Four Billion Years | Blog

A voyage across the beauty of our planet, recorded in one voyager’s logbook. Where and when are these places? Why are these images here, and what were their journeys like? I welcome you to read on, and to share your thoughts.

Light is everything

July 26, 2017
If you have read some of my essays, or looked at some of the images in either of my websites, the first thing I want to do is thank you! My chief goal is to share my visi...
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The Ice Lagoon

February 19, 2017
Jökulsárlón, the lagoon at the end of one of the large glaciers that descend towards the sea along Iceland's southeast coast, has become wildly popular with tourists over...
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In the Valley of the Ancients

November 17, 2016
Every Northern Hemisphere autumn I take a short trip to the deserts of the Western U.S. A not insignificant portion of my photographic work comes from these trips. It is...
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November 15, 2016
Few place names evoke such strong feelings in me as Scotland. I am not sure why this is the case, however. I am not Scottish, although my father was from Galicia, that re...
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The blues are not sad

September 18, 2016
Blue has always been my favorite color. There is of course no reason - could you say why your favorite color is green or red or blue or yellow? Although I suspect that ye...
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Hawaiian Volcanoes

September 11, 2016
The current eruption of Kilauea, in the Island of Hawaii, has been going on continuously since 1983. We visited Hawaii for the first time in 2003, and have been back abou...
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In the depth of canyons

August 28, 2016
I have always loved hiking in open country. Until not too long ago I would not have even considered the possibility of hiking inside a canyon, surrounded by steep walls t...
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A poor place

August 20, 2016
I have lived in Georgia for the past quarter century, but there has not been a day when I did not wish that I lived somewhere else. From my point of view, Georgia, like a...
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Summer twilight

August 07, 2016
Iceland is a beautiful, powerful and varied land. I don't think that it is generally possible to say that some place or other is "the most beautiful place in the world",...
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The reds, oranges and greens of the Great Basin

July 23, 2016
The word "Nevada" tends to evoke images of unending deserts, tumbleweed blowing in the wind, secret military installations and casinos. There is some of all of these in N...
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Photos, commentary and opinions by  Alberto Patiño Douce

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