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Love Locks

Love Locks

This image was captured two years before the city of Paris started removing padlocks from the Pont des Arts in July 2015. That year the tourist tradition of attaching "love locks" to the bridge. was terminated. Since 2008, visitors have been attaching locks with sentimental messages to the bridge in symbolic acts of affection. They seal the deal by throwing keys into the River Seine. A 2006 Italian young adult novel-turned-film started the trend in Rome. It later arrived in Paris and started to create “problems” in 2012. It was considered charming at first, but the thrill wore off as sections of fencing on the Pont des Arts crumbled under the locks' weight. The bridge carried more than 700,000 locks with a combined weight roughly the same as 20 elephants.

Location: Paris France.

Montenegro Doors

Montenegro Doors

Behind the walls of Kotor’s Castle Of San Giovanni lies so many charming little rooms. This scene looks like a painting.

Location: Kotor Montenegro.

Entry I
Arlo

Arlo

Arlo was our river rafting guide down the Green River. We flew to the middle of nowhere on top of a mesa and hiked down to the place we would launch. Outside the launch we encountered this well traveled truck. It just exuded southwest to me. Arlo was a pretty young guy to have stomach cancer. That summer he was in remission living out his dream. I followed his battle closely on Facebook. He fought long and hard and eventually lost his fight. I have fond memories of him and overtime I see this truck or any images from that trip I think of Arlo.

Location: Green River Utah.

HAHNEMUHLE PHOTOGLOSS BARYTA
San Giovanni Montenegro

San Giovanni Montenegro

Kotor’s Castle of San Giovanni is located in the small country of Montenegro. The country is nearby Greece and Italy and is beautiful. This hole in the Castle wall as seen from the inside looking out provided a perfect view of the crystal clear water below. One can only guess why this was shaped like a conical flask.

Location: Kotor Montenegro.

Paris Buildings

Paris Buildings

A mid summer day in Paris July 2013 brings tourists and locals together to soak in the endless sunshine. What struck me most about this scene was all the windows in the building. Each window tells the story of a different family. Do they even realize how beautiful their home is against a sky of pastel clouds and a checkerboard street.

Location: Paris France.

Entry 2

Entry 2

While attending UCSD I surfed everyday at this spot. The pier is part of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. It is perfectly symmetrical and is a great setup for perspective. In the original Entry (shot in wintertime years before) the sea was turbulent. The opening at the far end of the pier was very spiritual and appeared like the Entry to Heaven. On this day the colors and light were very different and truly magical. Then a gift from the gods of photography.... a brown pelican shot the pier!

Location: La Jolla California.