Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunset In Clearwater

The primary color here is probably orange, but there is blue from the Atlantic Ocean, so it counts. More importantly, I should be standing on this balcony in Clearwater, instead of 30 degrees (which isn't bad really) in Naperville. This is the view from my brother-in-law's condo.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jerry's Deli Miami

Don;t know how I missed this one for the red theme, but it fits the blue theme too. This is a beautiful art deco building in South Beach Miami that happens to have a great New York style deli. Great food in a beautiful building. What can be better?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blue Balloon Rising

The 2010 Lisle Balloon fest gave some great color, including this blue US Bank balloon putting a move on the Michigan Wolverines.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Blue Italian Shoe

My mom will be mad to learn that I didn't spend the 35 Euros to buy this small Italian shoe with the Effiel Tower on it. She actually collects these small shoes and I am kicking myself (in blue) for not buying it. Now I have to go back to Florence to go find it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Blue M & M

Can't get much bluer than this blue M & M from the fall Morton Arboretum display of local girl scout troops art work.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Blue Lincoln

For some reason, while driving through the small city of Ottowa, Illinois they had a large hat display. So, of course, I had to shoot some of the hats. This is one of Lincoln, which gives me the excuse to say go see this movie by Stephen Spielberg. Amazing movie and should be a must see to understand our political process from a current and historical perspective.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas in blue....PJ's

Christmas 2012 in our new blue PJs. Just in time to add to the blue theme!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Blue Maui Underwater

Starting Up a Blue theme and what could be better than an underwater shot? Taken from Maui in 2011.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Naperville Blue Sunset

Cheryl and I caught this wonderful blue and orange sunset last night heading home from our last of the Christmas shopping. This is a small pond just a mile from the house off of NaperPlainfield Rd.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

San Francisco Chinatown

Stopped at the light in Chinatown while looking for a place to park and walk around. My eye was drawn to the colors inside the shop and had just enough time to pop a shot off before the light changed.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Signs of New York City

Love this view of New York. Using the telephoto brings all the signs into a tight shot. Love the colors and this reminds me of New York near Broadway and 42nd.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New York Food

Yea, you know what I was am I going to put this in as an expense report? Here is some New York city fine dinning.....

Monday, December 10, 2012

Out and About New York City

Walked by a Sephora "flash mob" group of dancers putting on a show for the Broadway shoppers last week in New York while out and about last week with my rented 24-70 lens. That gets shipped back today so I am quite sad, but I have one on my birthday wish list so I think I will see it again.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Something I Love

Its hard to get William and Clio to sit still together for a picture but they were in the mood so I was able to get this shot without too much effort at all. This fits today's theme of Something I Love quite well.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lights On

Tough for me to shoot a shot not in focus, but I thought this one fit the theme of "stars" for the monthly shot of the day challenge better than the in focus shot. Lovely soft "bokeh".

Thursday, December 6, 2012

New York Flags

New Yorkers were celebrating love of country by showing the flag on an unseasonably warm December day. Loved the sun shining through the flags.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Looking Up in New York

Wow. Such a beautiful city at night. Lots of color and lots of things to do. Gotta love my rented 14-24mm lens. Never rent one or you will want to immediate own it.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Brooklyn Love: is it fare or fair?

Apparently, all is fare (not fair?) in Love and Brooklyn. Michael Jr's home base for now.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Niagara Falls

I took this back in 2011 but somehow it didn't make it to the Shot of the Day. I just forgot about it. Going through older shots today so problem rectified. Such an amazingly powerful flow of water. Hard to capture in a photograph.