Sunset On The Colorado

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

Towards the end of what is now being called phase 1 of the Covid-19 pandemic, we had to travel from our home in Las Vegas NV to Des Moines IA with a chihuahua who has a broken front leg. We had intended to camp in our car, but all the national park- and most of the state park- campsites were closed. So we had to find motels that would allow pets. I can tell you that I was not looking forward to the trip but everything fell perfectly into place and we remain, for the moment, as healthy as when we started out. In Denver Colorado, while we were having dinner on the outdoor patio of a restaurant, a group of several hundred protesters escorted by police, marched past on their way to the capitol two blocks away.

This shot at sunset on the Colorado River was taken in Kearney Nebraska on our way back home.

A bridge between the years

Andre, Black And White Photography, Photography

We’re standing right in front of a jump: 2018 will be 2019, soon.

Here in Germany, some people call the days between Christmas and New Years day the “days between the years” or short “between the years”.

Don’t get confused, the year starts on January 1st and ends at December 31st. But, many businesses (primarily smaller ones) close their doors these days for a short vacation to recuperate from the very stressful Advent time (the 4 weeks before Christmas). Also, big businesses encourage their employees to take these days off.

In this context, you can understand these days as being a bridge between the years.

Another custom here is, making resolutions for the new year: stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, more sports, living a more active life, finding a new job and so on. I guess, you got the idea. Also, you make a wish for your neighbors, friend and colleagues. These wishes usually include health and personal success (without going into detail).

So, I wish you a Happy New Year, and I thank you for your support!

More of my images can be seen at my own blog.

Collaboration

Black And White Photography, David Jensen, Photography

DCF 1.0

The river creates the patterns, the photographer documents and adds human touches to the creation.  Taken on a small eddy on the edge of the St. Louis River near Duluth, Minnesota.

More of my work can be seen at my Northern Visions blog

Sycamore #2, and Geese, too

Black And White Photography, Laurie, Photography

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Taken the same morning as the previous image, but the  mist is rising higher in this one, and the geese are much more visible.  I wish you could have heard all the calls they were making.