Header Attribution

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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cherry's #2

This chrome angel seems very happy to be ensconced on the hood of this lavender classic.

Breaking my own self-imposed one pic per post rule so that I can go ahead give you the full picture of this automobile - i.e., purple hearse:

These pics taken 12 September 2010.

Never failing Canon PowerShot A590.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Palm View

From the southern shore of Lake Gennesaret
(aka Lake Tiberias or the Sea of Galilee).
February 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Rocks and Grass #1

Rock and grass in the early morning light.
I was amazed at the lines, textures, and colors; and especially by the shadows of the individual blades of grass.  And what looks almost like ancient scratch marks on the prominent stone.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Grilled Hot Rod

The owner might take exception to me referring to his car as a "hot rod."
I don't know enough about the specialized lingo of auto aficiandos to be precise.
This was taken at Cherry's Jubilee, an annual event in Monterey.
I took this picture Sunday morning at Laguna Seca, 12 September 2010.
Hundreds of cars, and I took hundreds of pictures. You will no doubt see a few more in the coming weeks. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Route 66 Mural

This dandy was taken outside the Route 66 Casino just west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, back in September 2006.
The lovely (real) couple are our long-time friends who have put up with us on countless travels.

Camera: the Olympus that was succeeded by the Canon.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunrise in Tampa

Sun just about to breech the summit of the clouds.
I took this a little too soon after emerging from the air conditioning, so there is a bit of humidity still showing thru the lens.
Tampa, Florida, 3 August 2010.

Never sleeps: Canon PowerShot A590.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Street Art #4: Colorado Springs

Number 4 in the Street Art series.
Taken in the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 18 July 2010.
Canon PowerShot A590

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wired Bird with Bells

This yard decor has been with us for a long time, it is missing one of its brass bells.
I like the shadow and how it is barely perceptible, and the textures of the whitewashed fencing behind the crisper lines of the bird.
Taken 9 September 2010.

Three, two, one: Canon PowerShot A590

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ybor Windows

View of the sky and palm fronds through these glassless windows in an old facade in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida.
Taken on 2 August 2010.

Wouldn't ya know it? The Canon PowerShot A590.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spiny Succulent Seeks Separation

I suppose I should know the name of this slightly scary but fascinating pile of plants that lives on my doorstep.  I don't.  But I am ceaselessly amazed at the wonders of nature.  The colors, the shapes, the defensive weapons.
Taken in Seaside, California, 24 June 2010.

Camera non pareil (for me, anyway, since it is my only one!): Canon PowerShot A590.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Trailside Lamp

Looking straight up into a trailside lamp creates this startling effect.
Taken 8 September 2010.

C-c-c-Canon PowerShot A590.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Crest View

Looking down toward Albuquerque, New Mexico, from the summit of Sandia Peak after a delightful ride up on the Tram.
Taken 24 September 2006.

With my previous camera, an Olympus (don't remember the model).

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Oak Tree Sky

I never tire of the inestimable beauty of trees cast against the sky.
These are oak branches against an utterly clear blue sky - fantastic natural shapes, textures, color, shadows - an entire universe of contemplation.
Taken in Monterey, California; 24 August 2010.

The never sleepy eye of my Canon PowerShot A590.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tampa Sky

Stupendous blue sky and billowing clouds.
Taken from the Channel side of the Tampa Convention Center, 5 August 2010.

No more loyal sidekick than my trusty Canon PowerShot A590.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Street Art 3: Colorado Springs

More street art at the Depot Art District in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Taken 18 July 2010, with the reliable Canon PowerShot A590.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Stained Glass Nook

An artistic surprise in a hidden corner of Casa Bonita restaurant, Denver, Colorado.
(btw, if you've never been there the restaurant is a must-see)
The detail of creating this specially shaped nook to showcase the stained glass captivated me, and the history of how this "window" came to be here has got to be fascinating.  I suspect it was previously in someone's home - like from early in the previous century or late in the century before that (the 19th).  Stained glass was a common - nearly de rigeur - feature of Victorian style.

Taken in June 2010 with the ever-faithful Canon PowerShot A590.