Saturday, February 28, 2015

A world away

Just 45 minutes from downtown LA is Rancho Palos Verdes, a world away from the hustle and bustle that is LA. If you got the money or win the lottery, this has to be on your list to check out.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Love and Death in Laguna Beach

Strange juxtaposition of love and death in this post-Valentine Day storefront window. The words above the skull contain a poem from old gravestones: "Remember me as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me." Wow. Not sure about that sales strategy.....

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Woods Cove Pano

This format doesn't show panoramic shots so well, but Woods Cove is a beautiful area of the Pacific coast near Laguna Beach, California.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Woods Cove, Laguna Beach

There has to be something wrong with this house and this location, but standing and looking down over Woods Cove in Laguna Beach, California I can't figure what that would be. I want one.....

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Remembering Warmer Days

Looking to the south from Wolf's Point towards the Nuveen building during warmer times.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Four Seasons Fixtures

Lots of nice accents at the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Looking Up Inside

Posted a lot of sunset shots in the past few weeks. Here I thought I would show a shot of looking up while inside a building--this one happens to be the very nice Four Seasons in Santa Barbara. Love the detail in the light fixture.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Santa Barbara dramatic skies

Still mining the wonderful skies that I saw out in California. Shots everywhere I looked (as long as I looked up). Love it when the Sony A7II nails the focus.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Reedy Falls in Greenville, South Carolina

This was my second trip to Greenville, SC and I got to stay over this time out. Fun little city with this beautiful river and falls running through a vibrant downtown area. Nice place to visit and do business.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Nothing Screams Dinner like a......

...row of TVs with sports on the menu. I saw this from the street in Greenville, South Carolina and I thought, "Dinner!!!" Although it is depressing when all they have is TNT, TBS and ESPN. A bit of a head fake as I think sports bars should be able to carry out of town sports games. Heck, even I can carry Chicago Sports Net around on my IPad.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The beautiful Silver Cholla from Red Rocks, Vegas

A wonderful cactus if you catch the light right. Definitely, don't want to fall into one. From a 2014 summer trip to the Red Rocks outside of Vegas.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Red Skies over Hermosa

Sometimes you have to look away from a dramatic sunset and the opposite side of the sky gets dramatic as well. Was it as red and blue as it is shown here? Absolutely. In my mine's eye.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Red at the Madonna Inn

From the archives I found a Valentine red theme, shot back in 2009 at the famous Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Perfect theme for the day. Happy Valentine's Day to all, and especially to Cheryl, my love. I will have to get her to see this place sometime.....

Friday, February 13, 2015

Santa Barbara Sunset in Blue

Wow. That was a pretty sunset. Across from the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

That's one great hallway

Interior of the Four Seasons in Santa Barbara.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Sh*t Happens

Sometimes you just catch it right.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Sunset at the Pier in Hermosa

Sometimes the colors are better right after sunset as the rays deepen into yellows and reds.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Evening Fun on the Beach

Big sky looking over this volleyball game on Hermosa Beach.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Summer View from Central Park

It was an overcast day, but mid-October, so much warmer in Central Park. You always hope for a good sky to shoot with, but not always the case.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Color in Santa Barbara

Its just a stained glass window, but when you take a photograph, it turns into art. Well, at least I think so.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Beach Sledding

Enough snow shots. Will only be 15 degrees today. How about some good ol' fashion beach sledding?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Snowy Naperville

The snow is always so beautiful just after the storm passes. This creek is right near our house and gave a nice winter picture. Found a muskrat playing in the water as well.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Naperville Birdhouse-ickle

A perfectly balanced snow cone of a birdhouse-ickle.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Winter Wonderland

First out on the path in the woods near the house this afternoon. Tough but fun walk.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Winter Beautiful

A love story going on 40 years and still going strong......