Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mountain On Fire

Was in Santa Barbara this past week and from the parking lot of one of our meetings got a great view of a nearby mountain top on fire. Luckily the fire was mostly contained by then and despite the high winds pretty much under control by the end of the day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ann Arbor Unusual?

I think the phrase, "unusual gifts" is unnecessary at a store like this, no?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

University of Michigan Student Union

The Flag sits proudly atop of the University of Michigan Student Union building but since they lost to Michigan State last weekend, shouldn't it be at half-mast? Beautiful building, despite the loss.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

University of Michigan Law Library

The law library of the University of Michigan looked very stately when I visited this past week. It's hard to beat a major college campus in the fall.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Early Fall Colors

It is true that Winter is Coming but first we get some fine fall weather and fall colors. These trees turn early and quick when the nights get shorter and cooler. Nice reds and yellows.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Coral Gables City Hall...and nudity

I know that nudity drives internet traffic so I thought this carving that is located on the top of Coral Gables City Hall, a Mediterranean Revival style building, might drive some traffic my way with a half nude male and a scantily clad female. Plus you have a lion, a dolphin and a pelican for animal lovers. Not sure how the medieval castle fits but it is what it is. There is also a head, a clock and a hammer. I am sure there is a story about all of those objects. I just thought it was an interesting picture. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mr Squirrel is ready for his close up.

This New York squirrel is ready for his(?) close up. These park squirrels have no fear of humans as they are fed by tourists all the time. They will come right up and take food from your hands if you have any. I guess the city does teach how to be aggressive to get what you want....

Sunday, October 11, 2015

A good night out....

That's what I would call this....a good night out. Didn't actually have any beer, but I was tempted to follow this beer cart!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

NYC Model Portfolio

Learned a ton working with Roberto Valenzuela at the Picture Perfect Practice workshop in NYC. This is with model KrisTina Lezhe.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Model Shoot New York City

I took an amazing class in New York on how to pose the human body and we shot for a couple of hours over two days with some very talented models. I am now a high priced fashion model photographer.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

New York Rooftops Golden Hour

You can always find something interesting to shoot in New York City. Here is a skyline rooftop shop just at sunset as the city starts to light up. When you have a camera in your hand, 90% of the time you will find something worthwhile to shoot. A camera in the bag rarely finds something to shoot.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Empire State Building in Blue

Beautiful early fall evening added to this "blue hour" view of the Empire State Building at sunset. Taken from the rooftop Rare Bar on 26th near 7th.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Annapolis New England Style Downtown

As I said yesterday, I was surprised to find a New England town in Maryland. Very much a Boston-like feel to this quant downtown area. Nice bit of history with Annapolis being the capitol during the Revolutionary War period.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Annapolis Maryland

Got a chance to walk around cloudy Annapolis Maryland this week. Very nice downtown area with lots of history in and around the area. I was surprised to find a New England seaport city this far south. Beautiful area.