Friday, February 28, 2014

Great Building

They don't build like this anymore, do they? Love these balconies and the whole look to many of these buildings in New York. If I remember correctly, this is down Broadway in the 20's or so. In any case, there are lots of buildings in New York of this style. I thought a black and white was appropriate as this building gives me an old time New York feel.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Famous Flatiron, Fomer Fuller Building

One of the most distinctive buildings in New York, if not the world. I always wondered what those apartments look like from the inside. The view down 5th Avenue must be very cool.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

View from Hermosa Pier

Sometimes the view looks like a little toy beach town.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New York Titan No More

This "Titan" in New York on Broadway seems very depressed that he can't stare back at the Victory Secret models looking past his head.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hands Up to Help with Dishes

Walking past a storefront display in New York and this color is going to draw my eye (which is the point, of course). But having a camera in hand, a picture is made. Now I wish I had that many hands to help with the dishes.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Rental Skates in New York


A bit of a small file but I liked the close symmetry of these skates as a group of friends skated in a warmer winter day in New York.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

New York Sunset Skyline

Not color adjusted at all, except for cleaning spots off the dirty windows at LaGuardia Airport. The city is quite close to the airport although it doesn't feel that way while sitting in a cab.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Starved Rock Ice Hike

Got some great frozen waterfall shots out at Starved Rock today. Tired but always happy when I can bring back at least one good shot. According to the map, we hiked maybe 4 or 5 miles. By the time we got back, Bill and I were saying it was at least a 10 or 15 miler.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Italian City Street Scene?

It's supposed to be some old world street scene in Florence or Paris, but no, it is a shopping center on Rodeo Drive. Still, the weather is very nice for a stroll among stores that only the rich can afford.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tight parking in Hermosa?

Damn, I wasn't driving my Mermaid today so I couldn't park here today. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hermosa Family at Play

A family that plays together, stays together. Don't know for sure if they are all one family, but it is a strange to see everyone out on the Strand and on the beach in Hermosa Beach during the winter while the rest of the country seems to be buried in snow, ice and winter weather.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Downtown Cincinnati River View

View of downtown Cincinnati from across the Ohio River in Kentucky.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Covington view over the Roebling Bridge

View of the top of the bridge looking from Covington, Kentucky into Cincinnati over the Ohio River. Cincinnati was in the throws of last week's storm during the shot. Lots of snow and ice this winter. This will be one to remember for years and years.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sharing Some Warmth

What would you do when you are stuck outside and it is -5 degrees out? Sit in the sun, out of the wind on a hotel balcony and cuddle up. Smart birds.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Boston City Scene Line Drawing

Lots happening in this Boston Street scene near the Copley Center.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Line Drawing William after Soccer

While these line drawings seem to work better with buildings, when there are harsh shadows, it can work with people too. Here is William running "through the tunnel" after a soccer game.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Angry Sky Seattle Space Needle

The line drawing of the Seattle Space Needle shows an angry sky with bold lines around the Space Needle. Like?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Empire State view


Using my line drawing trick took an old pic from New York City looking at the Empire State Building down 34th street.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Line Drawing Trick

I figured out a trick in Lightroom to make a line drawing from a normal picture. This is not a normal feature of the software and ends up being a picture of my computer screen. I like the effect.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Openning Day...two months away

I was going to post a winter shot and I will get some up. But after an hour with the snow blower, I don't want another winter shot. I want baseball. Only two months until Opening Day. Can you believe it? This shot is from a White Sox/Yankee game in new Yankee Stadium.