Nov.25.05 Filed in: other
Nov.25.05 Filed in: other
I had to take apart an old imac recently to replace the hard drive and let me tell you, it's not an easy thing to do. The hard drive was burried deep down in the thing. It's amazing how they managed to cram a computer into this thing.
Nov.25.05 Filed in: structures
I've got one last photo that I would like to share from my Puerto Rico trip. Well, at least for now that is. As I was wandering in Old San Juan we came across this big sculpture/monument/thing. As with many things I came across while I was there I'm really not to sure what this is or what it represents. It was one of the strangest things I came across though because it was just this big huge cylinder that stretched about 30 or so feet up into the air that had all sorts of shards of what looked like clay pots of some kind. It was the center piece for a small parkish area and really stood out from the rest of the architecture in the area.
There was a fort at the far end of Old San Juan that was the home to a really cool trail that winded around the outside wall of the fort along side the ocean. It was a great walk not only for the views of the fort and whatnot but also because it appeared to be some sort of cat mecca. There was cats everywhere there. I am talking hundreds! There was people that fed them and left them fresh water and I don't think I could figure out how or why this happened. I do remember that there was a sign at the entrance to the trail that stated that you can not abandon your cats there. I guess that there are people that try and leave their cats there when they no longer want them? So as you walked along the path you could look out on the rocks lining the water and see cats stretched out on them laying around in the sun. It was amazing! So at any rate I took a few really amazing shots of them and thought I would share one here. Enjoy!
One of the staples of Old San Juan's touristy draws were these little huts that were built out on the points of every fort around. I'm not sure what they are called but they were all over the place and every gift like shop had photos of them or little figures of them for sale. I would have to admit that they are pretty cool. This shot is of the little entrance hallway to get into one of them. Soldiers would take turns running down into these to shoot out of the holes and then run back out to reload their rifle as another ran in to shoot. Anyways, heres the photo. As with the desktop previous to this one, its a little dark and will most likely work best on a brighter, more detailed, flat screen monitor.
I shot this while I was taking a ferry out to an island to explore a bit, I decided to shoot this in B&W because I am really starting to appreciate the way landscapes feel when they are photographed this way. Ill tell you one thing I learned while I was out on this trip, good landscape photography is a lot harder than you may think! Now that I look at this shot, it looks like it may be a little dark for crt monitors, what do you think?
We passed through a huge old graveyard beside a fort and there were all kinds of intricate graves, some sad, some peaceful like this series of grave stones that had three figures that almost seemed to be alive.
I saw this structure on postcards in the airport before I left and Im not sure what its significance is but it was a really cool looking little building and it was covered in pigeons. Right next to this there was a little lot where people were feeding tons of pigeons and there was this amazing wall full of little holes that the birds flew in and out of.
There was all kinds of trees that appeared to have roots that grew above ground and in the branches in the tree while I was in Puerto Rico. I dont really know why this is or what kind of tree this is but they were pretty cool looking!
Nov.08.05 Filed in: nature