September 2014 | Tree Face | Knightdale, NC, USA | 2014 June 26 13:12 EDT

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September 2014

Tree Face | Knightdale, NC, USA | 2014 June 26 13:12 EDT
Taken on an iPod (iOS7) using Lenka.


August 2014

Vietnam Veterans Memorial | Washington, DC, USA | 2014 July 26 20:21 EDT
Location: 38.891048,-77.047631
Taken on an iPod (iOS7) using Lenka.




July 2014

End of the Line | Ormond Beach, FL, USA | 2014 July 1 11:35 EDT
Location: 29.4102164,-81.0948253
This was taken on an iPod (iOS7) using a relatively new B&W photo application called Lenka.


June 2014

Breakfast | Asko Marine Laboratory, Sweden | 2013 July 9 07:05
Location: 58° 49' 23.304" N     17° 38' 20.886" E




May 2014

Bike Parking | NC State University, Raleigh, NC | 2013 December 13 13:46


April 2014

Enigma, Imperial Castle | Poznan, Poland | 2013 July 17 16:06
Outside the Imperial Castle this monument celebrates the Polish cryptologists who broke the Enigma code during WW II. Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Rozycki, and Henryk Zygalski.




February-March 2014

Facade, Museum of the History of Polish Jews | Warsaw, Poland | 2013 July 18 13:27
The facade is created by the Hebrew and Latin words for Polin (Poland), which translates loosely to "you will rest here," etched in glass. Surrounding buildings are reflected. The museum is located in the center of what was the Jewish ghetto in the times leading up to and during World War II.


January 2014

The Sheep Station, Francois-Xavier Lalanne (deceased) | 10th Avenue & 24th Street, New York City | 2013 October 11 13:08






December 2013

Morning | A Mountain Cabin Near Lenoir, NC

Photo taken 2013 November 29 08:04.
Location: 35.90746, -81.72676


November 2013

V-J Day in Times Square | 10th Ave & 25th Street, New York City

Photo taken 2013 October 11 12:47.
This mural version of Alfred Eisenstaedt's famous photograph, V-J Day in Times Square, is visible from the High Line elevated greenway.




October 2013

Placemat & Napkin | At a Restaurant in Höör, Sweden.

Photo taken 2013 July 11 20:23.
Map it (55.934666N, 13.538236E).


September 2013

Contemplation | Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warasw, Poland

Photo taken 2013 July 18 13:36.
Map it.




August 2013

Approaching storm. Biebrza National Park, Poland.

Photo taken 2013 July 20 11:37.
Map it (53.317047N 22.464936E).


June - July 2013

Raleigh,NC's, first bicycle corral was installed some time in late April or early May.

Photo taken 2013 May 6 17:55 EDT.




March - May 2013

Boneyard, David Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ.
See it on google maps (32.147056N 110.8577W)

Photo taken 2012 Dec 12 12:02 MST.


February 2013

Attack of the Flamingos. NC State Fair, 2012

Photo taken 2012 Oct 14 9:42 EST.




January 2013

Saguaro Cactus at sunset on top of Sentinel Peak, Tucson, AZ.

Photo taken 2012 Dec 11 17:44 MST.


October-December 2012

The Greenback Cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki ssp. stomias) is an endangered species and the state fish of Colorado. This pair is in a spawning cavity in Fern Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Photo taken 2012 June 28 11:19 MDT.




September 2012

Beach at Newport, Oregon, USA.

Photo taken 2012 July 7 16:33 PDT.


August 2012

On the trail along the Big Thompson River, heading toward The Pool. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO. (Approx. 40.350194, -105.651828)

Photo taken 2012 June 28 07:58 MST.




July 2012

Sundown approaches at Clam Beach County Park, Humboldt County, CA.

Photo taken 2012 July 3 20:08 PST.


June 2012

New buildings around Ground Zero and 911 Memorial, New York City.

Photo taken 2012 March 6 12:17 EST.




May 2012

911 Memorial, New York City.

Photo taken 2012 March 6 12:21 EST.


February - April 2012 (sorry, I got distracted)

Food vendor, Helsinki Port Area, Finland.
I wonder what it's like to look at everything with an orange tint all day and then walk out into the light.

Photo taken 2011 July 18 15:23 Finnish time.




January 2012

Entry foyer, Helsinki Railway Terminal, Finland.
Approximate location (60.170095,24.942806)

Photo taken 2011 July 18 17:53 Finnish time.


December 2011

Fried dough is a staple at the North Carolina State Fair, held each year in October, Raleigh, NC.
Approximate location Latitude: 35 deg 47' 46.98" N Longitude: 78 deg 42' 47.31" W

Photo taken 2011 Oct 6 11:54 EDT.




