Sainte-Chapelle Stained Glass

Sainte-Chapelle Stained Glass
October 3, 2012 – La Saint-Chapelle

It is interesting how I change and see things differently after a period of time. Photos that were once overlooked are now interesting. Back when I posted about our third day in Paris back during Adventure 2012, I had mentioned the king’s bedtime story depicted in the glass, but I did not post a close-up of the panels because I didn’t think my photos of them were any good. When this photo showed up in my slideshow this morning, the intense colors and the artistry of the panels caught my attention, and the first thing that came to my mind was, “Hey, this is a pretty good photo”.

2009 TSX Wallpaper

2009 TSX Wallpaper

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.

Mr. Firemouth

Mr. Firemouth
Thorichthys meeki

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.

From Utah to California

Somewhere in Utah
Somewhere in Utah

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.

Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Coast Highway

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.

Richfield, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada – 288 Miles

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:

Somewhere in Arizona
Somewhere in Arizona

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.