Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Being Artsy

This was taken on a beach right on the border between Alabama and Florida
I think it was the only stretch of beach that had more than just one or two palm trees on it. You see more pines down that way than palms. Most of the beaches are bare, with no trees at all unless they were intentionally planted by one of the resorts.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Father & Son Time In Kauai

I hope they will do this again someday with their kids, and appreciated how much money I spent on them when we were here!  Also, hopefully they will let me tag along for free.

Piopu Beach.

This is what the tourist will do when they see the sea turtles on the beach.  It's funny when I see a non English spoken tourist totally ignore the lifeguard screaming "stay away from the sea turtles" in the background.


I guess I was a little preoccupied with buildings this trip.

I think I could have just gotten on a sailboat and headed out to sea except for the fact I would have been hanging over the side all of the time!

Monday, August 25, 2014

A little more architecture

A pretty fancy condo complex on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The Martians have landed

I ran across these buildings in Biloxi, MS. They were designed by some famous architect but I don't know who. I just thought they looked a little weird and would make a good photo.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm Back!

For awhile...  Maybe...
That's pretty definitive isn't it???
My apologies for being gone so long. Life has been throwing nothing but curve balls at me for awhile including a death on my wife's side of the family and my dad having heart surgery. Add to that an unrelenting work schedule and you have stress levels that are off the charts and zero free time.
Thanks to Paul and Q for keeping the blog as active as they can.
Because of family matters I may be absent as much as I am here for the next couple of months but I will try to post something when I can.
This photo was taken in Gulf Shores Alabama when I was there seeing my dad recently. I was able to get out and take a few photos and we are planning a short get away to Colorado in a couple of weeks just to catch our breath and let the world spin without us for a few days. Hopefully I will get a chance to take some more photos then but I may just sleep the whole time!

Friday, August 22, 2014

More stone faces

I think I was trying to capture the intricate ecosystem and beauty of these two tide pools but when I went to review the pictures all I could see were these big funky stone faces, ha ha!

Dog days of summer...

Took this picture last April on the main drag in Waikiki. This guy was a Dude!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stone face

Found this stone face in the river near where I live and snapped a quick picture with my cell phone.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Morning commute...

The morning commute was a little slow this morning, some would even say it was snarled! These three cats were taking their sweet time as they made their way slowly up the road.

I took this shot from about 1300 feet away with the Sigma 120-400 and cropped it to about 20% of the original picture.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Shades of grey...

This military vessel was very difficult to see as it slipped silently into Hardy Bay right around dusk a few days back... Interesting how the fog paints everything in various shades of grey.

Something fishy...

Here's my version of "making hay while the sun shines" except in this case it's all about salmon... There was an exceptional run of Sockeye salmon this year, biggest in many years and I was able to give the old pressure caner and smoker a good work out earlier this month! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  It has been over a week that no one posting new photos in this blog.  It must be too hot to do photography lately or everyone here too busy making money!  Well, if it too hot for you, I hope these photos will cool you down, or relaxing you after a hard working day.