Sunday, November 29, 2015

Hanging With The Boys

A young lady puppet in San Antonio decided to hang with the boys waiting to dance.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Remembering to nap at the Alamo

Still working through my shots taken last week in Texas. This gentleman remember to take a nap and check his email at the Alamo.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Family Collage

Nice to have all the kids and grandkids show up at Thanksgiving. Even Michael made it from North Carolina. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Things to be Thankful For--2015 Version

Tough to get these two together to sit still for a shot but I got a small moment. Very thankful for my grandkids.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

San Antonio River Walk at Night

The River Walk in San Antonio lights up at night with restaurants and bars and lots of people walking around. This is a shot of the Tower Life Building from across the river.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

San Antonio River Walk Views

The spire of St Joseph's Catholic Church can be seen through the trees from the River Walk in San Antonio.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Birds on a Wire

Got to an intersection outside of Austin, Texas and was greeted by thousands of birds on the nearby telephone and electric wires. Quite the sight. This is just a small part of what we saw.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It Can't Snow Yet.....

The tree on the side of our house is always the last one to lose its leaves. That puts it in danger as the weight of this week's early winter storm put a lot of heavy snow on the limbs. Makes for a pretty picture, however. Snowing before Thanksgiving? Shouldn't be allowed.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Texas State Capitol

Didn't get much shooting done in Austin, Texas this week but got a nice shot of the Texas State Capitol building while sitting (as a passenger) in traffic.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas Decorations up at Macy's

The Christmas decorations were up in Macy's windows two weeks ago when I was in town. These kids are trying to get excited about it but the window displays are more a thing for the parents, I suspect.

Monday, November 16, 2015

I know what B and H stands for.....

I wasn't trying to make art here so this isn't an award winning shot (not many are....). However, I did discover what B and H stands for. If you are into photography, B and H in New York is the mecca for photographers. You have to go there just one and see this amazing store. Unfortunately, B and H stands for Broke and Hungry which is how I feel after I shop here!!!

Putnam Connecticut Montgomery Ward

In Putnam Connecticut last week and came across an old Montgomery Ward building. While it has been turned into more of an antique boutique the original building and sign has been maintained. Smart move, for the downtown area, I think.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Paris, Beautiful

As the world continues to morn the attacks in Paris, I looked through my Paris shots from our 2006 trip and was just reminded how beautiful the city looks. These apartments always fascinated me with their interior courtyards which I could just see from the Eiffel Tower. Must be amazing to see from the inside.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Hurting for Paris

All the news of the Paris attacks reminds me of our trip in 2006 to this beautiful city. Love to go back again some day. Our thoughts go out to these wonderful people in their time of sorrow.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Almost Missed the Kiss

In NYC yesterday and caught (or more correctly, got caught by) the Veteran's Day parade. Had to quickly grab my camera to just catch a behind the car view of the famous kiss from VE Day. Great to honor the vets but I will tell you it really, really messes with the traffic in downtown Manhattan.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Late Fall Colors

I missed most of the fall colors but I finally got out to the Lisle Arboretum to take a few shots of what was left. It was like going for leftovers after a big family meal. It is a great treat to have this area near our home to visit.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sun Through The Trees

Missed the fall colors so I had to play with the sun and shadows to try to get some interesting shots.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Chasing Butterflies

Chased yesterday's butterfly to another nearby plant in the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Hard to get those suckers to stand still for long.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

White Butterfly in field of Orange

Not as sharp as I would like but a nice contrast of colors from a trip to the Bellevue Botanical Gardens earlier this year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Rincon Next Up

Rincon Beach State Park is a surfer's paradise, although not on the day we drove by. North of Ventura and south of Santa Barbara just off the 101, this is a place where surfers have to visit on a trip to California and locals ask each other how the surf is doing on any given day. This young surfer to-be wants to go out next.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Santa Ana Sunset Winds at Hermosa Beach

The colors were almost gone but a slow exposure handheld shot brought them out, plus some of the wind from the Santa Ana's whipping the sand and the volleyball nets around. Nice when you don't have to move from your hotel room to get the shot.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hermosa Beach Scoured Clean by Santa Ana Winds

Strong Santa Ana winds scouring the beach clean of footprints as sun sets in the west. Blowing pretty good across Hermosa Beach.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Santa Barbara Rooftop View

Caught a beautiful view off the rooftop of my hotel in downtown Santa Barbara.