I am no stranger to long distance walking (between 5 km and 10 km). I woke up and decided I had the energy and I had never walked along to the end of Warren Road, heading West, which gives direct views of the Northern Range and Caroni plains and planes descending into Piarco airport. It is a narrow road, so be cautious, if you ever have to walk that road. It is agriculture and empty land on both sides for the first 1 km. My walk took me from Warren Road onto Ajodha Road and Munroe Road and then back to the Southern main road. These are some photos from that walk. Warren Road Sunrise behind large tree Large tree Nice clear morning sky Short stop under tree shade Northern Range Closer to the end of walking with music in my ears
These are some captures from my garden and around my yard using my mobile phone. These were during the early morning period. The Samsung M30 is a budget camera so not the quality and sophistication of the flagship phones. Nevertheless, I am a seasoned photographer who knows how to make the best of the equipment that is available to me. To my surprise there was a large mushroom growing in the yard. There was a period in the past where I was specifically looking for mushrooms to photograph. Buttercup Butterfly Deep purple flowers Huge mushroom My feet in Crocs Periwinkle Flowering Seim plant
This was an unplanned outing. I started in Cunupia and reached as far as the Chaguaramas Board Walk. I passed there many mornings when I was working in that area but never got a chance to stop off and experience a morning walk there. Placid is the word that comes to mind, as you may imagine from looking at the photos. Chaguaramas has certainly changed from the earlies. Adjacent to the board walk is the Skallywag Bay theme park and further from there is the 5 Islands Amusement Park. Also, it was the first time ever, I have been (walking or driving) through West Moorings, along Columbus Circle road, behind West Mall. I stopped off at West Mall going and coming and then made a short detour through downtown Port of Spain to purchase some households. Rocky Shore Boats in the Distance Scenic Waterfront Nature is Beautiful Early Morning Walk Clear Waters Calm and Clear Morning Waters View from Western Main Road Walkover Stop Off At West Mall
Had errands to run today and passed through Movietowne. Here are a few photos from that outing. Around Movietowne is Port of Spain, the Northern Range, main road to Chaguaramas, Foreshore, Invaders Bay and The Gulf of Paria. That has been my usual spot for watching cinema for many years. It is a fairly new property (2002) but has incorporated old architecture. Haagen Dazs Courtyard Fancy French Wooden Louvers Glimpse of the Northern Range Warm and mellow looking light fixture Old English Lantern Me outside Starbucks
I feel like surfaces can be easily ignored in the photography world but there is a a lot of beauty in these. These can make great screen wallpapers or framed prints for your wall or backgrounds for your youtube videos, among other things. From surfaces we can look for colours, textures, patterns, symbols, etc. I journeyed around my home and took some photos of surfaces I found interesting to me. Maybe there can be a part 2 to this. Blue Wall Looking Green (Pro Mode Settings) Concrete Floor Fluorescent Door Mat Ice Cream Pink Drain Wall Rusted Barrel Wooden Door
These are some captures from my garden and around my yard using my mobile phone. These were done closer to sunset i.e. the golden hour. We don't have many flowering plants. We have crotons, palms and harder plants that can withstand the hot sun. We do have "jump up and kiss me" flowers that open fully during the sunnier parts of days. The big drain in front is filled with lilies and other wild plants. Ants and other critters call my yard home Rich shades of green Ixora Strong leafy plants Palm branch Succulent I bought from a vendor in City Gate Deep pink periwinkle A patch of weathered rocks Lilies in the big drain
I was perusing my archives the other day and decided to pick some to share here. These would have never been shared on the blog before. Most are these would have been taken with mobile phone and shared on social media. I am always photographing and this should mean that I don't get rusty and at the same time, I am getting better. What better time to do this when most persons are doing "year in review" blog posts. These photos span several years though. Entrance to Tobago Plantations Me getting product shots in the QPS End of a day in Chaguanas This tree trunk stuck out against the beautifully clear sky when I was looking for mushrooms to photograph Early morning walk. During that period of about 2 years, I walked more than 2000 km. Sunflower close up Not so easy to take a selfie with a DSLR. This after many tries. Probably attending some event this day.