Tag Archives: Wilderness

Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

To watch the cloud movement around a volcano is an experience to behold. You could watch this for hours and the scene will constantly change.

I captured this cloud formation with just the peak showing. It appears like an island in the mist.

That is it for now. Happy trails

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Mountain Interlude

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Ah, the joy of photographing. I boarded the bus in Matagalpa heading to Jinotaga. Looking to capture the beauty of the Nicaragua mountains. I have traveled this route many times, so where to photograph was not a problem. My goal was to find a stretch of highway to walk along and capture as many locations as possible. It is now the rainy season here. The landscapes are lush and green now. If you look closely you will discover many shades of green. Earth tones are abundant.

As you observe this mountainous landscape, you will find there is a great deal of depth both vertically and horizontally. This will greatly enhance your 2D photo, allowing to create the 3D effect with the right composition.

The bus slowly crept up the mountain taking on passengers and discharging passengers. My jump off point soon arrived and off I went. Just me and the birds in the folds of the mountains. Quiet and peaceful. The beauty of the land before you. It makes you feel pretty small in a place like this.One of the big issues I had this morning was haze. You just have to take it in stride. As I was strolling along I observed this nice framed scene. I captured this particular image for its dramatic effects.

Well that is it for this week. There will be more to come. So until next time happy trails.

 

Train Of Love

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Train of Love

There is a train

Coming down the track

Baby, you and I

We’ll ride that train

It’s the train of love

Yeah baby

You and I

On the train of love

Don’t know where it goes

But who cares

We’ll ride our love

Down them tracks

On the train of love

Yeah baby,

You and I

On the train of love

Them big ole wheels

Rolling along

I’ll hold you in my arms

As we rock along

Down that railway track

Yeah baby,

You and I

On the train of love

Over the mountains

Through the valleys

You and I, baby

We’ll ride them rails

On the train of love

Yeah baby,

You and I

On the train of love

Yeah baby

We’ll rocking and rolling

On the train of love

Down them tracks

To the end of the line

The Color Blue

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This is a very late evening shot. Thus the slow shutter sped. This creates the effect of smoothing the look of the water surging into shore. The predominant colours here are blue and white. This creates a sense of peace and serenity.  It is a very calming piece to look at. Throw in some rock and shoreline to give added contrast and change of Color. It will open your senses to want to be able to listen to the sounds surrounding you. Use your imagination.

So, till next time happy trails.

Bittersweet Memories 2

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Bittersweet Memories

You walked out the door

You never said a word

You never came back

All you left

Was bittersweet memories

You never came back

You never came back

You filled my life

With the sound of your laughter

The smile you gave me

Like a candle in the dark

But all you left

Was bittersweet memories

You never came back

You never came back

The house is empty

My life is empty

The walls are silent

Your voice and laughter

Just a memory

All you left

Is bittersweet memories

I listen for the sound

Of your footsteps

But I know

You will never come back

You will never come back

All you left

Is bittersweet memories

You never came back

You never came back

Ken Bennison

Last Rays

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The mountains cast in black

Deep shadows until dawn

The wind now a murmur

The birds gone to roost

The last of the evening light

Casting the billowing clouds

In a golden array

The clouds ever changing

Creating art for the imagination

Of fertile minds

But then the darkness intrudes

The light slowly fades

With the last rays of light

The stars become brilliant

In the far heavens

Ken Bennison

This Heart of Mine

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When the sun goes down

On this heart of mine

I get this lonely feeling

As the darkness descends

Because way down in my soul

I still love a women

Our love was like a medley

That faded with time

You were my first love

Your charms were irresistible

Deep down in my heart

I will always love you

You meant so much to me

I always felt so good

Being around you

I’m always fallen in love

Whenever I think of you

But alas

We were too young

In the ways of love

Missing you now

You had this way

Of soothing my soul

When the stars shine

At night

I am reminded of your

Sparkling eyes

When the sun goes down

On this heart of mine

I get this lonely feeling

As the darkness descends

Because way down in my soul

I still love a women