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#mylens Field of Dreams

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This past May my marketing team and I joined an organization that hires mentally challenged individuals who seed and plant flowers and vegetables for use by Farm to Fork local restaurants. One of our volunteer projects was to plant a sunflower dial. I recently had a chance to return to see the results. AMAZING!!!

#mylens on El Morro New Mexico

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El Morro is located on an ancient east-west trail in Western New Mexico. The main feature is a great sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base.

Something Old and Unexpected #mylens

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I saw this old phone at the loading dock of the corporate office where I work. The building dates back to the 70s, but this phone is really my first proof of it’s history and legacy.

#mylens Mt. Taylor Volcano and Lava Beds

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The first photo is a volcano that erupted repeatedly creating Mt. Taylor which is located off Interstate 40 near Grants, New Mexico. Below the mountain are miles of lava beds that show the random flow and distance the lava traveled. Mt. Taylor is a Stratovolcano and was active between 3 and 1.5 million years ago.

Taos, New Mexico from #mylens

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Taos, New Mexico is one of my spiritual touch points. It’s like dancing. It’s impossible to be happy in the middle of it! Here are some shots from the road today.

This Old House #mylens

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When traveling through West Texas this old house kept calling me. Pulling me actually. I finally had to pull over and grab a shot so that I could keep a piece of her with me. #mylens

Claudia: A Photo Essay

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Claudia: A Photo Essay

An amazing story and I had to share it.

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Most of the football pictures I’ve taken in Brazil are pretty self explanatory…  there’s a kick around going on somewhere in Rio and not too much more to add. But this one troubles me a bit. The story behind it isn’t a good one. The mother of the family, Claudia da Silva Ferreira, was shot in March by police who thought she was an armed drug dealer during a shoot-out. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She later died in shocking circumstances, falling from the police van on the way to hospital. I visited their home a couple of weeks after it happened with a colleague who was interviewing Claudia’s husband and this was taken as we were leaving and the kids began playing again… a brief moment of normality at a tragic time for the family.
_MG_0364_TB_web(Credit: Interview and words by Angelica Melo /…

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THE TAJ MAHAL, INDIA (part 2)

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Officially on my bucket list… beautiful!!

Michael Weening: a few pictures

The Taj Mahal, wonder of the world, ode to love. Well an ode to his 3rd wife. Not sure how first 2 felt when he embarked on this 25 year building spree to remember her.

None the less, one of the “must sees” when in India.

Our first glimpse was from down the river. It was a little bit hazy, but luckily not foggy and the sun was coming out. (Config: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 28-300mm f/3.5 USM).

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Once past the gates you come to the large entrance – effectively called “The great gate”

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Our first peek at the Taj Mahal.

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As we walked through the gate it came into full view. It was quite a unique experience.

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Even thought it was an official holiday, it was not as busy as I had expected. But there were a lot of Indians. With the recent collapse of the rupee…

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“Colored Entrance” – Gordon Parks Black History Photo

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Gordon Parks For Colored Photo

This photo of a finely dressed black mother and daughter — standing below a “Colored Entrance” sign at a bus station in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1956 — was taken by Gordon Parks, one of the seminal figures of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, Parks left behind a body of work that documents race relations, poverty, civil rights and urban life.