Thursday, September 29, 2011


Tagged along with my friends Robert Walker and Jerry Rushing a couple of weekends ago. We went to Lake Hamilton in Claiborne County, one of my favorite places in the world to shoot, and hit the jackpot again. I especially love the smiley face we found formed by water collecting in three strategic places on a lily pad. Other photos are of the Grand Gulf Church, which is miraculously still standing. We also ventured to the railyard in Vicksburg to look at the turn-around, turntable or whatever you call the thing can does what it does. Plus, we visited the garden planted by the Audubon Society next to Marcus Furniture. As always, plenty of beautiful flowers and plants were found. I love the purple thingies. If anyone knows what those berries are, please let me know.
Glad to be back shooting again. Traveling has kept me busy for a while and I have been working on my golf game. But nothing beats finding a smiley face floating on a still lake!
I am trying out a new look for the blog. Just click on the photo at the left to see all the photos.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Baltimore, Maryland

 Got to spend some time in Baltimore, Maryland, last week and enjoyed my walkabouts in downtown and around the Inner Harbor. The mixture of old and new throughout the area was interesting.

 I found this owl underneath some scaffolding of a building under renovation. The whole front of the building was covered by this ornamentation.

 The Bromo Seltzer tower was probably the tallest structure in the area for quite a while, but is now dwarfed by skyscrapers in the area.

 All the old buildings retain their original exteriors but the interiors have been repurposed. This building, above, was closed but its last occupant was the Dubai Nightclub.

 Some ornate brickwork on one of the buildings downtown. I wonder how it would look if it could ever get a good scrubbing?
 This Catholic Church was swallowed up by the skyscrapers around it.

 I loved these two guys holding up this building. I would have a cramp by now.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Chinatown in D.C.

 Spent some time in Chinatown on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. It doesn't take much to entertain this ol' country boy. I enjoyed the massive wooden doors on a Catholic Church, above, and the Chinese writing on all the signs.

 Click to enlarge the photo above to see the imagery on the building. Pretty awesome.

 I ate in the place above one day. They have ducks and octopi hanging on their right.

 This church was interesting for its burned-out steeples. But it still had a message for me in its stained glass below. Click to enlarge if you like.

 Only I could go to Washington and be fascinated by rocks in a grate, above.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Georgia Aquarium

 Had the chance to visit the Georgia Aquarium while in Atlanta recently. Here are some photos from that adventure. Can't wait to go back and see the dolphins and experience this place with my wife, Karen.