A miner’s home in the old mining town of Gold Point, Nevada. It was a thriving mining community in the early 1900s. Today it’s abandoned.
Structures & man-made objects.
The Fulton Mansion located along the Fulton Beach Road near Rockport, Texas. Photographed in the winter of 2020.
St. Dympna’s altar and window detail located in St. Dympna’s church in County Mayo, Ireland. St. Dympna was a martyr in the Catholic church.
St. Dympna’s Church, was part of my recent trip to Ireland. Although I was there to play golf, I took time to sight see and photograph.
Diligence is one of the four statues adoring the Buffalo City Hall building. They represent characteristics of good citizenship.
The Milky Way over the Crowtown Movie Set in Big Bend Ranch State Park. Photographed in the Spring of 2018 using a light painting technique.
We passed the Iglesia de Santo Domingo one evening on our way to dinner. The lighting on the structure was perfect so I pulled out my cell phone and captured this shot.
This window and flowers arrangement are part of the Hotel Azul located in Oaxaca, Mexico. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly.
The Hotel Quinta Real in Oaxaca Mexico was once a convent, then a government office befre being remodeled as a hotel in 1972.
No trip to West Texas is complete without visiting the Prada Store. The store sits right next to Highway 90 and it is a very popular tourist attraction.
This view of Castellon Mountain is from the Dorgan house in Big Bend National Park. This vantage point is a great place to see the park.
The Visitors Gallery at the LBJ Wildflower Center, photographed during an outing to capture photographs of the Liminations exhibit.
The Family Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX was opened in 2014 and serves to unite children and families.
Every year, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas, puts on a show called Luminations. It is a great family event.
My ancestry runs through Northwest Arkansas and I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents in what was known as “Dave Smith’s Place”.
The stage of the Gold Point Saloon in Gold Point, Nevada. I photographed this stage during a night photography workshop in Gold Point.
A miner’s homestead in the town of Gold Point, Nevada. It was a thriving mining community in the early 1900’s. Today it sits mostly empty.
Buildings located in the old ghost town Gold Point. Gold Point Gold Street is lined with these structures. Great night photo opportunities.
An abandoned Irish home near Waterville, Ireland along the Ring of Kerry. The home is located across the river from Waterville Golf Links.
Another old movie set located near the Big Bend Ranch State Park. it is located just outside the western side of the park boundary.
The Hot Springs General Store in the Hot Springs Historic district of the Big Bend National Park in southwest Texas.
A Valentia Island farmhouse photographed while visiting the island. The island is located in County Kerry, Ireland.
The Gallarus Oratory is located on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. it is one of the recommended stops in the peninsula.
An abandoned farmhouse located along the Ballaghisheen Pass in County Kerry Ireland. I hopped the fence to photograph this old structure.
St. Nicholas Church of Ireland is located in County Limerick near Adare Castle. It’s home to a private school but still operates as a church.
The Bray Head Tower sits on the western end of Valentia Island. It was used for centuries as a lookout against invaders.
The Skelligs Lighthouse is located on the southwestern peninsula of Skelligs Michael and continues to provide safety to mariners at sea.
St. Fionan’s Monastery is located on Skellig Michael just off the Kerry Peninsula in Co Kerry, Ireland. I visited it in the summer of 2017.
I photographed Killcatherine Church and Cemetery during a trip to the Beara Peninsula in the summer of 2017.
The Keys Family Home is part of Keys Ranch and is located within the Joshua Tree National Park. It was build in the early 1900’s.
The Cargill Pool Elevator located in the Buffalo Harbor in Buffalo, NY and photographed at dusk. I used my ND filters to extend the exposure.
I had the opportunity to visit Fort Niagara during a visit to the area. The fort has great architecture and it is a great place to visit.
Keys Ranch in the Joshua Tree NP is a great place for photographers. It was there that I captured this photo of a Sunset on Keys Ranch.
I noticed that a friend of mine posted a time lapse of the Pennybacker Bridge at sunrise.I decided to photograph this great bridge as well.
I captured this night photograph of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX during a photowalk with some friends in 2012.
Terry’s Texas Rangers is not my favorite team nor anything to do with me. It does, however, play a very important part in Texas’ history.
This photograph of the Mormon Row Barn was taken during my trip to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
I photographed the Cape Point Lighthouse during my trip to South Africa last year. We drove down from Cape Town to spend the day there.