November 2011

Fields of grain, Lantmannen SW Seed AB, near Vara, Sweden.

Photo taken 2011 July 11 14:42 Swedish Time.


October 2011

East Ferry Terminal, Helsinki, Finland.
Approximate location Latitude: 60 9' 8.65" N Longitude: 24 55' 19.86" E (from camera GPS)

Photo taken 2011 July 18 12:40 Finish Time.




September 2011

An interesting amalgam at the corner of East 10th Street & Brazos, Austin, TX, USA. Escher, anyone?
Approximate location Latitude: 30 deg 16' 17.18" N Longitude: 97 deg 44' 23.34" W (from camera GPS)

Photo taken 2011 Aug 10 18:44 CDT.


August 2011

Lanna Research Station, Swedish Agricultural University.
Approximate location Latitude: 58degrees 20' 49.35" N Longitude: 13degrees 7' 32.72" E (from camera GPS)

Photo taken 2011 July 11 11:54 Swedish Time.




July 2011

Mural in parking lot. First Avenue, between Lenora & Virginia Streets, Seattle, WA.

Photo taken 2011 Apr 11 13:28 PDT


June 2011

Metsker Maps of Seattle. 1151 First Avenue, at Seneca Street, Seattle WA. An amazing collection of maps and globes!

Photo taken 2011 Apr 11 13:36 PDT




May 2011

Pike Street Market Crosswalk, Seattle, WA, USA. Walkway crosses Western Avenue from the NW end of the Pike Street Public Market complex between Pike & Pine Streets, closer to Pine.

Photo taken 2011 Apr 11 14:22 PDT


March 2011

Carolina Inn, UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. (35.90996,-79.054871)

Photo taken 2010 Nov 10 11:41 EST




February 2011

Boardwalk across Bog Pond, Greenwhich Prince Edward Island National Park, Canada. (46.452228,-62.693000)

Photo taken 2010 Jul 18 12:23 ADT


January 2011

Garden Pavillion at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia. (38.0093,-78.452296)

Photo taken 2010 Jul 7 09:23 EDT




December 2010

Northumberland Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island, CA. (45.96300,-62.71594)

Photo taken 2010 Jul 21 11:04 ADT


November 2010

This is fall in North Carolina - a beautiful blue sky above the trees. Look up and smile!

Photo taken 2010 Oct 24 17:45 EDT




October 2010

It's apple picking season at Sky Top Apple Orchard, Zirconia, NC. (35.240292,-82.439003)

Photo taken 2010 Oct 2 11:35 EDT


September 2010

From the street drawing festival on Fayetteville Street in Raleigh, NC.

Photo taken 2010 Sept 19 10:54 EDT




August 2010

Someone did a lot of work creating this highway of seashells. Northumberland Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island, Canada. (45.96300,-62.71594)

Photo taken 2010 July 21 11:18 ADT


July 2010

Mount Vernon Visitor Center, Mount Vernon, VA, USA. (38.709818,-77.086349)

Photo taken 2010 June 29 17:44 EDT




June 2010

Atlantic Ocean, from Room 507 Clam Digger Inn, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2010 May 22 12:57 EDT


May 2010

Carolina Box Turtle, Cary, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2010 Apr 7 13:30 EDT




March / April 2010

Knightdale, NC, USA. (Distortion correction by jpg" photographer A F. See comments on this image on my jpg" site.)

Photo taken 2010 Jan 31 08:32 EST


February 2010

Neuse River, near Knightdale, NC, USA (35.790851,-78.535775). (See comments on this image on my jpg" site.)

Photo taken 2010 Jan 31 14:18 EST




January 2010

NC Revenue Department, N. Wilmington Street near Polk Street, Raleigh, NC, USA (35.786753,-78.638179).

Photo taken 2009 Nov 20 16:59 EST


December 2009

Man With No Name.
Sighted at 1101 Haynes Street, Raleigh, NC, USA (35.794821,-78.637728).

Photo taken 2009 Nov 20 17:17 EDT




November 2009

Loneliness. Pine Knoll Shores, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2009 June 11 17:52 EDT


October 2009

Optics lesson (refraction) at the polar bear exhibt, NC State Zoo, Asheboro, NC. (See comments on this image on my jpg" site.)

Photo taken 2009 September 13 13:45 EDT




September 2009

Lemon Creek Park, Staten Island, New York. (See comments on this image on my jpg" site.)

Photo taken 2009 July 26 16:06 EDT


August 2009

Vertigo. This photo was taken on the 5th floor stair landing of Jordan Hall Addition on NCSU Campus. (See comments on this image on my jpg" site.)

