Endless Fun

Major resorts have lots of great perks which is why people go there. Some are wonderful and some are just stupid. Last year we spent time at a truly wonderful resort in Cancun and were served up our first endless pool. It was great being in a pool without sharks,sand and waves and be able to feel like we were right on the beach. This is a perk I truly love. Tomorrow, a perk that is not so great.

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The Endless Pool

The Endless Pool

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Leaves on Black Water

The waters at Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa Florida are dark and foreboding but very clear. The dark waters make this scene a little ominous. Is an alligator lurking below or some terror from a Stephen King Book? Sometimes my imagination gets the best of me.

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Leaves on Black Water

Leaves on Black Water

Happy Father’s Day

My father died at age 65, way too young. I still miss him and think of him but don’t have any really good pictures of him. My parents had already moved to Florida when I started to become a competent photographer. However, I have a million pictures of my daughter and thanks to my wife a few of me and my daughter.

My daughter just a few weeks after birth,

Mayan Light House

We own a time share at the Westin Lagunamar in Cancún. Most of the Mayan ruins are at least an hour away by car or bus. However adjacent to the resort is a small park maintained by the state of Quintana Roo. This ruin was a lighthouse for ships that were sailing towards Tulum around year 200 of the modern era. It was chosen because it is the highest spot in Cancún.

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Mayan Light House

Mayan Light House

Not on My List!

I have a life list, well it might be written down somewhere but it certainly exists inside my head. I have done a number of things on it. I have traveled to a lot of places although I still have a lot of places I want to see. I have done some things that are kind of dangerous. I have snorkeled with giant sea turtles and barracuda. I have ridden on horseback through the mountains of Tennessee, Arizona and New Mexico. As a photographer I have walked the mean streets and worked in dangerous places like steel mills on cranes and nuclear power plants and with dangerous people like zombies. I am 69 and hopefully still get to cross a lot of other things off my list. This year I will publish my first novel DreamMap.

However, this is something I will never do and never wanted to do although I bet you can you can get great pictures from up there. No thanks Mr. Larue I am ready for my crane shot now.

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No on my List!

No on my List!

Shadow and The Bandit

Some folks just can’t handle the action at the dog park. They see these two at play and get tense and nervous. Sometimes people would drive in, see these two and turn around and leave. Shadow and Bandit would play like this until exhausted and then they would collapse next to each other and pant. They both needed the workout but if you didn’t know better you might think this is a dog fight instead of best buddies.

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Shadow and the Bandit

Shadow and the Bandit

Flame Bat

The wind blows the flame and the flame takes on different shapes. Using ISO and shutter speed to control the exposure, a simple torch flame turns in to an artistic statement. For some reason this shape reminds me of Batman. Can you see it?

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Flame Bat

Flame Bat