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Cozumel, Mexico in Black and White

Squall Line. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
Squall Line. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

A random selection of photographs, in monochrome mode, from the island of Cozumel, Mexico…

 

The tranquility of early morning on the western side of the isle–that is, before the thrumming start of the daily parade of dive boats carving their way through the sea to the many reefs:

The Pier. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
The Pier. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

 

An arm wave from on high…the lighthouse on the southern tip of the isle:

El Faro. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
El Faro. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

 

Here is a more abstract (erotic???) rendition of the lighthouse taken looking down from its summit perch, with a splash of color left on the woman’s purse:

El Faro, Abstract. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
El Faro, Abstract. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

 

The buzzards live in a paradise–they even get their own custom signs!

Guarda su distancia. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
Guarda su distancia. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

 

Finally, three abstracts from a local beach hotel:

Techo, Cozumel Occidental. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
Techo, Cozumel Occidental. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

 

Reflected Stairway. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
Reflected Stairway. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

 

Reflected Chandelier. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017
Reflected Chandelier. Cozumel, Mexico, 2017

The Buzzards. More Humor for Halloween!

Iron Buzzards. Cortez, Colorado, 2013
Iron Buzzards. Cortez, Colorado, 2013

I guess while I’m on a roll with humor (see yesterday’s blog post), now would be a good time to post this image of something I spied on the roof of a scrap metal yard in Cortez, Colorado a week or so ago.Genius. Pure artistic genius.

I wonder how many nights at the bar it took for the welder to come up with this idea. Next time I go through southwestern Colorado, I’ll have to stop and find out the story behind the creation of this horrifying scene of metallic disembowelment. (Yee, Gods! Young children could be traumatized!)

Oh, hey, but it’s Halloween. How ’bout them poisoned apples!