Hammocks in the Shade

Hammocks in the Shade

A peaceful afternoon, warm and calm, the garden blooming, the sun shining.  Makes you feel like everything will be alright.

I’m older and a little wiser now
A wide eyed boy who set out
To change the world is gone but not forgotten
I still chase lights and wish on stars
That’s what got that boy this far
And it still feels good
There ain’t no point in stopping
And even though I hardly ever catch ’em
Don’t it just feel good to try 

– Jack Ingram

 

Hammocks in Shade Mexico William Woodward

Mexican Green Tree Snake

Mexican Green Tree Snake

Well I just got back from a nice little visit to Richmond, VA.  I spent two nights out in the city taking photos, and am really looking forward to getting them sorted and in queue to post.

I don’t know much about this snake, other than it was hanging out on a tree branch above the hammock I was lounging in one sunny summer afternoon at the hostel in Tulum.  It turned an looked at me right after this so I decided that was a good time to leave it alone.

Mexican Tree Snake Tulum William Woodward

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Serious Organization – A Carved Building

Serious Organization – A Carved Building

Yesterday was my “finally get all my photographs organized and the way that I want them for easy use and best productivity” day.  As expected, I found some that I had forgotten about, and rearranged nearly everything on my hard drive.  After a little investigation, the tally for total processed photos is in, currently sitting at exactly 168 finished photos. I think that’s not too bad for the relatively short time that I’ve been doing it seriously. The ‘photo a day’ has really challenged me at times, and I make sure that when I’m feeling really good about it to get a lot done, and not force myself when it’s just not the right time.  I am going to do a few new things, though, and next week is going to be a seven day theme.

Today’s photo comes from the Tulum ruins, along the coast of the Caribbean Sea.  An impressive structure, with details of carved shapes and images standing on the same ground for somewhere around 700 years!

Carved Building Tulum William Woodward

Your Story

Your Story

There’s too many things i haven’t done yet, there’s too many sunsets i haven’t seen, you can’t waste the day wishing it’d slow down.

Often we find ourselves wondering where the day went.  How time seems to fly, we’re left trying to find out where days, months, and even years of our lives have gone.  It seems like just yesterday I was graduating from high school, then college, then the three years that have gone by.  What’s left at the end of the day?

In the end, the only thing you really own is your story.

Take some time to slow down a bit, enjoy the little things, like riding a bike, one with a basket.

Your Story Tulum William Woodward

This photo is of a hostel I stayed in outside of Tulum, Mexico.  Run by a small family, Mom and two sons, and an English girl who got there and never left.  The rooms were in tree house like buildings, with second floor walkways connecting them like the Swiss Family Robinson.  Something out of a kid’s dream .

Later that night, after a nice bike ride, found me sitting around a picnic table, sampling the local cerveza, with a German, an Italian, and an English guy.  After a few rounds a few tall tales, Simone and I began to admire one another’s rings.  Mine from a small mountain town in Arizona, his from a small town jeweler in Italy, we decided on a swap.  I suppose that’s an alright story.

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Solo

Solo

This lone fishing boat off the coast of Mexico, somewhere near Tulum, peacefully rocking in in the waves of the ocean, makes me think about the relaxation that can come from your own “solo” time.

Solo Tulum William Woodward

Sepia Experiment

Sepia Experiment

Well, here we have another opportunity that I’ve tried using a non-full colored HDR.  I think the single tone enhanced the kind of mystical and historic feeling of a place like the Tulum ruins.

Sepia Experiment Tulum William Woodward