It has been my good fortune to travel and photograph some beautiful places. I will take you to four places this month: Wisconsin USA, Singapore, Thailand, and Nepal.
I was raised in Northern Wisconsin and have enjoyed the beauty of it's out of the way places. It is a harsh land and desolate in many places, but also pure, fresh and beautiful with good friends and good clean air...
Singapore is in many ways the antithesis of Northern Wisconsin. It is a big city crowded onto a small tropical island, a sort of urban utopia: clean, safe, well planned. Singapore is spectacular.
Thailand has beautiful islands and oceans, cool highlands, a complex mixture of ancient and modern cultures, and the best food in the world.
Nepal is where I lived for two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the 1970's. The people, places, and event I experience there are a cherished part of me.
The 5 images in this collection will be available until March 31, 2014 when they will be retired.
Northern Wisconsin is where I was raised and I've always had a love for it's forests. This image was taken at sunset in Douglas County. The early summer sun is still shining the last rays through the Tamarac Bog where the skeets are humming! This image prints best as a canvas print at 32" x 18" or 16" x 9".
My son and daughter-in-law live in Singapore. While visiting them we took a stroll through "The Gardens By The Bay". On our return from the gardens, the moon and city lights highlighted the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. This image prints best at 16" x 20" or 8" x 10" either as a canvas print or a metallic print.
Thailand is my winter home now and I have come to love it's highlands, cities, and oceans. This image was taken at sunrise while climbing a hill to Samroi Yad National Park on the Gulf of Thailand. This image prints best at 16" x 20" or 8" x 10" on canvas or quality photo paper.
I was very lucky to have been a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal from 1974 to 1977. Since then I have been to Nepal many times: gone trekking in the mountains, traveling the country side, and visiting friends. Pokhara is my favorite city in Nepal. It is very close (12 miles as the crow flies) to the Himalaya (really big mountains: the abode of the Gods) and also one of the few places in Nepal with a lake, Phewa Taal. Here are two images taken in Pokhara.
This image was taken at Lakeside in Pokhara during a Hindu Religious festival. The boats were originally used by the Gurungs to carry goods across the lake to their farmsteads. But now they are used to take tourists around the lake and to go to the Barahi Temple on an island in the lake.
The tents on the right side of the image are where the priests preach and the pilgrims worship. And finally the raft in the left center of the image is used for ritualistic bathing.
This image graces my dinning area...
This image prints well on canvas at 24" x 16" or quality photographic paper at 12" x 8" or with cropping at 20" x 16" or 10" x 8".
This is the view of the Himalaya from Lakeside. Even though I've been to Pokhara many times, Fishtail mountain and the Annapurnas always take my breath away. It is a view like no other...
This image will print best at 20" x 8" with adjustments it can also be printed larger or cropped to 12" x 8" or 10" x 8".
If you have any questions or comments about these images or places, please feel free to contact me.
If you would like to purchase one of these limited images, please do so before April 1, 2014. Please note that you will receive a 20% discount on any of these five images by entering the code " MarchLimited " during the check out process.
In addition I will donate 10% of my profits from the sale of these images to the United Methodist Churches Advanced Specials.