Heather Simonds Photography http://heathersimondsphotography.com Light Matters about Lightmatters Tue, 26 May 2015 22:54:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mongolian Wrestlers Reach Out For Each Other At The Nadaam Games http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolian-wrestlers-nadaam-games/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolian-wrestlers-nadaam-games/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 22:54:07 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=4500 Mongolian Wrestlers Reach Out For Each Other At The Nadaam Games Every July Mongolian Wrestlers meet at the Nadaam Games to wrap their arms around each other, more or less, and share sports camaraderie that dates back to Ghengis Khan. […]

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Mongolia Nadaam Games Opening Parade – Rain or Shine http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-opening-parade-rain-or-shine/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-opening-parade-rain-or-shine/#comments Sun, 17 May 2015 22:06:55 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7136 Mongolia Nadaam Games Opening Parade – Rain or Shine   Rain on the Nadaam Games Opening Parade? No matter, everyone is ready. Mother Nature just requires a little accommodation. Work things out, find out what she is up to and […]

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Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus http://heathersimondsphotography.com/lala-mustafa-pasha-mosque-famagusta-northern-cyprus/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/lala-mustafa-pasha-mosque-famagusta-northern-cyprus/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 19:01:07 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7050 Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Famagusta, Northern Cyprus   If you leave the southern beaches of Cyprus and travel to “the North”, a northeast turn of the wheel (from Nicosia) may find yourself in the city of Famagusta on the eastern […]

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Mongolia Nadaam Games Competition Half Time Break http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-half-time/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/mongolia-nadaam-games-half-time/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 00:16:14 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7087 Mongolia Nadaam Games Competition Half Time   You know what half time means, a break from the action. And the Mongolia Nadaam Games can compete with any sports half time around the world. Break Drink Consume Share Relax It is […]

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The Writing Is On The Siberian Walls http://heathersimondsphotography.com/the-writing-is-on-the-siberian-walls/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/the-writing-is-on-the-siberian-walls/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 02:13:45 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7060 The Writing Is On The Siberian Walls   Siberian walls are smothered in messages. Subliminal and scrawly ones. Obvious, simplistic and humorous ones. Scratchy, graphic and historic ones. In Russia, English is rare, almost discouraged, and Siberian walls follow suit […]

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Night Photography In The California Desert http://heathersimondsphotography.com/night-photography-in-the-california-desert/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/night-photography-in-the-california-desert/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:01:51 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=7024 Night Photography In The California Desert     Desert night photography is as unpredictable as any dark venture. As long as you do not mind the sticky vegetation, invasive insects and reptilian creatures hanging out with you in the California […]

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California Drought – Mother Earth Is Cracking Up http://heathersimondsphotography.com/california-drought-mother-earth-cracking-up/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/california-drought-mother-earth-cracking-up/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:16:47 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6961 California Drought – Mother Earth Is Cracking Up   California droughts do not always get folks excited but this one has people by the throats. Gasp! Sputter! Gag! It is dry out there. Don’t you agree that droughts come at […]

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Snowing In New York City http://heathersimondsphotography.com/snowing-in-new-york-city/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/snowing-in-new-york-city/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2015 03:48:49 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6856 Snowing In New York City, Disabled but not Crippled     In this town snowstorms are civilized enough that umbrellas are the head covering of choice, but a pinched plastic bag will do for a quick trip to the corner store. […]

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Siberian Boys and Pesky Pigeons http://heathersimondsphotography.com/siberian-boys-and-pesky-pigeons/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/siberian-boys-and-pesky-pigeons/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 18:57:23 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6774 Siberian Boys and Pesky Pigeons What is the symbiotic attraction between boys and birds? Siberian boys and wild pigeons illustrate the global appeal of impulsive outdoor fun. Laughing, flying, smiling, persisting, glancing, swooping, pondering, diving, controlling, avoiding, rewarding, swarming. It […]

