Monday, December 26, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Some time ago, it was promised that this site would feature recognizable logos occasionally, such as those posted earlier of Buick and Coca-Cola. The discovery of this logo for Mobil Oil was nothing more than a happy coincidence while traveling Highway 86 through the small town of Quitaque, Texas en route to The Caprock Canyons. The antique gas pump no longer holds gallons of petrol, but houses birds as is evidenced by the nest resting where high octane used to flow. Those were simpler times indeed. And I was lucky to capture history for a brief moment and now privileged to share my good fortune with you.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Photographed in Rocky Mountain National Park, the entire area surrounding Estes Park is a haven for painters, photographers, hikers, naturalists and vacationers.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
You just never know who you might run into, and usually at the most unlikely spot. Fortunately, I had my trusty Nikon with me. So when I passed this jovial, happy shopper at an outdoor art festival, it was the white hair, with the dramatic highlights from a sunny Colorado sky that moved me to ask if I might take his picture. Do you suppose this is.......no probably not. I'm sure I'm just jumping to conclusions. But he sure looks familiar, doesn't he?
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Established by the inventor of The Stanley Steamer automobile (hence the name) the storied Stanley is a visible landmark of Estes Park whether you enter town from Highway 34 or 36 or 7. Perched above downtown Estes Park, The Stanley was the inspiration resulting in Stephen King's chilling best-seller, The Shining. Many will remember the movie of the same title starring Oscar-winner Jack Nicholson with co-stars Shelley Duvall and "Scatman" Carothers. Who can forget Nicholson's famous line from this spine-tingling flick....."Here's Johnny".
But aside from its Hollywood fame, The Stanley continues to be a hallmark of excellence when it comes to luxurious lodging, gracious dining and impressive architecture.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Even bathed in the harsh light of the South Texas noonday sun, this sign still maintains its integrity as a symbol of quality. It appears to be the only survivor of what used to be commonplace, the main street automobile dealership. In fact, this building no longer houses cars of any era. Rather, it's become a wealth of artifacts, antiques and oddities for shoppers looking to preserve part of our history.
Over the next several weeks, a "mini-series" of posts will be featured highlighting one of the integral parts of all our lives: corporate logos. From modern to old, some recognizable others unknown, these "mini" works of art have all played an integral part in our lives, whether we realize it or not. And I'm looking forward to documenting this rich history of advertising creativity. Stay tuned!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
If you're one to put reliance on the good luck brought by horseshoes, this make-shift latch signifies possible fortunes await just beyond this weathered gate. Photographed in the much-publicized environs around Luckenbach TX, it's no wonder composers like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings are inspired to write songs about the area.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
The entrance to this antique/curio shop will likely lead to many surprises and treasures for the strolling shopper along the main street of Fredricksburg TX. And the little sign hanging in the window says it all in this south central town with a strong German heritage: "Wilkommen".
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
What's more inviting than an old-fashioned swing? Normally one thinks of this type swing suspended from the porch of a graceful old southern home, but in Southeast Texas, you can swing just about anywhere, including under the spreading branches of an old oak tree.
Monday, June 20, 2011
It was obviously a treat to spend a summer afternoon with Daddy at The Cottonwood Artshow held each year in Richardson TX. Always endless sources of photo-ops, these art shows, food festivals and neighborhood carnivals never fail to keep cameras humming as children, adults and unique pets abound.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
In addition to concentrating on your golf game, there are times when you have to concentrate on just moving your clubs. Especially if your cart and bag are almost as big as you. Captured at a recent PGA-sanctioned golf outing for youngsters, this aspiring Phil Mickelson puts every ounce of muscle into just getting to his next shot.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Fortunately, everyone's drive stayed in the fairway and the only interruption of this deer's snacking was our golf cart slowly driving past. This was just one of the surprises encountered while golfing at The Bear Trace Golf Club in Winchester, Tennessee. And, No, we didn't see any bears. The club was named after designer and PGA golfing legend Jack Niklaus, "The Golden Bear" .
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Just outside Fredricksburg, there's a working ranch complete with genuine Texas Longhorns (see previous post). And for those who are just plumb tuckered out after a day on the range, stretch out, relax and enjoy a homemade redneck spa. It's guaranteed to relieve those aching joints, especially if accompanied by an ice cold Lone Star Beer.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
While walking a creek bed for photo ops, the mystery unfolded. Enmeshed in the roots of a tree, a Ford Mustang hubcap. The mystery? How'd it get here? Where'd it come from? But the most intriguing question: where's the car to which it was once attached?
Monday, May 9, 2011
Up close, these Texas Longhorns look pretty intimidating, but actually these cows were docile, patient and curious. Once they figured the camera would do no harm, I was free to roam about snapping different members of the herd at my leisure. The Texas Hill Country outside Fredricksburg provided the scenic backdrop on this photo safari.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
In one of the many green spaces located throughout the city of Savannah, Georgia, this park's central focus is the ornate fountain creating water patterns in all directions. Even on a blistering, hot day, this shady setting provides a welcome respite from the elements.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
After a harrowing day of experimentation with a new external flash for my Nikon 300, I rewarded myself by charcoaling hamburgers. Once I had created my own culinary masterpiece, it proved too scrumptious looking not to photograph. Therefore, by applying new parameters of flash photography, my prized monster was captured before consumption. This shot still makes my mouth water!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
In my photographic career, I've been privileged to capture settings ranging from breath-taking mountain vistas to heartwarming pets to corporate annual reports. However, on a recent assignment to illustrate various phases of the liturgy of the Anglo-Catholic church, I found a new dimension in photography. Taken under restrictive lighting parameters, I can only hope that you experience the beauty of The Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament as Father Matthew Olver reverences The High Altar at Church of the Incarnation, Dallas TX.
Monday, April 4, 2011
In its heyday, this Grand Dame of homes dominated not only its neighborhood, but the entirety of the town of Honey Grove, Texas. But even with the distinction of being recognized by the State of Texas as an official Historical Landmark, this once magnificent example of architectural beauty fell victim to age. One can only hope that the Historical Preservation League of Texas will eventually bring this stately home back to its original status.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Although past the rubbery-legged stage, this new-born still enjoys the comfort, security and warmth of his mother. And one other factor: readily available nourishment for a hungry colt. This was just one of many photo ops encountered in a leisurely drive on the backroads between Houston and Dallas on an overcast day in early spring.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
There's hardly a more relaxing way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon than by dropping line and let the boat take you where it might. It's not the catch as much as the conversation, the scenery and just communicating with Mother Nature. These two week-end warriors ended up cruisin' the dam on Lake Davy Crockett in early spring. Did they catch anything? They probably really didn't care, nor should you. Just enjoy the moment as they did, while you reminisce on a long ago fishing trip with one of your best pals.
Monday, March 21, 2011
While exploring a small town in Northeast Texas, this water hydrant suddenly became the center of interest. Obviously, in years past, when the sidewalk was repaired, rather than adjust hydrant height, new concrete was merely poured around the existing water source creating a new look for this ageless fire deterrent. So the universal symbol for "doggie relief", suddenly limited it's prospective users to small canines only, at least in Honey Grove, Texas.