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Caught in a Landslide, No Escape from Reality

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Made this image recently in Oxkutzcab, Mexico. But, it looks so familiar for some reason. I don’t recall ever being in that place before, and it’s not likely a bus connection city I would have passed through in the past. 

Yet, I have a vivid memory of being there before and making an image of it in 35mm. The memory is that there wasn’t enough light, but tried to get it anyway. So strange to have the sensation of memory regarding a place you’re fairly certain you’ve never been before. 

Wondering if maybe the same facade exists somewhere else, in some other city? I want to say the memory has me somewhere in Guatemala. Anyone recognize this clock facade and know somewhere else it’s possibly copied?

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Just left my house after hearing about a motoGP party. Got stopped by the police for speeding only 2-blocks from my house :( My tag is expired but I just haven’t put the new sticker on yet. Inspection out of date too. The Hispanic cop let me off almost immediately with a verbal warning!!! Wonder if it was due to th Mexican police t-shirt I’m wearing that I bought in a Mexico City cop uniform shop? Should I head back home recognizing the omen? Or, keep going as a lucky S.O.B. who’s now golden for the night! ;)

Been laid up with some bug, but loaded up on Sudafed/DayQuil/Tylenol Sinus & just had to sneak out for a little moto-ride. If for no other reason than to keep up the biker’s 6th road-sense… and, that’s its a beatiful Spring day in #ATX & the fact I ain’t dead yet. ;) #motorcycle #austin #texas

Thought via Path

Was out for an early morning walk and starting wondering about how we humans are perceived by apes.

With our language, machines with wheels and that fly, strange coverings and sounds… they simply don’t have the capacity to comprehend even the most basic elements of our top-of-the-chain human nature.

Then, I began to wonder if perhaps we aren’t really at the top at all, and if maybe there are levels beyond us right here on this planet, where the beings are simply so advanced that they’ve learned how to exist on pure energy, or perhaps are made of pure energy. And, they can shift and change states between frequencies like we move through 3D space with our primitive bodies.

Maybe, there are levels so far above us that, like the apes, we simply don’t have the capacity to comprehend. And, that we humans are really just passengers on the evolutionary short bus. – Read on Path.

The Whole Yucatan Photo Enchilada

The Culling Begins…

Over the course of about a month, I wandered around the Yucatan of Mexico. Started by flying into Cancun, then a bus to Isla Holbox, then Valladolid (visited Dzitnup and the Mayan ruins of Ek Balam near there), then to the city of Izamal, then to Merida where I based for most of the time with short trips to Campeche, Champoton, the ruins of Edzna, Sisal, the cenotes of Cuzama, Tekax, Oxkutzcab, and Muna. 

On the route back for my return flight to Austin, Texas from Cancun, I stopped back in Valladolid to see a couple more cenotes, including the one right in Valladolid called Zaci, then back to Cancun to check out Puerto Moreles or Isla Mujeres on day trips. 

I made many more images than what you see below, but these represent the images I transferred from my camera to my iPhone for a quick location edit and upload to my Facebook Page and Instagram Feed

As of today, there are 486 images in the 2 galleries below. I’ll be deleting the images that aren’t as strong until I get down to about 100 images I think. Each day I’ll carve a few more out. From the final images, I’ll select the best to do high resolution edits for prints and possibly a book. 

Check back to this page often if you’d like to either see how it gets culled down, or if you’d like to leave a comment below regarding an image you think I should definitely keep in the final cut. 

All images © 2014 Skip Hunt

Face in the moon easier to see with the naked eye?

Desire to find faces, or making order from chaos?

In telephotos of the full moon, it’s difficult to see a face of any sort. But, it can be seen clearly by the naked eye. Do you suppose it has more to do with the way our brains process abstract shadows looking for faces? Or, the attempt to find order in chaos? Not sure, but listen to the speculation in this video. 

The video is two parts. First part is some wandering speculation at the beginning of the journey, and the second part is the “diving into” the rest of the trip. There wasn’t any specific purpose for this, other than to test some consumer-grade Nikon D5300 dSLR filmmaking gear, along with a GoPro for travel and to see if the combination could be used to get a decent image for some future short film stuff.

The music under the narration is Rumba and Liza Subbotina from the album “Wandering Soul” by Mark Subbotin

The music in the second half is A ESTHER FORERO - Jan Y Su Son Latino from the album “Homenaje a Esthercita Forero. La Novia de Barranquilla” by Jan y Su Son Latino

If your system and connection can support it, make sure you click through to YouTube and select the HD1080 setting to view for maximum resolution.


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