Header Attribution

The header photo is a wall in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Grass: Color, Texture, Pattern

The shades of green, the light and shadow, the overlapping patterns - all natural.
I actually kind of lose myself in this shot as I study the lines and the colors.  But then, I'm a little strange sometimes.

Same ol' Canon PowerShot A590.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

View for Days

Top of the climb, Ein Avdat, Israel, Februrary 2010.
There are no people in this shot for scale, but, trust me, it is a long way down to that river.  The climb up from the bottom was arduous but extremely rewarding!

With me every step of the way: Canon PowerShot A590.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Layered Canyon

Ein Avdat, Israel, February 2010.
Notice the people in the lower right for scale.
This was one of the most incredible experiences of my life - walking thru this canyon, then climbing a cliff at the end to get to the top.  Next post, the view from the top.

Taken with my globe-trotting Canon PowerShot A590.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tenacity and Endurance

This shop in New Monterey, California has been a favorite of mine for more than thirty (30) years.  Honestly it still looks like it did when I first walked into it in 1977. 
Well, at least on the outside.  It has a sizeable CD section now.  No CDs back then.  Not even new ones, let alone used ones.
It fueled my music addiction, which is what has now led to another blog of mine "FastEddie's Wax Museum."  I hope the shop persists for many more years.
Taken 23 August 2010.

My camera: Canon PowerShot A590.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Secret Bridge

This bridge is not actually "secret."  Just thought I'd confirm that to avoid being accused of "telling stories" as my Mom used to say.  I see this bridge several times a day, and it is in a rather hidden location, and it doesn't get used all that much except by the local deer population.  This just struck me the other day as being one of those things I see everyday and seldom fully appreciate.  It got me thinking about the juxtaposition of nature and man-made adjustments to nature.
Taken in Monterey, CA, 24 August 2010.

Canon PowerShot A590, of course!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bernini Cherub

Irresistible signage in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida.  I had already eaten at the Green Iguana, so I did not sample the fare at this eye-catching location, but the bust above the sign was calling out to be recorded.  Really.  I think it was literally calling out.  I could almost hear it.

Always ready with my Canon PowerShot A590.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Southernmost House

This is the Southernmost House in the United States, Key West, Florida.
Taken September 2008.

Oh, look! A Canon PowerShot A590!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sea and Sky

Grand Cayman, October 2008.
Not quite sure what the chair was about, but it did not belong to me and I did not have time to move it when I took this picture as the tour guide was calling us back to the bus.  That's right.  I was on a day tour from my cruise ship, not chillaxing in my personal vacation home.  But I can dream, can't I?

The increasingly well-traveled Canon PowerShot A590.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sandbox Safety

Someone's 1960s ultramodern concept of Playground Equipment, installed long before our obsession with wearing helmets took root.  It looks so much like concrete because it IS concrete!
Taken in June 2010 at Havana-Solis Park in Seaside, California.

The one. The only. The Canon PowerShot A590.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Artful Repose

Found object.  I did not drink the beer, but on the hot Florida afternoon when I took this picture, I was wishing I had.  Wandering around Ybor City I sighted this artfully discarded soldier and couldn't resist the opportunity to immortalize the languishing litter.  Taken on 2 August 2010 in Tampa, Florida.

In case you're still not sure: Canon PowerShot A590.

Street Art 2 - Colorado Springs

Another selection from the Depot District Street Art warehouse in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Taken 18 July 2010.

Did I mention the Canon PowerShot A590?

Friday, August 13, 2010

Old City Jerusalem

Christian Quarter in The Old City, Jerusalem, February 2010. It was overcast that day. I promise I did not edit out the sky. For some reason the picture came out just like this, as if the sky was simply stark white.

I only have one camera, actually: Canon PowerShot A590.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

White on Blue

There is a For Sale sign on this lovely church in Ybor City, Tampa, FL. One wonders what creative destiny this building will fulfill. Taken 2 August 2010.

You have to ask? Why, the Canon PowerShot A590, of course.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scarred Bark

Close-up of a scar on a live tree where a branch has been removed long ago. Taken in Monterey, CA, June 2010.

Canon PowerShot A590.