Category Archives: scapes

Griffith Observatory Panorama

Interactive 360° panoramic photo of the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA. Photo by Jim Newberry.
(Click on the image to see an interactive, 360° panorama.)  

I shot pictures at the majestic Griffith Observatory last week, the setting for scenes in Rebel Without a Cause and home of glorious terrestrial as well as celestial views. Seeing an orange-robed monk there made me nostalgic for my recent trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I saw Buddhist monks in orange robes every day.  

Los Feliz

Neon sign that says "Flowers." Feliz, Los Angeles. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Asplenium nidus

Bird's-nest fern, shot in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Jim Newberry.

This of course is an Asplenium nidus  (or for you philistines, a “Bird’s-eye fern”), which I found on a walk in beautiful Chiang Mai, Thailand.

 

OK, I had no idea what kind of plant this was, but thanks to Facebook I had it identified in no time. So in addition to being a time-sucking, soul-crushing, privacy-invading, seemingly unavoidable stain on humanity, the social media site can actually, occasionally, be useful. Tip of the “like” thumb to David Broadfoot.

Gutter of Stars

Motorbike reflected in puddle, looks like it's in the sky with stars. Photo by Jim Newberry.

 

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars,” Lord Darlington famously said in Oscar Wilde’s play Lady Windermere’s Fan (and of course more recently quoted by Chrissie Hynde in the Pretenders’ track Message of Love). This photo is un-retouched, other than overall contrast/brightness adjustments. Shot near Chiang Mai Gate, February 24th, 2014.

 

Suvarnabhumi Airport (Bangkok) panorama

Panoramic photo of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, by Jim Newberry.

Wellington CBD at night

Wellington, New Zealand night streetscape. Photo by Jim Newberry.

Downtown Wellington, New Zealand, January 23, 2014.

Nuclear Family surveys Wellington, New Zealand

Family gathered around cannon at the peak of Mount Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Jim Newberry.

January 25, 2014, Mount Victoria.

Wellington landscape

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I shot this the other day on my way to Wellington Botanic Garden, on the North Island of New Zealand.