We are headed out tomorrow to see our family in Chicago.A few years ago I constructed this piece of nonsense which was shot in Chicago but has little to do with the great city or my family. It is a little surreal which is probably why I like it. Please let me know your thoughts and I will be back with more in about a week.
About six years ago my Daughter moved to Chicago and made it her home. Later this year she will be married at a Chicago Landmark, The Palmer House Hotel. Of course Mom and Dad have traveled there a lot over the last six years and thus I have collected what I think are a few decent images. Later this week we will make another journey to America’s “Second City”. Here are some of the better images and most are available for purchase as prints.
I have started to experiment with doing pencil renderings of some of my on location images from Dawn of the Dead filmed in part at Monroeville Mall in 1978.This one is of Jeanie Jefferies who was a make up artist and also the “Blonde Zombie” from the movie. This is the first of a series.
WordPress sent me a message saying that today was my four year Anniversary. Technically this is correct. When I first started blogging I signed up for WordPress and Blogger. After a year and a half of sporadic blogging on Blogger I had seven followers. I realized, it just wasn’t working or worth it. After a couple of months on hiatus I decided to give WordPress another try. This was my second post in February 2012. Since then I have close to 1000 followers and average 1000 views a month. I try to post every day. Thanks to all who visit here and especially those who comment and like the posts. It is a method I use to drive attention to my commercial site but also a way to share my photography and my view of the world.
If you follow this blog you know it is rare for me to write a political post. But when Adolph Putin invades Crimea claiming that he is protecting ethnic Russians he is using the same logic as Hitler did in the Rhineland and Sudetenland. When masked people show up at a Synagogue asking Jews to register or forfeit all their property or be thrown out of the country; they have shown the comparison to Hitler is valid. Read the full story on USA today and pray with me that we are NOT on the verge of another world war.
Today is the 4th year anniversary of my wordpress blog and also the beginning of Passover. Yesterday a guy went crazy and killed people just because they were Jewish. I am not a religious man but this psychopath asked this woman if she was Jewish and when she said yes he killed her. If he had asked me I would have given the same answer.
My ancestral homeland in Ukraine is being over run by a new Russian maniac and the Ukraine is beginning to look like Hitler in the Rhineland. I am not a religious man but believe in God and thinkin’ now is a Good time lord for an intervention.
People visit Bok Towers in Florida to listen to the amazing carillon played by world renown muscians while strolling through the beautiful gardens. The gardens also contain a wide variety of wonderful sculptures by artists from around the world. This one caught my eye and fit perfectly in the garden landscape.
After being in Florida for a few months the excitement of seeing palm trees everywhere wears off. This is especially true in Tampa this year where they are literally putting Palm Trees everywhere due to the IIFA being held at Raymond James Stadium. They are trying to make the whole area look like Bollywood. However, I only saw this sort of palm in a couple of places. It is called a Sago Palm and I saw them at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo and this one on a walkway at Bok Towers.