Friday, January 1, 2021

2020 Photo Wrap Up

2020 has been a year of strange, challenging and most unusual events. Here to wrap up the year in pictures are several photos taken, diverse, unrelated yet... there we were.

Like the doorways in an abandoned Texas ranch house,  
we entered 2020 not knowing what lie in wait.

Fayetteville Ranch House, Texas 2020



Innocently we proceeded into the year...

Jefferson Boardwalk, Texas 2020



The Houston Marathon kicked off the spring season of camera clicking.

Under the Bridge, Houston 2020



Then came the Houston Rodeo in March, which was suddenly cancelled mid-show. No one knew quite what to make of the Wuhan Flu, as was then called. Now why some protested saying that word was racist to the Chinese yet had no problem referring to the Spanish Flu go 1918... ?
 are some cultures protected, privileged or is it all BS PC Word Policing? 

Braids - Rodeo Cowgirl, Houston, 2020



Curtis's Last Rodeo, Houston 2020




Next up took a photography safari to Iceland to capture the sights... 
Can one say safari though not going to Africa?

iPhone photo from inside the bus of distant mountains, Iceland  2020



Inside the ice cave looking out,  wondering how our guide got up there...

Climbing the Ice, Iceland 2020




The summer found us spending more time in New Mexico, trying different photo techniques, hiding from the virus and healing from dental surgery. 

Brilliant New Mexican Clouds with Rainbow, New Mexico 2020



Experimented and learned a lot with night sky photography. 
In this shot captured two planets, the milky way and Taos lights. 

Celestial Events,  New Mexico 2020



During the day, was spent looking for scenic spots with streams and rivers 
to practice slow shutter speed shots of running water.

Red River, New Mexico 2020


Fall made itself known by the changing aspen colors and falling leaves. 

High Meadow, New Mexico 2020



Back in Texas, several Fall visits were made to Caddo Lake in northeast Texas. 

Boathouse, Caddo Lake 2020



The bald cypress tree leaves turn red before dropping. 
These red colors only last for about a week, maybe ten days. 

Fall Bayou Colors, Caddo Lake 2020



The Snowy Great Egret at home in the bayou. 

Spanish Moss, Caddo Lake 2020


Finally winter came and we retired to staying indoors more, avoiding large groups, parties and family. Everyone says at our age and with our ailments we are more susceptible to catching the virus. 
Which could be serious. so we avoided... whatever.

First Snow, New Mexico 2020


Truth be told, actually this photo was taken in August, but when converted to black & white, 
it changed to a snow scene. The camera eye sees all and easily deceives. 

Hope your year 2020 was interesting and a learning experience, in spite of the virus scare.  We'll keep learning new techniques, seeking new sights, improve our skills and hopefully venture out more in 2021. 

More sidecar riding is being planned. 

Happy New Years to you and yours

CCjon







8 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful images! Really impressed with the star photo.

    BTW, we will be closer to Houston for the next couple of weeks. I think we will be about and hour out but have plans for several trips into and around the area.

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  2. Thanks Richard, give me a call when you are this way, we're on the northwest corner of the county, 290/99, not far from Waller. I'll send you my phone number.

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    1. Not too far away. We will be near Columbus for about 2 1/2 weeks.

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  3. Emailed you my phone number.

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  4. Beautiful 2020 pictures! What a year! The Celestial Event one is my favorite!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them Lily, Happy New Year.

      Am looking forward to a productive 2021 with new images and more learning, maybe even getting in some long distance sidecar trips... fingers crossed...

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  5. Outstandingly beautiful pictures! Happy New Year to you, Amparo and yours. The picture of Curtis the Cowboy reminded me of Snowbum, BMW Airhead Motorcycle Guru....could have been his twin!

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    1. Thank you, Happy New Years to you and the C Gang.

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