Monday, June 30, 2008

Do you think the reception is still good?

Notice anything unusual about this shot?

Do you think the reception is still good? 2

Like this?

Do you think the reception is still good?

Taken in Rockford, Illinois.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Where in the World is Matt?

Note: I don't know this person, and this has nothing to do with my photography. But I think this idea, and this video, is so wonderful I wanted to share it all my blog readers.

This is Matt. He is a very bad dancer. Somehow he convinced a company to send him around the world and do his bad dance. People joined in and danced with him, from India to Ireland to Istanbul to Illinois. I defy you to watch it and not want to go outdoors and throw your elbows around in joy.



The whole story, and more vids, is at Where In The World is Matt. The outtake video is especially great.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Beignet Break

Beignet Break

Outside the Cafe du Monde in New Orleans. I love the confectioner's sugar on the ground all around him. Even on break, he can't get away from it.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Umbrellas

Detroit Yacht Club
Umbrellas: Detroit Yacht Club


New Orleans storefront
Umbrellas: New Orleans storefront


Anderson Japanese Gardens
Umbrellas: Anderson Japanese Garden

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Every month, a new doorway to a different world.

Courtyard: New Orleans
French Quarter alley, New Orleans, April 2008


Courtyard: Anderson Japanese Garden
Anderson Japanese Garden South Gate, Rockford IL, May 2008


Courtyard: Tucson Mission
Mission San Xavier courtyard, Tucson, June 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Mission San Xavier: Icons and details

For all the vivid ornateness of the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson, there were features that bespoke its 200+ year history.

Handless Icon
Mission: Handless Icon


Fading Mural Paint
Mission: Faded Mural Paint


Broken Cherub
Mission: Broken Cherub

Pew Bench, worn from devotion
Mission: Bench pew worn down from devotion



Also, if it wasn't clear from yesterday's comment, the coyote window bars were from the Mission as well.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission interior I


Mission interior closeup: concave cross


Mission San Xavier del Bac was founded by the Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Kino, in 1692. The present church was built under the direction of the Franciscans. Construction began in 1783 and was completed in 1797. The church continues to serve as the parish for the Tohono O'odham and a shrine chruch for many visitors.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A View from the Top

I am back from my week in Tucson! I stayed in the Marriott Starr Pass resort up in the foothills, which was lovely and posh beyond words. I had a spa treatment, swam every afternoon in the lazy river, ate delicious meals, and oh yeah, went to a conference. :) I didn't actually take a lot of photos, but I did get a few.

Morning in the foothills
This was my view every morning. It was still cool then, but by 7am the temperature started shooting up. It was 105 most afternoons. Yikes!

Tucson in the distance
The view in the late afternoon. That's Tucson in the distance.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Computer woes

My computer is in the shop, along with all the photos I have stored on it. So no photo posts until I get it back, sorry! Hopefully it will only be a couple of days...