One of the featured trails at Quinta Mazatlan is the bronze sculpture trail.

Some of the sculptures, such as the one in my feature photo, and in the photo below, are large and immediately noticeable.

Others, such as the one below, of an Almira Oriole and it’s nest, you have to watch for, because they’re either hidden in the tree branches in or other, less obvious places alongside the trail.

There are over 35 bronze sculptures in all, and all were created by local artist, Doug Clark.

To me, a walk is always more enjoyable when I’m looking for things to photograph. This walk didn’t disappoint.

Most times, an overcast day results in great colours in photos, because the clouds act as a filter. I can’t help wondering if even a bit of sunshine might have helped to enhance the patina in these bronze beauties.

“I’m also interested in creating a lasting legacy for collectors because bronze will last for thousands of years so I’m not really selling the art to this particular collector but it is being passed on.”

Richard MacDonald