Elephant at the St. Louis Zoo

November 4th, 2015 Permalink

One of my favorite animals, an elephant at the St. Louis Zoo.   The zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education.  The picture was edited in Tonality. Tweet Share on Facebook

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Elephant at St. Louis Zoo

One of my favorite animals, an elephant at the St. Louis Zoo.   The zoo is recognized as a leading zoo in animal management, research, conservation, and education.  The picture was edited in Tonality.

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Shadows on the Playground

February 13th, 2011 Permalink

The shadows of a crepe myrtle in the parking lot of a playground caught my eye Tweet Share on Facebook

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The shadows of a crepe myrtle in the parking lot of a playground caught my eye

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Moose in Rocky Mountain National Park

September 22nd, 2010 Permalink

Shhh…there are Moose ahead.  We heard that for about 15 minutes before we can on these two moose on a trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.   We stayed and watched them for about 30 minutes.   The moose were content to hang out and play in this pool. Tweet Share on Facebook

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Shhh…there are Moose ahead.  We heard that for about 15 minutes before we can on these two moose on a trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.   We stayed and watched them for about 30 minutes.   The moose were content to hang out and play in this pool.

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USS Midway Anchor

September 27th, 2009 Permalink

Anchor of the USS Midway in San Diego, California.  The USS Midway is a retired USN carrier now used as a museum.   This is an HDR photo shot with a compact camera.  It makes a gorgeous print on metallic paper.   The anchor of the Midway was at the end of 2,000 feet of chain and […]

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Anchor of the USS Midway in San Diego, California.  The USS Midway is a retired USN carrier now used as a museum.   This is an HDR photo shot with a compact camera.  It makes a gorgeous print on metallic paper.   The anchor of the Midway was at the end of 2,000 feet of chain and weighed approximately 40,000 lbs.   Sailors on the Midway used to make bets on when the anchor would be let down as the Midway sailed into port.   You can find more information on the ship and the museum at

http://www.midway.org/

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Bob Bullock Museum, Austin, Texas

January 11th, 2009 Permalink

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, is a museum owned by the State of Texas dedicated to telling “The Story of Texas.” It is named after former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, who championed its creation.   The museum is located at 1800 North Congress Avenue in Austin, a few blocks north of the Texas […]

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Bob Bullock Museum, Austin, Texas

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, is a museum owned by the State of Texas dedicated to telling “The Story of Texas.” It is named after former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, who championed its creation.   The museum is located at 1800 North Congress Avenue in Austin, a few blocks north of the Texas State Capitol.   The museum has three floors of interactive exhibits, a special effects theater, and an IMAX Theatre.

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2009 Fiesta Bowl – Texas vs. Ohio State

January 5th, 2009 Permalink

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2009 Fiesta Bowl – Texas vs. Ohio State

January 5th, 2009 Permalink

My friend Anna Lisa Montaya was kind enough to let me buy some extra tickets for the 2009 Fiesta Bowl.  Rob Rickard and his son also joined us.  The Texas Longhorns were playing the Ohio State Buckeyes.   A good year for both programs–unlike 2010 (it would take the Buckeyes a while to recognize just […]

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My friend Anna Lisa Montaya was kind enough to let me buy some extra tickets for the 2009 Fiesta Bowl.  Rob Rickard and his son also joined us.  The Texas Longhorns were playing the Ohio State Buckeyes.   A good year for both programs–unlike 2010 (it would take the Buckeyes a while to recognize just how bad a year 2010 was for them).   Texas’ Quan Cosby caught the ball with 16 seconds left for a very exciting finish.   By the way there was a spectacular French Bakery in Glendale named Au Petit Four–well worth the visit.

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Senate Chamber – Texas State Capitol

December 17th, 2008 Permalink

So this is how it looks from the Lt. Governor Dewhursts’s perch.   We were lucky enough to be invited to take a few photographs at the Texas State Capitol.   I resisted temptation and didn’t bang the gavel. Tweet Share on Facebook

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So this is how it looks from the Lt. Governor Dewhursts’s perch.   We were lucky enough to be invited to take a few photographs at the Texas State Capitol.   I resisted temptation and didn’t bang the gavel.

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Texas State Capitol

December 13th, 2008 Permalink

My wife and I were walking by the Texas State Capitol on a beautiful December evening when I quickly snapped this with my Canon G10.   If I remember correctly, this was a HDR image.  By the way it was a quick shot because it was close to dinner time. Tweet Share on Facebook

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My wife and I were walking by the Texas State Capitol on a beautiful December evening when I quickly snapped this with my Canon G10.   If I remember correctly, this was a HDR image.  By the way it was a quick shot because it was close to dinner time.

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The Bush Estate, Kennebunkport, Maine

September 29th, 2008 Permalink

The Bush Estate, summer retreat of  George H.W. Bush, sits on a spit of land called Walker’s Point on the Atlantic near Kennebunkport, Maine.  The land has been in the family for over a century.   The large central house, built in the New England shingle style, has nine bedrooms, four sitting rooms, an office, a […]

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The Bush Estate, summer retreat of  George H.W. Bush, sits on a spit of land called Walker’s Point on the Atlantic near Kennebunkport, Maine.  The land has been in the family for over a century.  

The large central house, built in the New England shingle style, has nine bedrooms, four sitting rooms, an office, a den, a library, a dining room, a kitchen, and various patios and decks. Next to the main house are a four-car garage, a pool, tennis court, dock, boathouse, and guesthouse. There are spacious lawns on either side of the house, on which there is a small sportsfield.

The entrance is gated and guarded by Secret Service officers, though visitors can see the driveway leading up to the main house and a circular driveway, in the middle of which is a large flagpole flying the American flag.

Frankly Kennebunkport itself was a bit disappointing as a town–highly touristy.  Ocean Drive and the houses on it are beautiful.

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