I passed by Grant’s Monument while photographing the Chicago skyline from Lincoln Park and I decided to photograph the base of the monument.
Yesterday I posted a photograph of “The Bean” found in Millennium Park in Chicago. This photograph of the Bean End was taken shortly after.
Today is Election Day in the United States so I thought I would post a photograph of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC.
This photograph of the Moonlit Barn along Mormon Row in the Grand Teton NP was the first photograph I took during my recent trip to the area.
Most photographers that visit the Grand Teton NP flock to Mormon Row to photograph the T. A. Moulton Barn. The barn was high on my list.
The window detail of the Chapel of the Sacred Heart is amazing. I really like stained glass artwork and churches are a great place to see it.
The Chapel of the Sacred Heart is located on Jackson Lake. Built in 1937, it features a rustic wood interior and a stained glass window.
The US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs houses one of the most fascinating chapels in the country. I visited the Academy Chapel in 2012.
This is the second photograph of the Praying Hands sculpture at ORU. I posted the first photograph of the sculpture yesterday.
I woke up early during a recent trip to Tulsa, OK and decided to gather my gear and head over to photograph the Praying Hands at Oral Roberts University.
Trinity Episcopal Church was built in the 19th century and it is a great example of Gothic Revival and Victorian Gothic styles.
Once in a while I stumble onto something interesting. In this case it was “Babeville”. This photograph is the ceiling in the old church sanctuary.
I captured this photograph of the Buffalo City Hall at sunset while visiting the area. Buffalo is known for its architecture. The hall was high on my list.
Austin lakes are full due to the torrential rains. Water released from the dams is rushing downstream. I decided to photograph the rapidly flowing river.
This photograph of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX was taken four blocks south of the Capitol grounds (7th and Congress) during a recent photowalk.
I visited the Texas State Capitol a few times with the intent to photograph the dome while lying in the middle of the floor. I finally got that opportunity.
This is a photograph that I took during a trip to Venice in 2012. I captured it during a walk around the city while crossing one of it’s many bridges.
I posted an wider angle image similar to this one in October of last year. This time, I focused on the reflection of the Long Center in the pond.
The image below is of the bathroom of the Douglas Mansion in Jerome, Arizona. Jerome is one of my favorite places to visit when traveling in Northern Arizona.
I photographed the Maria Lanakila Catholic Church while visiting Maui in the fall of 2014. I was attracted to it because of it’s brightness and symmetry
After capturing the image of the Church at Kahakuloa, I decided to walk around the building to find other photo opportunities when I came across a broken window.
Kahakuloa, Hawaii, is a very small town on the northern side of Maui. It is there where I photographed this church in the fall of 2014.
I really like photographing structures, black & white film and I enjoy putting together Triptychs. This is one of the Doors in the San Antonio Missions.
Not much to say today other than I hope we can somehow find a way to have peace and harmony in our world.
I posted recently about a trip that I made to Florida and the various photography opportunities I had. I spotted this pier below during one of my outings.
In 1971, a limestone building at the corner of 11th and Red River in Austin, TX, painted “ugly green” and known as “The Eleventh Door,” was condemned by Austin Urban Renewal.
I mentioned in a prior post titled “Homeless” that Austin is homeless-friendly. I ventured out to photograph when I encountered a homeless lady in a tunnel.
I posted about my trip to San Antonio in 2008. The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park includes four missions. The fourth is Mission San Juan.
The image below is of the front door of Mission Espada. The structure is one of four missions that comprise San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.
I posted an image titled “Arches” a couple of days ago. I decided to post an image of more arches taken during the same trip.
San Antonio is home to five Franciscan missions that date back to the 18th century. I took this image of the arches at the San Jose Mission in 2008.
Thomas Jefferson, one of our founding fathers, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, member of Congress, Secretary of State and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). Wow, what a resume!
This image is of the archway that surrounds the patio of the Long Center. Of particular interest in this photo is Venus, who decided to photo-bomb the shot.
I posted an image of the Long Center for the Performing Arts reflecting in the pond in Butler Park. This similar reflection image was taken from the other side of the pond looking towards Palmer Events Center.
This “Long Reflection” is another image from my downtown Austin photowalk. This is the Long Center for the Performing Arts building as seen from the Palmer Events Center next door.
This image was taken on the south bank of “Town Lake” (which is really a river) near the statute of one of our famous musicians, Stevie Ray Vaughn.
