Sunday, March 31, 2013

San Francisco Sunrise

Caught the sun just rising in the east from my hotel room a year ago last January. Wonderful view of the colors of San Francisco.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Michael in the Air

It is Easter tomorrow but this shot goes back to Thanksgiving. Was missing Michael so decided to including him in the shot of the day. Was that an illegial chop block?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Three Horses

It was a two hour wait to get into the Shedd Aquarium yesterday with William so I bought a one year pass as the line was much shorter. The result? This blog is going to get some fishy pictures. Focus is tough in these low light conditions but I kinda like the lucky pose I got from these three Seahorses.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Our Valedictorian

Can't help myself but to post a shot of our Valedictorian of Columbia College, Chicago for the class of 2013. She did it without skipping a beat. Straight A's since, well birth. Clio has a lot to live up to, but I am sure they both have great things ahead of them. Congrats, Stephi. This shot is from last fall, but I love both of their expressions.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mourning Doves

Weather still says Winter while the calendar says Spring. Hopefully, these Mourning Doves that came to visit signal that Spring weather is just around the corner.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

White Tulips in Motion

Windy day in Dallas when I took this shot so I decided to enhance the motion. It better turn warmer soon as I am running out of flower shots.....

Monday, March 25, 2013

White Cherry Tree, Dallas

Cherry Trees are supposed to be starting to bloom in Washington DC but with the snow this week, the weather isn't ready yet. This is a shot of some white colored cherry blossoms from a few years ago in Dallas.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Black-Eyed Susan

Running out of flower shots but it is supposed to be more seasonally warmer this week with temps in the high 40's at least. These are Black-Eyed Susan's from my trip to Mount Washington, New Hampshire back in the fall of 2011.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Spring Tulips

The weather was nicer today but it is supposed to snow tomorrow so keeping up the flower theme. Spring has to be around here somewhere.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring in Purple

Yesterday's shot of spring flowers didn't help the weather any, so I thought I would try again.....

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Think Spring

The calendar says Spring. The thermometer says Winter. Here is to thinking that the calendar always wins.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fort Worth Nuveen Copy

I had to do a double take when I stepped out of the car in Fort Worth as this building is a carbon copy of the Nuveen building in Chicago. Either way, nice reflections of the surrounding buildings just outside the business district in Fort Worth.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Washington DC at Night

Night shot of Washington DC looking down Connecticut Avenue towards the Washington Monument in the distance.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Looking Through the Looking Glass

Some beautiful buildings in the Century City area of LA. This shot is from outside and through an office building to the distant hills beyond other buildings across the courtyard. Confusing view--which is why I like it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Ragin Cajun Dallas

Famous Cajun eatery just outside of downtown Dallas. On the down-low but a very cool place.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Houston Downtown

A wonderful strange look to this picture, almost a cartoon feel to it. Hard to get a good shot of a downtown view of most cities. This is from an office building outside the downtown area. Mostly, these nice downtown shots are found on expressways coming into a city. Lucky to get a view like this from a stable, safe platform.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New York Central Park in Fall

New York's Central Park is a jewel and fall, of course, is one of the best times to visit the park. Didn't catch it at peak color, but always some pretty views, no matter the season.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spooky and Wet Naperville Path

Normally, this is a walking path through the trees near my home in Naperville. The melting snow, warmer weather and rain all combined for a spooky/foggy and soggy path, overrun by the nearby creek. Great for pictures. Not so great for walking. 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mirror Mirror on the Walls

When I got out of the car inside this parking lot in Houston, I knew that I had to snap a shot. Loved the weird reflections bouncing all over the place.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pope's Window

Since Pope voting begins next week, I thought I would post this shot from 2006 of the Pope's bedroom window, which I was told is the second from the right on the top floor. I think he (and, of course, it has to be a "he" in an ossified community like the Catholic Church) will first be seen waving out of that window. A pope can do lots of good, even for us non-believers. Let's hope they pick a good one.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Couldn't Resist

Shot of the Day tries not to post too many pictures of the grandkids, but sometimes you just can't resist.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hollywood in the Distance

After all the years traveling to LA, I can't remember really ever seeing the Hollywood sign. Got a good view out of an office window on my last trip. Go Hollywood.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Something I love---Bond Screens

One of my photography websites gives a daily suggestion for those doing a 365, or one shot per day for a full year. Today's suggestion is for titled "Something I love", so I figured that I would take a shot of my Bloomberg screens at work as the markets both drive me crazy and keep me sane, at the same time. Gotta love it.