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Houseboat Perspective Kerala Southwest India, Part 2 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/houseboat-perspective-kerala-southwest-india-part-2/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/houseboat-perspective-kerala-southwest-india-part-2/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:59:16 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=4067   Houseboat Perspective Kerala Southwest India, Part 2   A cruise in southwest India? Kerala, Alleppey, Appaluza, Malabar. Pepper, rubber, spices. Beaches and backwaters. Brackish canals and estuaries. A houseboat perspective is what you need to see this area as a […]

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Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Dog Daze http://heathersimondsphotography.com/glenbow-ranch-provincial-park-dog-daze/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/glenbow-ranch-provincial-park-dog-daze/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 01:17:04 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6917 Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park Dog Daze   It was my lucky day! I was off to the unique park that everyone has been barking about in dog walking circles, Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park. The drive down the ravine overlooking the […]

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Spring Equinox Flowers http://heathersimondsphotography.com/spring-equinox-flowers/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/spring-equinox-flowers/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 00:56:40 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6897 Spring Equinox   …. the wolf and the lamb the lion and the deer far away yet together look at the unity of this spring and winter manifested in the equinox you too must mingle my friends since the earth […]

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Vietnamese New Year Traditions http://heathersimondsphotography.com/vietnamese-new-year-traditions/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/vietnamese-new-year-traditions/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:05:33 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6860 Vietnamese New Year Traditions   Red and yellow Vietnamese street lanterns overwhelm the omnipresent national flag. Vietnamese New Year traditions are part of the biggest festival in Vietnam. Cafes resound wishes for prosperity, banners wing new year welcomes across the […]

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Joshua Tree National Park Evening Sky Beckons http://heathersimondsphotography.com/joshua-tree-national-park-evening-sky-beckons/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/joshua-tree-national-park-evening-sky-beckons/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:11:15 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6870 Joshua Tree National Park Evening Sky Beckons   Joshua Tree National Park evening sky is a peculiar and atypical place. Strange trees, geologic wonders, high desert, giant marbles, San Andreas Fault, cold nights, weathered granite, indigenous birds and mammals all […]

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New York City Snowstorm http://heathersimondsphotography.com/new-york-city-snowstorm/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/new-york-city-snowstorm/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00:34:16 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6835   New York City Snowstorm   A wish come true.   You can only hope to be with camera in a place as densely populated as New York City when it is mildly crippled by Mother Nature. Slushing through this […]

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Tet, Vietnamese New Year Is Here http://heathersimondsphotography.com/tet-vietnamese-new-year/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/tet-vietnamese-new-year/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:30:19 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6813 Tet, Vietnamese New Year Is Here One of the biggest people migrations in the world celebrates the human spirit these days. This multi day affair has a wave of humanity criss crossing Asia. In Vietnam, the biggest festival of the […]

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Dresden, Germany 70 Years Later http://heathersimondsphotography.com/dresden-germany-70-years-later/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/dresden-germany-70-years-later/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:06:22 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6780 Dresden, Germany 70 Years Later   Are you tiring of war destruction news? How about a change? An update on a German city pummelled by Allied forces during the latter stages of World War II? It has been 70 years […]

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Siberian Girls Play, Irkutsk Russia http://heathersimondsphotography.com/siberian-girls-playground-irkutsk-russia/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/siberian-girls-playground-irkutsk-russia/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 03:54:15 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6750 Siberian Girls Play, Irkutsk, Russia   Children at play. A fantasy world. Brief moments in life when cares are minimal, days are framed by naïve simplicity and unsophisticated entertainment. Taking advantage of parent absenteeism, Siberian girls scratch chalk on the […]

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Kerala Houseboating, A Water Perspective http://heathersimondsphotography.com/kerala-houseboating-a-water-perspective/ http://heathersimondsphotography.com/kerala-houseboating-a-water-perspective/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:49:52 +0000 http://heathersimondsphotography.com/?p=6692 Kerala Houseboating, A Water Perspective   Water transport offers lots of opportunities to ogle and gaze and stare and grasp what your neighbours and enemies are up to. Being on a river, stream, ocean or just about any body of […]

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