A portion of a rustic wall on the exterior of a historical site on the Island of Crete. I’ve included a sign from the site dedicated in 1947 is below.  Unfortunately, I don’t  read Greek so I’m at a loss to where or what the site was. I believe it was barracks or a military site during WWII but am not positive.  Click HERE to see more entries from this weeks Challenge.  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 →

Every vacation (I call mine photations) offers a multitude of photography opportunities including this one taken with my Nikon D60 at Mount Rushmore, South Dakota in 2011.  The presidents who live forever on in portrait at Mount Rushmore are pictured from left to right; George Washington (1732–1799), Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826), Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919), and Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865).  Years before this picture was take, a photographer was able to get much closer to the monument, but there is now security and fences keeping us back The monument was sculpted by a Danish-American named Gutzon Borglum and finished by his son, Lincoln Borglum after Gutzon’s death.  Mount Rushmore features 60-foot (18 m) sculptures of the presidents heads while the entire memorialRead More →