Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tough to pick a saddle

Just tough to decide what saddle to get......from summer trip to Valentine, Nebraska.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

NYC Street Corner

New York City Street Corner. Apparently, I was on the corner of Lafayette and Prince once and looked up.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Guitars Chicago Style

This is a different crop of a shot that I took back in 2008. I always liked this picture with all the colors and this crop brings a tighter view of the shot.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New York Penn Station

When you step out of Penn Station coming from somewhere else to New York City you just get hit with New York. The sights, the sounds, the cold (lately) and retail everywhere you look--even under bridges. Couldn't help but to bring the camera up and shoot away.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Praying for Spring

I hope this Indian from Starved Rock is praying to the gods for the end of winter. I hope so since I am tired of the cold. Got a dusting of snow today. Opening Day is less than a week away. Let's hope the offering works....

Monday, March 24, 2014

Bald Eagle In Flight

Lessoned learned this winter. It is tough getting a good shot of Bald Eagles in flight with only a 200mm lens. You need lens with much more photographic reach. So, got a touch lucky when this American Bald Eagle from Starved Rock flew a few hundred yards of the observation deck. Ended up with this hugely cropped shot but it worked.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Beijing 2009

Beijing was in the news this month with horrible accounts of air pollution. You can see it here from Stephi's and my trip in 2009. This is the square by the Water Cube in the Olympic Village. Wonderful architecture. Yellow skies.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Memorial Chapel Stanford

Mining old shots from a trip in 2012, got to stop at Standford to see where the smart people live, work and study. Stepped inside Memorial Chapel for a quick shot. Great colors in this beautiful building.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bay Bridge San Francisco

View of the Bay Bridge from Coit Tower in San Francisco.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mama

Cheryl is all smiles as she tries to figure why William and I are taking her picture. Why? Because she is beautiful, of course.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Portobello Road Martha's Vineyard

Obsessive Compulsives would love this shop in Edgartown, Martha Vineyard. Nothing was out of place. Actually hard to consider buying anything here as each piece has been perfectly placed. There is neat. And there is obsessively neat. The little shop called Portobello Road fit the latter.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Old San Juan Street Scene

I thought I would mine the old catalogue for anything interesting that I haven't posted yet. This is a street scene from a trip to Puerto Rico and Old San Juan back in 2010. Very colorful area with each home required to show a different color from its neighbors to get a property tax break. I never felt unsafe in Old San Juan. Didn't see many police, but this officer stood guard to keep the streets safe.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Chicago Bike Rentals

Unfortunately, an all too common scene in Chicago this winter. The real question is, "Where are the other bikes?" Were they all rented? That would be some sloppy biking. This was taken only last week so snow has been difficult to shake off this winter. Spring is around the corner. Only 2 weeks until Opening Day!!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

St Petersburg Pier

Great view of the St. Petersburg pier. Building is quite colorful.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

I see Ice People

I swear I saw these creatures when I took this shot. They showed up again on my computer. No wonder winter does not want to end......

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Evidence of Spring

Its still freezing out. There is snow on the ground. Still, there is evidence of spring around here and there. This tree thinks it is spring, sitting on the top of a ridge at Starved Rock. Hopefully, the tree is right and Spring will really be here soon.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Starved Rock French Canyon

This is French Canyon which is tough to get into with these icey conditions. Have to slide down some steps that were totally iced over and then slide/climb up the river towards this view of the frozen falls. Teammates from our impromptu photo group appear in the shot.

Tampa Bay Rent Me

Now that's my kinda boat. Looks seaworthy. I think. Big enough just for two.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dad's Turn

I thought I would give props to Dad on the blog. We hung out at Davern's Tavern last weekend and Dad walked out a winner. The key to winning is to walk away. Tough to do. If you see my Dad at Davern's, make sure you have no bills on you.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Starved Rock Frozen Water Fall

Second trip to Starved Rock saw the falls grow larger as mid day brings larger melts.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Seize Life Tampa

Tampa weather briefly cleared up to get me my first real run of the year. Saw this sign and had to shoot it. Yes, it is a hokey advertising slogan, but a nice motto nonetheless. Plus, when I bring my camera on a run, I get to stop to catch my breath while getting the shot.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tampa Bay Pelican

Loving the new Sony A7 camera. Got pretty close to this Pelican on this morning's run in Tampa, but also was able to crop way into this picture to give Mr. Pelican his close up shot.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blue Atlanta

I am on the lookout for Spring and have to report that for today at least it is not yet here in Atlanta. Today was blue and cold, at least for Atlanta in early March. Have to go further south than here to find evidence yet of Spring. I hear it is going to be in the 60's this weekend, but the temps matched the colors of this shot. Blue and cold.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Charlotte Tulips

Its not a great shot but I need evidence of Spring. Unfortunately, this is from last spring in Charlotte but hope springs (so to speak) eternal that Spring will be here once again and soon.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Naples flying to dinner

We've got a family of 5 flying in to the all you can eat dinner bar at the Naples beach. Better hurry, the sun is setting soon.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Clearwater Beach View

Its not a great shot, but after last night's dusting of snow, I needed a reminder of summer so I went back to this 2012 shot taken on Clearwater Beach.