Thursday, April 30, 2009

Yellow Lady Slippers


.... See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. Matthew 6:28 & 29.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Air Force One



I took these photos from a waterfront park next door to our hotel in Jersey City where we stayed on our trip to New York City. The parking lot and street in front of the building on the left is where this video was shot a couple of days ago. Air Force One and a fighter jet did some low passes over NYC and Jersey City and scared a bunch of people to death. You can see the Colgate Clock in part of the video. If this had happened when we were there I would have probably been scared too, but it would have made a good story for us to tell.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another Manhattan Skyline


I made this photo with my Canon 30D. The other one was made with my Fuji f100. Click on the photo for a better view.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vivion


3 shot panorama. Click on the photo for a better view.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kurt Vonnegut, October 2001.



''I can think of no more stirring a symbol of man's humanity to man than a fire truck.''

A Couple Different Views...



...of Lady Liberty. I haven't gotten any pics from Indianapolis yet. Hopefully tomorrow.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

From New York, NY to Lizemores, WV





Talk about a world of difference. Friday we went to Lizemores to visit my wife's cousins and aunts and uncles and take them some gifts we bought for them in NYC. We also went out to my father-in-laws property to check on the logging operation. He has a few hundred acres of land and his nephew John of Holcomb Resources is cutting the timber for him. My daughter and her cousin got to play around with the skidder a little bit too.

Graffiti





I didn't see as much graffiti as I thought I would. Maybe I just wasn't in the right places.

West 11th Street



Greenwich Village

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bryant Park


I got this idea from Rick Lee. Daffodil with art deco architecture. The building is known as 500 5th Ave. It's 60 stories tall and was built in 1930.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

9-11-01




This is a memorial dedicated to the 38 Jersey City, NJ residents that were killed by terrorists on September 11th, 2001.

Pretty Standard...


... first time NYC tourist stuff, but I like it.

Union Square Tap Dancers


One of the coolest things we saw in New York were some tap dancers and a piano player in the subway at Union Square. We were on our way to Times Square and we had to change trains. We heard someone playing a piano and we went to check it out. This is what we found. I had been looking at NYC stuff on the internet before our trip and came across this guy. His name is Colin Huggins and he takes his piano into the subway and plays for people. Kim took the video and I got the stills. Good work Kim! Those dancers have got Jesco beat by a mile!

Near Times Square


I had to post one more before I went to bed. Hey Lance, I told you that when I'm on vacation I stay up late.

Merci Market



The gals and I split up again yesterday since I'm not much of a shopper. We split at 28th St. after we got off the subway. I walked up to Herald Square (34th St, Broadway and 6th Ave.) then back around to 28th St. and got back on the subway and rode to 18th St. After that I walked all the way back down 7th ave. to the World Trade Center where I caught the PATH train back to Jersey City. It took me about 2.5 hours to make it back to the WTC. It was chilly and it rained and drizzled on me the whole way but I thought it was perfect for walkin'. I had seen this market when we were in a cab on the way back from Times Square Saturday night and wanted to get some shots of it. It's just a little corner grocery store. I went in looking around and there was a black cat loungin' on the floor and a NYC policeman getting something to eat. Pretty cool.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Empire Puddle


The girls and I split up yesterday so they could shop and I could go lookin' around. I was walking by the front of the Empire State Building when I noticed it's reflection in a puddle by the curb. I was taking the shot when some people walked by and I heard one ask another (in a french accent) "what's that guy doin'?" I started to walk away and was looking at the photo on my camera and I wasn't crazy about it, so I turned around to take another and there were two guys taking the same shot. Copy cats!!!!!!!!

Top of the Rock



I took this one from the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center. Another shot that I've seen before but this one's mine. It was COLD and windy up there last night. We watched an informational movie about Rockefeller Center while we were waiting to go to the top. They say that 65,000 people work in the building every day. That's around 15,000 more people that live in Charleston. All my wife wanted to know was "where do they all park?".