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(Aug 14th, 2014)

It’s one of those instances where the GPS leads you to an accidental discovery by insisting you make a somewhat questionable right turn.

It is a road I have driven a few times before from Houston to Alvin, and then back. I have noticed it’s also route that I have to take when I forget how to get to a location in Alvin, or how to get back to Houston.

It is not a particularly scenic route. One lane traffic designated CR 129. Some warehouses, industrial buildings and a very interesting landscape or architecture building that has some sort of metal sculpture on the roof. (Which I will have to remember to take a closer look next time).

Then I noticed a rock sign for a Buddhist temple. And then this large statue of a meditating buddha right next to it. Needless to say, it got my attention. I only had time to take some pictures of the statue. Will try to find time in the very near future to see about the temple.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/20140814-Buddha-Statue-Alvin/43650407_8mRc73

 

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(June 30th, 2014)

Working backwards. A quick visit to McKinney, TX. Sweet little town. Revitalized. It is surviving as opposed to dying, as have seen in other towns like Baytown and La Porte.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/A-Time-and-A-Place/42675252_5fgFqV

Part 2 at : https://forestphotography.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/100-images-of-summer-almost-postcards-ii/

 

 


(July 1st, 2014)

A road trip to Dallas.

“Vocation Pictures” are perhaps the most misunderstood and maligned form of photography. Those jokes about relative and friends making you sit through hours of slideshow of their recent holiday trip, are really more about the narcissism of the persons showing rather than about the bad photos.

The pictures taken are about a very specific time/place in your/their history, good or bad. The next time someone else visits the place, its going to look and feel different. There will be different stories.

“Look! This is us at Mount Fuji!”
“Yes. Looks great. Tell me now, what was happening that day where you were when you were there? Tell me about that old man walking behind you?”

In this particular series, images from a visit to Bishop Arts District, Watter Creek, Allen Marriott Courtyard and Buccee’s at Madisonville.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/A-Time-and-A-Place/42675252_5fgFqV 

[Photo Art] Americana Gas

(Aug 31st, 2013)

Exploration continues. Finally getting to understand “Big City”, “Suburban” and “Small Town” American. The landscape of “Hall Valley” from the Back To The Future series is making sense now.

Time still stands still in most part of the country. And visually, it is not always bad.