Situated in the Mojave Desert, its Spanish name means "The Meadows" because of the wild grasses and desert springs originally found there. An oasis in an otherwise dry and unwelcoming place, it became known to Native Americans over 10,000 years ago. It was discovered by the modern world in 1829, when a young Mexican scout … Continue reading A visit to Las Vegas
To celebrate the acquisition of a new camera (well, the acquisition is new, the camera isn't), I took a pre-dawn walk through town. It was cold and somewhat rainy. Water got on my lens a couple of times and I'd forgotten to bring a lens cloth, so you'll see some weird light artifacts on some … Continue reading A walk through town before daybreak
These are photos taken on an evening walk in DC, during Christmas time, back in 2006. They should bring back memories for some of you, and if they don't, they'll give you a good idea of what to expect if you visit our nation's capital in December.
Here are cityscapes of North Bethesda and Rockville at night. Most are taken from a vantage point in Grosvenor Park while some are taken from the walkway above the I-270. I do love it when cities and architects take the time to think about color casts and the impact they will have on the way … Continue reading North Bethesda and Rockville at night
Ligia and I went on a refreshing evening walk with friends last night, during a wonderful snowfall which lasted through the night and covered everything in about a foot of snow by morning. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and of course I took photos, lots of them. This is the center of the town, the place … Continue reading A snowy evening walk in Medias
This is a video montage of our 2007 Christmas tree and ornaments. It sat in my "to-do" queue for over three years... but it's finally edited! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3-8PY6ysX8 The quality of my filming back then wasn't quite up to snuff, but I tried to sweeten things up in editing -- let me know how it came … Continue reading The Christmas tree and ornaments