Paris Sunrise

Arc de Triomphe From the hotel, I walked 4-5 blocks to catch the sunrise over the Arc de Triomphe. With the tree-lined streets, I couldn't see the Arc during any part of the walk until it was right on top of me. Boom! Boy, that thing is huge. Sunday morning, not much traffic, but loads … Continue reading Paris Sunrise

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Seawall

St. Augustine , FL This beautiful seawall protects the Old Town area of St. Augustine, FL from high tides and storms along the Matanza River. It makes you feel safe, however, the seawall is no match for a hurricane. The recent flooding in eastern Nebraska, exacerbated by breached levees and failed dams, made me think … Continue reading Seawall

Moonset

The moon set in the western sky about ten minutes before sunrise.  I shot this the same morning I shot the Snow Geese at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, near Blair, Nebraska. The celestial bodies were almost in perfect alignment; after shooting the moon, I turned around and shot the geese.   It's called a two-fer. Thought … Continue reading Moonset

Mt. Baker

One exceptionally clear morning I caught Mt. Baker during sunrise.  I was staying in a vacation home on San Juan Island and happened to crawl out of bed in time for this shot. At 10,781', Mt. Baker is the third highest peak in Washington state.  It's part of the Cascade Mountain Range and lies 31 … Continue reading Mt. Baker

Another Year Down the Drain

December 31, 2011.  The last day of the year.  New Year's Eve.  Wow, where did the year go?  Another growth ring on the tree of life, so to speak.  Was it a good year or a bad year? I like this time of year, for several reasons:  1) Christmas is over.  There's more good things … Continue reading Another Year Down the Drain