In Iceland, these innovative houses were constructed because of the climate and lack of resources. The innovative style of building is better insulated from the elements. I had known about these types of building, but came accross so few of them on my trip, until I saw this one.
This is the El Capitolio (National Capitol Building) in Havana, Cuba. The building, seen currently under construction, is notable for how strikingly similar it is to the United States Capitol building. In fact, construction was overseen by U.S. firm of Purdy and Henderson – which may have had something to do with the similarity. Finished in 1929, it was designed by Eugenio Rayneri Piedra. Currently it is home to Cuba’s National Assembly.
On our way back to Denver there was an incredible sight to our left. Elk had come out in substantiontial numbers to graze along the hill, so I stopped to try and capture this incredible sight. I had learned in a previous encounter (at a golf course) that elk can be very skittish. Since they’re quite imposing one on one, I didn’t think having an entire group coming at me would be smart if I startled them.
Living in a place that includes lava rock formations, white-capped mountains, and some of the most amazing and otherworldly views; it’s easy to forget it gets cold here. And, for those living in this small village, I think they’ve become experts in cold management.
When you visit Iguazu falls in Brazil, the highlight of your tour along this walkway has to be this platform and the vista beyond it. I tried to capture it with no signs of people and get as much of the wonderful details I possible in the moment. You’ll really want to see this picture in full resolution detail to get a sense of what this looks like.
A vista so incredible, it could be on the side of a beer can. Colorado has a litany of scenes like this that you might find yourself with too much to shot pictures of.. I loved how the mountains contrast with the human activity lower in the picture (in this case a parking lot for a national park).
The beautiful Bear Lake in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain National Park area, with it’s litany of mountainous views, is full of opportunities to soak up rich scenery. Given that this location sits at an elevation of 9,450 feet, you have to do everything slower. It was a cold day in this shot too, but also clear enough for shooting this scene at the tip of a nature path that stretched around the entire lake.
While climbing Skogafoss on the southern coast of Iceland trying to beat the quickly arriving sunset, I turned away from the glorious waterfall to this see this view of the sun breaking out of the clouds. On a day where rain was nearly relentless, seeing the sun shining on this land was incredible.
The striking beauty of the sea smashing into these coastal lava rocks was hypnotic. In many ways Iceland can seem like another planet, cold and captivating. This morning after the sun had risen, I stopped at a wonderful costal area near Londrangar to capture this long exposure of water and rock meeting.