Saturday, 10 January 2015

Picture This #285 ~ There Are Places I Remember

Many thanks to Baz for hosting this week. A great theme for me, as I've always loved to travel. There are some places I visited in pre-digital days that I'd love to show photos of, but alas a lot of my pre-digital photo collection has been lost over the years, so no photos of places such as Morocco, Malta, Kefalonia, Turkey or Madeira. The ones I am going to post are all of more recent travels, and of course, all in the US.

1) GRAND CANYON. First time I saw it was in 2010. On that occasion I only saw it for about half hour before a snowstorm swept in and obscured the view!! This was one of my first shots before it really clouded over.
Grand Canyon 51

2) NEW YORK. I got to see NYC for the first time in 2010 also, and quite unexpectedly. This was the year of the Icelandic volcano, which erupted while I was in the US. It meant I had an extra week there. As I was staying in a hotel near Newark airport, NJ, while I was waiting for a flight home, it was easy to hop on a train into NY. 
Layers & Textures

3) BRYCE CANYON, UTAH. Although not on the same huge scale as Grand Canyon, I think Bryce is the most visually stunning place I've ever visited. It's also the highest point I've ever stood without being in an aircraft (9100 feet).
Bryce - Sunset Point 3

4) LAS VEGAS. While not particularly impressive visually, Vegas has a certain 'something' that makes it such an interesting place. Best word I could use to describe it is 'crazy' LOL. Here's a crazy shot of Vegas from the top of the Stratosphere Tower.
Vertigo


7 comments:

  1. Of course No. 2 is my favourite, been there and seen it, never to be forgotten. The grand canyon is always worth an imposing shot and Bryce Canyon also has it charm, especially for a photographer. I like the out of the ordinary photos and I find the Las Vegas capture is really good.

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  2. Hi Mitch! The Grand Canyon is one of two places I have visited that lives up to its hype. Wonderful capture with the shadows. The canyons of New York and the canyons of Bryce, one made-made, the other nature-sculpted, both wonderfully photographed. Eek, Las Vegas, at first I thought it was an airplane shot. Captures the awesome craziness of the place.

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  3. All great captures Mitch. Love the shots around Bryce, and as always the grand Canyon. NY NY I remember when you were there. What a fun city. I was in NYC back in the 70s, and I know it has changed a whole lot since then. Love the city shot you have of it. The Stratosphere Tower, I never could bring myself to take the rides, but loved the view.

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  4. I expected awesome and you did not let me down LOL ;) Wonderful shots from your travels mate nice work ;)

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  5. hi mitch, USA is the place you often visit. I wonder why, lol. nice shots the skyscrapers are the one I like

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  6. Hi Mitch! How awesome all the shots are! I particularly love that of the Grand Canyon...

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  7. Majestic mountain vista.

    Im sure it's your kind of town

    Beautiful intricate shapes and patterns

    Viva the view

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