Monday, August 29, 2016

When you get caught between the Moon and New York City

When you get caught between the Moon and New York City, the best you can do is take a picture. At least I think that is how it goes. Ask Christopher Cross. He will know.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Manhattan Bridge at dusk

Hard to get a sharp shot at night on a moving boat but got a pretty sharp shot on the Manhattan Bridge and part of lower Manhattan. Wonderful bridges in New York when you don't have to drive over them.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Manhattan Bridge Film Noir Version

Whenever a shot doesn't work for me from a normal perspective, I think what it would look like with a filter. This is the Manhattan Bridge and it looked very cinematic to me. That filter didn't work, but this film noir filter did the trick. So much fun on our NYC dinner cruise with Jono and Sam.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Statue of Liberty up close at night

Taken from the Bauteux Dinner Cruise that I took with Jono and Sam last week in New York. Fun cruise and got to see a lot of the harbor and the bridges from a different perspective.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Freedom Tower and a golf driving range

Freedom Tower from the Hudson River and a golf driving range! I didn't know that their was a driving range along the river. Have to check that out some day.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Hoboken from the East River

From our NYC dinner cruise got a nice shot of the Jersey side from the East River. I believe that is Hoboken, a great place to visit and see the skyline of the city.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bateaux Dinner Cruise, New York City

Got to do a dinner cruise in New York City. Got some nice shots and had an excellent dinner with Jono and Sam who were also in town. Highly recommend the Bateaux Dinner Cruise to get a unique view of the city.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mount St. Helen's from Lookout Mountain

This must have been some view the day that Mount St. Helen's blew her stack. Amazing to see the top of the mountain totally cut off.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mount Jefferson and Washington from Lookout Mountain

Just an amazing view as a payoff for a 1.5 mile hike. That's Mount Jefferson in the foreground and Mount Washington further back. Caught some hawks flying around as well. Just beautiful.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Mount Hood close up

After a couple of miles drive along one of the worst roads I have ever driven on and an easy-ish 1.5 mile hike up Lookout Mountain in Oregon, you get this amazing view of Mount Hood. Just beautiful. Totally worth the effort.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Mount Hood Oregon from Lookout Mountain Trail

Did a wonderful 3 mile hike with Cheryl and Michael Jr up to the top of Lookout Mountain to see Mount Hood and a number of other spectacular views of Washington and Oregon Cascade mountain tops. Very cool hike. This shot is on the way to the top and is your first view of Mt Hood on the way up.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Davern Muscle Car

Here is the famous Davern race car, a Buick 350 Apollo. (I think.) Ran well at the Joliet Raceway but didn't come away with the top prize. Still, looks like Joe and the team had lots of fun over race weekend.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

1965/1966 Ford Mustang...its where we fell in love....

This was my first car. I had a 1965 Ford Mustang in white with black back seats and red bucket seats in the front. This car is very close so I am guessing it might be the 1966 version? I did not have such a large console in-between the seats but maybe that is an after market add on? I met my wife, Cheryl in that car so I should not have sold it. Great car. Saw it (and lots of other Mustangs) at the auto show at Joliet Auto Speedway where the Davern car was racing last weekend. Gave Cheryl a ride home back in 1974 in that car with my cousin Jim on the way home from swim practice. (She was a swim timer). As we had others sitting in the back seat, she sat on the console. Did a lot of hard right hand turns on the way home so she would fall in my lap. Wow. Broke a lot of laws, come to think of it. But that is the car and that is how we met.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Chicago Pencil Sketch filter

All I had for today's shot of the day was a somewhat boring shot taken on the Dan Ryan of some dramatic skies having over downtown Chicago. The picture sort of looked like a painting to me so I went with a pencil sketch filter and I get a bit of a dreamy view of an afternoon commute.