Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Once caught a fish


This big!  I really like the bean.  Correctly, Cloud Gate, the thing was $5 million over budget, costing $11.5 million.  Guess I won't be able to get one for myself.  Enjoy, jon



I wish you saw that PBS documentary on Gehry.  It is awesome.  He even has more than one.  The one I'm talking about was a P.O.V. program.  Some famous director followed Gehry around with a handheld recorder.  Cool angles, great insights.  Look it up, you won't be disappointed.  Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Construct! Construct!


Build, build, build.  I wonder if the financing on this project ended up burying it?  Did it make money? I think buildings are cool and all, I just don't know if they are good for the economy in general.  Shouldn't we be worrying about technology or education?  So many questions, so little time.  Enjoy, jon

Thar she is


Pretty pretty, isn't she.  Probably will hate this picture, but she's gotta deal with it.  Enjoy, jon

Monday, December 29, 2008

The corner of where and where?


No one can ever find our place on the first try, ever.  On one side we have a street that changes names three times in two blocks, and on the other mass confusion.  That main drag Water St (pictured) takes a sudden unannounced jog right at our building.  Leaving everyone traveling an extra two or three blocks down first before they notice.  In the end, I have learned the names of all the streets in the 'hood to help direct.  And that ain't all bad.  Enjoy, jon

Where is it going?


Is it migrating south for winter?  Is it getting away from a predator?  I wonder how it flies?  I wonder if the debris flaps its little debris wings, or if it has some magical levitating power like Superman?  I bet they want you to stay out so you don't get debris poop on yourself.  Man, I bet debris poop is particularly disgusting.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Ahoy Mateys



Ya-har!  Drop the anchor!  What do you mean its rusted down?  You can't be serious, we're on shore? Blast!  I'll never be able to take those doubloons now.  Well, back to the office boys, guess it wasn't to be so today.  Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, December 24, 2008



A while from now they will return.  As they have return time and time again.  The wonderful rebirth from winter.  Unless these were cut down last summer.  Which is possible, considering this is a weed tree at the end of a street.  At least others will return.  Ah, the circle of life.  Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Good ol' reading


That looks like the life.  Sitting, relaxing, reading a book.  Looks so fantastic.  Does that make me lazy?  Or, sweetly wistful.  You decide.  Enjoy, jon

Monday, December 22, 2008

Better with a Canon


This was the first trip with new super fancy camera.  It was new, I barely understood it.  Did a better job with Kat's point and shoot.  So, in my mind I totally messed this picture up.  If only, if only.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, December 19, 2008

Exams are over


Now time to contemplate the normal parts of life.  Like how do umbrellas work?  Thanks to guest photographer Katherine!  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Palace


More of a pagoda.  Do they call these pagodas?   I would spend time looking up the exact name of this style, but I am trying to study.  Really.  This is just a distraction.  Though a favored distraction.  Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, December 17, 2008



Who would of thought of pineapple chandelier? A genius, that's who.  Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Forum


The Forum Shops.  Copting of history is sometimes humorous.  I always thought of the forum as  a a place to discuss the issues of the day in then quasi-democratic Greece.  But, maybe a place to spend money you don't have is better? Enjoy, jon

When I grow up



I'll drink here.  Horsies are awesome! Enjoy, jon

Monday, December 15, 2008

Trump Obsession


Something about a multi story golden phallic symbol visible from half the strip makes one obsess.   Never mind he's way behind on payments, it is pretty awesome.  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, December 11, 2008

She Sells


But I ain't buying these sea shells.  Besides, they come from a lake and not the sea, duh.  Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

All Blue in the Face


Somehow rather serene despite this obvious fact.  I wish I could be brightly colored and calm at the same time.  Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Free Rose Friday Series


From the free rose series.  Man, I miss free rose Friday.  Still buy flowers from those guys though.  I'm such a sucker.  Enjoy, jon

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ice Penguin



First day with the baby camera.  Oh, what a night!  Would I shoot this different now, sure.  But that doesn't matter, cause it was super play time on day one.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, December 5, 2008

Waves are Powerful


Bend steel, moves beaches, will eventually wear down the mightiest of mountains.  Beware of waves. Beware.  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Trying Bigger



I'll give it a shot.  Hopefully it works out.  Oh, by the way, the Mitchell Building downtown Milwaukee.  Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, December 3, 2008



I like bridges.  Almost as much as trains.  I think it is common among photographers to have such feeling.  This addiction to lines and vanishing points that tracks provide, and the exposed structures of bridges. My theory anyway.  Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Under Construction


Finished now, and pretty spectacular. Cuertosy of Amtrak's new intermodal station. That means busses and trains, cool. Hopefully it will be a harbinger of things to come. When they tear down the neighbor building that is. Enjoy, jon

