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Miner's Home

Miner’s Home

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.

Fulton Mansion

Fulton Mansion

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The Fulton Mansion located along the Fulton Beach Road near Rockport, Texas. Photographed in the winter of 2020.

St. Dympna's Altar

St. Dympna’s Altar

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

St. Dympna’s 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.

Big Bend Ranch State Park, Crowtown Movie Set, Light Painting, Milky Way, Night Photography

Crowtown Movie Set

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.

Iglesia Santo Domingo, Oaxaca

Iglesia de Santo Domingo

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.

Hoel Azul, Oaxaca

Window and Flowers

This window and flowers arrangement are part of the Hotel Azul located in Oaxaca, Mexico. The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly.


Hotel Quinta Real

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The Hotel Quinta Real in Oaxaca Mexico was once a convent, then a government office befre being remodeled as a hotel in 1972.

Prada Store

Prada Store

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.

Visitors Gallery

Visitors Gallery

The Visitors Gallery at the LBJ Wildflower Center, photographed during an outing to capture photographs of the Liminations exhibit.

Family Garden

Family Garden

The Family Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX was opened in 2014 and serves to unite children and families.

Gold Point Saloon

Gold Point Saloon

The stage of the Gold Point Saloon in Gold Point, Nevada. I photographed this stage during a night photography workshop in Gold Point.

Miner's Homestead

Miner’s Homestead

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.

Abaodoned Irish Home

Abandoned Irish Home

An abandoned Irish home near Waterville, Ireland along the Ring of Kerry. The home is located across the river from Waterville Golf Links.

Gallarus Oratory

Gallarus Oratory

The Gallarus Oratory is located on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. it is one of the recommended stops in the peninsula.

Ballaghisheen Farmhouse


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

Church of Ireland

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.

Bray Head Tower

Bray Head Tower

The Bray Head Tower sits on the western end of Valentia Island. It was used for centuries as a lookout against invaders.

Keys Family Home

Keys Family Home

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.

Cargill Pool Elevator

Cargill Pool Elevator

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.

Texas State Capitol

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

Terry’s Texas Rangers

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.

Cape Point Lighthouse

Cape Point Lighthouse

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.

Chicago, Sunrise, Sunrise Colors

Grant’s Monument

I passed by Grant’s Monument while photographing the Chicago skyline from Lincoln Park and I decided to photograph the base of the monument.

Chicago, Millenium Park

Bean End

Yesterday I posted a photograph of “The Bean” found in Millennium Park in Chicago. This photograph of the Bean End was taken shortly after.

The United States Capitol Building

Election Day

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.

Moonlit Barn

Moonlit Barn

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.

Chapel of the Sacred Heart

Window Detail

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.

USAF Academy Chapel

Academy Chapel

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.

Oral Roberts University - Praying Hands

Praying Hands Sculpture

This is the second photograph of the Praying Hands sculpture at ORU. I posted the first photograph of the sculpture yesterday.

Oral Roberts University - Praying Hands

Praying Hands

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

Trinity Episcopal

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.

Austin Skyline, Sunset

Austin Skyline

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.

Texas State Capitol


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.

Texas State Capitol Rotunda


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.

Downtown Austin

Long Center

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.

Douglas Mansion - Bathroom


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.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church

Maria Lanakila

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

Church Window at Kahakuloa

Broken Window

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.

The Church at Kahakuloa


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.

The Doors

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.

Paris - Eifel Tower


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.

Ugly Green

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.

Mission San Juan


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.

Mission Espada - Main Door


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.

San Antonio Mission Arches

More Arches

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 Mission Arches


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.

Jefferson Monument


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!

Long Center Arch


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.

Similar Reflection

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.

Long Reflection

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.

Texas State Capitol - Patio Area

Capitol Patio

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.


Supreme Columns

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.

Arlington Cemetery - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier


One of the most moving areas within the Arlington National Cemetery in the Washington DC area is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Arlington Cemetery - Door


As I walked around Arlington National Cemetery I ran across a whitewashed building and noticed a white door and black lamp.

Door at Alcatraz Island

The Rock

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.

No Longer a Church

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.

Havana Apartment

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.

Mirrored Angels

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”.

Our Lady of Victory Basilica - Congrats


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.

Arc de Triumph

Down and Around

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.

Coral Gables -  Reflection

Reflections of Coral Gables

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

San Xavier del Bac

San Xavier del Bac

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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.

USAF Academy Chapel

USAF Academy Chapel

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.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Ammannsville, TX

Painted Churches of Texas

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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.

Our Lady of Victory Basilica

Our Lady of Victory Basilica

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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.

The Texas State Capitol

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.

Austin Night Skyline

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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.

Washington D.C.

Washington DC

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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.

Texas State Capitol Rotunda

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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.

Alcatraz Island - Admissions Building

Alcatraz Island – Admissions Building

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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.

Pima Air & Space Museum

Up, up, and away…

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 Preparatory

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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.

Ajo Mission

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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.

Austin Skyline Panorama

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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.