Hello Again!

February 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Why hello! How the heck are you?  It has been over a year since I have posted anything in my blog. For that, I apologize. 2015 has come and gone. It was an amazing year for me as I took a couple of wonderful trips. The first one was in May to Singapore and Bali. I was in Singapore for 3 days and Bali for 11. Bali was a magical place. The people were the friendliest people I have ever met and the landscapes were a photographer's dream! Some Bali pics are up but I have yet to post any from Singapore. Stay tuned for some soon. Here are a couple of my favorites from Bali. You can check out more in my gallery.

This is called "The Giant."  This was taken at a Legong Barong dance performance in Ubud.

 

The GiantThe Giant

This is "Boat Ride in Bedugul." This was part of a ceremony ritual that was taking place when I was there.

 

Boat Ride in BedugulBoat Ride in Bedugul

 

I also did a quick trip out to Bodie and Mono Lake in early fall.

For those of you who aren't familiar, Bodie is an old California ghost town located in the Bodie Hills, east of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Mono County, California. Bodie began as a mining camp following the discovery of gold in 1859 and today is an authentic wild west ghost town! It became Bodie State Historical Park in 1962. There are a total of 170 buildings and most of them are filled with objects from that time period. If you ever get the chance to see it, it is definitely worth checking out. Here are a few shots and I just posted a handful in my Bodie / Mono Lake gallery as well.

 

Bodie No. 1Bodie No. 1 Bodie Shop No. 1Bodie Shop No. 1 Bodie No 2Bodie No 2 Mindscape - Reflections of the PastMindscape - Reflections of the Past

 

Mono Lake was amazing! It's a large, shallow saline soda lake that formed at least 760,000 years ago. Since there is no outlet for it, large levels of salt accumulated in it making the lake water alkaline. Back in 1941, the Los Angeles Department of water extended the aqueduct system farther upriver into the Mono Basin. So much water was diverted that evaporation soon exceeded inflow and the surface level of the lake fell rapidly. This resulted in alkaline sands and formerly submerged tufas towers became exposed. These tufas make you feel like you are on another planet, they are so wild! Here are a couple pics and of course I will put more up at a later date.

DreamscapeDreamscape Mono Lake No. 1Mono Lake No. 1

So that about wraps up 2015. And now we are already in February of 2016. In January, I was in the San Francisco Women Artists show "Colors." My image, "Old Chevy" actually sold last weekend so that made me happy. I'm looking forward to many more shows at SFWA as well as the Art Guild of Pacifica this year. Check my facebook page for the latest show updates and I will try to update my blog here as well. I hope your year is off to a fabulous start!

Old ChevyOld Chevy

 


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