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Lookin’ up Acorn Street

Here’s one last shot from my Acorn Street series – this one shot from the foot of the one-block historic alley.  By this time, it was late enough in the morning that shooting from the top really wasn’t feasible due to the angle of the light. I love the angle and perspective of the shot […]

4 Million BC

Here’s a glamor shot of my newest toy – a 1971 Bally 4 Million BC.  I’m not really into the old-school pins – but I’ve always liked this game.  When an opportunity came up to buy one locally, I couldn’t turn it down. It’s surprisingly difficult to shoot pinball machines.  If you use a flash, […]

Elementary My Dear Carter.. or Watson..

Here’s another shot from the Sheard family shoot last fall.  This time, it’s Carter and Watson – or is it Watson and Carter?  Anyway – nothing better than shooting boys being boys and twins being twins! Vital Stats: Canon 5D Mark II w/Canon 50mm f/1.8II  ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/160 sec.

Lal Bagh Tower

This shot is of Lal Bagh Tower – situated in Lal Bagh Gardens in Bangalore, India.  It’s sitting on the Peninsular Gneissic Rock hill in the gardens – which is supposed to be one of the oldest rocks on the planet clocking in at somewhere around 3000 million years old.  Give or take a few, […]

It’s the Ghost Light!

No, it’s not the moon.  It’s actually a Sno-Cat out doing the nightly grooming runs on Blackcomb Mountain.  Every night you can see several of these methodically working their way up and down the mountain getting the corderoy ready for the next morning.  Like many ski resort towns – Whistler has itself all decked out […]

Stars and Cars

Last 4th of July, my family and I were on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington staying with our friend Beth.  That little community pulled out all of the stops – parades, contests, food, and of course.. fireworks.  I’ve never seen so many fireworks.  At the end of the parade, there was a formation […]

Duck.. duck.. duck.. duck..

I can’t describe how blazingly hot it was when I took this picture.  It’s not that the temperature was super high, it’s more that it seemed that it shouldn’t be that hot right at dusk.  We went for a quick run to the park at that time because it was simply too hot earlier in […]

The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

In honor of Elden who loves religous architecture – I’m doing back-to-back churches after yesterday’s shot of St. Peter’s Cathedral.  This is the the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, located rather obviously in Assisi.  It was raining like crazy when this shot was taken – I had to whip the camera out and fire […]


I don’t care what religion you are – it’s really tough to not be blown away in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.  What it lacks in sublety is made up for in spades by grandiosity.  For anyone that hasn’t been there – that altar is roughly a football field away and as tall as a […]

High Score

Low light pictures in an arcade are hard to pull off – you have a choice between using a flash, a very fast lens, or a high ISO setting on the camera.  All have disadvantages – using a flash gives that harsh ‘flash’ look (unless done carefully).  A fast lens (like f/1.8) is good, but […]