Sunday, February 28, 2016


When you have a camera, anything can become a picture.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Moon over Sedona

The almost full moon rises over Sedona just a bit early as the sun sets.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sedona Red Rock Panoramic

You don't realize, living in a city, how quickly the sun sets in a natural setting, especially up in the mountains. One minute the sun is up and then it is behind a mountain and it gets dark fast. We had only a few minutes to shoot some models up on this bluff. The light was beautiful and then, it was gone.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sedona Red Rocks

Sedona hills near Slide Rock State Park.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Water and Light

Sat down at a dinner restaurant in Chandler, Arizona and saw this beautiful shot of light coming in and out of my water glass.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sedona Beautiful

Point your camera in any direction in Sedona and you get beautiful views.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Slide Rock Canyon, Sedona

On warm summer days when the flow is high enough, my buddy Dave tells me that kids get in the river and "slide" down with the flow. Sounds like fun but he also warns that your jeans will not last through many attempts so it doesn't sound like a thing I will try anytime soon.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

A taste of Sedona

Got a chance for a quick visit to Sedona. Have to come back to visit again. Just beautiful locations all around. This shot is near Slide Rock State Park.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Old Time Bank Lobby, Portland

This is a cell phone shot of the US Bank lobby in Portland, Oregon. Beautiful bank lobby with lots of teller stations and ornate fixtures. Hard to imagine that this building will last much longer in its current usage.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Splash of Color at IKEA

Another splash of color from my recent walkthrough at IKEA. I wasn't all that interested in buying any furniture that I have to build, so the place was ok. I hear that the Swedish Meatballs were supposed to be amazing, but we were going out to dinner so we didn't partake. Maybe next time.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Nice Blast of Color

Walked around the Bolingbrook Ikea store and found this splash of color. Didn't have my fancy camera but if you have your phone with you, there is always a camera in hand.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Frozen River

I don't know where the plane was during this recent shot. Maybe somewhere over Colorado as I was heading to Chicago from Portland. One trick to know where you are is to shoot a picture with your smart phone the same time you take a shot with the DSLR. The camera doesn't have geotagging, but the phone does. Next time I will have to remember to do that.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Rose for Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day so I thought I would post a picture for all the women out there. This is from my Portland walk around as one of the nicknames for Portland is the Rose City.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Dekum, Portland, Oregon

This is the Dekum, a Romanesque Revival style building on the national list of historic places in downtown Portland. I see this style of architecture all the time. Now I know what to call it. Dekum was a German immigrant who developed the building.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Hollywood, Portland

They still have 70mm film projection screens which was perfect for a night off in Portland. Got to see the Hateful 8 in this wide screen format. Wow. Quentin Taratino is a sick, sick man.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

And we will put a huge office building over there....

Looks like the settlers are looking to the future and pointing out where huge office buildings will be placed in the future Portland, Oregon.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Mount Hood from Portland

A little telephoto out the hotel window and it looks like Mount Hood sits right outside downtown Portland. It is close but not that close. Great morning with clear skies and a beautiful sunrise.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Just Lucky in Portland

Sometimes you just get lucky. I got up with the sun in Portland and just looked out my window. Is it going to rain again today? Nope, it was going to bright and sunny. Then I looked at the river across from the hotel--basically right along the Willamette River along downtown Portland--and I see this boat, sitting by itself and being lit by the sun. I grabbed the shot as quick as I could since the light was there for about a minute. Just lucky sometimes.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Getting Ready for a Hunt

When the eagles come out of the tree they line up like they are doing a bombing run. This one is about to come into the lane to see what's fishing.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Catch

I missed the exact point of the snatch but here is a successful dive and pick by one of the eagles.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Eagles in Formation

These two eagles were really going at it for about 10 minutes until they went out of view. Not sure if they were fighting or playing but it was interesting to see the one chase the other.