Of course I have to post my photos of Sunday's Supermoon Eclipse for Skywatch Friday. I went to a local park with a lake and set up my tripod.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Monday, September 28, 2015
My last couple of Monday posts have been about the famous St. Louis Arch. The reward for getting to the top is spectacular views - on one side is the mighty Mississippi River.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Believe it or not, there's an alligator park in Colorado - it's called Colorado Gators, and it's situated on hot springs near the Great Sand Dunes National Park. It's the place where my old D40X finally stopped working - by the end of the visit the shutter motor was all be finished and it couldn't expose anything properly. So these are the last shots it ever took!
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
So, you ask, can you go to the top of the famous St. Louis Arch? Yes, and it's a very unusual tram system that takes you up, not for the claustrophobic or acrophobic. You climb into a small capsule with five tiny seats and not enough room to stand up.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Here are some shots of the famous Arch from when we were in St. Louis late last year.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Nobody will forget where they were on 9/11 - I know I certainly won't. I've been reaching back into my archives to show New York before that day, but here's what I saw the last time I was there. The last photo brought it home for me, as it's all about the people lost on that dreadful day and the suffering their families have endured.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
If the wind is right, the more adventurous balloon pilots try to dip in Memorial Lake shortly after take-off. This first one is very daring - the pilot was strapped in a simple seat hanging below the balloon.
Monday, September 7, 2015
Labor Day is celebrated the first Monday in September here in the USA, and for many years there has been a balloon festival in my city over the long weekend (The Colorado Springs Balloon Classic). It looked like last year would be the final one as the organizers chose not to continue it, but fortunately another group stepped in and this year we celebrated the first Labor Day Lift Off!