Taking the long way around

In 2013 I went on a long, circuitous road trip of 6000 miles from San Francisco to Boston in my trusty Honda CRV. I meandered quite a bit, stopping by the side of the road to take photos whenever I felt like it, and generally taking the long way around. I stopped at many national parks along the way and took a gazillion photos. I had no real schedule or agenda. It was glorious.

Posted in response to daily prompt Meander.

Big Sur Horizon

This photo of Big Sur posted in response to today’s daily prompt, Horizon. I took a series of photos left-to-right and then pasted them together in Photoshop to make a panorama. I was fairly outdoorsy when I lived in California and always had my camera (Nikon D200) with me. Nowadays my biggest hobby is writing. Still, my trusty camera and lenses sit on the shelf, waiting for the day when I feel like taking a picture again. Odds are higher that I’ll take photos with my iPhone, and not lug around the heavy Nikon.

Big Sur Panorama

And another Big Sur coastline horizon:

Big Sur Beach

Primary colors painting

Surrealist landscape in primary colors

This is the most popular image on my site, according to Google Search. It uses primary colors: red, yellow, blue (as well as black and white). Primary colors are a set of colors from which all other colors may be derived. In art, red, yellow and blue paint can be mixed to produce all hues. In light, red, green and blue wavelengths combine to form all hues. In inkjet printers, it’s magenta, yellow, and cyan.

I made this painting with oils as an exercise for class. The painting is about 2×2 feet on stretched canvas. See more surreal landscapes.


primary colors