Every so often you run a landscape that seems so alien, it’s like another world – or perhaps a post-apocalyptic version of this world. I’m not exactly sure where this picture was taken, but it was somewhere over the south-west United States.
Sorry for the silence – work and a long weekend conspired to divert my attention. On the plus side, the long weekend was photographically productive (Montreal knows how to cram a visually interesting festival or three into a weekend!), so I have a lot of pictures to share. This was from Carifiesta, a festival of Caribbean culture culminating in a street parade through the city centre. I didn’t even know it was on, just happened to wander across the waiting crowds and decided it was worth sticking around to see what happened. Turned out to be a good decision, the parade was a lot of fun to watch and photograph!
I’ve debated putting this up picture of the Red Cuillin for a while now – it’s one of my favourites from the Isle of Skye, but the panoramic format really doesn’t translate well to this blog. Still, I finally decided it was worth sharing, regardless of the limitations of the display format – I hope you like it!
Here’s another picture from the archives that I could have sworn I’d posted here before, this time from the Flamenco series. While the flamboyant dancers commanded a lot of attention (especially for a photographer!), the guitar players at the back of the stage were equally impressive, albeit in a more subdued fashion.
One of my main photographic goals for my trip to Charleston was to photograph the iconic Spanish moss. These trees were so heavily laden with moss I couldn’t help thinking of the cobweb-coated trees from The Hobbit, but thankfully there were no giant spiders lurking in the shadows.
(And for your fun trivia fact of the day, it turns out Spanish moss isn’t actually a moss, but belongs to the same family of plants as pineapples (bromeliads). Guess it goes to show appearances can be deceiving…)