Patrick Anderson

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A pre-dawn scene on Congress Street in Austin, Texas. The Capitol Dome looms in the background with an ominous red glow, while the streets are lit only by the glow of headlights. Red and green traffic lights, and an array of white "christmas" lights gently dot the canvas of this quiet, peaceful scene.
Posted to Urban about 1169 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Statuesque representation of the chess pieces from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
Posted to Architecture about 1334 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Famous representation of the oppression of muggles at the hands of the wizarding community.
Posted to Architecture about 1334 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Death Eater stare down at The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour in London.
Posted to Candid about 1334 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Bellatrix Lestrange costume from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
EDIT: WHOOPS! This is a Professor Snape outfit from Prisoner of Azkaban when he was filling in as the dark arts instructor. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/89/af/6a/89af6a3523ce6d0a0bb1a986eedadbb1.jpg
Posted to Objet D'art about 1334 days ago, 0 comment(s)
From The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, the animatronic head of Griphook the goblin banker.
Posted to Objet D'art about 1334 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Death Eater pointing her wand during the Dark Arts feature at The Making of Harry Potter WB Studio Tour in London. Fog effect added in Gimp.
Posted to Candid about 1339 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The Kingfisher is a bird I've always wanted to shoot, but never had the opportunity. The other night, I was served this beer in an Indian restaurant in South Kensington, and I thought "why the hell not?" Lighting was pretty cool and funky, but I think I got it balanced.
Posted to Still Life about 1343 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Self portrait conceptualizing an ideal afterlife drifting the high seas remembering and reliving the best of times with my loved ones ...

