Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Peak Moods (8) - Cold

Summer is quickly coming to an end where I live. This was the view from my house with a telephoto lens as I left for work on Monday morning - the first real snow on Pikes Peak.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Assorted Nighttime Vegas Scenes

Veer Towers (residential buildings).
Outside New York New York.
A general view of the Strip.
The Crystals shopping mall.
Planet Hollywood.
Paris (1).
Paris (2).

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Assorted Vegas Daylight Scenes

Here's a shot of the classic Flamingo casino.
The Bellagio.
The famous fountain pool at the Bellagio looking towards the Cosmopolitan - more to come from here later.
The Mirage.
Treasure Island from the Venetian.
A closer shot of Treasure Island.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Caesar's Palace (Las Vegas)

From a trip a few months ago, here are some shots of the famous Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.
It's definitely luxurious with lots of water features.
I love the curved escalators - you don't see these every day.
Of course there's lots of shopping for those so inclined.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hawaii 1997 Revisited (4)

The overlook where I took this photo on the Big Island of Hawaii is closed as there's lava in the crater these days.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Above the Clouds

When we got to the top of Mount Herman, it was amazing to have a sea of clouds below us.
Morning clouds are fairly rare in this part of the world, so this was an unexpected pleasure.
The dogs and I loved this hike, and I thought these photos would be perfect for Skywatch Friday, photos from the sky!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mount Herman Road

I recently went for a hike up a nearby mountain, Mount Herman. To get to the trailhead you take a dirt road along the side of the mountain, and it started out foggy.
But I climbed out of the clouds, and looking back it was a lovely sight.
This shot more clearly shows you the road where I had been driving a few minutes before.
The trail up the mountain is quite steep in places.
In fact at times it doesn't seem like a trail at all!
Come back in a couple of days and I'll show you some photos from the top. In the meantime visit Our World Tuesday for lots of other views of our incredible world.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Aria, Las Vegas

These photos are from a few months ago when we took a short trip to Vegas. Here's the Aria hotel where we stayed. First, looking out the main entrance.
One of the advertising signs.
Lots of glass...
...and I'm bet that the signs are LED rather than neon.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Textbook Severe Thunderstorm

I was glad this severe thunderstorm passed to our south a few days ago, not over us, as it was dropping tennis-ball sized hail as I took this photo.

Monday, August 8, 2016

WTC Area at Night

When I was walking around the World Trade Center, it was late enough that the memorial was closed, and this was as close as I could get to the famous pools.
It was very peaceful without all the people.
I still find it terrifying and sobering to think of the terrible events that took place here.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Looking Up At One World Trade Center

This is one of my favorite photos from my latest trip to New York City - I wandered around the World Trade Center area after I came down from the top of the building and this was one of the shots I took.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Nighttime World Trade Center Views

Here are my favorite photos from the top of One World Trade Center a few weeks ago; all were taken hand-held through the building's glass. The city lights seem to go on forever.
The classic view is to the north with the Empire State Building standing out.
Every way you look there's something interesting.
As it's on the island of Manhattan there is water in every direction.
To the south is the Upper Bay, at the end of which is the famous Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, seen here. Beyond that is the Lower Bay and finally the Atlantic Ocean.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour for the Our World Tuesday meme.
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