Mushrooms, Pukaskwa National Park, Ontario, Canada
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Sunset Pano, Pincher Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada June 2015

Published on July 2, 2015

Sunset Pano, Pincher Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada June 2015

A highlight from my recent backpacking trip along the Western Uplands Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park. Sunset from one of the campsites on South Pincher Lake, two days into the backcountry.

(Click through to the flickr link to see a larger version.)


Street Food, Ma’adi, Cairo, Egypt 2015

Published on June 2, 2015

Street Food, Ma'adi, Cairo, Egypt 2015

 

Eggplant fries in oil at a street food vendor on road 9 in Ma’adi, where it will be served alongside delicious falafel-like sandwiches for a cheap and filling breakfast.


Sunset (Monochrome), Luxor, Egypt 2015

Published on June 1, 2015

Sunset (Monochrome), Luxor, Egypt 2015

 

A monochrome version of the preceding image.


Sunset, Luxor, Egypt 2015

Published on May 31, 2015

Sunset, Luxor, Egypt 2015

 

The sun sets just behind a stand of date palms, at the Temple of Luxor.


Into the Egyptian Desert, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 30, 2015

Into the Egyptian Desert, Giza, Egypt 2015

 

This photo was actually taken from the vicinity of the Pyramids, looking towards the desert. Giza ends so suddenly at the Pyramids, and the desert begins, that, aside from the vehicle tracks, one would have no expectation that there was anything out there in the desert.


Camel Ride, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 29, 2015

Camel Ride, Giza, Egypt 2015

This scene reminds me of nothing so much as the promotional shot for the movie Eat, Pray, Love, where the Western women who are the main characters are riding on elephants with their parasols. These camel-riders were doing the circuit around the Pyramids of Giza.

 


Stone Blocks, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 28, 2015

Stone Blocks, Giza, Egypt 2015

 

Layers of stone blocks leading up the the peak of the Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops). Being at the base of the pyramids, one really appreciates what a mad endeavour they were, transferring so much stone out into the desert, to build giant mounds for small chamber tombs.


At the Pyramid of Khafre (alternate #1), Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 27, 2015

At the Pyramid of Khafre (alternate #1), Giza, Egypt 2015

 

The same photo as yesterday’s, done in the style of a plate in an old book, from the late 19th/turn of the 20th century.


At the Pyramid of Khafre, Giza, Egypt 2015

Published on May 26, 2015

At the Pyramid of Khafre, Giza, Egypt 2015

 

Despite the crowds, there is still a timeless quality to the Pyramids, with their weathered stone in the greyish, dust-filled Cairo sky. The camel-drivers who offer rides dress in a traditional manner, and I think this photo could have easily been taken in the nineteenth century (I have made an alternate version following that line of reasoning).


Pear-Shaped Puffball(?) #2, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, 2010

Published on November 15, 2013

Pear-Shaped Puffball(?) #2, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, 2010




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