Thursday, June 23, 2011

Santuario de Guadalupe Prayers


Santa Fe, New Mexico

My first thought was it's nice praying statue then I saw the man on his knees praying below and I thought together they make an interesting picture. I wish I could have taken more time or even used a tripod but I didn't want to disturb the praying man.

Santuario de Guadalupe was built by Franciscan missionaries between 1776 and 1795, this is the oldest shrine in the United States to Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Balboa Pavilion

Newport Beach, California (Balboa Peninsula)
It's a photo of the Balboa Pavilion which is on the Balboa Peninsula and I took the shot from Balboa Island.

The pavilion has been there for 105 years and I think it's where John Wayne met his first wife back in the 1920's. Balboa Island and especially the peninsula holds lots of memories because it was one of the favorite spots for our friends and us when we were teenagers. Vicki and I still like to go there all the time for walks and I try to always have a camera in my pocket.

This my Weekend Reflections post.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ku Hoe He'e Nalu

Corona Del Mar, California

I took this photo of sun setting over Newport Beach last night.
I thought the guy on the paddle board and the pelicans looked pretty cool as silhouettes.

Hoe Nalu "Paddle Surf"
The Hawaiian translation is Ku Hoe He'e Nalu; to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave.

This is my Watery Wednesday post.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Running Man and The Robin

ST. Louis, Missouri

I took this shot near City Hall just after sunset. I saw the robin looking at the statue and I asked him if he liked it. Then he turned around and posed for a picture. I didn't think it be any good because this shot took almost three seconds do to low light. Mr. Robin kindly stood still for me however he gave me a puzzled look when I asked him move to his right to add balance to the scene.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Storm clouds at the Gateway Arch

St. Louis, Missouri

I have a habit of taking way too many pictures of huge man made structures. It's just like when I'm near the Eiffel tower I just can't stop clicking. Look how tiny the woman looks below the arch.
The Gateway Arch also known as The Gateway to the West was built in 1965 and 630 feet tall. The arch is reflective and I noticed that it changes color though out the day. I also took some shots at sunset when the arch was a golden color.

I enjoyed Newtown but it's great to be back home especially because the weather has been so great. Newport Beach 67F vs Newtown 97F.