Monday, April 29, 2013

Model Shoot in Orlando

I don't like shooting models with professional models and perfect lighting and makeup, when I didn't hire the models, didn't bring or set up the lights and didn't direct the posing. So, I look for different angles to tell the story.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Perfect Weather in Miami

Going to get hot soon, but caught some great Miami weather in a recent visit.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Want to build a sandcastle?

Now, that is a sandcastle. The talent in sandcastle building has improved a bit since I last slung a sand bucket.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Two Fishing Buddies

A Great Egret (in white) and a Sandhill Crane doing some late afternoon fishing in Clearwater.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ybor High Rider

I like my rides up above the traffic so I can see what is coming. This car doing the street cruise late night on 7th Avenue in Ybor City has that in spades.....

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ybor City Rainbow


Did this colorful Ybor City all male clothing establishment cause Anthony to change his colors? We shall see....

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Night Out in Ybor City

Great blues bar in Ybor City outside of downtown Tampa, called The Blues Ship Cafe. Hit the town with cousin Anthony and ended up here late at night enjoying the blues. Ybor is a wild scene to say the least. A shame most of the clueless youngsters we saw were standing in lines at dance clubs when real music was playing live right down the block. Looking forward to visiting again some day.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Treasure Island or New Planet?

Two earth sized planets were discovered this week in the habitable zone with a small orange sun. Well, we had one of those setting in Treasure Island. Maybe there is a similar sunset on one of those planets?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Scottsdale Cowboy

When I thought of doing this blog, I thought I would do lots of these "kitchy" shots of Americana from around the country. Turns out I don't shoot these types of shots much, but every once in awhile, one catches my eye. This cowboy looks ready to defend this store to the death.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Clearwater Bird Man

Looks like a fun ride.

Monday, April 15, 2013

God Light in Clearwater

I don't know if these rays are called "God light" as the rays extend horizontally, not towards the ground. However, I liked the effect, whatever it is called. So, here is a sunset shot without the sun having actually set.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Duquesne Club Pittsburg

This is an inside shot of one of those old line gentleman's clubs that are slowly disappearing across the country. Wonderful room. Back in the day there were probably a bunch of old Pittsburg movers and shakers sipping their martinis and smoking stoggies.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Atlantic City Boardwalk showing signs of Spring

I am seeking Spring all over the United States. Caught a few nice moments with a brief walk on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. The scene was cold and rainy, just a few hours before. I can confirm, that occasionally, sun and warm weather does break out.

Friday, April 12, 2013

More Signs of Spring in Charlotte

I had to go to Charlotte to find signs of spring. But they are there....

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Charlotte: Evidence of Spring

Hard to find much evidence of spring in Chicago so I traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to see it is true that spring is on its way. The Cherry Blossoms were out, almost in full bloom. So, I can report, that spring is still coming.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

William Floating in Air

William surprises us every day. Here is a surprise back with a picture of him floating in the air.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Outside PNC Park, Pittsburg

It's dark. It's cold. I'm swimming. Ok, that part is not true. I am standing on Roberto Clemente Bridge across from PNC Park and I can hear "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" so I know it is the 7th inning. Too late and cold to visit the park, but next time in Pittsburg...the topper was that I learned later that the Cubs lost!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Camelback in the clouds

Camelback Mountain is easily visible (except when there are clouds) from downtown Scottsdale, providing a nice backdrop to the housing, retail and business areas. Looks like a future visit has to include getting to the top for a view of the city below.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rocky Mountain Foothills

Shot of the foothills coming into the Rocky Mountains flying from LA to Chicago. Spring on the calendar, still winter up high.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Opening Day

It looks warmer than it was but another great Opening Day for the Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals.