Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Cable Bvilding

When I took this shot, I was thinking there wasn't cable TV when this building was built. Turns out I was right. The building was built in the late 1890's and this was the headquarters of the Metropolitan Traction Company, which ran many of the NYC cable cars. Wonderful American Renaissance building listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

1,000th Post--Empire State Building all lit up

According to Blogger, this is my 1,000th post. I probably have more NYC shots than any other location but it is such a photographic city. Always a view worth shooting. This is from my hotel room last week. The dirty window caused the building to glow.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Knickerbocker NYC

Always one of my favorite buildings in New York. Well lit at night and very colorful. Right at 42nd and Broadway. Now with much less traffic as Broadway is closed as a pedestrian walkway.

Friday, January 23, 2015

NYC Times Square Flag

Always good for a picture with color and light. Helps that the street has been paved and now Broadway in Times Square is a walkway.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

New Orleans Carousel

This bar at the Hotel Monteleone is a rotating carousel. The whole bar moves around at a slow and steady pace. A very cool trick.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Streets of New Orleans

Not all the streets near the New Orleans French Quarter are small and dirty, although many are that way. This area near the Jackson Square is quite nice. Had an old time look with the lights in the dusk.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Blue Tuesday

Just blue.

Monday, January 19, 2015


Powerful statue of Dr. MLK near the Washington Monument. I posted the shot from straight on that I have seen numerous times back in November. From straight on it is a powerful pose. Dr. King is looking out to the future. I think it is a somewhat hopeful expression. (See below.)  This shot from the side makes the good doctor look pretty angry and impatient. Interesting perspective. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Find Your Beach

No matter where you go or where you are....find your beach.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Putting your Mardi Gras On

New Orleans balconies are starting to put their Mardi Gras on. Only about a month away.

Friday, January 16, 2015

A New Orleans Shopping List

Well, how can you go wrong with a list like that?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Orleans Jazz Notes

If you know jazz (and I do not) you would know that this is Pete Fountain, of course. (I knew as I looked at the name on the statue). However, I do know that jazz has lots and lots of notes....so I made some of my own....

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Based on this sign, where am I?

If this restaurant represents the region, where am I?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lifeguard Station, Clearwater Beach

A setting sun brings some warm light to this cold Lifeguard station on Clearwater Beach.

Monday, January 5, 2015

This Turtle Looks Cold....

Although it is -5 in Chicago and this turtle looks cold, he is not as he is in Clearwater on the beach waiting for the sun to rise. I should be there as well. Unfortunately, not.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Landscape Painting

I love what I was able to do with this shot in post production so I think I will nominate it as my "shot of the year" at least in the landscape category. From the Red Rocks entrance area near Las Vegas.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Pittsburg Ice Fountain

While it hasn't been too, too cold this winter, it has dropped below freezing a few times. Better than last year, unless you want to shoot snow shots. Haven't had that yet in Chicago. This shot is from earlier this winter in Pittsburg. Someone forget to turn off the water fountain.