Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cathedral of Salt Photos

No, I didn't fall off the face of the Earth, I've just been occupied with other Life activities. Yes, it's been way too long since I've posted any photos here. I'll fix that today.

After thousands of requests from my husband, I finally agreed to visit his birthplace of Bogota, Colombia. (Yes, I took to heart the horrible stories about the place. Thanks to assurances from family and our priest, who visited Bogota a few years ago, I relented.) So we took the kids and headed to South America this past summer. I loved meeting family - they were all so kind and generous; the food was great, so great I gained weight; and for this hobby photographer, the vistas breathtaking.

I've finally gone through my photos from the trip, over 1.1k of them. I'll be sharing a few of them (don't worry - only a few) over the next few posts.

The ones included with this post are mostly from our first day in Colombia - taken in Bogota, along the way to the Cathedral of Salt, and inside the converted salt mine.


The kids jumping around with a younger cousin.

The view from our lunch table at the restaurant. The thick walls reminded me of the adobe walls of the US Southwest.

Churches abound every where. This one was on the square near where we lunched.

The view of the countryside.
Yes, you read that correctly - a Juan Valdez Cafe. (This was the first of many that I saw.)

Another view of the mountains and villages that dot the countryside.
The view from the Cathedral of Sal parking lot.
Saw this beauty while waiting in line to enter the Cathedral of Salt.

One of the many cross carvings in the converted salt mine. This one is found in one of the Stations of the Cross.

The main cross in the church section of the Cathedral of Salt.

A sculpture from the depths of the old mine. Talk about treasure.
Had to capture the texture and swirls.

From the light and music show.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Photos from Tumacácori

From a recent field trip to Tumacácori, AZ with my youngest's 4th grade class...

We visited the Tumacácori National Historical Park which includes an old mission. Between chaperoning the students on a nature hike and through various stations like tortilla making, I was able to take a few photos along the way.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Time to Fill the Well

It's been a long time since I've been able to play with my camera and photos. I'm hopeful that can keep my plans to fill my well. Here's a good start.

Mexican Bird of Paradise, with my Lensbaby Velvet lens again. I love the soft and sharp contrasts in this lens.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Photos: From the OR coast

We went to the Seaside, OR for a dance competition and to visit with good friends. Here are two photos that I absolutely love, both taken with my new* Lensbaby Velvet lens.
The little one walking along the OR coast. 

The girls playing in the surf.
* new...well mostly new, as is I received it as a birthday gift last year, but finally started using it this summer. Yeah, things have been that busy.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Photos: A few moon shots

Love that I could manipulate the RAW file to get to this detail.

Grainy, but love the moodiness.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Photo for Earth Day

Took this during our Spring Break trip to Flagstaff, AZ. Truly a wonder.