Roots

Bushkill Falls is refereed to as the Niagara of Pennsylvania but of course nothing compares with Niagara. However, the walkways and paths lead you around 8 different waterfalls and some are spectacular but more on them later in the week. Some of the light and shadows in the forest made we want to think in monochrome. This tree looks like it’s running way from the water. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel on my commercial site.

Roots

Roots

Seal Island

There is a scenic drive in California that is not to be missed. It is called 17-Mile Drive and is a scenic road through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach on the Monterrey Peninsula. There are many scenic views along the drive like the Lone Cypress and the Famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. There is a small island off shore that is called Seal island which was one of the highlights for me because I love seeing wildlife in a natural environment. You can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial site.

Seal Island Monterrey Peninsula

Seal Island

The Keys Master

George Duke is an amazing piano and keyboard player. He played with Frank Zappa on Chunga’s Revenge, 200 Motels, WakawaJawaka, The Grand Wazoo, Apostrophe, Over-Nite Sensation, One Size Fits All, Bongo Fury and Roxy and Elsewhere. He has also played with other artists like Stanley Clarke and Jean Luc Ponty and has a successful and current career as a solo artist. The original photo for this digital creation was taken during a show with Frank Zappa on the Apostrophe Tour in Pittsburgh. You can buy a print on my commercial gallery by clicking here.

George Duke with Frank Zappa

George Romero

As a journalist on a movie set you have a license to observe and report. What I found interesting was the mood swings that are cause by events. In this image, the Director, George Romero and Director of Photography (DP) Michael Gornick were trying to figure out how to deal with the reflections from the fountain. The two shots were taken seconds apart on the set of Dawn of the Dead at Monroeville Mall in 1978.. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

The Joy and Anguish of Directing George Romero 1978

Time for a Beer?

People will argue about anything. One of the most frequent arguments you hear in taverns and bars is which beer is the best. This argument is specious at its core. It is like saying which food is best. In summer one may choose a lighter beer and on Saint Patrick’s Day, anything but Harp or Guinness is just not proper in my opinion. However, it is also in my opinion that the best beer in the world comes from Belgium. With over 2000 beer brands you have a world of choice in Belgium. No matter if you like Duvel, Trappist or Stella the best brews are made in Belgium. Leffe is one of my favorites. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

The Words Best Beer

The Words Best Beer

Day Lilly

We didn’t see this flower last year. The dog we were fostering, Shadow, seemed to think they were special treats just for him. I tried taking pictures of it a couple of years ago before Shadow but could not get the color right. The gardener, my lovely wife, says that this matches the plant color perfectly. I credit Mr Sun who provided a bright overcast afternoon without hard shadows. You can see other images and buy prints of this one at my commercial gallery.

Day Lilly 2013

Day Lilly 2013

The Crown Jewel of the Summer Garden

In Spring the highlight of the garden are the Tulips and Daffodils. In Fall Mums are my favorite showy flower. There are so many flowers in summer that offer color and beauty it is hard to pick a favorite but if I had to I would pick the Lily. The flowers are large, last a long time and come in a variety of beautiful colors. This one of the best from 2013 in a deep orange or umber color. You can buy prints of this one and see others at my commercial gallery.

The Jewel of the Garden

The Jewel of the Garden

Um, We Are Sharing…Right?

When you walk across the Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh to go to PNC Park it is closed to traffic during baseball games. These two provide a nice walking cadence but drumming is hard work on a hot and humid July evening. See more photojournalism and buy scenic prints and apparel at my commercial site.

Were sharing right?

Were sharing right?

A Night at the Ball Park

When I went to see the Pirates play in Pittsburgh, I only had my 50mm- 300mm zoom lens so I was unable to take the “definitive scenic shot” of PNC park. I did get a few shots that provide a little bit of the feel of being in this wonderful baseball park. I grew up with Forbes Field and hated it when the Pirates didn’t have their own field and had to share with the Steelers. This ballpark provides the same kind of feel that Forbes Field except of course with more modern conveniences and better food. See more images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial site.

The Bleachers

The Bleachers

Cut it...Ay Me Matey!

Cut it…Ay Me Matey!

Hoist it!

Hoist it!