Friday, May 29, 2009

"Dynamic Duo"

Safely ensconced in their owner's lap, this sisterly twosome enjoyed a mild afternoon, while  introducing themselves to strolling pedestrians on a typically beautiful Colorado afternoon.  If you got bored with the spectacular Rockie Mountain vistas, this welcoming committee would hound you for your wandering attention.

"Sandy Siesta"

All you need to find complete relaxation on South Padre Island at the tip of Texas is a temp of 95-plus degrees, a semi-comfortable fold-up chair and an understanding wife who watches over you.  Optional equipment is a colorful umbrella to help you find  your spot on the beach should you wander too far into the surf,  and an  equally colorful cooler that probably contains some ice-cold adult beverages to welcome you back to where you started.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Foggy First Light"

Even on a dismal, fog-shrouded morning,  one of the world's most recognizable monuments exudes its imposing presence on a sleeping Paris.  

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"The Hitchhiker"

On a stroll around a Colorado mountain lake, a young sightseer strapped to her father's backpack proved too tempting not to capture on a chilly Rocky Mountain morning.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Waiting for Summer"

A row of vacant loungers patiently sit awaiting the summer crowds at Inn on the River, a unique bed and breakfast in Glen Rose, Texas. Guests enjoy the tranquil river setting before adjourning to the intimate dining room to enjoy a sumptuous meal at this critically-acclaimed, historical landmark.  

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Urban Mass"

Not only will you find urban mass in a typical centralized business district with its towering skyscrapers, corporate headquarters and financial institutions, but occasionally you might discover an opportunity to refresh yourself with another type of Urban Mass.  It's almost assured that one will be offered daily, 7-days-a-week at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe nestled in the heart of downtown Dallas. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Host of the Rockies"

On any photo expedition in The Colorado Rockies, a welcoming committee consisting of hundreds of Gold Mantled Ground Squirrels awaits your arrival.  Eager to pose for handouts, Park Rangers discourage feeding or getting too close to these native inhabitants due to the diseases currently running rampant and carried by these furry critters. But these warnings don't restrict you from capturing these photogenic little fellows with your camera.

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Paddleboat Rainbow"

Sitting on a pristine Colorado lake within minutes of Estes Park, paddleboats await the adventuresome on a Sunday morning.  Bright colors formed an interesting geometric pattern that was too tempting not to capture.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Sunset Commute"

A rapid transit passenger liner makes its way home from the central business district just as the sun gives up its final light of a busy weekday.  

Saturday, May 9, 2009

"Blast From The Past"

What's more colorful than neon at night?  An institution in film circles, The Inwood Theatre still proudly "flys her colors" with the art-deco look of years gone by.  Taken with a hand-held Nikon and "a deep breath" to steady a long exposure, this night time shot brings back memories of the grand theatres of the 40's and 50's.  

Thursday, May 7, 2009

"Farm Fresh"

Anytime you're looking for color, you'll not find any richer, naturally vibrant tones and textures than at your local farmers market, even when it's located in the center of a metropolitan area.

This  photo captures the vibrancy of Dallas Farmer's Market that provides a photographer with a myriad of options to capture from colorful fruits and vegetables to a parade of local characters who show up daily to partake of the bountiful harvests from rural Texas.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

"Generation Gap"

"Capture Dallas" was the instruction given when I accepted the assignment to decorate the walls of a new suite of offices for a Dallas corporation.  Over the course of several days and nights, I roamed the streets of Dallas hoping to show the many facets of this bustling metropolis.  While in the heart of downtown Dallas, the distinct differences between an aging Dallas High School built in the early 20th century, dwarfed by the 60's-inspired design of the Sheraton Hotel caught my eye. Two, aging "Grand Dames" provided a glimpse of architectural styles of the past.