Saturday, January 31, 2009

Le Louvre

If only we could go back and do it again...

I often think that when looking at old photos. I know how I'd do things differently, but really the point is I've learned so much in between.

Never stop learning!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Toilette Signori

I've been scanning some old photos. Though they are grainy and such, they are still fun to look at and bring back some good memories.

It's nice just having digital copies of them now..

Thursday, January 29, 2009


What we build and where we live says a lot about us. Architecture tends to capture our essence. It embodies our culture.

That's why it makes such good subject matter for photographers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Hotel

Sometimes things just catch our eye. They seem to have a story to tell, but what that is exactly is an elusive mystery.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Bridge

Sometimes we just need a little help to get to where we are going.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Along the coast it sits diligently keeping watch. Day after day, and year after year keeping travelers safe and on their way.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Walking the dog

A nice way to spend the afternoon at the beach.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Magic Moment

You know them when you see them.... moments begging to be photographed, an instant when nature winks at you "got your camera ready?"

Luckily, sometimes we do.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Endless Highway

Like life itself, you just keep following that road to wherever it leads you.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

as in a dream

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep;
To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there's the rub...

Shadows of the Past

It is often said that the past is never too far behind us, and that we often repeat the mistakes of the past. One only has to look at the state of the world today to see that this is true.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

You don't say

To truly get some sense of scale just add a human element to your images. It also gives something to draw the viewer in, even just for a moment and gives them something to look at.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oceano Sand Dunes

I know the camera on my phone isn't the best and I'm not using it as a replacement for a DSLR.

I've been using it to enhance and more accurately geotag images. I take an image with my iPhone as a reference and do a series with my Nikon.

What I've notice just lately is that the lat/long isn't being embedded properly with the EXIF data for the phone pix.

I'm hoping that this is just a software issue and can be remedied quickly. Otherwise I'm back to upgrading my DSLR so that the camera can record the GPS data directly to the EXIF.

Arc de Triomphe

How do you capture an image so well known and do it just a little differently?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Daring to Dream live in a Nation where we are judged on the content of our character. A noble ideal. The question is does our character live up to that dream?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Beach Bliss

I often go to the beach never knowing what to expect. If nothing else I can enjoy a simple sunset.

Image my surprise and the treat of watching this couple in tux and gown running along the beach with their dog.

I just had to try and sneak off an image or two.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

This Old Tractor

Somethings say a lot about their environment. They belong where they are and sum up the lifestyle of a place.

Use these object in your photographic storytelling.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Going Up

Like a rocket to the heavens.

You don't see this everyday.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Sun Comes Shining Through

I always like to think that there's a ray of hope out on the horizon. Maybe I shouldn't use the word hope, as what I'm talking about has to do with faith.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Above the waves

When circumstances permit, combining something unique to the area you are photographing with a human element will add interest to your images.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Reflecting at the beach

An unexpected surprise as I was walking by. Who could have resisted?

Monday, January 12, 2009

Twilight Pier

Getting back behind a camera has been fun. It's worth the effort and really clears the mind.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Casting Off

I decided to get my 2009 photography started and was treated to this scene. You just never know what you'll find at the beach.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Passing By

Our journey took us through the back country of our minds. It was one of discovery...

Friday, January 9, 2009

Going Round and Round

Now this really does sum up what a week at the office is like, doesn't it?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Along the Coast

It's very helpful to know the position of the sun during different times of the year. When it's in the right position it is a great aid to your compositions.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Golden Shores

Sometimes your subject is just about color. Everything else is extra.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Old Gas Station

Along the old highway it stood silently and all but forgotten.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Has Been

Our focus doesn't seem to be on taking care of what we have and as a result things fall apart all around us.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day's End

Sunsets are nice, but if you can get something in the foreground it will make your photograph work a lot better.

Friday, January 2, 2009

More memorable than a beat

Oh God said to abraham kill me a son
Abe said man you must be puttin me on
God said no, abe said what
God say you can do what you wanna but
The next time you see me comin you better run
Well abe said where do you want this killin done
God said out on highway 61

Beach Scene

A place where people come to reflect upon the glory of Nature.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Little Wet

Nature really knows how to work with color.