Paul’s Photo Gallery
Teaching classes at UFV, participating in race events around the greater Puget Sound area and attending NAHBS and other organized events, I have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life. Sometimes an opportunity presents itself to capture those people and their creations on film. And other times I simply get to play. My photo gallery is a work in progress. Enjoy!
January 2014 – Trip to Cuba
Cuba 2014. We started in Matanzas, and cycled on inexpensive bicycles into Havana. From there, into the Vinales Valley (very beautiful), followed by a 9 hour bus ride to Trinidad (good food!). With one day left, we bussed into Varadero, and hung out for a day waiting for our flight.
Beautiful little coast road heading west to Havana . . .
Havana: we stayed in a Casa in the Central District, a couple of blocks from the ocean.
Sun going down over Havana . . .
Some buildings really were just falling apart literally . . .
It rained a little bit on our second day in Havana. It’s a fascinating city . . .
Old car by the Fort. Most old cars had Russian 4 cylinder diesels in them . . .
People still live in this building . . .
Happy in Havana . . .
Found an artist studio with a lot of talented people there . . .
Che Guevara tributes are everywhere . . .
Got invited to a Gig at a local birthday party for the two brothers. In the middle is Frank, lead singer and guitarist for the band. Such a talent!
The hotel in Las Terrazas in a National Park. Very nice. We didn’t stay there . . .
Hotel pool overlooking the view in Vinales. We didn’t stay here . . . we just went for the sunset.
The view as the sun goes down over the valley . . .
Another part of the valley just after sunrise.. probably the most beautiful part of Cuba . . .
More Vinales Valley
Local farmer. Most people really do seem to be happy. :)
Tobacco growing in the fields
Tobacco drying.. this man would also sell you cigars. For ten pesos (about $12) you get 8 cigars rolled up in a tobacco leaf.
Huge rocks just rise straight up out of the farm ground . . .
Oxen for turning the soil.. No tractors to be seen anywhere . . .
A different part of the valley, and more oxen . . .
So much in Cuba is completely worn out but still being used. There are hardly any stores with things for sale . . .
Custom Harley at the hotel with the pool.. No idea who the owner was . . .
Now we’re in Trinidad after a 9 hour bus ride . . .
Very old city with lots of cobblestones.. Very good restaurants with some wonderful food . . . best food in Cuba we found.
Sunset at Varadero Beach.. Our last night in Cuba . . .
Pelican shot taken next morning with a standard lens. We could get very close.. Beautiful birds.
We sold the bicycles we took with us, and now we’re in the cigar business :) Sorry, we’re sold out! Next time . . .
Hope you enjoyed these photos,
I just discovered this little 29 second action video that was shot by Duncan at Seattle Raceway on June 17, 2012. Duncan (Seeley-Nourish) is leading the race and the video starts in Turn 8. When the lines on the pavement end, Duncan is entering Turn 9. That’s when Ruby (Excelsior) makes an inside pass, followed on the outside by Gary (Norton). Now Duncan has gone from first to third.
I overshoot the Bus Stop in my exuberance (not Ruby’s fault) and have to jump the curb. Now Gary leads, but Duncan opens up the throttle and reclaims the lead . . . Enjoy!
March / April – Maui 2013!
It had been years since I had a “real” holiday, so it was time. My Wonderful hosts in Maui were Dave and Robin Webster. They are truly bike nuts, and both are excellent riders. Their home is in Haiku, which is slightly inland. My Best Holiday. Thank you Dave and Robin!
At the top of Haleakala Volcano with the Monsters. Fun road, no cops for most of it.
Cycling into Paia on my single speed for coffee. I cycled almost every day. Lots of hill climbing! Not to forget the constant wind.
Someone’s house and yard in Paia. In Maui, while I was there, it rained almost every night, and then the sun came out in the AM… Perfect!
Shooting the windsurfers and kite boards. They filmed from a helicopter too. Several World Champions were there to get promo shots for their sponsors.
Dave’s custom “Made in Maui” Monocoque Norton. It also has a 90 degree crank. Sounds great! Dog Tesa in the background.
A friend’s property up the coast heading to Hana. The dogs are playing in front of a guest house nick-named the “Maxipad”. Very nice!
We got the Cobra going, but it was too small for me and the brakes weren’t 100%. But it sure sounded great and cornered well.
This is the freshwater swimming hole on the way to Hana. We swam underneath into complete darkness. Bit scary the first time.
Nice ocean shot at Keanae, on the way to Hana riding the Ducati Monsters. The road is never straight, and the bikes hardly ever out of 2nd gear. The wind really blows on this side!
The road has 620 curves and 59 bridges.
August 2012 – Paul riding in bicycle sidecar
Fionn is learning how to fix airplanes, and in his spare time he built this bicycle sidecar. Thanks for the fun!