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The Climb to the Top

“I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.” —Cyrano de Bergerac

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“The Climb to the Top”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/3.2 at 1/15th sec., 50mm

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Concrete Contrast

“Progress is measured by the speed at which we destroy the conditions that sustain life.”
― George Monbiot

“Concrete Contrast”, Nikon D800, ISO 100, f/7.1 at 1/400th sec., 70mm

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Church Street Station

Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure.”
― Jane Austen,
Pride and Prejudice

“Church Street Station”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/100th sec., 50mm

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Pacific Star Winery, Reworked

This is a photo I took back in 2009, when James and I made our first trip to Northern California to visit dear friends Louis and Alan. I came across it the other day while reorganizing some images and was inspired to approach it with some creative processing. I used OnOne Software’s “Perfect Studio 9” to render something new and more exciting. I hope you’ll like the result.

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“Pacific Star Winery”, Nikon D300, ISO 100, f/22 at 1/10 sec., 55mm

“Pacific Star Winery”, Nikon D300, ISO 100, f/22 at 1/10 sec., 55mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings
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Nobody Gets In

“All paradises, all utopias are designed by who is not there, by the people who are not allowed in.”—Toni Morrison

“Nobody Gets In”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/16 at 1/640 sec., 28mm

“Nobody Gets In”, Nikon D800, ISO 640, f/16 at 1/640 sec., 28mm

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Photographing people, places, pets and ponderings
throughout Central Florida.

Nostalgia

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”
― Marcel Proust

"Nostalgia", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 300 mm

“Nostalgia”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 300 mm

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A Doorway in Time

“One day we awaken and this was the dream, and everything that we have lost in this dream will be restored. This is what I hear in my own dreams. But then I awaken to the days of our loss and the nights of our regrets: having nothing to repent, nothing to look forward to.”
— Carl Minie

"A Doorway in Time", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 180mm

“A Doorway in Time”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/16 at 1/125 sec., 180mm

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Buddha Reflecting

“…for you know that soft is stronger than hard, water stronger than rock, love stronger than force.”
― Hermann Hesse,
Siddhartha

Here is the final photo — and the only one not in B&W — I will be sharing this week from my walk around the Wat Florida Dhammaram monastery in Kissimmee. This Buddha figure is one of two that are positioned in front of the Uposoth (“Observance Day Hall”), the main temple structure on the property. I hope you have enjoyed this series of photos as much as I enjoyed making them.

"Buddha", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/11 at 1/80 sec., 135mm

“Buddha”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/11 at 1/80 sec., 135mm

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Mahabodhi Temple

“Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage.”
— Frederick Buechner

Another image from the series I’m running this week, taken at the local Buddhist monastery. Mahabodhi Temple in Bodgaya, India, is a site to which many Buddhists make a pilgrimage to gain merit. Wat Florida Dhammaram has constructed replicas of this temple and several other sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites on its property in Kissimmee. I hope you enjoy the photo.

"Mahabodhi Temple", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/9 at 1/125 sec., 58mm

“Mahabodhi Temple”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/9 at 1/125 sec., 58mm

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Yaksha

Yaksha: What is the most wonderful thing?
Yudhisthira: The most wonderful thing is that even though every day one sees countless living entities dying, he still acts and thinks as if he will live forever.
—Mahabharata

Today’s photo continues the series I initiated yesterday from my visit to the local Buddhist monastery. This Thai yaksha, or yak, is one of two such figures standing in front of the Buddhist Theravada Temple on the grounds of Kissimmee’s Wat Florida Dhammaram. The yaksha are giant mythological guardians whose job is to keep away evil spirits.

"Yaksha", Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/160 sec., 210mm

“Yaksha”, Nikon D800, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/160 sec., 210mm

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