Monthly Archive: February, 2013

How to Constructively Criticize Photos

Last year I was asked to judge a photo contest for a camera club. Recently, I was asked to judge again because the club felt that I gave much needed constructive criticism. The… Continue reading

Shawneetown, Illinois – a Ghost Town

With a population of less than 1500, Shawneetown is practically a ghost town. As you can see, there weren’t that many places or things to take photos of.

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Sunrise!

I love sunrises and sunsets, so this was a perfect opportunity for me to show off some of the photos I’ve done for this weekly contest. Most of my photos come from Florida,… Continue reading

Garden of the Gods – Southern Illinois

(*Initially when I tried to find out more information about the Garden of the Gods in Southern Illinois, I was taken to a park with the same name in Colorado.) Garden of the… Continue reading

Statue of Shawnee Chief Tucumseh and Spiritual Teachings

As a traveller, I wouldn’t recommend Southern Illinois to be a destination to visit unless you plan to die of boredom. However, there is a lot of history and places worth stopping if… Continue reading

Kualoa Sugarmill Ruins

Driving up to towards the North Shore of Oahu along Kamekameha Highway, I noticed remnants of what appeared to be an old building. Of course, I had to stop! They reminded me of… Continue reading

Byodo-In Temple – Valley of the Temples

This is probably one of my favorite places of serenity to visit. Located on the side of a mountain on the island of Oahu, the grounds at Valley of the Temples is covered… Continue reading

Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Wanderlust!

The waters – rough the path – rocky the mountain – steep the destination – unlimited. I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers This… Continue reading

Montezuma Well and Castle – Ancient Cliff Dwellings – Arizona

Why is it that with all of the technology available today that homes built do not last for a lifetime without crumbling to the ground, yet the ancient peoples built things that have… Continue reading

Versatile Blogger Award

A very special thanks to Katie at A New Path for Old Hooves nominating me! The rules for this award are: •Display the Award Certificate on your website •Announce your win with a… Continue reading

Love is in the Air…

I thought I’d break up this week’s travel photos by adding a little love. 😉 To see more of my people photos, visit my portfolio here.

Old Tuscon, Arizona

Old Tuscon is a pretty cool place. It’s set up as an old Western style “town” complete with original artifacts from all kinds of things. It’s a place where several Hollywood movies were… Continue reading

San Xavier del Bac Mission – Arizona

Yesterday I posted some photos of Grotto Hill, located on the same grounds as San Xavier del Bac Mission. I have never been inside of a holy place with so many interesting things… Continue reading

Grotto Hill – San Xavier del Bac Mission – Arizona

I must say that San Xavier del Bac Mission is one of the most interesting places I’ve visited. Seeing all of the ornate decorations on the inside of the church is probably a… Continue reading

Miami’s South Beach, Florida – Art Deco Hotel Architecture

Miami Beach is a lively place with tall structures and various art sculptures  surrounding the city. The buildings, with their carefully constructed architecture,  hold their own unique personalities. Many continue the upkeep of… Continue reading

Florida Everglades: Bird Photography

If you plan to the Florida Everglades, you won’t see everything in one day. It’s ginormous! Here are just some of the many species of birds I was lucky enough to capture on… Continue reading

Florida Everglades: Gator Country

Gators, gators everywhere! They are intimidating creatures, but they won’t harm you unless you mess with them. Feeding is prohibited! This guy had just caught himself a fish. Notice the smile on his… Continue reading

Florida Everglades: Rain Clouds

Rain clouds can be a blessing, especially when the sun is shining and the blue sky is still peeking through.

Photography in the Florida Everglades – Big and Small things

Here’s a sample of some things you can see in the Florida Everglades: Beware of giant cats. 🙂 I’ve seen these guys at a few garage sales. 🙂 An enemy of the Florida… Continue reading

Architecture: Churches

Churches are great subjects to photograph. Some of the older churches have the most exquisite and dramatic architecture.