I was part of a photowalk in downtown Austin in the spring of 2012. Our first stop was the Long Center for the Performing Arts where we met a homeless man.
Some coworkers and I decided to hold a photowalk in downtown Austin back in April of 2012. The image below of the Texas Capitol patio is one of my favorites from this shoot.
One of the most important parts of the US Government is the US Supreme Court. I had a chance to tour the building and view the Supreme Columns up close.
One of the most moving areas within the Arlington National Cemetery in the Washington DC area is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
As I walked around Arlington National Cemetery I ran across a whitewashed building and noticed a white door and black lamp.
At Alcatraz, nicknamed “The Rock”, a prisoner had four rights: food, clothing, shelter, and medical care. Everything else was a privilege that had to be earned.
Manaca Iznaga is an old plantation located outside of Trinidad, Cuba, in the Valle de los Ingenios area. Torre de Manaca Iznaga is located there.
Iglesia de San Francisco de Paula in Havana is no longer a church. One of Havana’s most attractive churches was fully restored in 2000. The stained glass windows, heavy cupola and baroque facade are distinctive architectural elements.
While in Havana last year I had the opportunity to visit many museums and tourist sites. On the way back to the hotel one evening I decided to take a little detour through some of the streets in Havana.
Another image from my trip to Buffalo last June. This one was taken next to where I shot the image in the “Congrats” post I made the other day. The angels made for a good “mirror image”.
I visited Buffalo, NY earlier this year and had a chance to capture some images inside the Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna. I thought the “Congrats” balloon added a modern touch.
Finding new ways to photograph the Eiffel Tower is very difficult. So, I set out late one evening in the spring of 2012 during a visit to Paris to find a new angle to photograph Eiffel at night.
… I did take a photograph from the same spot as he did and we do share a love for photographing the American West.
I had the chance to visit Paris in the spring of 2012 and my first priority was a walk down the Champs-Élysées ending in the Arc de Triomphe.
I made a trip to Coral Gables Florida in February of 2105 to attend a wedding. I took advantage of the trip to practice my photography, eat some local cuisine and experience the mix of Latin American culture
The old presidential palace in Havana, Cuba, became the Museo de la Revolución following the Cuban Revolution of 1959, led by Fidel Castro.
How To: Panoramas: I love taking panoramas. It’s one of my favorite things to do. It fulfills an artistic and technical need, and, the results are great to look at.
The San Xavier del Bac Mission is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located near Tucson, Arizona. I visited this area in the spring of 2013 and stopped in at the mission to capture some images.
I had seen the USAF Academy Chapel from afar many times and decided during one of my trips to Denver that I would stop and photograph this very iconic structure.
There is an area between Austin, San Antonio and Houston that was settled by German and Czech immigrants. This area is home to the Painted Churches of Texas.
I recently made a trip to Buffalo, NY in June of 2015. Having arrived a few days before the event, we stopped at the Our Lady of Victory Basilica in the southern part of the city.
Some coworkers and I decided to hold a photowalk in downtown Austin back in April of 2012. We started at a local burger joint then began our walk from South Congress north towards the Texas State Capitol.
The economy in Austin continues to flourish and as a result the skyline continues to change. In fact, it’s changed dramatically since I took this image back in April of 2012.
Our nation’s capital is a magical place. I had the opportunity visit there in the summer of 2005. I was in awe despite the fact I had been to our nation’s capital many times before.
I visited the Capitol in the winter of 2015 as part of one of my photography assignments. I was not anticipating the crowds that day and struggled to get images without people.
I had the opportunity to travel to the Bay Area in 1999 and took the ferry to Alcatraz Island to shoot some black and white film. Alcatraz is a very misterious place and has a very unique haunting feeling.
The Pima Air & Space Museum was founded in 1966 as a private, non-profit museum located in Tucson, Arizona. I visited the museum in 1999 and took my black and white gear with me.
Brophy Hall (now called Brophy Prep) is an all boys Catholic school located in the center of Phoenix Arizona. I stopped by there one morning and asked the priest if I could take some pictures of their facilities.
The town of Ajo (Spanish for garlic) is located about 90 miles southwest of Phoenix. It is a quaint little town. As I drove through town I arrived at the town square where the bright whitewash structure immediately captured my attention.
I took this image from the pedestrian walkway on the soutside of the river near downtown Austin. The magnificent colors in the clouds backlit the image.