WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT?

DREAMING OF IRELAND

Do you ever dream of going someplace again that you been before? How does it feel when you see photos of that place, whether their your photos or not?

For me that place is Ireland. I’ve been a few times now and fell in love with it that very first time on the approach to the airport as the plane was descending from the heavens onto a misty emerald green landscape. It’s pretty hard to describe the feeling of going there to others. It just is a happy feeling I guess that stays the whole time I’m there.

Even though it does tend to rain a lot there the people are extremely nice and the food isn’t bad either. Many castles and old history are abound and is extremely fascinating to check out. Walking along the shore of an ancient beach that has been battered for millennia is magical.

Being a photographer and carrying around a bunch of gear to snap shots is almost like a zen like feeling while there.

Where is your favorite spot or one you’d like to check out at some point? I have many other places I’d love to visit but I must say Ireland is still at the top of my list.

AN OLD STRANDED IRISH BOAT

I took this shot a little over a year ago on a trip to Ireland for business. This photo was taken while it was pretty windy and rain was coming down. I’m not sure if this boat would actually be in the water as the tide was out and it seemed pretty far from it, though I could be mistaken. The photo was shot on the coast of the inlet from the Atlantic towards Shannon and Limerick.

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STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY INSIGHTS

GOOGLE PLUS HANGOUT TONIGHT @ 10pm EST

Alex Koloskov & Dave Nitsche have been hosting a weekly google hangout. This will be the 6th one. It starts at 10pm EST. Tonight we’re going to discuss an assignment we were given to photograph a red wine bottle. That was the main subject and the rest was up to our imagination. There are some great photos so far and it will interesting to hear about the shots and how they were made.

THE STAINLESS STAGE

Have you ever been to Chicago? Or maybe you’ve seen a ton of photos of the ‘Bean’ that is heavily photographed here. I have to admit I’ve taken my share of photos of the Bean as well.

Just a stone throw away, or possibly a lob away, is this stage. They play live music here and from what I know it’s free. You can just bring a picnic, and hang out with friends and listen to great music.

The area is called Millennium Park which is home to not only this stage and the Bean, but a botanical garden and a couple giant square columns that have screens that display peoples faces. During the summer they spray water from those columns typically from the mouths of the people on the screen.

Do you have any interesting photos of Chicago you’d like to share? Make sure to leave links in your comments for us all to check them out.

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A DAY IN LONDON TOWN

After spending a few days out in Wales we planned to have one day in London before hopping on another plane to Germany. The day was gorgeous and pretty warm. We left early morning to drive back to the Heathrow airport to drop our car off and check into our hotel to drop our multitude of baggage off. Next we hopped on the Tube downtown and got off at the Tower Station. Did a bit of walking around and checking out the sites before hopping on a Thames ferry to the London Eye for a scenic ride.

TODAY’S PHOTO – I SPY THE LONDON EYE

This thing is cool! Well, it was pretty warm inside I have to admit, but the views are breathtaking and awesome. You can literally see for miles and can many landmarks are within view. Just below right you can see the Houses of Parliament and behind that in the distance is the Battersea Power Station. This is not your ordinary Ferris wheel. It’s huge and high, and the ride around once takes about 30 minutes. Well worth the time if you have it. I do suggest prebooking a ‘flight’, as they call it, to save from standing in line for several hours.

Enjoy!

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THE ABANDONED BUILDING

OUR LAST DAY HERE

Well, my wife and I have been here on our trip without the kids for the past week and are on our last day here. We’ve been here on Grand Bahama Island having a bit of a get away, hanging out with friends and meeting new ones. The snorkeling has been great and I even got a few photo ops while out and about.

THE ABANDONED BUILDING

I’ve come to this island for the past 5 years I think at this point and in one of the canals is an old decayed building. I’m not sure if it’s an old hotel or apartment building. Ever since I first saw it I wanted to go and explore around it. I finally got my chance yesterday! I only spent about 15 minutes doing so and plan to do it again in the next couple months when we return. I also hope to get some info on it and discover what it was.

Do you like urban decay? I find it fascinating to explore a place that once was and now is not. Please leave me a comment and tell of your experiences with this subject matter.

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SUNSET IN THE BAHAMAS

LAZY VACATION DAY

I’m here on Grand Bahama Island on an adult only trip with my wife. We had the opportunity to get away without the kids and took it! The water is warm and calm, most likely from the recent hurricane that passed by. We’ve been enjoying lazy days without the need to keep an eye on the time.

TODAY’S PHOTO – SUNSET IN THE BAHAMAS

The last couple of sunset here have been amazing. Great colors and textures in the sky. I love how this photo captured the rays of light above the trees.

Enjoy!

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