For my birthday, I went on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This was about a 3 hour trek, on foot and truck, through what most people see from their safari truck when riding the Killmanjaro Safari at the park. While strapped in by our harness, we got pretty close up to the hippos and crocodiles and got some really close up views of the elephants, giraffes, and rhinos. The Animal Kingdom cast members are good enough to photograph your journey. Most of the pictures below are staff photographs of the trek or ones that Craig took with his more professional equipment. We had great weather and I think the pictures came out fantastic. It was a great experience I highly recommend.
Tomorrow’s World is the title of Erasure’s 2011 album, their most recent although they are working on a new album now as I type this. (Very exciting.) So, why am I discussing this here on my photo blog? I thought the artwork that was released with this album was particularly inspiring. Rarely do we see music labels, or consumers for that matter, pay much attention to album artwork. Erasure has always seen the value in aligning the theme of their albums with artwork released on the main album and subsequent singles from that album.
Below are some family photos I have that I’m working on restoring. I’ll continue making improvements to these photos as I become more skilled at using the editing software.
The photos below are of my fraternal grandparents, Pairlee Williams Rogers and Clayton Rogers. The first photo is the Williams family, my grandmother being the youngest one sitting in the middle. I’m guessing this photo is around 1908.