Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween from Europe!

I'll be on vacation until November 19th-ish. This post was pre scheduled.

I was very surprised to see this guy in Prague of all places last November. I'm in Europe again but not in Prague this time.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Into The Eye of the Storm

I'm on vacation and this is a pre-scheduled post. I'll should be back to my regular blogging in mid to late November.
I took this photo at Laguna Beach California in between major storms. It rained almost every day during my last visit home. In fact the storms were some of the worst that I can remember.
As you probably noticed I was playing around with textures before I left. Photo editing can be fun but I try not to get carried away with it. :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Balboa Pier During a Storm

Brave fishermen weathering the storm at the end of the pier.

Looking at the pier as large rain drops fall.
This is a pre-scheduled post I'll be back to normal blogging in mid to late November.
I took these photos during the terrible storms in Southern California last January. I took the bottom shot when there was a short break in the storm but by the time I took the top one a couple of minutes later the wind was blowing about 50 mph and the rain was starting to pour. Plus the waves were almost crashing onto the pier. Not a great place for a camera. Thankfully I parked my car close by. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Transition Time

This is the Huntington Beach Pier in Orange County California as day turns to night. Walking around this area at sunset is one of the things that I miss most about home.
I had a great time exploring and experimenting with black and white over the last several months but from now on I'll be posting more color photos.
I'm going to Europe next week and I'll be there for a few weeks taking lots of pictures so I'm changing the theme of this blog from "mostly black and white" to mostly photos of Europe. The photos will be a mix of color and black and white. Hopefully I'll be able to make a few posts while I'm there.
Until I return in mid to late November this will be my final post that's not pre-scheduled.
I pre-scheduled the Weekend Reflections meme on my other blog so have fun and stay tuned. :)
This is my Skywatch Friday entry.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

An Old Bake Oven

I've noticed these interesting domed brick structures sticking out of some of the very old buildings in this part of the country. I guessed that they were some type of oven and I was right. One of these days I'll try to find more information about them. If you look closely you will see that the bricks on the ground change at the little gate on the right. That's where I stood to take the photos for my October 7TH post "The Space Between Two Buildings".

Monday, October 11, 2010

An Old Barn in Mt. Airy New Jersey

This old barn has seen better days. It looks like it's had plenty of use over the years.
This is my entry in the Old Barn meme at Bluff Area Photo. Follow the ink if you like old barns and/or you want to participate.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunlight Shining through

Several of the grave stones in this cemetery have been worn down by the elements over time. However I saw several from the 1800's and maybe even the 1700's. It makes me wonder what Newtown was like back in those days.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Space Between Two Old Buildings

This is two crops of the same photo. It's the brick walking space between two old buildings in Newtown. The building on the left was built in 1733 and the one the right was built in 1782. I don't know when they put the bricks in the middle.
There's a garden at the end of the bricks but it's hard to tell because of the bright sun.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Neuschwanstein Castle

I took this shot from a little wooden frost covered bridge thousands of feet off of the ground. The bridge had way too many people on and to be honest I was scared half to death every time I saw the planks bend. However the views were way to nice to pass up.

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Historic Old House

This house probably dates back to the late 18th or early 19th century. It looks like three buildings stuck together. I wonder if the small section on the right is some type of root cellar.