Trans-Siberian

Some pictures from a recent trip across Russia.  

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Suzdal

Suzdal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

Khuzhir, Lake Baikal

 Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

 Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

 Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal

 Semeisky Village, Ulaan Ude

Semeisky Village, Ulaan Ude

 Buryatia

Buryatia

 Somewhere along the Trans-Siberian line

Somewhere along the Trans-Siberian line

 Far Eastern Siberia

Far Eastern Siberia

 Vladivostok

Vladivostok

In Light of India - II

India is a country I've visited three times and spent almost a year in.   I've never stared humanity in the face the way I have in India.  It is the most fascinating place to photograph.

 Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

 Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

 Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar, Rajasthan

 Chandigarh, Punjab

Chandigarh, Punjab

 Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan

 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 Bikaner, Rajasthan

Bikaner, Rajasthan

 Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata, West Bengal

 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 Mumbai, Maharashtra

Mumbai, Maharashtra

 Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar, Rajasthan

 Somewhere in Rajasthan

Somewhere in Rajasthan

 Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata, West Bengal

 Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan

 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

 Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

The Tonic of Wildness

“We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us...We can never have enough of nature.” 
                                                            -  Henry David Thoreau, Walden

 

The 6th Annual International Representational Show October 6th-25th 2015

Arbutus II is now showing as part of the AIRS 2015 exhibition at the Federation of Canadian Artists at 1241 Cartwright Street in Granville Island!  

AIRS is an open, international, juried exhibition of representational or semi representational original paintings, prints and drawings. Artists can submit pieces of any subject matter including portraits, figures, still life, floral, landscape, interiors and wildlife. Work must retain semblance to reality while maintaining the subjective interpretation of the artist. 

Go and check out the painting and all the other amazing winners next time you're in Granville Island!

 

Tea

Photos from tea plantations around Asia.

 Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

 Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

 Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

 Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

 Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling, India

 Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling, India

 Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling, India

 Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling, India

 Darjeeling, India

Darjeeling, India

 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

 Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Himalaya

"The mountains are calling, and I must go"  

- John Muir

 Spiti Valley, India

Spiti Valley, India

 Key Gompa, Spiti Valley, India

Key Gompa, Spiti Valley, India

 Kunzum Pass, India

Kunzum Pass, India

 Kinnaur Valley, India

Kinnaur Valley, India

 Syabrubesi, Langtang National Park, Nepal

Syabrubesi, Langtang National Park, Nepal

 Langtang, Nepal

Langtang, Nepal

 Langtang, Nepal

Langtang, Nepal

 Kyanjin Gompa, Nepal

Kyanjin Gompa, Nepal

 Langtang Lirung from Kyanjin Ri, Nepal

Langtang Lirung from Kyanjin Ri, Nepal

 View from Kyanjin Ri, Nepal

View from Kyanjin Ri, Nepal

 Langtang, Nepal

Langtang, Nepal

 Thulo Syabru, Nepal

Thulo Syabru, Nepal

 Thulo Syabru, Nepal

Thulo Syabru, Nepal

 Laurebina Yak, Nepal

Laurebina Yak, Nepal

 Laurebina Yak, Nepal

Laurebina Yak, Nepal

 Laurebina Yak, Nepal

Laurebina Yak, Nepal


Southwest

A love affair with the sky.

 Somewhere in Idaho.

Somewhere in Idaho.

 Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

 Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

 Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah

 Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

 Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

 Moab, Utah

Moab, Utah

 Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

 Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

 Great Salt Lake, Utah

Great Salt Lake, Utah

 Jedediah Smith State Park, California

Jedediah Smith State Park, California

 Jedediah Smith State Park, California

Jedediah Smith State Park, California


In Light of India

“I sat at the foot of a huge tree, a statue of the night, and tried to make an inventory of all I had seen, heard, smelled, and felt: dizziness, horror, stupor, astonishment, joy, enthusiasm, nausea, inescapable attraction. What had attracted me? It was difficult to say: Human kind cannot bear much reality. Yes, the excess of reality had become an unreality, but that unreality had turned suddenly into a balcony from which I peered into—what? Into that which is beyond and still has no name…” 


― Octavio PazIn Light of India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Kolkata, West Bengal

Bodhgaya, Bihar

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Kolkata, West Bengal

From the train somewhere in Bihar

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Amritsar, Punjab

Amber Fort, Rajasthan

Kolkata, West Bengal

 Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

 Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan

On a train, Karnataka