Photo taken 2009 June 29 11:55 EDT




July 2009

An interesting juxtaposition of light and paint. This was taken in the stair landing between the 2nd and 3rd floors of Jordan Hall Addition on NCSU Campus. (See comments on this image on my jpg" site.)

Photo taken 2009 June 3 11:40 EDT


June 2009

The Rockin' Comet Diner is in Clayton, NC right on the main highway (US 70).

Photo taken 2009 May 16 19:42 EDT




May 2009

Is this any way to cool down after a ride? ... 14th (of 176) place in the "In the Red" challenge hosted by Digital Photography Review.

Photo taken 2009 Apr 8


April 2009

The answer to the question is written on the subway walls ...

An homage to Douglas Adams and Simon & Garfunkel.

Grand Central at 42 Street on the 4/5/6 platform, New York, NY, USA.

Photo taken 2009 Mar 3 13:59 EST




March 2009

Light and shadow play in this addition to Bethlehem Baptist Church, Poole & Bethlehem Roads. (Also featured on my jpg" site Shadow Boxing III.)

Wake County, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2009 Feb 22 15:42 EST


February 2009

Frost on a beautiful, blue, winter's morning.

Knightdale, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2009 Jan 17 09:04 EST




January 2009

Winter.

Knightdale, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2008 Dec 28 10:39 EST


December 2008

Hard life on the street.

SE 1st Ave between SE 1st & SE 2nd Streets, Miami, FL, USA.

Photo taken 2008 Nov 11 15:11 EST




November 2008

A seagull in flight at the beach.

Ocean Isle Beach, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2008 Oct 12 09:35 EDT


September / October 2008

Hume Lake is at the right of this early morning photograph in Kings Canyon National Park.

Looking northeast from Panoramic Point, Kings Canyon National Park, CA, USA.

Photo taken 2008 June 19 06:27 PDT




July / August 2008

Giant sequoia trees surround the Crescent Meadow at Sequoia National Park. The tree in the foreground is about 12-feet in diameter.

Looking west across Crescent Meadow. Sequoia National Park, CA, USA.

Photo taken 2008 June 21 11:10 PDT


April / May / June 2008

On the opposite coast ... it had just finished hailing when I took this photograph. The white spots in the sky are gulls. I'm standing on the Pacific Coast, looking inland.

Nye Beach, Newport, Oregon, USA.

Photo taken 2008 March 15 16:43.




March 2008

Many of North Carolina's barrier islands are under intense development pressure. Taken from the bridge to Ocean Isle Beach, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2007 November 23 16:04.


February 2008

Moon over Ocean Isle Beach, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2007 November 23 16:51.




December 2007 / January 2008

Sunset, Ocean Isle Beach, NC, USA.

Photo taken 2007 November 21 16:40.

November 2007

Laggan Road, Laggan, Scotland, UK.

Brooding sky on the road heading north out of Laggan, Scotland toward the Laggan Country Hotel.

Photo taken 2006 October 8 11:55.




October 2007

State Fair, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Crowds cover the ground and cooking smoke fills the air at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, NC. This year (2007) the fair runs 12-21 October.

Photo taken 2006 October 14 13:05.


September 2007

Cloud Gate, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL, USA.

Cloud Gate is a 66-foot long by 33-foot high sculpture that sits in Chicago's Millenium Park. It was created by artist Anish Kapoor. This photograph was taken under the sculpture, looking up at the reflections of viewers.

Photo taken 2006 August 8 12:20.




July / August 2007

American Flag, in honor of Independence Day, Raleigh, NC, USA.

A large US flag drapes a house along Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh, NC. Although this photo shows the flag displayed for Veteran's Day, it seemed an apporpriate photo for July, the month of Independence Day.

Photo taken 2006 Nov 11 10:06.


June 2007

Pelicans, Flagler Beach, FL, USA.

A small flock of pelicans wing over Flagler Beach, FL.

Photo taken 2006 July 12 12:04.




April / May 2007

Taylor Creek, Gallitan Gateway, Montana.

Taylor Creek winds its way through the Nine Quarter Circle Ranch in Gallitan Gateway, Montana, on a beautiful summer evening. A dust cloud kicked up by horses dissipates to the right. The water was very refreshing after an afternoon of hiking.

Photo taken 2006 July 20 17:27.


March 2007

Chicago Skyline, Chicago, IL, USA.

Chicago skyline from Lake Shore walkway, around 1600 North blocks.

Photo taken 2006 August 8 06:45.




January / February 2007

Brooding Sky, Laggan, Scotland, UK.

A house sits under a brooding sky near Laggan, Scotland, UK.

Photo taken 2006 October 8 11:45.