Monday, December 1, 2008

End Colorado


Not quite all of my Colorado shots, but it is time to move on.  This is our wonderful neighborhood, with the new ugly building on right.  I don't mind it, but Kat's pretty down on it.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, November 28, 2008

Water in Motion

 Water In Motion Monarch Lake

A classic for any photographer.  All trip I looked for a flower growing in the middle of one of these and could never find it.  This one was just a practice.  I think it worked out pretty well.  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fuzzy Flower


So soft and cuddly.  I wish I coulda brought it home with me.  It was actually very difficult to take a picture of.  Rather small and hard to get the feeling of fuzzy.  Hope it worked! Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


And tomorrow sunrising. What a wonderful thing. See you next sunrise! Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

That's Pretty High


Hard to breath up there.  Really, not a whole lot the good ole oxygen.  Totally worth it, that not breathing thing.  Still could breathe I guess, just not that easily. Enjoy, jon

Monday, November 24, 2008



He didn't do it!  He was framed! And sitting at a friends house waiting to be hung!  Just think, framed than hung.  What a terrible fate.  Enjoy, jon

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Flowers over there


I wonder if there are flowers on the mountain in the background?  Even though it looks bland and brown, I wonder if it is as covered with wonderful little flowers like this foreground?  Wonder what mysteries the gray mountain top holds.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, November 21, 2008

Water Fall


Oh no, and it'll be a long time before it gets back up.  Some of it may take millennia before it gets back.  Some may evaporate right away and be atop a new mountain.   What about the water that stayed up, never to get down.  Think water likes the ride? Or do you think water likes to be settled, in one spot more and all this traveling is a big pain in the ass?  Or, is water like people, different strokes for different folks.  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, November 20, 2008



Every spot we stopped in Rocky Mountain National Park was a window into a beautiful world.  It was awe inspiring.  You can look out and feel so distant from the beauty, yet know you are there in person looking at it.  Hiking through it, touching it up close and personal.  Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shoe Flower


Drives me nuts I didn't see my shoes and tripod until I got home. Blast. You work so hard on composition, then bam, there they are. I find some other technical issues with this photo, but nothing is as annoying than the shoes. Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Such Stature


Wonderful blond flowing hair.  Powerful stance.  Gazing into the landscape of time.  What beauty, what wonderment.  Oh joy, that I was given a chance to photograph this beauty.  Enjoy, jon

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Hooray For Trees!


Seriously, aren't they great?  Shade providin', oxygen given', backround makin', wonderful trees.  I wish I could think of more praise, but I'm a photographer not a poet damnit.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, November 14, 2008

Golf Course


From forest to grass.  Colorado valleys are generally marked by a severe lack of water, or wetlands.  There seems to be no in between.  This area was the convergence between the lodge pole pines and a small wetland.  Now its a grass land with ponds.  Still better than condos I suppose.  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, November 13, 2008



I believe.  Well, time to rock through some Colorado photos.  Lotsa flowers lotsa fun.   Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ack, Squirrel!


Not to worry, this little guy just wanted food.  Not your undying soul, like so many other squirrels.  Why science ever created evil vampire squirrels I will never know.  Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

DOF Flowers


Every one a little less in focus.  I think the almost purpulish space between the shadows is pretty cool.  Enjoy, jon

Monday, November 10, 2008

Banks, Who Needs 'em?


Freakin' everyone. Hard to imagine that we all do, but we all do. Perhaps some day the will work efficiently and less destructively, but doubtful. Not because banks are evil, it is just a necessary part of their financial structure. Well, whatever. Enjoy, jon

Friday, November 7, 2008

A Real Bridge to Nowhere


Seriously, it ends where it starts. What's up with that? And there are more of them just like it. I must have seen three all together. Enjoy, jon

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lady of the Ocean


Legend says she turned to stone waiting for her lover to return home from sea. Guess he's not home yet. Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Probably Wouldn't Swim


The North Pacific is April is cold. I never dipped in, or saw anyone else dip in for that matter. Probably a good endorsement of my title. Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Must be important with its fancy chain link fencing all around. It seems like quite the shrine. This one I never knew what it was for, so at least I didn't forget some thing. Enjoy, jon

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Favorite Flower


Seriously. Somewhat iridescent and luminescent. I would have gone back with a tripod to increase my focal area, but it had already been sacrificed to the constant march of seasons.

Friday, October 31, 2008

A Different Mountain Home


Crazy Japanese stilt house. Apparently, the reason for this is that the snow gets high enough every winter to rise to the bottom of the first floor. Crazy. Enjoy, jon

Thursday, October 30, 2008



A sort of combination between ATM, payday loan shop, and a loan shark. Charging outrageous interest and tied to the Yakuza, I wouldn't suggest making a Pu-ro-mi-tsu. Enjoy, jon