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pointing and shooting around the world

construction of this site always in process

/ begun August 2021 & thereafter, an indefinite project featuring travel photo albums (scrolls)

scroll down and feel free to occasionally drop by to maybe discover any new additions:

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity. -Psalms 133:1


by Moses E Hoskins -for people who like to look at pictures

note: every photo by Moses E. Hoskins himself


Hoskins is a visual fine artist based in New York City.  To see his artwork go to moseshoskins.net  

Petra & Wadi Rum

EVENTUAL LINKS  (blue indicates current and activated):

Cambodia: Angkor Wat

India: Ajanta & Ellora caves, Ajanta, Amritzar, Aurangabad, Ayyanar, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Daulatabad, Delhi, Dharamsala, Ekambareswarer, Elephanta, Ellora, Harmandir Sahib, Humayan's Tomb, Jama Masjid, Khajuraho, Meenakshi-Madurai, Mumbai, Punjab, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Tamil Nadu, Thanjavur, Varanasi, south India

Iran: Isfahan, Persepolis, Yazd

Italy: Assisi, Cinque Terra, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Siena, St Peter's-Rome, Venice

Morocco: Ait Ben Haddou, Volubilis

Russia: St Basil's, Catherine Palace, Hermitage, St Isaac's, Kirillo-Belozersk Monastery, Kizhi Island, Kremlin, Moscow, Peterhof, Church of SS Peter & Paul, St Petersburg, scenes from lake & river cruise from St Petersburg to Moscow, Smolny Convent, Church on the Spilled Blood

Peru: Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman

Tunisia: Dougga, el Djem, Sufetula

Turkey: Chora Church, Capadocia, Ephesus, Hagia Sophia                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 



   Nothing endures but change. There is nothing permanent except change. All is flux, nothing stays still.  -Heraclitis

Greetings; fellow travelers, dreamers, & others,

During summer humidity I spent many days/daze here at my Outerboro apartment in my boxers in front of the fan involved in putting together a website exclusively featuring my travel photos. It has made for a good trip out of here of itself, culling through thousands of images from discs and memory cards. This is an indefinite project, perhaps to continue until the dirtnap improbably ever to be completed... so, for what it is, welcome to the Waytoomany Travelpix Series Collection:

World travel is existentially enriching to an extent that is not adequately relayed in words — and I subscribe to the adage that "one picture is worth a thousand words".

In 2006 I took my first trip to India. This coincided in time when I finally broke down and bought my first computer, having been dragged kicking & screaming by friends with my best interest at heart to the Apple store.

Before the trip, a friend who is a professional photographer gave me one of her digital point-and-shoot cameras to have for photos during the India tour. — I had not been familiar with photography in a friendly way. It was often required in my work as a visual fine artist to shoot my paintings for slides to submit to galleries or for grant applications. I found this to be an annoying strain, setting up lights and tripods and so forth -messing around with the film, using the gray card, etc... It was a royal aggravation followed by the expense of development and occasions when everything would have to be shot all over again. I did it only because I had to. In short, I did not like engaging in any aspect of photography. —Well. With this digital point-and-shooter there was no muss, no fuss. In subsequent years I have maintained the practice of pointing and shooting with an inexpensive Canon powershot model set on auto, taking way too many pictures. Many are deleted but some are keepers. And even if the image doesn’t suit, sometimes it can be adjusted with standard photo hardware that comes with the computer. I crop or make lighting adjustments as needed without resorting to Photoshop.

The images are not necessarily polished and generally not of high resolution, but they are adequate for conveyance in this website format/venue, although not likely for printing in any large extent.  My general aim is to capture moments as they appear during travels. The website is provided for people who simply like to look at pictures… Reality is ephemeral. I regard its passing.

Moses E Hoskins -August,’21, Outerboro



                         Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,

Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:

And on the pedestal these words appear:

'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away."


                                                               - Percy Bysshe Shelley

Imagine:

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion, too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people

Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer

But I'm not the only one

I hope someday you'll join us

And the world will live as one

                                - John Lennon

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,

Forgive our foolish ways!

Re-clothe us in our rightful mind

In purer lives thy service find,

In deeper reverence praise.


Drop thy still dews of quietness

Till all our strivings cease;

Take from our souls the strain and stress,

And let our ordered lives confess

The beauty of thy peace.


Breathe through the heats of our desire

Thy coolness and thy balm;

Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;

Speak through the earthquake, wind and fire,

O still small voice of calm!         

                                                       - John Greenleaf Whittier