Corydoras elegans, a single Corydoras reticulatus, and some Corydoras aeneus in the background. May 1, 2012.
This wallpaper just appeared on my rotating desktop, a photo I took of my 2009 Acura TSX about a week after I bought my first (and only, now that I think about it) set of wheels and springs for a car. I had spent the afternoon washing and waxing the vehicle. At that point I had only just started getting into photography and the lighting in the photo reflects that. Still, I like that the car seems to “pop” in the twilight.
Just saw this photo in my slideshow. Mr. Firemouth (Thorichthys meeki) was an interesting little fish. At one point, he shared a tank with an oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) twice his size, and ended up bullying the oscar all the time. Later, he had a little tank of his own and ended up hiding all the time. He was most comfortable sharing a planted tank with many smaller “dither” fish. This photo was taken shortly before he was given away.
We captured the photo above on November 9, 2012 while on our way to Richfield, Utah from Rock Springs, Wyoming. We were on a lonely highway and just pulled off to the side of the road to take it. Up until that point we hadn’t encountered too much cold, but in Utah that all changed. We even experienced a blizzard in Provo. I don’t remember if this photo was from before or after Provo, but I like how it’s almost monochromatic. The gate and fence add to the bleakness and coldness of the scene.
Next up, we have a photo of the Pacific Ocean, taken four days later while heading home on the Pacific Coast Highway. It was the last day of our 2-week long road trip, and it was also the last day of our nearly 3-month adventure around the globe. We drove many hours on the PCH with the Pacific Ocean as our constant companion, reminding us that the Earth is so big, and we are so small.
Part of the beauty of having not kept up with blog posts during our actual adventure is that now it seems like I have an unending source of material to post whenever the feeling arises. Tonight, we have a random photo that popped up on my desktop slide show:
This photo was taken 11 days into our cross-country road trip in early November. We had just emerged from the canyons of Arizona on I-15, after starting the day’s trip in snowy Utah. Kinda crazy to go from snowy 30s temperatures to sunny 70s in a matter of hours.