Header Attribution

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

Monday, December 31, 2012

Going With The Flow

Sometimes the most ordinary objects
suddenly take on a mysterious
artistic flair.

Or not...

At the time,
and still now as I look at this photo,
it is brimming with interest:
lines, light, shadow, reflection, shapes, textures.

It attracts and sustains attention.

Taken 15 October 2010, Garden Grove, California.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Atmosphere in Georgetown

A tiny glimpse
at the beautiful
but elegantly understated
holiday touches
bestowed upon
the already classic
style and ambience

Taken 19 November 2010.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Light Sticks

I guess it is pretty obvious what this is a photo of when you look closely,
but at first the patterns of light and shadow fool the eye.

These are light fixtures in the ceiling of the Anaheim Convention Center.
Besides the larger collection of fluorescents,
there are also several smaller recessed "can" lights in the photo.

Taken 13 October 2010.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Street Art #18: Fort Ord

Not sure
why all that is left
is what appears to be
the background
of some kind of
unit emblem.

Someone started to restore it
and changed their mind?

This is one of dozens of abandoned buildings
at the former Fort Ord.

Taken 8 October 2010.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Geometric Wood Inlay Tabletop

at a hotel
Surprise, AZ.

3D effect is cool;
the hourglass-waistline imagery
is a subtle reminder to watch what you eat;
and the circles show you where to put your plates!

Taken 27 March 2011.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Georgetown Canal and Towpath

Conjunction of old and new;
Stone walls, bridge, canal, towpath, lampposts;
cars, lights, pedestrian texting...

Washington, DC

Taken 19 November 2010.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fabric Pattern #10

Upholstery on a chair
in a (minimally lit) hotel lobby
in Washington, DC.

Reminds me of the
flower doodles that
used to adorn every
notebook and binder
at my high school...
years ago.

Taken 15 November 2010.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Country Church in the City

Picturesque stone church
nestled amongst autumn foliage
in the heart of the city - 
Georgetown -
Washington, DC.

Taken 19 November 2010.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spiny Succulent

Beautiful yet threatening
a natural optical illusion.

Taken in Sierra Vista, AZ, 7 February 2011.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pines in the fog

Pine branches
against a foggy grey morning sky.

Color photo.
Taken 1 October 2010.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Water Wheel Sky

Water wheel and tank
set against a blue, blue sky
at Casa de Fruta.

Taken 28 August 2011.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Shadow Limbs

Tree limb shadows
on a plain white stucco wall,
creates a marble-like pattern.

Taken 7 January 2011.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blue Wall #2

Besides the wonderful effects of the peeling paint,
and the lines of the boards themselves,
and the little triangles created by the eaves in the upper left,
my favorite thing is the shadow of the overhead power line...

Taken 7 October 2011.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gasper's Jewelers

Overcast skies and barren trees
lent a certain dark quality
to this shot,
but some of the lurking details
are captivating:
holiday wreath around the lamppost,
architectural specifics like
terra-cotta, rooflines, balconies, alcoves, medallions;
my favorite surprising detail -
bird in flight
above the building.

Taken 31 December 2010.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Thanking the Academy

Last Sunday evening
I happened to be in Hollywood!
This pic is about as close to the Academy Awards action as I managed to get.
I wasn't in town for that event,
just a 'happy co-inky-dink.'

Anyway, gotta love Mel's neon signage!

And the pic below of the entrance to
a City Building just across the street from Mel's.

this pic of a church whose name I neglected to discover,
and a lighthouse at "Crossroads Inn" (I think),
a couple of blocks from Mel's Diner.

Fun evening,
even though I didn't spot any celebrities.

Taken 26 February 2012.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Corner Store, DC

I found no clear evidence
of the age of this building,
but I was struck by the details -
multi-colored ceramic tile faux roof,
the 'tower' effect with molded concrete medallion,
the verdigris patina of the rain gutters,
the 'checkerboard' brick -
despite the modern windows
and the garish signage,
this building nevertheless says,
"Distinguished Elder Statesman."

Taken in Washington, DC,
18 November 2010.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chair #6

A bevy of inviting chaises longues
on the lanai
at a beachside hotel in Tampa.

Taken 2 August 2010.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Canal and Towpath

Chesapeake & Ohio
Canal and Towpath
in Georgetown, DC.
Two people walking on the path
help provide some sense of scale.

This is near the southeastern terminus
of an unusual National Historic Park.

Go HERE and HERE to read more about it!

Photo taken 19 November 2010.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Piglet Goes Postal

A somewhat disheveled Piglet
has become the cheerful guardian
of this mailbox.

It either makes the mail carrier
smile everyday,
it scares 'em silly.

Taken 7 October 2011.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Public Library, Washington, DC

The Public Library
Washington, DC.
Built between 1899-1902.
Paid for by Andrew Carnegie.

Gorgeous architectural details.

And this, um, interesting sculpture out front...
beautiful and striking from an artistic standpoint,
fiercely evocative.
The chief relationship I can discern
to the bastion of learning
upon whose lawn it stands
"I have a question."

Wonder and curiosity.
Asking questions is how we learn.
Wouldn't you agree?

Taken 18 November 2010.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


A windless morning
at the Anaheim Convention Center
leaves the USA flag
and the California state flag
in the midst of
a pleasant field
of lines and patterns...
palm trees!!

Taken 13 October 2010.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Street art #17: Georgetown

Unknown artist.
Unknown subject.
Possibly a self-portrait?
Whoever it is was commemorated
on this old bridge in Georgetown,
at least for a while.

Taken 19 November 2010.