Joel’s travelogue

The Point Cabrilllo Lighthouse

The Point Cabrilllo Lighthouse

When your 4 day escape from the busy city to Mendocino begins to feel 2 days too granola, escape a few minutes north to the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. It's a 30 minute walk to the lighthouse from the parking lot. It's best appreciated that way. By the time you get there, the red roof, and beaming gold candle light stands out alone like the beacon that it is. This is my favorite place in all of the Mendocino coast. My wife and I sat on the cliffs listening to the ocean for not nearly long enough.

The Train to Red Square

The Train to Red Square

With an expired roll of slide film that had to of been sleeping in the open air glass case of the camera stand for over 5 years, I rode the train back and forth to Red Square. It was the last of two rolls at a camera stand in the underground mall at Red Square. I had no choice, and it was still as expensive as a steak dinner.

I must of shot 20 images, moving from car to car. Often, stepping off the train, and boarding on the next one to arrive.

I didn't get a chance to see the roll till I got back to San Francisco. This shot quickly became my favorite, that summed up the silence from riding the Moscow Underground.

I leaned quickly in my 5 days there.. don't make eye contact. And as instructed by 6 very stern transit police officers.. Do NOT take pictures of the trains. I read it as, just don't get caught. We all shook hands, and I boarded the next train to finish off the roll.

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Punks in the Square #9

Punks in the Square #9

From my series of the punks in the Copenhagen Square

Hallways of Doorways

Hallways of Doorways

On a long Friday lunch, my friend Jed and I embarked on a tourist journey a few minutes from work to Fort Point.

The Fort is only open on Friday, as luck would have it, and we ended shooting all the film we had in our pockets that day.

I walked on to the top floor, and looked down this hallway, and froze in my tracks, and yelled, "Jed, come quick, and bring the tripod!"

Window

Window

On a long Friday lunch, my friend Jed and I embarked on a tourist journey a few minutes from work to Fort Point.

The Fort is only open on Friday, as luck would have it, and we ended shooting all the film we had in our pockets that day.

Here, in one of the rooms far at the west end of the fort's top floor, I could not believe the light that came through the aged old windows.

Punks in the Square #7

Punks in the Square #7

From my series "Punks in the Rådhuspladsen"

Motorcycle in Malmo

Motorcycle in Malmo

I was walking around Malmo as soon as I was checked in at the hotel.

Several long blocks later, the sun was starting set, and I came across Little Square. I stopped at one of the outdoor cafes for a few beers to relax after the long flight from Spain. I had broken my thumb boarding the plane, and beer was the best elixir at the time.

On the walk back to the hotel, I spotted this beautiful motorcycle. A beer buzz, Fujifilm, a motorcycle, and sunset for my first time in Sweden. I will always remember this moment.

Alone at the Storkespringvandet

Alone at the Storkespringvandet

My first night in Copenhagen for a 2 day stay for work. I wandered around for hours taking it all in.

I stopped for a break at an amazing fountain that seemed to attract people like me, that njust needed to stop the world for a few minutes. I waited for about 10minutes, and then this lonely figure sat patiently for a phone call. I took his picture, and went to find something to eat that didn't have a sign in the window "English Menu!", and served the kinda beer that makes you go to sleep.

Punks in the Square #6

Punks in the Square #6

From my series "Punks in the Rådhuspladsen"

Punks in the Square #5

Punks in the Square #5

From my series "Punks in the Rådhuspladsen"

Joel Aron

Joel Aron has been a member since 13 January 2008 and goes by joelaron.

Currently in Larkspur, California.

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I am a visual effects artist and supervisor for feature films. I've also been a photographer for the last 25 years. I am absolutely in love with photography, and even more so with film. I smell every roll I load.

I walk everywhere with a camera.

Developing whatever I shoot in the kitchen sink.

You can also find Joel at www.joelaron.com.