What’s been developing in December?

Simply said: not much. :) My sister and brother-in-law from Germany were visiting over the holidays, and I enjoyed showing them some of my favorite places around here (we hiked a little bit at Laguna Mountains, Penasquitos Canyon, and in the desert), and joined them when they visited some of the attractions of San Diego, like Balboa Park, the museums, the famous La Jolla coast.

Carrizo Badlands
Mud hills of the Carrizo Badlands at dusk. Near Arroyo Tapiado, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California, United States.

All that didn’t leave too much time for photography, but I’ve made some additions to the site, nevertheless:

  • A new gallery “Convention Center” up in the Architecture category
  • A new gallery dedicated to the desert’s badlands areas, which is called “Malpais” (that’s Spanish and obviously means Badlands). I’m still adding photos to it and the image above is one of them.
  • I’m on Twitter – follow @alexskunz if you like!
  • Some photos that I could not show previously here (due to contractual limitations) are back on the site, and available as Limited Edition prints. I hope to have a gallery with pricing info for all of them up soon, but first I need to add more of them. For now, you can see them in the blog posts tagged “Limited Edition” (no kidding!). These are some of my favorite images, and I’m happy that I’m able to show them again!
  • Last not least, my favorite images of 2013 are compiled in a blog post with a gallery.  It’s 13 images this year. Be sure to check them out.

Have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014, everyone!

3 Responses

  1. Dear Alexander,
    I just finished watching an amazing movie called “Cloud Atlas”. If you have not seen it, I highly recommend you do so. It is based upon the idea that all humanity is intertwined from birth to death and then back again. That life is neverending. Like a helix… infinite. It is a theory that I feel very passionately about. As I write this there are tears in my eyes and a smile upon my face. I feel this same way when I look at your work. I think that perhaps you see in the beauty of nature, that same oneness… that sense that everything living is all a part of one eternal force called life.

    And I quote: “I believe that death is a door. When one is closed, another is opened. When I think of Heaven, I think of a door opening and you are standing there”.

    Thank you for being my friend and for taking the time to correspond with me. I often feel so alone, even in this busy and crowded world. Peace for me is always just a hairs breath away and I feel that the only time I have ever truly experienced it, is deep within the woods of my childhood home. Perhaps that is what draws me to you the most. The way in which you so eloquently capture that which I hold so near and dear.

    I look forward to receiving my Oak. It shipped today and summer is but a short span of time in an infinite universe… away.
    Yours, Kathy

    1. Kathy, thank you so much for your comment. You are right – I do indeed see a oneness of all life. But I often have the feeling that we humans are intruders. It’s hard to put into words, I’m glad and happy that you can see that in my pictures.

      I’ll see where I can find Cloud Atlas.

      1. Alexander, Your welcome. Am awaiting the arrival of my Oak! Yes……Sadly, Mankind has been very cruel to Mother Earth and she is fighting back. It,s comforting to know that long after we have gone, she will mend the damages inflicted upon her and go on
        In your work too, she will remain. Captured forever in your gifted photo,s.
        Always, Kathy

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