December 2006

Double Rainbow, Laggan, Scotland, UK.

Almost immediately after the rain (see the November 2006 photo) the sun came out and a double rainbow appeared.

Photo taken 2006 October 4 17:35.




November 2006

Rain Over Pasture, Laggan, Scotland, UK.

It started to rain lighely on a teaching excursion walking along the road between Laggan and the Spey Reservoir on the Glenshero Estate. I turned back toward the sun to examine the light, which was magnificent. This image only begins to convey the magic - but it's all I had time for, because the rain stopped as quickly as it started.

Photo taken 2006 October 4 17:30.


October 2006

Skyline, Seattle, WA, USA.

A crew team at early morning practice on Lake Union with the Seattle skyline as a backdrop. Photo taken from Seattle's Gas Works Park.

Photo taken 2006 May 16 06:20.




September 2006

Crown Fountain, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL, USA.

Crown Fountain was designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa for Chicago's Millenium Park. Children cavort in the fountain on a warm August day.

Photo taken 2006 August 7.


August 2006

Sunrise, Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, Gallitan Gateway, MT, USA.

The sun comes up over a ridge and backlights a stand of lodgepole pines. Taken from the lodge porch at Nine Quarter Circle Ranch.

Photo taken 2006 July 20.




June / July 2006

Cloud Gate, Millenium Park, Chicago, IL, USA.

Cloud Gate is a 66-foot long by 33-foot high sculpture that sits in Chicago's Millenium Park. It was created by artist Anish Kapoor and here reflects Chicago's sklyine on a glorious spring morning.

Photo taken 2006 May 22.


May 2006

Neuse River, Raleigh, NC, USA.

The Neuse River flows from Falls Lake, an impoundment that serves as Raleigh's major water supply, to the Pamlico Sound. This image is just south of Business US 64 in Raleigh, looking North.

Photo taken 2006 April 2.




April 2006

Glasses sparkle in the sunlight as dinner time approaches.

Rue Prince Arthur near Boul. Saint-Laurent. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Photo taken 2005 August 6.


February / March 2006

Street Mural, Rue Marie-Anne at Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Continuing the streel mural theme from January, this was another find during my Montreal visit. The mural frames the door of the Peruvian Soccer League.

Photo taken 2005 August 7.




January 2006

Steet Mural, Av. Des Poins at Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

I walked around this corner and made a phone call. It was only when I hung up and started walking across the street that I realized where I had been standing.

Photo taken 2005 August 6.


December 2005

Palais des Congrès, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The Montreal Convention right, built in the early 1980's, hosted the 2005 meeting of the Ecological Society of America.

Photo taken 2005 August 8.




November 2005

Black-eyed Susans, Le Grand Chalet, Parc du Mont-Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Le Grand Chalet offers stunning views of Montreal (see the September photo) and beautiful beds of brightly colored flowers.

Photo taken 2005 August 7.


October 2005

Boulder Field, Hickory Run State Park, PA, USA.

Sixteen acres of boulders that accumulated after thousands of freeze-thaw cycles gradually heave rocks to the surface. Rock fields like this are called "periglacial" phenomena and occur at the edge of glaciers and ice sheets.

Photo taken 2005 June 17.




September 2005

Skyline, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

This photo was taken from Parc du Mont Royal in Montreal, looking northeast.

Photo taken 2005 August 7.


August 2005

Rafting, Nantahala River, NC.

Rafters flying down the Nantahala River in western North Carolina. This photo was taken from the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Photo taken 2005 July 25.




June / July 2005

Cherry Blossoms and buildings blooming, Pennsylvania Ave, near 21 Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Photo taken 2005 April 11.


May 2005

Cherry Blossoms at the FDR Memorial, Washington, DC.

The cherry trees in Washington bloom in early April. During the peak weekend, tens of thousands of people come to see them.

Photo taken 2005 April 11.




April 2005

Longleaf pine and Giant cane understory,
Hofmann Forest, Jones County, NC, USA.

Giant cane in a natural longleaf pine stand. The area burned 3 years before this photo was taken. Giant cane is common on annually burned sites; because there are hardly any such sites any longer, it has become rather rare.

Photo taken 2005 January 5.


March 2005

The Gates, Central Park, New York, NY.

Christo & Jeanne-Claude placed 23 miles of orange fabric gates in Central Park. 2005 February 12-27.

Photo taken 2005 Feburary 13.




February 2005

Neuse River, Raleigh, NC.

Fresh snow on the banks of the Neuse River, looking west.

Photo taken January 2001.


January 2005

Akubra Hat Factory, Kempsey, Australia.

Hats are given their initial shape in this area by wetting the fur and pressing it around a crown.

Photo taken July 2003.



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