Seagull- Ogunquit Maine
There are all kinds of animal pictures out there.......I like to focus on an animals face.......especially the eyes.......I think it gives the animal an identity and a personality as opposed to being just another "animal picture"
Del Mar Beach- Southern California
A very clever photo taken by my step son Jake with his prize possession Oakley sunglasses
Jackson Square- New Orleans
Nubble Lighthouse- York Maine
French Quarter Alleyway- New Orleans
Now I know why Ann Rice situated all her vampire novels in New Orleans.......plenty of dark creepy but hauntingly beautiful spots in NOLA
Skeptical Gorilla says I'm not impressed by your camera
Clouds over Jackson Square- New Orleans
Twilight descends on the fishing fleet- Perkins Cove
Perkins Cove- Ogunquit Maine
One of my favorite spots on the planet.
Buffalo Petting Zoo
Perkins Cove Ogunquit Maine
Griffis Sculpture Park Ashford Hollow NY "Night Lights Exhibit"
St Louis Cemetery- New Orleans
One of the spooky but hauntingly alluring spots in NOLA ........the larger family crypts are called oven crypts because of their resemblance to bread ovens.......a coffin is slid inside at the top level and the combination of heat and humidity acts as a sort of slow form of cremation.......In a year or so the indiviuals bones are pushed to the back of the tomb where they fall through an opening and onto the bones of their relatives who died before them so everyone lies jumbled together........these crypt cemeteries which were popular in France became a necessity in New Orleans because of the amount of rain the city gets coupled with its poor water table which makes under ground burial a dicey proposition
Rose After a Rainshower- Ogunquit Maine
Bourbon Street- New Orleans
Fireworks 4th of July- Cuba Lake NY
Lobster Buoys- Ogunquit Maine
Each lobsterman has his own unique buoy color and design to mark his traps in the water. Woe is the person who is caught poaching a trap that his not his.
The New Colossus
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door"
Tanya & Dorise- New Orleans
New Orleans has a huge array of talented street performers......none are more talented than Tanya & Dorise....whenever we go to the crescent city we always seek them out.......they are an amazingly talented duo who I could listent to for hours......You can usually find them at Royal and St Louis Sts in the French Quarter........check them out if you are in NOLA
WW2 Statue- San Diego Harbor
Wreaths Across America- Arlington National Cemetery
One of the most rewarding things I have ever done was when I joined my colleagues with the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team and dozens of other groups in laying wreaths at the graves in Arlington National Cemetery the first week in December of each year. For more info you can contact www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.........if you cant make it to Washington wreaths are also placed at local cemeteries across the US on the same weekend.
One of my favorite monuments at Gettysburg
Big Horn Sheep- Buffalo Zoo
Walt and Mickey
I'm not going to post a bunch of Disney photos.....everybody who has been there including myself has a million of them.......I like this pic though......Old Walt would be proud of what his swamp land in Florida has turned into.....a Magic Kingdom
Goodyear Blimp over Southern California
The Bronson Gate Paramount Studios
Griffith Observatory- Los Angeles California
Obviously one of my favorite stops in Los Angeles......breathtaking views of the night sky and the LA area below
Hurray for Hollywood
Mardi Gras Float- New Orleans
Mardis Gras Float
I'm a Toys R Us Kid
Autumn Cornfield- Springville NY
Fireworks 4th of July-Cuba Lake NY
Male Gorilla- Buffalo Zoo
I had such a good time with this guy who was lounging on his back.....I would snap a pic and he would close his eyes and put his hand over his face.......then 30 seconds later he would sneak a peek and the second he saw me pointing the camera at him the hand would go back over the face.......I'm probably lucky there was glass between us
Rose After A Sunshower- Sparhawk Resort garden- Ogunquit
Tropical Bird- Buffalo Zoo