 
AND OF COURSE, NUDE SUNBATHING," 
CASTLE DUNNOTTAR, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND


"PRISONER TO THE SWEEP OF AGES," 
CASTLE SINCLARE GIRNIGOE," 
CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND


"SEAGATE FOR TRADE OF TIDES," 
CASTLE SINCLARE GIRNIGOE.  
CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND



"STAIRCASE BEYOND THE WARRANTY OF STEPS," 
CASTLE SINCLARE GIRNIGOE, 
CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND



"ONE RESIDENT DREAM OF 
THE FIRST PROVINCIAL LORDS, 
SEEMED TO HAVE GROWN UP, 
OUT OF THE CLIFF ROCK 
LIKE BONE SPURS 
OF ANCIENT WILL," 
CASTLE SINCLARE GIRNIGOE, 
CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND


"ABOVE THE CACOPHONY 
OF THE ORCHY RIVER CASCADE," 
ARGYLE AND BUTE, SCOTLAND







AN AFTERNOON ON THE CAMINITO DEL REY ANDALUSIA, SPAIN: a gallery (9 images).

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I ARRANGED THESE IMAGES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF HOW IT FELT TO WALK THROUGH THIS ICONOIC HISTORICAL ENVELOPMENT.

"AS IF FROM A DREAM OF WINGS IN FLIGHT," 
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES 
(CANYON OF THE BIRDS), ANDALUSIA, SPAIN

   
"AS A DREAM MOVES," 
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES 
(CANYON OF THE BIRDS), ANDALUSIA, SPAIN


"WITHIN THE HEARING OF A CANYON MAKER'S THOUGHTS," 
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES 
(CANYON OF THE BIRDS), ANDALUSIA, SPAIN


“ABANDONED STEPS TO THE OLD WATERWORKS TUNNEL," 
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES 
(CANYON OF THE BIRDS), ANDALUSIA, SPAIN


"AN EARLY STAIRCASE TOWARD THE QUEST FOR PERMANENT WATER," 
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES 
(CANYON OF THE BIRDS), ANDALUSIA, SPAIN



"A BUTTRESS FOR THOSE WHO FLY THROUGH OUR LADY DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES UNAWARE THEY HAVE PASSED THROUGH MILLIONS OF YEARS OF MEDITERRANEAN SEA FLOOR." 
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES 

(CANYON OF THE BIRDS), ANDALUSIA, SPAIN




"DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANES 
(CANYON OF THE BIRDS), 
JOURNEYWORK OF 
THE EMBLASE TAJO DE LA ENCANTADA," 
 ANDALUSIA, SPAIN



"WHAT BIRDS COULD SEE, 
LONG BEFORE THE TIME OF MEN,"
DESFILADERO DE LOS GAITANESANDALUSIA, SPAIN




"THE SCULPTING HANDS OF THE EMBLASE TAJO DE LA ENCANTADA FLOW THROUGH THE CANYON OF THE BIRDS AND OUT, INTO THE PEACE OF AN ANDELUSIAN AFTERNOON," 
 MALAGA, SPAIN







Tuesday, April 18, 2017

COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND, Wanderings in the Emerald World. (a gallery in progress, 9 images)

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"SOUTH FROM THE FAR WEST OF COUNTY KERRY," IRELAND



"A LIVING CONVERSATION BETWEEN 
A FARMER AND HIS WILD," 
DINGLE PENINSULA, COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND




"THE GREAT NORTH ATLANTIC STORM WEDGE I," 
COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND




"CASCADE FALLS OF THE SHEEN NEAR KENMARE"
COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND



"AN AFTERNOON INTERLUDE ON LOCH LEANE I"
COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND




"AN AFTERNOON INTERLUDE ON LOCH LEANE IV" 
COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND




"A PORTENT OF WEATHER IN THE GAP OF DUNLOE"
COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND




REMAINS OF AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY NOTION"
 COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND




THE WAY OF MORNING IN THE GAP OF DUNLOE”
 COUNTY KERRY, IRELAND 








Monday, February 13, 2017

SALAMANCA, SPAIN'S CITY OF GOLDEN STONE, A gallery in progress (1 image)

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"9 13 CALLE SAN GREGORIO SEES THE RESULTS OF 2016 ELECTION," 
SALAMANCA, SPAIN


Saturday, February 11, 2017

PORTUGAL AND THE DOURO RIVER, a gallery in progress (8 images)

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"PORTICO FOR THE EYES OF GOD," 
PORTO CATHEDRAL, PORTUGAL




"STREETLIGHTS, TILES, AND IRON LACE," 
PORTO, PORTUGAL





"AUTUMN BURNING GLYMPSED FROM A BUS IN THE VALE DE MENDIZ," 
ALIJO NORTE, VILA REAL, PORTUGAL





"CASTELO RODRIGO, LONG AFTER THE REIGNS HAVE PASSED," 
GUARDA, PORTUGAL





"LATE FOG LIFTS ON THE RIO DOURO 
AS IT DRIFTS PAST THE RUINS OF ESTACIO CASTELO MEHLOR," 
GUARDA, PORTUGAL





"STRONGBOX FOR THE MEMORY OF WIND, SUN, THE EVER-CHANGING RIO DOURO, AND THE SOUND OF TRAINS THAT NEVER COME," 
GUARDA, PORTUGAL





"NIGHT CROSSING," 
BARCA DA ALVA, GUARDA, PORTUGAL







"DEPOT WITHOUT A TOWN 
FOR A FOR A TRAIN THAT NEVER COMES," 
ESTACIO DO COA, GUARDA, PORTUGAL




Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ICELAND: VISIONS FROM A YOUTHFUL EARTH (a gallery in progress)

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"THERE WAS ONLY THE SOUND, THEN SLOWLY 
THE SPECTRES OF GRAVITY 
EMERGED FROM THE MIST," 
SEYDISFJORDUR, EAST ICELAND


"JEWELS IN THE SKEIN 
THAT BINDS THE WORLD TOGETHER,"
VESTDALUR RIVER, SEYDISFJORDUR, EAST ICELAND


"WRAPPED IN THUNDER BEFORE THE RAIN SET IN," 
SEYDISFJORDUR, EAST ICELAND




"ALMOST AS IN A DREAM, 
I SAW THE SUN SMILE ON GODAFOSS." 
NORTHEAST ICELAND