You know when Spring arrives because everybody is ready for baseball. I can’t wait to see a couple of more games this year. Last year we saw the Yankees and White Sox at home. This year hopefully, the Mets and Pirates at their homes. I took this one at Yankee Stadium last year. Mark Texeria looses his bat and it is caught by Spike Lee in the stands. Only in New York could this happen. You can buy a print of this one and see other pictures by clicking here.
I was very unimpressed with Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. Maybe it is because I visited Kauai and Maui many times before ever spending any time on Oahu except for the airport. Maybe it was because I thought Miami had better beaches. Maybe it was because Honolulu reminded me of Miami. Maybe it was because of all the street hustlers and the crowded beaches. In any case the one thing I did like was Diamond Head. It was a great place to hike and quiet and serene compared to noisy Waikiki beach. You can buy a print of this on my commercial gallery and see other images by clicking here.
Whenever we travel on vacation we miss our dog so we tend to glom on to other peoples dogs. These two were playing on the beach at Kaanapali beach in Maui near a Maui Family Sunday Picnic. Making friends with the dogs got us invited to the picnic. Got to love the friendliness of the Hawaiian people. You can see other animal images at my Animals and Flowers Gallery by clicking here.
At the base of Iao Needle Park in Maui is a beautiful International Garden we vist almost every time we are on Maui. The park is great and led these young men in to the spirit of the dance. You can buy a print of this on my commercial gallery and see other images by clicking here.
On a recent trip to Mars I observed these cloud formations leading me to the conclusion that life is possible! Oh, wait a minute it wasn’t Mars it WAS Maui. This is a morning view from the crater at Haleakala National Park in Maui. The park is 10,000 above sea level and quite a miraculous ride to the top. It can be very cold so make sure you bring a warm jacket or coat. The astronauts trained here before the moon mission because NASA thought the terrain was the most similar one in the USA to the surface of the moon. The views are spectacular. You can see and purchase other views of this site on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
We first came across this spot while driving to Honukua bay to snorkel with the giant Honu or sea turtles. There were literally hundreds of these rock stacks looking over the Pacific ocean. We convinced ourselves that it must be some sort of old Hawaiian religious ritual. We also noticed them on Haleakala and other places on the island. I did some research and they have nothing to do with Hawaii. Apparently people do this all over the world and since then I have noticed them in other places at well. This just proves that all people are creative and the human mind provides endless ways for us to exhibit our creativity. You can see more images from Maui at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
One of the advantages of staying at Ka’anapali Beach in Maui is that each day you are treated to a beautiful Sunset. Sure very rarely it may rain but one of the most difficult decisions of the day is where to view the setting sun. In summer I like to be dinning on the beach at The Barefoot Bar or Pacifico and see the setting sun as we enjoy cocktails before dinner. In the winter, it is fun to be in Turtle Bay or Black rock to see the cliff divers. You can see other stunning Maui vistas on my commercial site by clicking here.
Although natives might complain about it, the Chicago Transit Authority runs the best metro rail service in the United States. Yes I know DC has a good one but it is a fraction of the size compared to Chicago. Chicago lines are usually on time, relatively clean,free of graffiti and also still moderately priced. This is a picture of an elevated train running parallel to the Chicago River. You can buy a print of this one and see other images on my commercial site by clicking here.
I have recently expanded my Zazzle store to included prints and posters in addition to Apparel and home furnishing items. You can check it out by clicking here. Zazzle gives me the opportunity to offer products at a slightly lower price then Red Bubble although my gallery at Red Bubble does offer more images and products which you can access by clicking here. . These are some of the new images added to Zazzle check it out!
I am always amazed when traveling through Europe to see how many people smoke cigarettes. It is hard to find restaurants that are non smoking although there are more of them in Paris than during my visit in the 1990’s. This was taken on the streets of Paris as a young man takes a break from his shop job to grab a smoke. You can see other photojournalistic pieces and more scenic work form my european portfolio by clicking here.