Sunday, May 31, 2015

Baltimore Inner Harbor Barnes and Noble Power Plant

Love that the city of Baltimore chose to repurpose this old power plant building instead of tearing it down. It now anchors an area near the waterfront museums that brings in the tourists. Hopefully, they stop by to purchase a book every once in awhile. This view, taken with my Galaxy phone, is from a brokerage office located across the street.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Baltimore Red Bar

This shot would have been perfect for my "red" series. No drinks were served during this Baltimore lunch meeting, but quite the view with all the red showing. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Baltimore O's Pano

This is another in my ballpark Pano series. This time out, the Baltimore Oriole's beautiful stadium. Chris Sale was on the bump so the White Sox won the first of two in this traditional doubleheader. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Baltimore Inner Harbor from Federal Hill

Baltimore may have been the site of some recent riots, but the area around the Inner Harbor is undeniably beautiful and a draw for tourist and locals. This view is from the top of Federal Hill, an area of encampment during the civil war.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Baltimore Barnes and Noble

One of my favorite bookstore locations in my travels is the Barnes and Noble at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. They built it in an old power plant and left some of the architectural elements inside the building. Great way to keep an old building alive.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Stadium

Happy Memorial Day weekend. I love my Chicago Blackhawks but the Tampa Bay Lightning put on a wonderful pregame show before their home hockey games. I consider the Blackhawk's Jim Cornelian singing the national anthem a must-see. Tampa's show is also up there with great lighting effects. Hockey has it going on right now.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Petco Park Overhead Shot and Pano

This overhead shot is from the Marriott Gaslight, which is across from the stadium and has a wonderful rooftop bar with a beautiful view. Decided to go on down and get a ticket and a patron walking in gave me a free ticket. Pretty cool. The pano below is from that seat. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

International Day for Biodiversity

The United Nations has declared today the International Day for Biodiversity. You are supposed to go out and identify local flower and fauna and take pictures and send them into National Geographic as part of their Great Nature Project, which runs until May 25th. I'm in!!! This is a costal scrubland area at Torrey Pines State Park which I visited last month.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Merrill Lynch San Diego 3D Effect

Merrill Lynch building in San Diego reflects the building across the street, giving a strange 3D effect to the reflection.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tampa Bay Panoramic View

Wonderful view of the Tampa Bay Skyline looking south at Harbor Island from the Marriott Waterfront.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Who says there is no Art in Vegas?

Hail Poseidon. Please help me beat Caesar and take some of his Palace home.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A Mother's Day Concert

William and Clio decided to treat us to a Mother's Day concert. Has a new tradition been born?

Plus, I need to include a second shot. Hey, its my blog and I can break the rules when I want.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

Family shot circa March 2015. Hard to get everyone together nowadays with Jono and Sam in Cleveland (soon Chicago!!) and Michael in New York (soon Portland!!!), but we got it done on Cheryl's birthday in March. Thought the shot looked painterly, so I add a painting touch....Happy Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Heads on a Wall

Sure are a lot of heads on the wall in this taxidermy shop in Portland. So, I thought I would throw my head up there too....

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wicked Torrey Pines

I posted a similar shot in color a couple of days ago but when I looked at this shot, I saw this version. This is what I should have posted earlier in the week. These Torrey Pines look pretty scary.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Moon over Prickly Pear Cactus

The title says it all. Caught the late afternoon moon hovering over the Prickly Pear Cactus in the Torrey Pines State Park.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A jumble of Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines, the tree, not the golf course, sure make a jumbled mess. These trees live in extreme conditions along the coast in San Diego. Very dry, sandy conditions. I wouldn't want to walk through them.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Torrey Pines State Park

Torrey Pines State Park is a wonderful area north of San Diego with dramatic views of the coast.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Redwoods are really, really red

There is no better name than Redwoods for these trees. These trees are really, really red. Beautiful trees.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Backlit Evergreen

Too bad you can't smell the aroma in the area around these evergreen trees.  Overwhelming feel of Christmas in Portland in the spring.

Friday, May 1, 2015

May 1st Spring is Finally Here

Finally, the flowers and trees are blooming. April is really the cruelest month. The calendar says spring. The weather...not so much.