Monday August 1, 2011

LAMU, KENYA – The curse of a travel day. Our itinerary is bush plane to Niarobi. Rejoin our stored baggage, have lunch and dinner and catch up with some friends, fly overnight to Amsterdam and thence to New York. Before leaving a managed a walk on the beach at sunrise with my Alpa TC and Phase One IQ 180 back to capture this panorama, which I’ve also adapted to be the new header on my blog.

Sunrise at Lamu
Sunrise at Lamu

On this day one year ago: Sao Paulo.

Ceasers Business Hotel

Sunday July 31, 2011

LAMU KENYA – We took a long walk in Lamu today, ending up at Anidan orphanage on the edge of the town. Anidan defied our expectations. It’s full of happy kids of all ages, 240 of them. It draws its population from the entire region. Children are orphans or abandoned or badly abused. It was started by a wealthy Spanish family that has a house in Lamu Interestingly the house is operated as a hotel, Red Pepper House, when the family is not in residence. Red Pepper House is our first choice for hotels in Lamu.

I took the Alpa with me on the walk. It’s poorly suited to photographing children – it works best on landscape and architecture – so I didn’t get any pictures of the kids that I’m proud of.

Lamu seaside
Lamu seaside
Lamu seaside
Lamu seaside
Dhows
Dhows
Anidan Orphanage
Anidan Orphanage

On this day one year ago: Maria Campbell.

Maria Campbell
Maia Campbell

Saturday July 30, 2011

LAMU, KENYA – Another productive day with my Alpa TC and Phase One IQ 180 in Lamu. And another day of poor self-control editing. So I’m giving you five images out of many possible candidates from a walk on the beach, a walk around Lamu and a ride to lunch on a dhow.

Lamu
Lamu
Nancy in Lamu
Nancy in Lamu
Beach??
Beach??
Dhow
Dhow
Sunrise Lamu
Sunrise Lamu

On this day one year ago: “She who must be obeyed”.

124 East 55th Street - DLT Entertainment

Friday July 29, 2011

LAMU, KENYA – We arrived yesterday in Lamu, a lovely old Swahili trading center. The town is located on Lamu Island in Kenya on the Indian Ocean. There are no roads or cars. Donkeys and dhows are the primary means of transportation. It’s a visually remarkable area – I was completely at home with my Alpa TC and 35mm Schneider.

Here’s an image of some of my legal homeys.

Lamu Judiciary
Lamu Judiciary
Stonetown Academy
Stonetown Academy
Maria finds a shopping opportunity
Maria finds a shopping opportunity
Amani Hand Craft
Amani Hand Craft

On this day one year ago:

Balthazar