Happy Independence Day at the National Aviary

I love my country and Independence Day. I don’t really like fireworks though. I worry to much about our veterans with PTSD and the dogs hiding under the bed. I like cookouts and barbecue and am not going to let the current political climate detract from celebrating our independence from Great Britain.

So what better way to celebrate than by visiting our national symbol at The National Aviary. Pittsburgh should be proud of having the largest aviary in the United States and it is currently having the tropical room refurbished but still worth visiting if only to see this nesting pair.

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Our National Symbol

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Smithsonian Candidate #11…Death from Above

I am thinking of entering the Smithsonian Photo Contest even though I have zero chance of winning. I say that not to denigrate my ability as a photographer, but each category already has over 50,000 entries. Sure a lot of them are crap but some, well follow the link above and see for yourself. Also you can only submit work from 1/1/2016 until the present and all works with people must have a model release.

If you are familiar with any of my work (e.g. Moment and Souls) you probably realize I don’t have a lot of model releases.

Fortunately I do have some images that may qualify in other categories and will be publishing some here to see if you feel they quality. Please comment and let me know your thoughts. This is an entry in the nature category and is an image of the death throes of a gecko in the grasp of a blue heron.

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Death from Above

Doors of Prague #2

Traveling through Europe I became facinated with some of the ancient doorways of the cities. One of the first I ever published was in March of 2012. It was a doorway in Bruges that I photographed in the 1990″s while I was there on business.

The doorways of Prague (Praha) in the Czech Republic were some of the best I have ever seen. I published a few in 2016 but have since done some editing so that you can appreciate the detail and variety of these ancient doorways.

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Doors of Prague #2

Tuesdays With Toomey–Stress Release Civics

I don’t usually write political posts and this one is more of a civics post than a political one. A lot of progressive and moderate people in the United States are feeling anxious. One way to deal with that anxiety is to DO SOMETHING!

Every Tuesday in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and other Pennsylvania cities people gather in front of Senator Pat Toomey’s offices to engage in non-violent protest. Pat Toomey is Pennsyvania’s conservative Senator.

Being involved helps to relieve the anxiety. Contributing helps you to feel invloved and more hopeful when you are with others that share your points of view. No matter what your beliefs please get involved. The tragedy of the last election was that 46 percent of Americans didn’t vote. Apathy kills democracy. Get involved and for god’s sake VOTE!

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Doors of Prague #1

Traveling through Europe I became aware of some of the ancient doorways of the cities. One of the first I ever published was in March of 2012. It was a doorway in Bruges that I photographed in the 1990″s while I was there on business.

The doorways of Prague (Praha) in the Czech Republic were some of the best I have ever seen. I published a few in 2016 but have since done some editing so that you can appreciate the detail and variety of these ancient doorways.

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Doorways of Prague #1

Smithsonian Candidate #10…Nymphenburg Palace

I am thinking of entering the Smithsonian Photo Contest even though I have zero chance of winning. I say that not to denigrate my ability as a photographer, but each category already has over 50,000 entries. Sure a lot of them are crap but some, well follow the link above and see for yourself. Also you can only submit work from 1/1/2016 until the present and all works with people must have a model release.

If you are familiar with any of my work (e.g. Moment and Souls) you probably realize I don’t have a lot of model releases.

Fortunately I do have some images that may qualify in other categories and will be publishing some here to see if you feel they quality. Please comment and let me know your thoughts. This is an entry in the travel category and is an image of Nymphenburg Palace in Vienna.

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Nymphenburg Palace

Smithsonian Candidate #9…Pittsburgh Rembrandt Tulip

I am thinking of entering the Smithsonian Photo Contest even though I have zero chance of winning. I say that not to denigrate my ability as a photographer, but each category already has over 50,000 entries. Sure a lot of them are crap but some, well follow the link above and see for yourself. Also you can only submit work from 1/1/2016 until the present and all works with people must have a model release.

If you are familiar with any of my work (e.g. Moment and Souls) you probably realize I don’t have a lot of model releases.

Fortunately I do have some images that may qualify in other categories and will be publishing some here to see if you feel they quality. Please comment and let me know your thoughts. This is an entry in the nature category and shows a Rembrandt Tulip from our Pittsburgh Garden

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Rembrandt Tulip