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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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November Desktop Wallpaper

The November desktop wallpaper is arriving a few days early this month. I have to do it while I have time, however. I’m currently in Oaxaca, Mexico, for the next week to photograph the Day of the Dead celebration. I’ll be posting some images from here later. This month’s wallpaper is of the fall colors and a waterfall at Silver Falls State Park in Oregon. I’ve also not had a chance to add the calendar to the image. I doubt most of you will miss it and many of you may actually appreciate that more. I really don’t know what most of you would like so feel free to let me know what you like in the comments.

There are only two resolutions available this month; one for the iPad optimized for the Retina Display and a large high resolution version that should work for most everything else. You can click on the photo below for the large 2500×1667 high resolution version, or click on the links below for the resolution of your choice.

High Resolution
iPad Wallpaper

Enjoy! and share with your friends.

November Desktop Wallpaper - Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

November Desktop Wallpaper – Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

In case you missed it, be sure to check out my 2014 wall calendar. For this year, I have put together a collection of my nature abstracts called The Nature of the Abstract. You can preview the calendar and, if you choose, purchase it here.

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The more things change…

Sometimes life feels like a continuum of change. And of course, it really is. For that reason most of us do what we can to bring some stability into our lives, grabbing on to whatever we can that makes us feel anchored. I suppose I do that too, to some extent. I like to think of myself as more adventurous than I really am, but I do seem to get a bit bored if I spend too much time in one place. I can’t really do continuous travel for more than a month or two before it gets tiresome, but I’m finding that spending six months to a year or so is a nice way to experience a place.

Given all that, my time here in Darwin is rapidly coming to a close. In about a month I’ll be heading off to the Philippines for an extended stay. What with wrapping things up here and making preparations for moving on, I haven’t had a chance to get out much with the camera. To be honest, I’ve felt like I’ve hit a wall here photographically. One should, of course, really use those sort of feelings as a challenge and an opportunity for growth, but that’s often easier said than done. With this upcoming change there will also be a lot of travel, which I’m looking forward to. I’ll be in Oregon and Washington in October with possibly a few days in San Francisco. At the end of October I’ll be in Oaxaca, Mexico for about two weeks for Day of the Dead. Sometime in the first half of next year I’d like to get to Japan and/or maybe South Korea and China, but that’s tentative ideas at this point. And of course there will be much exploring of the Philippines.

Edge of the Sea - Nightcliff, Darwin, Australia

Edge of the Sea – Nightcliff, Darwin, Australia

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Once Again at Nightcliff Pier

Nightcliff Pier in Darwin, Australia. Enjoy!

Nightcliff Pier - Darwin, Australia

Nightcliff Pier – Darwin, Australia

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Pat’s Lookout

So this is where I spent my birthday a week or so ago. Well, at least the sunset part of the day. Pat’s Lookout, overlooking the Katherine River in Nitmiluk National Park, Australia, is about an hour and a half walk into the park. Considering the sun was setting when I took this it may be obvious that I did a good portion of the return walk in the dark. I had a flashlight (or torch, as they are called in this part of the world) but the trail was rough and rocky. I managed to make my way out safely, though. The trippy part turned out to be the tiny blue gems scattered frequently along the ground of the trail reflecting back in my light. Curious, at one point I stopped and examined one more closely. Bending over and pointing my light at it and… SPIDER!! Yikes! The blue ‘gems’ I was seeing was my light reflecting in their eyes. I was swerving drunkenly all over the trail to avoid them after that.

Pat's Lookout - Nitmiluk National Park, Australia

Pat’s Lookout – Nitmiluk National Park, Australia

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