Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard - 1196 King Richard I of England, aka Richard the Lionheart, and feudal Duke of Normandy, built this fortress in 1196. Sitting on a limestone cliff overlooking the Seine, it overlooks the small town of Les Andelys. A large sum of money was spent by King Richard to complete the chateau's construction in … Continue reading Chateau Gaillard

Omaha National Cemetery

I arrived an hour after sunrise, later than planned, but hopeful for a meaningful photo.  The sun was still low enough to provide long shadows.  The first measurable snow fall arrived over night, and I wanted a picture of fresh snow on the Christmas wreathes laid at each head stone in National Cemeteries.  Green wreathes with … Continue reading Omaha National Cemetery

Fuddy Duddies

My camera club has a monthly photo contest and one of the categories is "Creative", where no limits are imposed on digital manipulation.  As the club rules state, "...for those who dare to explore the experimental and creative forms of photographic expression ... anything goes ...creative art ... no rules to follow." I submitted the … Continue reading Fuddy Duddies

Ladies’ Night

If that don't beat all, ladies playing pool in the small-town bar.  No, not just playing, but shooting pool and competing.  Whenever I'm in central Nebraska around meal time, I stop to eat at Ole's Big Game Steakhouse in Paxton.  Ole's is an oasis along I-80 in the middle of the state where fertile cropland … Continue reading Ladies’ Night