Previous Photos of the Day...
As the inscription on the statue reads, This sculpture is of Leifr Eiriksson and he is believed to be the first European to set foot in North America. It is a copy of a sculpture that was given to the people of iceland by the United States Government in 1930.
A wide shot of one of the lakes that we camped near one night.
Mount Rainier Sunrise from the Paradise River crossing on The Wonderland Trail. We were on our way out of the Paradise River Campground and en route to the Longmire Trailhead.
Winner of Earthshots Photo of the Day in March 2012! I took this photo during a backpacking excursion through Glacier National Park located in northern Montana, I was able to capture these trees on the bank of this slow moving river. I like this photo because it has a "cool" yet "eerie" feel to it, due to the tallest & apparently dying pine, leaning over the river.
This picture was taken near Cleveland Ohio and features the Lighthouse for the Cleveland Yacht Club. Captured early in the morning, the colors that were available are truly astounding!
This photo was taken right near the tree line before we began our ascent up Mt. Whitney.
While on a business trip to Colorado shooting some video for a company near Centennial, I made a stop over to Denver and the Red Rock park to check out the beautiful and breath taking views!
This photo of the Golden Gate Bridge was taken from the north side of San Francisco Bay. I had to hike down a road where there was construction taking place which then opened up to a brick "courtyard" for lack of a better word. It was very close to the Presidio Yacht Club. From there I was able to get this shot!
When I was traveling to California I made it a point to pay attention to the sky to see what cool sunrises, sunsets and generally cool cloud formations I could happen upon. I really liked this one and strangely enough I liked it better in black and white rather than color. The black and white gave it a more "pronounced" look I think. This was take along the 17 Mile Drive near Carmel by the Sea.
I was on tour with MegaDeth during their 2012 "Countdown to Extinction" tour. We had a stop over in Dubai, UAE and we had an opportunity to go on a desert safari where I was able to photograph this camel!
As the weather kept changing our view of the sky was a constant dynamic. Here the sun is finally peaking through the clouds.
A photo of one of the Golden Gate Bridge towers and cables against the sky. I was walking back and forth on this bridge trying to find new pictures and angles I could capture. Plus, I had to wait around for awhile before I could take, what I would call, "really good pictures", because it was cloudy and dreary for most of the day.
I was on tour with MegaDeth during their 2012 "Countdown to Extinction" tour. We had a stop over in New Dehli, India and had a chance to see a few sights. The Taj Mahal being one of them! I'm not usually super impressed by buildings and such but this one takes the cake! It really is magnificent. Building the Taj Mahal took 22 years and there are 22 pillars throughout the gardens symbolizing that length of time.
Nature always has a cool way of showing itself. I really like how the sun flares came out in this photograph.
I took this image of the Terminal Tower from Whiskey Island. Trains are constantly coming and going through this area - It is quite an impressive site seeing this train, bridge elevator move!
While I was in Washington, DC I was able to take some great night images of a few of the iconic landmarks that make up this city! Here is an image of the Ohio pillar at the World War II Memorial!
This was one of the first, really cool mountains that I came across on the John Muir Trail (JMT).
An upward angle of one the towers on this San Francisco landmark. I was walking back and forth on this bridge trying to find new pictures and angles I could capture. Plus, I had to wait around for awhile before I could take, what I would call, "really good pictures", because it was cloudy and dreary for most of the day.
This mother bird and two of her nestlings decided to take up residence in a small tree directly outside my window! Their choice of residency availed itself to some great photographic opportunities without the birds flying away. That mother bird has some real courage! I was only a couple feet away from her with the camera and she wouldn't even budge - she was busy protecting her babies!
While I was in Washington, DC I was able to take some great night images of a few of the iconic landmarks that make up this city! Here is an image of the Lincoln Memorial!