This picture was taken on Paradise Island Nassau with my old and trusty MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA (DiMAGE X). So, that accounts for the somewhat lower resolution image. But I still enjoyed sneaking up on them and catching a few shots. I couldn’t believe the just stood there and occasionally re-positioned themselves just out of my reach.Read More →

I’ve been negligent in posting out these fun images.  The original photo was taken at the Renaissance Festival in the Phoenix Arizona area.  I shared the images with my good friend TB and she in turn shared then with her good friend Joyce. TB and Joyce share postcards of their water colors and Joyce honored me by painting from the Renaissance images.  Here is the first of the series called Project Joyce. I’ve been so impressed with her work that I asked for permission to post her postcards.  Read More →

I’ve been waiting for a good opportunity to use this picture and this weeks challenge should be right on the mark. Did you notice the little set of keys between the C, T & P.  They were the key to learning. The letter blocks were in an antique store in Bisbee Arizona. I wonder how many of us remember seeing these during our childhood.Read More →

Found this great brick building with the lettering on the outside of the building that spelled GAS. I’m sure it had been there a long time. This image has been enhanced using Photoshop. I looked up where I think this was taken and I think it was in a historical old town – almost a ghost town – Virginia City, Montana. This was taken during the same time as when I was at the Rodeo in the same area. A wonderful trip and lots of good memories.Read More →

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top.  On the way home from Idaho to Arizona by air a few years back I was flying over the Grand Canyon.  Normally, I would not think that there would be any type of photo opportunity at maybe 35000 ft altitude.  While flying over the Canyon, I thought…  why not… let’s give it a try.  After a little Photoshop enhancement (of course) the pictures were more than I expected. Photoshop brought the vivid colors back out and I was amazed at how it helped to pick back up the browns and red of the canyon along with the bright blue ofRead More →

This famous and picturistic  fountain is in the quaint mountain village of Spili, Crete in the heart of the city.  It seems to be more of a tourist attraction but is a wonderful site to see.  Spili is a mountain village that is located about 30 km south of Rethymnon.   It is a small village of about 700 inhabitants and an easy visit along the road to Agia Galini on the south coast. The name Spili is derived from ‘spileon’ meaning ‘cave’ because of a cave that is nearby the village.   We found Spili a delightful place to visit.  Read More →

If not a monument, this place is monumental.  Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress in Washington DC is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution.   I just wish I were able to go in and not view it from behind the glass.  Next time my picture will not need as much Photoshop as I will have a Circular Polarizer Lens filter in place to get rid of the glare.  Used a bit of the patch tool to try to eliminate the glare.  To learn more about the Library of Congress click here to visit the official websites interesting facts.Read More →

Last week Gus and I went to the Arizona BBQ Festival and enjoyed some great tastings.  There were BBQ tents and portable kitchens set up throughout the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale.  One of the best features of the event were the chef demos held throughout the day.  I attended two demos; the first being Chef Stephen Jones of Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails.  Each chef was to demonstrate how to make some type of “road kill”.  Chef Stephen chose an appetizer of  Frog Legs and it was delicious.  Since meeting him and a short conversation, I decided to also check out the restaurants website andRead More →