Viñales Valley

Viñales Valley

Located in western Cuba, about 3 hours by taxi from Central Havana is the Viñales Valley. Lonely Planet probably described it best: “The Valle de Viñales is a stunning national park blessed by fertile rust-red soil, layered in chartreuse green expanses of tobacco plantations and studded by precipitous limestone buttresses of rock. It offers Cuba’s very best hiking, climbing, caving and vistas, based around the tranquil farming town of Viñales on the edge of the park. This is Cuba at its most alluring: no wonder it’s the country’s second most visited tourist destination after Havana.”

We arrived during carnival weekend (?) and our taxi couldn’t/wouldn’t try to make it to our accommodations. Fortunately it was less than a half mile after wending our way thru the rides and festival goers. Tip: A carnival is a carnival no matter where you are.

Our particular casa backed to a farm with gorgeous views of the mogotes (limestone cliffs) and thatched buildings.

 

Arrowhead First Light

Arrowhead First Light

First Light on the red rocks here at Arrowhead Golf Course in Roxborough Park, Co can be an enchanting view. This misty morning with the frosted vegetation was almost ethereal.

This image is available for purchase thru Fine Art America. I have a 20×10 metal print on order!

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Morning Colors in Roxborough Park

Pink Skies of Roxborough Park

Some morning I awaken to a glow in the room from the morning light through a skylight. Today was one of those and I know, I have about 5 minutes to try and capture the fleeting colors. Today was with the new Nexus 5X cellphone. The images are unfiltered or altered. The beauty we continually see here astounds me.

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Arrowhead Dawn

Tony Lazzari, Photographer
Dawn Over Arrowhead GC

Dawn Over Arrowhead Golf Club

Pretty much struck out shooting meteors this morning, but the sunrise over Arrowhead Golf Club was worth capturing with my Sony A77 & Rokinon 2.8/14mm. A bit of processing in Lightroom for some exposure adjustments. Click thru for a full sized image.