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April 2014



Atlantis Resort Glass Sculptures

Written by , Posted in Art, Bahamas, Caribbean, Nassau, Sony NEX-7

I had a chance to visit the Atlantis Resort in Nassau while we were docked during my cruise.  The resort is beautiful!  Dale Chihuly created these hand-blown glass sculptures that are located in the casino area.  If you’ve ever visited Las Vegas you might recognize his work, Fiori di Como, over 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers on the celling of the Bellagio.

I can’t decide if the sun or moon sculpture is my favorite.  I wonder how many hours it took to create these beautiful works of art.

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“Temple of the Sun” glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

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“Temple of the Moon” glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas

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Glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas




April 2014





December 2013



10 Favorite 2013 Photos

Written by , Posted in Canon 7D, Samsung Galaxy EK-GC110, Year In Review

Here’s a look back at my 10 favorite photos I published on the blog this year.

1. LA Sunrise

I shot this back on my first visit to Los Angeles in 2011.

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2. Washington Monument & Capitol from the Lincoln Memorial

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Washington Monument with US Capitol in the background. Photo taken from the Lincoln Memorial.


3. Batman Kia Optima

Every January the car show rolls through DC.  My favorite this year was the Batman themed Kia Optima.

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Batman themed Kia Optima


4.  Red Door

I saw this red door in NYC near the Highline.

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5. Grand Canyon Eagle Point

Visiting the Grand Canyon was easily my favorite trip I had in 2013.  I can’t wait to visit the south rim next year.

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Eagle Point at the Grand Canyon West Rim




December 2013




Written by , Posted in Instagram, iPhone 5s

I’ve really been neglecting my Instagram the last few months.  One of my photography goals is the post more on my IG feed.  You can follow me @renelmedia.

Yesterday I visited the African Art Museum, Freer Gallery of Art, and the Sackler Gallery for the first time.  They were all pretty cool, but I couldn’t take photos in most of the exhibits (womp).  I walked out of the museum into the Moongate section of the Haupt Garden, which is adjacent to the three museums and the Smithsonian Castle.

I love the symmetry of this gate!  The Moongate Garden was inspired by the gardens and architecture of the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China.

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