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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Vicky and I spent a day at Disneyland earlier this month to celebrate her birthday.  December is always a wonderful time to be there because Disney knows how to decorate for Christmas.  This photo was taken just prior to their nightly fireworks spectacular.  I'm sure many of you can recognize that this was taken from Main Street looking towards Sleeping Beauty's Castle.
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  It's hard to believe that 2010 is over already.  I hope 2011 goes a little slower.  It seems time speeds up the older you get.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tis the Season!

Living in SoCal I haven't really had much opportunity to make photographs of the classic winter Christmas scenes.  You know, the ones that have a couple riding in a sleigh, being pulled by a horse all decorated for the season, going down a snow covered road, heading towards a small country town with the white steepled church.  So I thought for today's blog photo I would keep it simple by just going for the colors of Christmas.  Technically, this is not a great shot.  There's no clear subject and the composition is blah, but I liked the patterns of color.  So accept it as my lame approach to capture a little bit of the Christmas spirit via the colors red and green.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and have the opportunity to be with the ones who are the most important to you.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Solitary Tree

Saw this scene on a foggy morning in the Smokies.  I had stopped along the road to observe three wild turkeys strolling by and when I looked to my left this solitary tree called out to me to take its portrait.  This is such a typical scene found in the Smokies as there are quite a few solitary trees located in the valleys there.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Indoor Pool at Hearst Castle

There are endless photo opportunities at Hearst Castle.  This was one of my favorites because of the colors, patterns and reflections in the water.  I didn't have much time to make this shot because they were moving tours in and out of here like cattle.  This was about the only angle I could get without including any people in the shot.