Red Rock Canyon

Mornin’ in the Mojave Desert.

The magnificent Red Rock wilderness area lies a mere 10 minutes away from the steel and glass kitsch of Las Vegas. This sequence tracks the advance of light moments after sunrise.

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Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon, Nevada
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Hlíðarfjall

Iconic mountain and its many moods.

The handsome Hlíðarfjall is part of the Krafla volcanic system in the Mývatn area of north Iceland. This “rhyolite lava dome” was “formed in sub-glacial eruptions some 20000-30000 years ago.” (vide Iceland by Thor Thordarson and Armann Hoskuldsson, Classic Geology in Europe series, Terra Publishing, 2002)

Hlíðarfjall at sunrise, Iceland

First splash of light
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Last light on Hlíðarfjall, Iceland

Final kiss
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Hlíðarfjall, Iceland

Crisp in Fall
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Hlíðarfjall, Iceland

Fall foliage
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Hlíðarfjall, Iceland

Blowing off steam
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Hlíðarfjall, Iceland

Winter blues
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Mountains of Mývatn, with Hlíðarfjall

View from Krafla – Hlíðarfjall is the farthest
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Kristinn Ingi Pétursson and Hlíðarfjall, Iceland

Time to reflect – with Kristinn Ingi Pétursson
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Gone With The Wind

Nature’s fury.

The artwork Obtusa by the Venezuelan-American artist Rafael Barrios installed on a major street in Reykjavík was blown away in yesterday’s severe windstorm. The flat-profiled steel sculpture presented an optical illusion as a 3-D object. The work was owned by the founder of WOW Air (also Gone With The Wind).

The City of Reykjavík is expected to restore it after completion of the necessary repairs.

Obtusa, near Höfðatorg, Reykjavík

Now you see it…
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Obtusa, near Höfðatorg, Reykjavík

…now you don’t
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Mancurado – King of Kings

Goa’s mango supremacy.

‘Tis the mango season in India and speaking of mangoes, no cultivar comes within driving distance of Goa‘s Mancurado. The Mancurado reigns supreme in Mangostan, nonpareil in both taste and appearance. The rest of India has to make do with the inferior Alphonso and other mongrel varieties.

This isn’t an empty boast. I turn to Vivek Menezes to make the case.

Mancurado mango in Goa

The Mancurado of Goa
5D, 85L II

 
Mancurado mangoes in Goa

Fresh pickings
5D, 24-105L

 
Harvesting mangoes in Goa

Harvest time – in Agarvado, Goa
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