Header Attribution

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

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cherry's #5

Color, shapes, reflections.
Gorgeous Chevrolet Fleetline (not sure of the model year).
Taken at Cherry's Jubilee, Laguna Seca, 12 September 2010.

A few more shots of this car:

Friday, October 29, 2010

Street Art #7: Colorado Springs

Another ponderous selection from the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, CO.

Taken 18 July 2010.


This well-loved birdhouse/windchime has been with us for several years.
Just like me it is showing some signs of exposure to nature's whims, but it has a bucketload of character.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I wondered.
What would a photo of my cupped palm look like?
Now I know.
You can almost see the whole world!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dewy Moth

This unfortunate moth got weighed down by the dew.
I discovered him one morning on a wooden bridge rail, right next to a nail head.
Startling how the drops of dew were captured in this shot.

Taken on 1 October 2010.
Keen-eyed Canon PowerShot A590.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Vendor exhibit halls at conferences can lead to many good things including practically involuntary accumulation of massive amounts of logo-printed writing instruments.
Here are a few from my extensive collection who have apparently gathered for a pow-wow.
Maybe they are plotting their escape.
I can't tell if they have their left foot in or out...

The inextricably candid Canon PowerShot A590.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Looking toward the cab from the back of the flatbed trailer on a foggy morn at Laguna Seca Raceway near Monterey, California, 12 September 2010.

The ever-present Canon PowerShot A590.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Nail Head

I was just happy my camera was able to capture this candid moment when a rebellious nail thought no one was looking!

The sneakerrific Canon PowerShot A590.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cherry's #4

1963 Ford Thunderbird convertible.
What a beaut!
When I was in college in 1975 we bought a hardtop version of this very car.  We loved it, but couldn't afford to maintain it at the time.
Great memories, though.

Taken at Cherry's Jubilee, Laguna Seca, 12 September 2010.
The indefatigable Canon PowerShot A590.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Tied Is High

A few of my ties from the re-tie-red category.
Can't quite decide if this is fascinating, boring, or nauseating!
Some of these ties are older than my children.
Fashion history - good, bad, and ugh-really?

The obedient Canon PowerShot A590 did not protest.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Aladdin's Lamp

This is the lamp above the entrance to Aladdin's Cafe in Jaffa, Israel.
The stonework, the metalwork, and the color of the metalwork (which is paint but suggests verdigris) caught my eye and my imagination.  The mezuzah on the door frame indicates this is a Jewish-owned establishment.  I know, not terribly surprising in Israel, but the choice of an Arabian legend as its namesake was interesting.

Taken in February 2010.
The workhorse Canon PowerShot A590.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Street Art #6: Colorado Springs

This is from the same western warehouse wall in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as the first five Street Art posts - in the Depot Art District.
This is probably a self-portrait of the artist, but it also may be a tribute to a local hero or a memorial to a fallen friend.  In any case, it is a stunning demonstration of this painter's artistry.  This "bust" is probably at least 12 feet high.  The light-and-shadow technique used to create the features of the image are truly excellent.

This time around, for reference, I include a picture of most of the entire wall:

Taken in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 July 2010.

Team of one: Canon PowerShot A590

Friday, October 8, 2010


Someone had a fetish for tiny tiles!
This is at the entrance to a store called "Fetishes" (surprise!) in Ybor City, Florida.
The tile work naturally caught my eye immediately, plus the word "FETISHES" itself, then I noticed the unique basket-weave pattern of the tile inlay, which adds a great three-dimensional effect; and the colors are simple but terrific.

A tip of the fedora to Frank at Tampa Daily Photo for his esprits de corps (in advance). 
When I took this picture, I had no idea about "City Daily Photo" in general or fabulous Frank and his fantastic blogs in particular.

Taken 2 August 2010.
Jet-lag resistant Canon PowerShot A590.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Here's Lookin' at Ya!

Taken in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 July 2010.
The new(er) "Judicial Complex" is directly across the street from the previous County Courthouse.
I found their face-off stance very imposing.

Here's a closer look at the older building:

The older edifice was rather seductive, and I took many pictures of various architectural details; but one of the main reasons I took this particular shot was because I saw a "frowny face" in the tower.
I think the stately old Courthouse is glaring disapprovingly at the square steel and glass boxes across the street, but I could be wrong.

The ever-faithful Canon PowerShot A590.

Am I Blue?

The other night as I watched one of the last games of the regular baseball season on TV, I was drinking the last drop of my glass of water when this vision caught my eye.
I thought, "If my eye can see it, my camera can capture it."
So I grabbed my trusty Canon and fired a shot.
Here's the result.
More interesting than I expected, it evokes a kind of sci-fi time warp spider web go-toward-the-light effect.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cherry's #3

This 1926 Dodge is amazing to behold.
One wonders what the original owner would think of this paint job.
To our 21st century hot rod lovin' eyes, the "real fire" effect is awesome.

The high gloss, the fire effect on a black background and very little further customization make this a stunning specimen.

Original hood decor (or darn good replicas) includes the irresistible cloisonne-like Dodge Brothers emblem.

The high gloss plays a few tricks on the eyes.
I managed to capture myownself in the rear window.

Taken 12 September 2010.

Modest but reliable Canon PowerShot A590.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Bark with Bite

No trees were harmed in the making of this photograph.
At least not to my knowledge, or any time recently, or by me personally.
Taken 15 July 2010, Monterey, CA.

The overworked, underpaid Canon PowerShot A590.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Street Art #5: Colorado Springs

This installation of my "Street Art" series is a day late for the CPD Theme Day, but this blog is not a CPD blog so I reckon no harm, no foul, eh?
I did enjoy seeing the many graffitti photos from all over the world yesterday.  It was also interesting to read some of the commentary about whether these "works" should be considered art or vandalism.
In the case of these Colorado Springs selections, the "artists" installed their works on a previously abandoned warehouse that has been incorporated into what Colorado Springs has now dubbed "The Depot Art District" that lies on a small parcel between a concrete arroyo (aqueduct) that parallels the Interstate freeway and the railroad tracks.  Directly across the railroad tracks is the 19th century Train Station aka "Depot," which is now a well-loved restaurant and shops (of course!).

The photo I use in this blog's header was also taken in this district, in fact as I recall I was standing in the same spot.  I just turned to the right to take this picture of the Depot.

Well, sorry for the (up til now) uncharacteristic verbosity.  I got started and couldn't stop.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010


I have no prize to offer, but who can tell me what this is?
I am compelled to keep the mystery alive!

Taken 16 September 2010.

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