Category Archives: Calendar

In the Streets of Oaxaca

One of the fun and exciting things to take place in Oaxaca, Mexico, during Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is the seemingly random street parades that appear and wind their way through the town center. Various groups – from school children decked out in elaborate costumes and make-up to wedding parties with dancers in traditional dress and paper-mâché caricatures of the bride and groom – march through the streets and around the Zocalo (town square), typically accompanied by a loud and energetic brass band. Occasionally the paths of different groups will cross at an intersection, the participants intermingling for a brief moment in time before continuing on their separate ways.

I still have calendars available with the proceeds going to support relief efforts for the super-Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines last month causing horrendous devastation and destruction. Rebuilding of lives and communities will be going on for quite some time from this disaster. Your support for my efforts to raise funds would be greatly appreciated and would be a great way to spread the holiday spirit.

Caricature of the bride - Oaxaca, Mexico

Caricature of the bride – Oaxaca, Mexico

Standing tall - Oaxaca, Mexico

Standing tall – Oaxaca, Mexico

Street dancers - Oaxaca, Mexico

Street dancers – Oaxaca, Mexico

Zoiks, Zombie!! - Oaxaca, Mexico

Zoiks, Zombie!! – Oaxaca, Mexico

Marching band for the wedding - Oaxaca, Mexico

Marching band for the wedding – Oaxaca, Mexico

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Support Super Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Friends and family: As you are all aware, Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, struck the Philippines two weeks ago causing indescribable destruction, loss of life, and leaving 10s of thousands without food, shelter, or livelihoods. While this story has already largely dropped on the news radar, replaced by the latest political scandal or celebrity sighting, the rebuilding of people’s homes, lives, and communities will go on for years. In an effort to provides some small gesture of help, I have put together a calendar of cultural and travel images from around the Philippines. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this calendar will go to Mercy Corps Haiyan relief efforts. I’m asking for your support in helping the people of the Philippines, through purchase of one of these calendars, and/or by sharing this post with your friends. Thanks y’all.

Incidentally, the church shown on the front cover of the calendar is the San Pedro Church in Loboc, Bohol. This church was seriously damaged by the earthquake this past October.

PH Haiyan Calendar

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2014 Fine Art Calendar

It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas and your shopping list, and a Darin Rogers Photography calendar would make a great gift for someone special. For 2014, I have put together a collection of my nature abstracts called The Nature of the Abstract. You can see a preview of it and, if you choose, purchase it by clicking on the image below.

Your support will help me continue to bring you great photographs throughout the next year. Cheers!

The Nature of the Abstract

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The January Desktop Wallpaper

The January desktop wallpaper is here!

This month’s desktop image is of the Experience Music Project in Seattle, otherwise known as the EMP. This funky building houses a rock and roll museum and is worth checking out if you’re in the Seattle area. I can’t comment on the museum itself as I’ve never gone through it but if you’re interested in music history it may be worth your time.

Also, don’t forget that my wall calendars for 2012 are still available.

There are three versions of the wallpaper image available, including one for iPad (without the calendar). You can click on the photo below for the large 2560×1600 resolution version, or click on the links below for the resolution of your choice.

1280×853 January Wallpaper
2560×1600 January Wallpaper
January iPad Wallpaper

Enjoy! and share with your friends.

January 2012 Desktop Wallpaper

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Lucky Charms

Today is Small Business Saturday, another day set aside to get people to part with more of their money. In this case, the goal is to get consumers to support their local and small businesses. Regardless of your opinion of the consumerist circus that occurs the weekend after Thanksgiving, now is as good a time as any for promoting my own small business and products: my ebook, Capturing the Journey; two different wall calendars for 2012; and, an assortment of images that are available as fine art prints, an example of which is below. So this holiday season, in your search for meaningful gifts for your loved ones, consider avoiding the crowds and the pepper spray and giving something different, while supporting my small business. My ebook would be great for that friend or family member looking for some help with their photography basics. Feel free to download it and pass it on. And calendars will make great stocking stuffers. Well, maybe a really large stocking…

Today’s Photo

Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms

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