Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Out of the Jurisdiction: Lions of the Serengeti

 

A male lion stikes a pose in the Serengeti.


He also insisted on a head shot.


Not to be outdone, two lionesses and a cub posed atop a rock.


Being a model is exhausting work, so these lions snoozed in a big pile.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Out of the Jurisdiction: Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Today I have wifi again.
Like birds?







These are mainly great white pelicans, pink-backed pelicans and yellow-billed storks,
with Egyptian geese and many smaller birds mixed in,

Monday, August 21, 2017

Chynnere Again

This is a repeat appearance for Chynnere.  You saw her before here.  Though I have photographed her several other times, I guess they are still in my archives and didn't get posted.


Whenever I pass the women's clothing store where Chynnere works, I peek inside to see what Chynnere is wearing and what she has done to her hair.  She never seems to repeat a look.
On this day Chynnere was mortified.  Her hair was wrapped.  "Bad hair day."

I am away for two weeks without reliable wifi.  Back the 26th.  Daily posts are scheduled.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Another Street Ghost


In a post two months ago, I explained the art project in downtown Hartford based on people captured during the Google Street View mapping project.   Here is another I found at a bus shelter.

I am away for two weeks without reliable wifi.  Back the 26th.  Daily posts are scheduled.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Out of the Jurisdiction: Wildebeest


Today I have wifi.  Let's do a small wildebeest sampler from various places in Kenya and Tanzania.



Friday, August 18, 2017

Butterfly


A female Eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly paused on the lawn just long enough for a quick shot.

I am away for two weeks without reliable wifi.  Back the 26th.  Daily posts are scheduled.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hien

I saw Hien.  She was reading something on her phone and had a serious expression.


She reminded me of women in Japanese woodcuts, so I asked her to pose seriously, which she did.



Here is a Japanese woodcut.  See what I mean?  (I really wish I took the photo of her with the phone.)


Being serious is not Hien's usual way.  She is happy and smiles a lot.  ("I'm a ditz.")  She asked me to guess her nationality and I said "Vietnamese," which is right.  Hien said that in the winter, when she is lighter, people usually guess Japanese or Korean, especially if her hair is up.  She came to the USA when she was six.  So, she says she is about 98 percent American.  Nice young woman.

I am away for two weeks without reliable wifi.  Back the 26th.  Daily posts are scheduled.