Sunday, December 30, 2012


I am the proud owner of a new Canon PowerShot S100 (Thanks to KV and CG for their help in making the decision to purchase this particular camera and thanks to ES for transporting the camera and SL for bringing the great retro camera case to Luxor!). What follows are some of the first shots I have taken with this lovely camera. These are all "Automatic" or "Scene Selection". I haven't had a chance yet to explore the semi- and fully manual options available to me. I'm going to have to "re-learn" manual photography as I haven't had to use those skills in years!

Red Flame (Clerodendron splendens)
Persian Acacia (Albizia julibrissin)
Look closely for the kite in the palm tree!
Kite near their nest
Kite again
Bee-eater just before take-off!
Buttons blending in

Beau doing his third favorite thing (after eating and playing)

Landscape, Waterscape, Moon:
Gurn with clouds
Felucca at sunset
Handheld moon


Sunset and felucca from the roof
Sunset and felucca from the Winter Palace
Sunset from MY roof 
End of that same sunset
Luxor Temple - Colonnade Hall

Luxor Temple - Layers of history

Winter Palace with a golden glow at sunset

Luxor door

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Another Great Sunset...

What can I say? 'bout those clouds?

And what about these from Sunday while we were on the roof for our first shisha of the season:

It's a hard life!