Tuesday, March 31, 2015

South Beach Old Beauty

Historical rehabs continue unabated in historic South Beach as evidenced by this beautiful art deco building on Collins Avenue.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sometimes you get a good balcony view

This is one of those times where I did get a great balcony view. From s recent trip to Scottsdale Hyatt Gainey Ranch.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Edgartown Lighthouse from the water

While on our 2011 trip to Martha's Vineyard we took a cruise on a small cabin cruiser and I got a shot of the Edgartown Lighthouse from the water on our way out to the bay. Here is a pic of the two of us on the boat.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Edgartown Lighthouse Oil Painting

Since I sold a shot of this lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard, I have gone back to this 2011 trip and reprocessed some of the pictures. This one looked like a painting, so I made it one.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dramatic Lighting in Martha's Vineyard

The Edgartown Lighthouse prepares to do its duty as the sun sets over Martha's Vineyard. From a 2011 trip.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


While I am not in the business of selling pictures, occasionally someone asks to buy a shot. Usually, that is far as the discussion goes, but finally someone was interested enough to buy and hang one of my pictures in their business lobby. That's pretty cool. The shot above is of the Edgartown Lighthouse from Martha's Vineyard. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Only 1,803 days until Opening Day

With snow on the ground in Chicago, I am sure this is referring to the number of days until we will actually get spring weather.....

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Boys of Summer

Sure sign the better weather is coming. White Sox vs Cubs in Glendale, Arizona at Camelback Ranch Park.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Die you snow scum

The first pretty snow of the season, you are all happy and smiley and then it is March 15th and there is still snow hanging around. This is the last snow on our property and good riddance and take the damn snowman with you....

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hotel Row Miami

With Spring Break starting to warm up the beaches, the crowds are showing up on Ocean Drive in South Beach.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Back to the 50's

Sometimes you turn a corner and wonder if you just time warped into another era. Had that experience in the commuter terminal of the Cincinnati airport. Does this remind you of your high school bathroom or what?

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Santa Barbara Pano

Santa Barbara panoramic shot taken from the top of the Santa Barbara historical society building, located at the pier. Wonderful view of the surrounding area from the observing station.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

New Orleans United Fruit Company

I like these old architectural highlights and flourishes that you find on old buildings. Just at a glance you know the building was completed in 1920 and it was for the United Fruit Company. I don't think those  splotches of green were supposed to be there.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Redondo Beach Morning Exercise

Saw this scene while out for a morning jog. That looks like more fun than a run along the Strand.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

San Gabriel Mountains

We were headed for San Dimas, California where I really wanted a picture of San Dimas High for Bill and Ted purposes, but I got this shot instead. Not what I was going for but a nice trade-off none-the-less. That peak in the distance is probably Mount San Antonio at 10,064 ft, but I can't tell for sure. Quite beautiful. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Blue Sunrise

West coast sunrises come from over the mountains towards the water so you often get a blue tint over the water as the sun climbs over. Makes for a pretty view, in this case, of the Palos Verdes area in the background from Redondo Beach.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lone Tree

Whenever I see a lone tree, I get a very artistic feeling. This tree is just hanging on a cliff looking over the Pacific Ocean in Palos Verdes. Beautiful location.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Lone Tree

Love it when I get a tree silhouetted on the sky. Makes for a dramatic shot, or so I hope. This is near Palos Verdes on the Pacific Ocean.