Month: December 2018

POTD: Spent Beauty #31

Spent Beauty #31
Nanjing, China
2018

As I walked along the edge of Xuanwu Lake I never tired of the changing abstract compositions in the backlit dying lotus plants.

POTD: The Lotus Pickers

The Lotus Pickers
Nanjing, China
2018

This shot is just to provide some context for the dying lotus plant images I shot a lot of at Xuanwu Lake in downtown Nanjing. The whole south end of the lake was thick with lotus plants and there where at least three of these low jon boats out amongst them with crews of two or three people slowly dragging in and piling up layer after layer of plants using long poles.

POTD: The Kakangelist (Dali in Yellowstone)

The Kakangelist (Dali in Yellowstone
Bozeman, Montana
2018

Salvador Dali was a sculptor in addition to a painter. I don’t believe I was aware of that until I came across some of his sculptures in Beijing a couple of years ago. This one (created in the 1970s) recently donated to the National Museum of Art looks like it could have been born of fire in Yellowstone National Park.

Fauno (Hombre Cabeza Cuernos
Salvador Dali
Beijing, China

POTD: Yellowstone Dystopia

Yellowstone Dystopia
Bozeman, Montana
2018

I was trying for Dali in Yellowstone and although I missed the mark a bit I think I still ended up with something I like.

 

POTD: Waiting

Waiting
Bozeman, Montana
2018

Although not created with this in mind, perhaps for this day it should be called “Waiting for Christmas.”