New Mexico, Nov. 1, 2012

November 17th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | New Mexico | Parks | Photography - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_8509 CC Entrance fisheye

This will be a short post despite all the pictures I took this day.  The photos will be déjà vu with a few landscapes.  To me nothing is exceptionable, but some of you may like the trees. Fran & I started the day in Tucumcari, NM & were on the road just after 8:00 am.  …
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Over Mt. St. Helens, Wa., August 25, 2012

September 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | Parks | Washington - (Comments Off)
1-IMG_7354 St Helens

I left Fairbanks, Alaska on a 1:30 am flight from Fairbanks to Seattle.  The flight was about 3 ½ hours and I got very little sleep. Almost everywhere I go requires 2 flight legs.  Sometimes there is an hour or less between flights.  The key is getting off the jet, finding your next flight on …
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Pt. Loma, CA. July 21, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | Ocean | Photography - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_6981 Point Loma Coast

Pt. Loma, July 21, 2012 A couple of months ago my son Aaron arranged a photo outing with me for this day.  When Aaron and I get together for a photo outing the destination is usually decided that day or the day before.  Nothing was different this time.  I was leaving town for work the …
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2-IMG_6470 Hodgenville square

May 19, 2012.  I left early hoping to visit 3 places within 40-50 miles of the hotel.  First on the list was Hodgenville, the town Abraham Lincoln lived near until he was about 7 or 8.  Lincoln was born at Sinking Spring Farm, shown in an earlier post.  Sinking Spring Farm was on an area …
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5-IMG_6442 Memorial & Flag

May 12, 2012.  After I left Mammoth Cave National Park  the weather was threatening a bit, but it was still early enough to visit another site.  I realized the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln was very near my route back to my hotel. In 1969 I visited Ford’s Theatre where Lincoln was shot then visited the …
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Cathedral Hill, Bamberg, Germany

April 12th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Churches & Cathedrals | Germany | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
13-6202 Altar detail

Good Friday, April 6, 2012 was a cold, overcast day in Bamberg, Germany.  Unlike the previous weekend, there was no blue sky, a hint of fog, and a threat of rain.  This was also a holiday in Germany.  The antique shops, art galleries, and retail establishments were closed.  On the other hand, restaurants, coffee shops, …
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Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Germany | Museums | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
14-5880 Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle, March 31, 2012   Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most famous and most photographed castles in the world.  It served as the model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland.  The name generally means New Swan’s Stone or New Swan [Castle] on the Rock. The Castle was the creation of King Ludwig II …
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1-4660 Monument to Cabrillo

I think this post will have some better photos than the previous post.  I doubt if many will make it into print, but I think you will find some of them visually pleasing.  These were all shot Dec. 21, 2011. Our first stop the next morning after our trip to Balboa Park was the Point …
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Savannah, GA & Tybee Island

March 14th, 2011 | Posted by Steve in Forts | Georgia | National Monuments - (Comments Off)
2-Cannon at Pulaski full contrast & struc-1 2277

Hi All, Here are my latest photos with some additional commentary on one in particular. I had been planning on driving to St. Simon Island, GA from Savannah on Saturday, March 5, but the high price of gasoline was a serious impediment to the thought of a 120+ mile round trip.  One of my fellow workers, …
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