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Venice Beach south of Los Angeles has an area called Graffiti Beach, or Graffiti Wall, or Graffiti Pit over the years. In the past artists were unofficially allowed to paint graffiti art on the wall, trees and other structures. Now the area is more regulated. Inspired by photos that I took in October 2005, this book is of art from the art. After all graffiti is mostly layers added to prior layers.
This is a full color book of photographs, I have previewed it in black and white and it looks good on those Kindles also. It will display best on the Kindle Fire or on the color Kindle apps available for your computers and your devices (iPad etc). This is Volume 1 in a series of three. You can find book two here.
Rock cairns populate the area known as Buddha Beach at the Cathedral Rock Vortex along Oak Creek in Sedona. There are literally hundreds of tiny hand crafted rock piles, made from rocks and stones along the shore.
Buddha Beach actually is part of Oak Creek where the creek widens and in warm weather people go wading and even swimming. People actually also cross the creek to get to the trails on the other side.
As I (Deborah Carney) was photographing the tiny (and not so tiny) rock structures I knew they had to be paired with quotes and sayings from Buddha. I hope you will enjoy this journey through Buddha Beach paired with some insightful quotations.
The photographs in this book are taken by myself, my daughter Liz, and her son Alec. I was going to identify who took what, but I don’t want to detract from the beauty of the images and the sayings they are paired with. I will say that I am proud to say that each of us contributed and individual attribution isn’t necessary. All the sayings in the book are attributed to Buddha.
Buddha quotes need to be read slowly for the meaning to come to you. Many are open to interpretation, which means you will read the meaning you need to see and hear. Each photo has its own message; you might have to look hard to find it.
I’m very happy that we went in the winter because we were able to see and experience things that would be hidden by leaves in the spring and summer. It was also nice to have a few people around, but not the large numbers that are in the area during the warmer seasons.
We are where we are supposed to be, when we are supposed to be there.
~ Deborah Carney
About the Book
Antelope Canyon is one of Arizona most prized slot canyons. Only a half mile long but filled with color, texture, and patterns to delight the visitor. It is not open to the public for exploring, you have to go with a Native American guide that will point out the “favorite” places to take photos but will also allow you time to capture the beauty on your own.
This isn’t a photography “how-to” book, it is a “take a walk with me” and enjoy the beauty that exists in this photographic historical treasure.
From the Book Intro:
This was my first visit to a slot canyon and I was very excited to be going. If the weather had been bad, we would have missed our opportunity because during storms slot canyons can flood, and on a cloudy day the beautiful colors are not as vivid, if seen at all.
The changing light accentuates the beauty of the canyon. As the light changes, as the sun moves, the canyon walls change and there are new visions. Although Antelope Canyon is only a half mile long, I took over 900 photographs because the walls were ever changing and the light from each step highlighted a new and different look. The photographs included in this book are the best of the best, but don’t be surprised if book two makes it’s way to publication as well.
The only way to access Antelope Canyon is with a Native American guide. Due to vandals destroying parts of the Canyon it is now closed to the general public.
Take a walk with me through this beautiful natural wonder and be fascinated by what the weather has done to create this testament to the power of Mother Nature. The photos are presented in the same order that they were taken, like you are walking along beside me.
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