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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.