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Buddha Beach: Sedona Arizona
A Hidden Gem In The SouthwestRock 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 is part of Oak Creek where the creek widens and in warm weather people go wading and swimming. People also cross the creek to get to the trails on the other side. Full Color Photographs
Find Your Buddha
Flip through the images in this book to find the Buddha that is yours. There will be one, or more, that will catch your eye and invite you to meditate on it’s beauty.
Fire and Storms
The photographs in this book are unique. As a result of fires the summer of 2014 and extreme storms, many of the rock cairns in this book were destroyed. In their place are new ones, but the cairns in this book mostly do not exist. I went back after the fires and storms and was saddened to see so many gone, yet heartened to see so many new and different ones in their place. Truly a living meditation garden of rocks.
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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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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.