Execution of this shot was pretty straightforward ... set the self-timer on the camera and then got into position, ducking out of the frame after 1 second of a 2 second exposure ... Except the wind was bad enough that I couldn't actually hear the shutter open, so I just had to count ...
Posted to Long Exposure about 1363 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Contrary to all logic, French toast is not simply "toast" in French ... They actually call it French toast as well! No, they do not call it "freedom" toast ... Now go away or I shall taunt you a second time!
Posted to Food about 1365 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The beach on Half Moon Cay, a private island in the Bahamas.
Posted to Landscape about 1392 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The southern end of the island of Grand Turk is home to a beautiful rose-colored salt pond.
Posted to Landscape about 1392 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Master bartender finishing off a drink with a flare!
Posted to Black and White about 1393 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Every day, thousands of shipping containers are marshaled through the Port of Miami, but somehow I have a hard time working up up the motivation to pack my suitcase ...
Posted to Architecture about 1394 days ago, 0 comment(s)
From Miami Beach.
Posted to Architecture about 1394 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This lighthouse sits at the end of Paradise Island and lights the entrance to Nassau Harbor. Built in 1817, it is the oldest surviving lighthouse in the West Indies.
Posted to Lighthouses about 1396 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Tonto, the faithful guard dog, keeps watch over the house while the owners are away ...
Posted to Pets and Domestic Animals about 1414 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Mudflats created by seasonally draining and drying parts of the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. The entire area is carefully managed to balance the local environment and maintain the massive diversity of species found in the refuge. This shot is a combination of 21 individual shots taken at 50mm, shot at 1/50, ISO100 at f/11 for maximum sharpness.
Posted to Black and White about 1417 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Great Egret having a quiet moment at the beach. Taken in Sarasota at Lido Key, FL. Original shot in color and titled "Contemplation", then converted to B/W (for the challenge). The title is a reference to another photographer who made news last year with a b/w version of a photograph he had already sold in color ... Sound off in the comments if you get it!
Posted to Black and White about 1418 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Suspect Joanna exchanging cash for possible contraband as accomplice watches.
Posted to Black and White about 1418 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Note the hard stare from suspect Joanna as she aggressively negotiates with the target.
Posted to Black and White about 1418 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Here suspect Joanna approaches the target to inquire about a transaction.
Posted to Black and White about 1418 days ago, 0 comment(s)
One more with the Holga 120 on Kodak Portra 400 B/W. The Holga 120 only shoots at 1/100 at either f/11 or f/8. This was shot at f/11 with a ND 8 filter held over the lens. Cropped in post for composition.
Posted to Black and White about 1420 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Another shot with the Holga 120 on Kodak Portra 400 B/W. The Holga 120 only shoots at 1/100 at either f/11 or f/8. This was shot at f/11 with a ND 8 filter held over the lens.
Posted to Black and White about 1420 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Thought I would submit some of my b/w film work to this challenge. This was shot with a Holga 120 on Kodak Portra 400 B/W. The Holga 120 only shoots at 1/100 at either f/11 or f/8. This was shot at f/11 with a ND 8filter held over the lens.
Posted to Black and White about 1420 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Those of you who know me, you know I'm not really a b/w guy. Don't have much experience with it, and I'm usually trying to show off nature's colors so I haven't explored b/w much ... But I couldn't resist this challenge. Here's an up & coming singer, destined to become a STAR ... She currently lives in Austin and is chasing her dream. I caught up with her in Puerto Rico and snapped some images of her during open mic night at a local watering hole ...
Posted to Black and White about 1420 days ago, 0 comment(s)
SpaceX launches the DSCOVR satellite. The project was initially dreamed up by Al Gore (to send a satellite to the first La Grange point and then send back images of Earth), but then improved to include actual science!
Posted to Transport about 1428 days ago, 1 comment(s)
This was taken from an airboat on the St John's River, outside of Christmas, FL. Pretty sure he thought we all looked like a good snack ... Bonus points for anyone who gets the reference in the title.
Posted to Wildlife about 1430 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Pasty chef, Anton, continues his lesson on chocolate melting cake by showing how to combine the chocolate with melted butter. Mmmmmmm.
Posted to Food about 1439 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries satellites from Launch Complex 40 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The name comes from my viewing location for the launch, the Banana River. Exposure time was 176 seconds, ISO100 at aperture f/9. Lens was a Tamron 16-28mm f/2.8 @ 16mm. Shot in bulb mode with a remote release, so the shutter opened as the rocket started to fire and then closed when I was fairly confident it was going to be near the edge of the frame. (March 1, 2015)
Posted to Long Exposure about 1440 days ago, 5 comment(s)
Shot after sunset from a rooftop in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The rooftop wall kept getting in my shot since I wanted to keep it wide, so I had to balance my camera at the edge in order to get this shot. It was a long 15 seconds!
Posted to Long Exposure about 1441 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Prepared by the excellent staff of the Carnival Glory Chef's Table, chorizo-crusted Chilean sea bass with lobster foam. The cubes are fried popcorn pudding, with a lemon macaroon in the background.
Posted to Food about 1447 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Necessary for omelets, but even better when used for Cake. Anton, head pastry chef on the Carnival Glory, demonstrates how to make their signature dessert, the Chocolate Melting Cake.
Posted to Food about 1447 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Half Moon Beach at Half Moon Cay resort on Little San Salvador Island. According to a few sources around the Internet, Norwegian Cruise Lines sold it to Holland America for only $6 M. Can't imagine what they were thinking!
Posted to Landscape about 1447 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Built originally in the 1500's and improved over a period of 250 years by the Spanish, Castillo San Felipe del Morro once protected the island of Puerto Rico and key trade routes throughout the Caribbean.
Posted to Architecture about 1450 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Anhinga drying its wings in the early morning sun. These birds are fascinating to watch. Most of their body is below water level when they swim, with only their head and neck sticking out of the water. They eat from the bottom of a lake or pond, so they completely submerge themselves only to pop up a few yards away. But best of all, when they're done they hop up onto a branch and spread their wings with their back to the sun. Unlike other birds, anhingas lack oil glands to protect their feathers from the water, and they cannot fly with their wings fully saturated.
Posted to Wildlife about 1450 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Intentionally breaking the "rules" of composition here and putting all of the action at the edges of the frame. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't, but it's different and I like that. Hope you do too.
Posted to Just For Fun about 1450 days ago, 0 comment(s)
They cook it twice, but you can unfortunately only eat it once ... This pork is slow roasted in Indian spices and then deep fried. Absolutely delicious. Our host, Chef Plato, tops each one with a kind of curry-based sauce. It's sitting on a polenta cracker.
Posted to Food about 1450 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A mouthwatering mango sphere made with mango, rosemary biscuit and unicorn magic*. The chef's love to freak everyone out and tell them it's an egg yolk at first. One tip, DO NOT BITE the mango sphere. The juices inside are held together by a thin layer of unicorn magic, so it bursts in your mouth as soon as you break the seal. If you pop the whole thing in your mouth and break it, you get a refreshing burst of mango. If you bite it, you get a messy shirt.

*Chef mumbo jumbo replaced with words I understand.
Posted to Food about 1450 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Jacoby Ellsbury steals second base at Fenway Park, June 9, 2013. In 56 total stolen base attempts that year, he was caught only 4 times.
Posted to Action Shots about 1468 days ago, 0 comment(s)
When you shoot long enough, every now and then something really cool happens. No photoshop or camera tricks on the bubble, but sometimes it's better to be lucky than good!
Posted to Just For Fun about 1468 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Sunflare as my ship was passing under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The Skyway is a massive bridge that spans Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg to mainland Florida.
Posted to Bridges,Viaducts and Flyovers about 1472 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Here is a Tri-Colored Heron perched on a mangrove at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, FL.

Canon 5DIII
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L
1/500
f/11
400mm
ISO 800
Posted to Wildlife about 1472 days ago, 2 comment(s)