Sunday, January 31, 2010

Don't Mess with Prague Castle

This is the top of the gate at Prague Castle's main entrance. The President of the Czech Republic is beyond these gates and if the statues don't scare away intruders the armed guards below the statues probably will. I read that Prague castle was established in the 9th century. I wish that I knew when these statues were built.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Two Strangers walking the Streets of Prague

I bet this woman was going to the Christmas market.
This man could have been headed anywhere
By the magic of photography we can jump from California to Prague. I was just thinking how cool it would be if a far away strangers recognized themselves in my pictures. I wonder what the odds of that would be.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Artsy Reflections

This close up shows even more reflections including a big tree, the sky and maybe even me right side up and upside down.

This is a reflection of the courtyard and fountain next to the Santora Arts Building in Santa Ana California.
There is an old building that houses a sort of co/op for artists and there are restaurants and an art school near by. All of this is surrounded by an impoverished area with a high crime rate.
There are lots of reflections if you look for them.
Weekend Reflections is hosted at Newtown Area Photo every Friday at 11am through 11pm Sunday.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hollywood Swinging (from a web)

It looks like Spider man has a fan.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fading Daylight at the Newport Beach Pier

One storm just ended and another one was on the way. So I had to hurry to get pictures before the sun went down and the rain started again. There's some picture noise but it pretty much looked like this when I took the picture. I made it just in time.
If you would like to see more Skywatch Friday posts or if you would like to add your own sky photo please click here.

Don't forget that tomorrow and every weekend Friday through Sunday I host the Weekend Reflections meme at my Newtown blog. Post a reflection and join the fun.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Vain Weather Vane

In Orange County even the weather vanes are vain.
Look in her hands if you are wondering why I say she's vain. lol!

I just discovered Rebecca's meme it's called Midweek Blues and she hosts it at her Dusty Cellar blog. I hope this is and acceptable post for the meme. It has lots of blue. :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Space Invaders

Space Invaders was a video game that was popular in the late 1970's. This is an unedited photo taken at the end of the Huntington Beach pier. The hazy sky gets very dramatic when the sun settles behind Catalina Island. The oil rig in the foreground reminds me of a character from Space Invaders and the orange glow adds to the other worldly feel. There's also a few ufo's/seagulls flying around out there too.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Old Man and the Seagull

I took this shot in Huntington Beach on the day we arrived in Orange County. The setting sun over the water creates interesting lighting. This bird was very good at catching the nuts that the man was tossing. If you enlarge the picture you might be able to see one in it's mouth.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Chasing the sunset (Warm Reflections)

Palm trees on Lido Isle, Newport Beach
A surfer near the Newport Beach pier

The sunset seen from the end of the Huntington Beach Pier.
I just wanted to post a few of the pictures that I took yesterday and today. We are back in Orange County. It feels strange to be wearing short sleeves in the winter after all of the cold weather in Newtown.
I hope these pictures look okay since they are right out of the camera and this monitor is tiny.

It rarely rains in O.C. but as luck would have it, it's going to rain every day next week. So it should be interesting taking pictures. Thankfully I already took a bunch, I just hope they're good.
The top picture isn't a reflection but the bottom two have reflections. I took some reflection pictures last night that are really cool. I just hope the turn out okay.
To see other Weekend Reflections please click here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cool Shadows

Don't try to use this fire escape.

I kept noticing people walking on the vertical shadow lines. I wonder if it was a subconscious attempt to be orderly.
Vertical and horizontal shadows in New Hope, Pa.
I'm going on vacation for a couple of weeks. I'll try to post some pictures and check my comments when I get the chance. I'm not sure about the connection and I'll only have a one of those mini notebooks.

Monday, January 11, 2010


I took this picture in front of a shop in New Hope Pennsylvania.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Out of Commission

Old farm equipment next to a tree in Lower Bucks County Pennsylvania.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

"Regrets, I've had a Few"

I went looking for reflections on Thursday, when I stopped to look at a dirty old window I saw this guy looking straight through me. As if he was reflecting on all of his past mistakes. So I set my camera to blur the reflections and focus on him. Since there are still subtle reflections I decided to use these pictures for Weekend Reflections.

Weekend Reflections is a meme for photographs of reflections. Reflections can be subtle or crystal clear and they can be found all over the place. If you look for them.

Weekend Reflections lasts from 11am est Friday to 11pm Sunday every weekend at Newtown Area Photo. If you have a reflection photo please join us or just check out the cool reflections.

*Edit I see that my photographs of this window display have tricked the eyes of some of the viewers, which was my intention and I'm sure the intention of the artist who created this silicone mannequin bust. I did however leave a clue enlarge the bottom photo and look at the left side of his neck. :)
I almost forgot to thank those of you who came up with clever captions for my previous post.
Thanks, that was fun!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

When you got to go, you got to go?

Let's have some fun. what do you think the title or caption should be?

Monday, January 4, 2010

Walking Tall on Thin Ice

Mr. Blue trying to blend in with the scenery

Two views of a blue Heron standing on ice and enjoying the sun.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Over the Line

This is my first photo of 2010.

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The Party's Over

Unlike these balloons we have a new year filled with new opportunities. Happy New Year!