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Posted to Transport about 635 days ago, 0 comment(s)
While walking from the British Polo Field, this chair was sitting in the street at the edge of the parking area and the roadway. Wondering, if this location was selected by the owner to lock down a seating position for a parade.
Posted to Experimental and Abstract about 859 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Gilded security bars practically hide the gold lettering of the window for Harry's Bar, Venice,Italy.
Harry's is the home of the Bellini, peach juice and champagne.
Posted to Architecture about 878 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Chena Hot Springs greenhouse, is heated and powered by geothermal hot spot under the site.
Posted to Architecture about 879 days ago, 0 comment(s)
We traveled from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Denali National Park. With upgrade we had a 2nd story view of the Alaska wilderness from these upperlevel seats through the almost floor to floor windows.
Posted to Transport about 879 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Black and White about 935 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Black and White about 935 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Black and White about 935 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Like the play of monotones across the entire image of el Arco at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Our cabin and balcony were on the correct side to watch these crags as Coral Princess crept past the end of the Baja Peninsula in the light of dawn.
Posted to Black and White about 944 days ago, 0 comment(s)
We crept into Cabo San Lucas at dawn late in our cruise through the Panama Canal. Luckily, our cabin and balcony were on the side to watch the play of early morning light along the crags which form Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Posted to Sand and Sea about 944 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Butterflies, an icon for the city of Beijing, form a mural on the elevator back wall above the Four Seasons-Beijing atrium and are visible from each floor.
Posted to Architecture about 1077 days ago, 0 comment(s)
From an interior terrace of the Chinese Imperial Palace's Forbidden City, the ancient roof lines provide an artificial horizon line for both the the modern skyline of Beijing and a new soaring white domed, Buddhist stupa.
Posted to Urban about 1077 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Yinjang beer awaits selection by the diners of our party as beverage of choice for lunch near the Great Wall of China outside Beijing.
Chinese beers tend to be very light tasting.
Caution, Chinese white wine is compatible with kerosene and distilled from sorghum grains. In general, white grape wines are difficult to find outside of major hotels.
Posted to Food about 1081 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Broiled, deboned trout and fried rice as part of a Chinese restaurant lunch near the Great Wall outside Beijing, China. On another photography page, a fellow shooter paid me the greatest complement stating, "Now, I am hungry!" I think that is the idea with food and other product shots.
Posted to Food about 1081 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This fish was fried Sichuan style to accompany the evenings main course of Peking Duck, at Da Dong Restaurant in Beijing, China.
Posted to Food about 1112 days ago, 0 comment(s)
My wife, Jane did a much better job of my portrait, here. Some cropping and minor tweaking from post.
Posted to Portraits about 1112 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Cleaning is a constant job in Beijing with a population approaching 20 million and growing at 44% for the last decade. A major public awareness campaign tied to the Summer Olympics has increased recycling and decreased littering. Many teams of 1-5 uniformed workers were dispersed ubiquitously throughout the city.
Posted to Street Photography about 1115 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Hand drawn detailed icon of Chinese man's drama mask marks entrance to the men's restroom at the Red Wall Garden Hotel, Beijing, China. Like the strong blue cloth behind wooden window filigree covering.
Posted to Shoot All about 1117 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Needed my tripod as have some motion blur on the lit windows and the edges of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Originally built in 652 during the reign of Emperor Gaozong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it functioned to collect Buddhist materials that were taken from India by the hierarch Xuanzang.
First built to a height of 60 meters (197 feet) with five stories, it is now 64.5 meters (211.6 feet) high with an additional two stories. It was said that after that addition came the saying-'Saving a life exceeds building a seven-storied pagoda'. Externally it looks like a square cone, simple but grand and it is a masterpiece of Buddhist construction. Built of brick, its structure is very firm. Inside the pagoda, stairs twist up so that visitors can climb and overlook the panorama of the city from the arch-shaped doors on four sides of each storey. On the walls are engraved fine statues of Buddha by the renowned artist Yan Liben of the Tang Dynasty. Steles by noted calligraphers also grace the pagoda.
According to ancient stories of Buddhists, there were two branches, for one of which eating meat was not a taboo. One day, they couldn't find meat to buy. Upon seeing a group of big wild geese flying by, a monk said to himself: 'Today we have no meat. I hope the merciful Bodhisattva will give us some.' At that very moment, the leading wild goose broke its wings and fell to the ground. All the monks were startled and believed that Bodhisattva showed his spirit to order them to be more pious. They established a pagoda where the wild goose fell and stopped eating meat. Hence its name.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1119 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This line of creatures along the gable of a Chinese Imperial building inside the Forbidden City, Beijing, China, denotes a building of minor importance among the family apartments. The man riding a chicken and the dragon-like mythological creature at the ends are not counted for precedence, only the animals in the middle, here 3, are counted and the count varies from 0 to 10 animals. Only the Imperial Palace has 10.
A practical need for these is as part of a lightning strike prevention system. Modern society has added a metal bar along the roof crests to augment this function.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1122 days ago, 0 comment(s)
A Chinese gondola approaches Yinding Bridge near Imperial Summer Palace, near Beijing, China.
The name translates to silver bar, which is the shape locals see in this bridge.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1122 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Official shuttle boat pulls alongside Ocean Princess to return Dardanelles pilot to shore after another safe transit into Black Sea.
Like the boat and wake oriented at an upward angle to frame, which helps convey impression of speed to this image. Good colors for low early morning lights with light overcast skies diffusing the light.
Posted to Transport about 1157 days ago, 0 comment(s)
