Hmmm.  It’s rule of thirds…. I think.  Having fun too again with Lightroom.  Straightened out the water line.  I took this image while on a catamaran in the Caribbean and the original was completely irregular.  These are my favorite pictures to take.  Sailing adventures.  I don’t sail well though on a mono-hull like pictured.  I like the cats!  The picture may also be a bit on the grainy side with more noise than I like because this was taken with my first digital camera; an old Minolta several years ago.  This must be in the Nether Antilles near St. Martin or St. Barts. Weekly PhotoRead More →

  Thanks Emilio for sharing with us such a fantastic image of vintage trucks for us to work on.  I just bought a new book, my first on Lightroom and actually read through it as I edited the picture.  Mostly in Lightroom I stepped through the right-side panels and tried out a few different settings which enhance the color, hue and saturation plus a few others.  Hopefully not overdone.  Next, the image was cropped and straightened a slight bit.  In Photoshop I used the band-aid to remove the rope/hose from the right side and to take a few spots out of the yellow truck window.Read More →

The Rush of Humanity:   We are like ants streaming forth from the proverbial piles searching for the known, unknown, youth and droll. We take to the streets and beaches reaching for miles following patterns in an ant-like rush to reach our goal. Posted as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge – HumanityRead More →

One of my first trips to Europe was exploring Switzerland with two of my best friends, R&M. They are Swiss born and took us to several fantastic locations, one being the Bernese Alps. This picture was taken from the summit as we were waiting for another cablecar to take our trip back down from the overlook to the village below .  We were very lucky that it was a clearer than normal day and the Schilthorn Eiger peak was quite visible.  I think it’s Eiger from looking at other images.  Let me know if I need corrected. 🙂 A little information about the Schilthorn fromRead More →

I’ve a love and fascination for trolleys and street cars even if they do chug along at a slow pace.  When on a street car, windows open, you can see more and enjoy more of the surroundings.  Plus, you still have the opportunity to snap a few pictures, especially if the pace is leisure.  This means though that I’m usually on vacation and not in a hurry to get somewhere.  One would image that those who are using the trolley to get to work and back would find the pace annoying. Today, I’m sharing two images; one from a trip to Tucson Arizona in theRead More →

One of the most popular modes of transportation for young people in New Orleans is bicycle especially with this type of spring weather. New Orleans is one city that seems to be always on the move. People are out and about from early morning to well, early morning. It’s a happening fun action packed city to visit and a great pick for me for the Weekly Photo Challenge.Read More →

This bus slowly maneuvered the passage along the Needles Highway in South Dakota and with breath-taking awe didn’t get stuck!  This area is famous for rock climbing on granite needle-like peak formations along the highway.   I count myself lucky to often be in the right place at the right time and this was no exception.  You may even notice that there are people standing on the granite ledges above the bus to the left and directly above. I was lucky enough to be on the ground on the approach.  Then mostly, bold enough to weave my way through several other onlookers and picture takers to get to theRead More →