Saturday, April 30, 2011

Passing time on the plane

I took this picture on Laura and my trip out west.

Friday, April 29, 2011

A nice way to end the day

Sitting on the porch with my wife enjoying the weather and a drink(s)

Keep Out

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Making Friends

Never leave your camera at home you never know what you will see. Well I did leave my camera at home but I did go home and get it. This turtle actually moved pretty fast... for a turtle. It was over in the grass when Bailey and I first saw him. Bailey was very curious and sniffed and waged her tail. The turtle pulled its head in and waited for us to get bored. When we came back Bailey didn't seem to phase it. Its head never went in it shell it just stared her down.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Going for texture here

Most photos of the Grand Canyon, including most of the other ones I took this day, show the beautiful blue sky and fluffy white clouds over the rugged canyon. I wanted to show the shaddows falling across the rocky relief of the canyon.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Go where the locals tell you

While in Jerome, Az a couple of locals told us about to take 89 north to Flagstaff instead of 17 like most GPS units will tell you. It was a beautiful drive through Sedona and then through some beautiful canyons and switch backs and finally up to this look out.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A long time coming

So after a week long trip and an en expected over night layover due to an overbooked flight we are finally home. Pictures to come soon.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Where Did All The Phones Go?

With everyone having cell phones now there is no need to replace the old pay phones.

Big box doing little box

Get your mid out of the gutter.
These Best Buy kiosks where in all the airports on our trip.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Double Vision

Sitting at the Hard Rock Cafe in Vegas... having a few drinks.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What a strange trip it has been

Got up at 3:45am in Flagstaff to drive to the Grand Canyon, this was the view driving to the park at 5:30am.
After the Grand Canyon we drove to Las Vegas and this was the view walking out of our hotel at 11:36pm.

The Grand Canyon

On our trip out west I suggested we go to Jerome, AZ to visit some wineries Laura was interested in and not to be out done or even to 1 or 100 up me she suggested we go to the Grand Canyon, thank you baby.

It was a beautiful day in a beautiful place with my beautiful wife.

This is two "portrait" shots stitched together.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Page Spring Cellars

Grape vines out front of Page Springs Cellars.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fat Tire On Tap

One day I will be able to do this in Virginia.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

We have arrived

Local time Reno, NV

All couped up with nowhere to go

Take a picture.
This is another Sketchbook Mobile composite. It is the same image one b&w with faux HDR the other just b&w.



There is no PM after that number. Gotta make the plan.

Friday, April 15, 2011

I Got You Babe

and you got me. I got to marry the girl of my dreams this past weekend and when I woke up she was still here. I love you Laura.

Back On The Mountain

Revisiting my wedding weekend... I took this shot Sunday morning during early morning clean up (8am was early that morning). I really liked the twisted trees up on the mountain. Originally we were hoping for green leaves and flowers on the mountain but with the clouds and fog the trees worked.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ready To Go

I got my passport in the mail today... Italy here I come. I am a little surprised I didn't wait until the last minute to get it and very happy that I didn't wait until the last minute to get it.

A bonus image since I haven’t been posting like I should. And I took this picture before the mail came.

This little guy will have to go but he sure is working hard right now. Laura doesn't like wasps and this window is right next to our little porch. Laura prefers Mud Daubers so this guy loses out.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Walking The Dog Again

I am back home and everything is back to normal... well at least on the outside. Taking the Bailey out and looking around something to take a picture of is normal. Now the inside of the house is; still cluttered with unpacked boxes and bags, unsorted clothes and too many dishes. But we are getting back to normalcy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Headed Home

After meeting my father and my friend Hal at Sarah's I headed back to Richmond. In my rear view was this huge rainbow.

Thank You Hal

This really meant a lot to us and nobody could have done it but you.

The Morning After

Well the wedding weekend us over so no more excuses for not posting.
This was the view off the deck Sunday morning just before 9am. This was not the view Saturday evening during Laura and my wedding. A cloud had parked itself right in the mountain and we where right in the middle of it, but it was still a beautiful view nonetheless.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Setting Sun

Hurry hurry you need to get here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

An Artist At Work

Laura trying to decide on make up for the wedding. It is getting very close.

If You Don't Like the Weather...

Turn around.
Sure enough as I was walking back in it started to rain.

Cluster F*%@!

Had to go over to my storage unit to get somethings and it was 3D game of tetris. Luckily what I was looking for was relativity close to the front.

What Doesn't Belong?

Or do they all belong?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Waiting On A Funeral

I had to run out today to do some errands today and down the road were all lot of flashing blue lights. I figured there had been an accident or something and was looking for another way around to where I need to go. Then I saw the funeral procession pulling out of a parking lot. So I took the opportunity to take this picture. I am not sure why but I like these types of pictures of with power lines and the sky. I guess it is a different view than you usually see. If I was taking a picture of a cool building or something on the ground I would probably try to get them out of the shot either in the composition or in post. But his picture is all about the wires and the sky of course.