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 →

Now seemed to be the perfect time to share this group of pictures taken of a young couple walking along the beach boardwalk in the port city of Chania on the Island of Crete in Greece. It was just like they were dancing a waltz as I watched him twirl her to put his arm around her shoulder. What a joy to see Summer Lovin’ represented with this two young people. Lightroom & Photoshop remarks for Stacy’s ABFriday settings on Visual Venturing: Nikon D60 with Nikor DX 18-55mm lens 3.5-5.6 Original 3872×2592 cropped to 3335×2488 then down to 1500×1150(approx.) In Lightroom shadow saturation increased, black clipping increased 7, vibrance +10,Read More →

Finally between vacations and just uploaded a boat load of pictures to my PC. This is not one of them though. This bridge spanned a small stream below somewhere on Kauai. The people on the bridge lingered so long that they were between me and my effort to get across the bridge to see what was on the other side.Read More →

Enjoying another extra vacation here at the beautiful beaches of Aruba. Went off for a Sunset Sail on the Pelican catamaran which was much more than expected. The first extra, the captain and mates accompanied the music with bar equipment for drums and the other ladies on board went extra out of their way to attempt to teach me and Britt how to do the slide. Sorry, nothing helped. After we enjoyed a splendid dinner at the Pelican Restaurant overlooking the ocean. Great Food. None of these pictures have had any editing.Read More →

We watched this little bundle of fur while in Cabo San Lucas Mexico a few years back.  I think he is a lion cub but if someone notices differently, please feel free to correct me.   If remembered right, he had a small injury on his nose that was healing and that is why he was in the refuge.  He may have been abandoned by his pride. It was delightful to watch him eat and the look on the lady’s face was priceless. Please do not use the pictures with the couple for any commercial purposes as there is no model release.  Please contact meRead More →

I can’t quit talking about New Orleans and I hope you’re not getting bored. Sorry, it is one of my newbie favorite places and I just can’t get enough of sharing it.  In Jackson Square there was so much to be seen and heard. Music was at every corner. Carriage rides were lined up for anyone and everyone to choose, though we did feel a little sorry for the poor burden horses that looked a little less pleased to be there.   Along, the first stretch of Jackson Square were the local artist selling their wares.  Then at the end of the first stretch of theRead 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 →