4th in series of 4 young couples from vicinity of Acropolis, Athens, Greece. She obviously is uplifted by his amorous advances.
Posted to Candid about 1161 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Visionary couple look out over their future above the panorama of Athens, Greece, from atop Areopagus Hill, near the Acropolis. 3rd of a series of 4 couples.
Posted to Candid about 1161 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Young couple locked into an extended French kiss atop the Areopagus Hill ignoring the panorama of Athens, Greece, laid out before them and the Acropolis behind them.
Posted to Candid about 1161 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Based on the roses, he is obviously into her; however, her body posture says, "I am just your friend." This was one of a series of young couples seen around the Acropolis, Athens, Greece. Here they are seated on the crest of Areopagus Hill.
Posted to Candid about 1161 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Cabo San Lucas caps the southeastern end of Baja Peninsula, Mexico, lit by breaking dawn light.
Posted to Landscape about 1189 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Gilded lions heads spout water in public fountain in atrium of mall in Oranjestad, Aruba. One of a series of travel photographs, which will become icons on my business card showcasing my best works to potential clients.
Posted to Urban about 1202 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Historical Sites about 1209 days ago, 1 comment(s)
Taken in Rome Italy, July 2015
Posted to Live Performances about 1210 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Photo taken in Rome, Italy July 2015. Captured from the rooftop balcony in the Jewish Ghetto.
Posted to Architecture about 1210 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Taken in the Jewish Ghetto, Rome, Italy, July 2015
Posted to Architecture about 1211 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Landscape about 1220 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Looking into Crooners Martini Bar on board #CoralPrincess. Being a morning riser was able to get many shots before others became active.
Posted to Architecture about 1230 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Card and game room #CoralPrincess. The ship carried a wide variety of board games and picture jigsaw puzzles. Daily an open period was available for pick up/party bridge games. To the right, a computer screen can be seen in the background glowing in the on board Internet Cafe.
Posted to Architecture about 1230 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Often woke at or before dawn on Panama Canal cruise. This morning, a full day at sea, was blessed with a double rainbow arch in the ocean cumulus clouds from the rising sun.
Posted to Sand and Sea about 1231 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Wavelets create dappled light on prow of Coral Princess, which is docked to disembark passengers from Panama Canal cruise. Wish I had realized name was emblazoned on right side, would have tried to change light settings to show this detail; however, bright sun would likely have blown out lit portions of hull.
Posted to Architecture about 1234 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Unique ceiling lights cap the door over Explorer Lounge and Restaurant on board cruise ship, Coral Princess.
Posted to Architecture about 1239 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Honestly, trying to make lemonade out of lemons. I overexposed the detail of the rails and cog drive rail for the Gatun Lock mules as they go between the cruise ship (small blue stripe and white in lower right) and the control building.
Posted to Experimental and Abstract about 1254 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Sunset taken while approaching Coral Princess in tender off shore at San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Posted to Sunsets about 1260 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Dawn while docking at Oranjestad, Aruba, aboard Coral Princess.
Posted to Sunsets about 1260 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Overhead, computer controlled, spot light bank illuminates the swirling smoke and humidity during on stage performance in Princess Theater on board Coral Princess.
Posted to Experimental and Abstract about 1263 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Pianist's closing flare as he finishes classical piano piece in Princess Theater on board Coral Princess during Panama Canal cruise.
Posted to Live Performances about 1263 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Taken a long time and to my delight rediscovered!
Posted to Black and White about 1267 days ago, 0 comment(s)
We had scouted out earlier in the day, where we wanted to set up for sunset. I had been practicing my long exposure for the waves, so I would be able to catch them just right as the sun was setting. It was not very easy. Only being 5'3, I had a hard time standing with the waves coming at me. I even got chased away a couple of times. But, I knew if I wanted to get my shot, I had to stand my ground, and take what the ocean had to give.
Posted to Landscape about 1295 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Normally this isn't my typical style of work, but I wanted to try something different. I was in the creative mood. This image was taken in Florence Oregon. We had gotten up early to catch a sunrise. But were instead, met with foggy and dark morning. I think that the fog, actually adds to the mood of the image.
Posted to Landscape about 1295 days ago, 0 comment(s)
This is a photo of a miniature church that I discovered while I was shooting my out of the car window series.
Posted to Architecture about 1303 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Fine leather suitcases and travel accessories.

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Posted to Still Life about 1309 days ago, 0 comment(s)
When you're off the map and off the grid, little signs and arrows are especially important for navigation. In this case, a small sign pointing us to our designated route had been plastered with various stickers, causing me to miss a crucial turn.

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Posted to Autumn about 1310 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Was learning the capabilities of my new Sony Alpha58, when on a night walking tour in Venice, near the university. This is a neighborhood plaza, common area, near the local church and the local cistern access.

This is an in camera HDR type process, which gave results better than my novice efforts.
Posted to Street Photography about 1311 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Landscape about 1314 days ago, 0 comment(s)
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but by perseverance." Unknown

French Cabin Creek - Central Washington State.
Posted to Waterfalls about 1328 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Though this may not appear to be a historical site at first glance, this is a bridge at the George Washington's Distillery and Gristmill in Mount Vernon, VA.
Posted to Historical Sites about 1333 days ago, 0 comment(s)
The Tridge, Midland, Michigan
Posted to Bridges,Viaducts and Flyovers about 1366 days ago, 2 comment(s)
Posted to Black and White about 1382 days ago, 0 comment(s)
Posted to Children about 1412 days ago, 0 comment(s)