Friday, May 30, 2008



One of my favorite parts of Colorado is the pink clouds.  Especially when you take a quick snapshot and it turns out so well without any post processing.  Bonus.  I believe this is the continental divide.  Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, May 28, 2008



The picture of the whole curvy LED billboard isn't quite as cool as just a plain old close up.  This was after a long discussion between Kat and I about the various TV/display technologies that are out in the market.  After this, Kat knows that pretty much any billboard with a TV like display uses LEDs.  Plus, dots are cool. Especially the dippin' kind.  Enjoy, jon

Tuesday, May 27, 2008



Ahhh, spring flowers have sprung.  Time once again to grow the collection.  Some successes some failures using the new camera.  Lacking a super macro mode, I have yet to master the ultra, near touching, close up.   I will have to continue to drool over the macro lens that costs near as much as my camera for a while.  Enjoy, jon

Monday, May 26, 2008

End of a Season


The snow slowly melting off of a dirt half-pipe.  It is rather sad, especially since I didn't get to play in it before it melted.  This shot courtesy of Niseko-Hirafu, Japan. Enjoy, jon

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cooper Creek

wp clouds from cooper creek 1

Not the real Cooper Creek. No, just the shopping center named after it. Further, this isn't of Cooper Creek, instead from it.  Anyway, just some great clouds hanging over the divide in Winter Park, Colorado. Enjoy, jon

Saturday, May 24, 2008



I am not a big fan of birds.  Their beady little eyes, talons, and beaks all seem to be conspiring to attack Jon.  Not to mention they can fly.  Oh, and the screaching, the awful, awful screaching.   This particular swarm of seagulls was happy to impede my path down the riverwalk via screaching, staring me down, and flying about my head.  I almost ignored them and kept walking, but their alarm grew and grew until it forced a retreat, successfully defending their brood without bloodshed.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, May 23, 2008

K is for


K is for kookie and it's good enough for me. K is for kookie, and its good enough for me. Oh, kookie kookie kookie starts with k.  Wait, all wrong.  C is for cookie.  Well, I guess I'll have to find a "C".  Enjoy, jon

P.s. I'm pretty sure K is for Kat.  Not the furry poops in a box kind, instead the pleasant girlfriend kind.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chicago River Skyline


A great sunset on the Chicago River.  Living in Milwaukee, you are suddenly reminded how absolutely tiny our city is.  Chicago is even shrinking relative to its world city counterparts.  Well, at least we are farther away from Gary.  Speaking of Milwaukee, the Shepherd Express selected one of my pictures for publication!  . Front page on the web, about 5 pages in on the print publication.  Wooo-Hooo!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008



Mom's backyard once again.  There are two theories as to why I have so many pictures of mom's flowers. She has such a nice, finely tended backyard garden.  Or, since I spend a lot of time at mom's I get bored and take pictures.  Well, much like nature versus nurture, these two effects work in conjunction. Neither one viable without the other.  Enjoy, Jon

Monday, May 19, 2008

City Man


He walks to work, he carries an umbrella. He is City Man!  Picks up trash and puts it in appropriate bins, City Man! Stops at red lights, waits for walk signals, it is City Man.  So jolly, so nice, what is his secret? Why, lives close to work, doesn't have to drive, park or pay for gas.  If only we could all be so lucky. Your powers do amaze city man, your powers do amaze. Enjoy, Jon

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bad Time to Have to Go


I couldn't concentrate.  No way.  Well, I guess if I had to go really, really badly.  Enjoy, jon

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gotta Love 'em


Just wonderful things aren't they?  This used and new bookstore also chooses only to write "Books" on one side of the sign.  Which is odd, why have a giant sign and one side blank?  Well, it is a one way street, stupid cars.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, May 16, 2008

Don't Mess With the Art


Stern statue says so.  Seriously.  He'll come alive and everything if you dare mess with the art.  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Not Fake Vegas


Real Chihuly.  Ridiculous amount of hand blown glass.  To photograph this to bring in any kind of scale was beyond me.  It was so staggering.  Enjoy, jon

Wednesday, May 14, 2008



I'll pretend it is a butterfly anyway.  See, isn't make believe fun. Enjoy, jon.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chicago Grinder


And I don't mean hogie.  (Subs for us here in Wisconsin).  Don't worry, he is only about 14 stories high without any sort of safety harness.  What I really don't get is this weird style of concrete floors extending outside of windows without balconies. Seriously, why bother if you cannot grill out?  Silly Chicago people.  Enjoy, jon

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bronze Basement Buddha


Another shot from that wonderful shop, Artasia.  It is like a museum, shop, playground, studio all rolled into one.  Seriously. It rocks.  Enjoy, jon

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Door Corner


I guess it is that thing that surrounds a door.  I am sure there is a word that properly describes what this is. I am unsure what that word is.  This particular building close up is on a very large piece of property on Milwaukee's south side.  The whole property is filled with beautiful old buildings, it looks like a train station for public transportation.  It is also very highly contaminated.  Whoops.  I suppose its vacancy will continue. Enjoy, Jon

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Colorado Storms


A summer thunder storm at 12,000 feet.  It was a fabulous day until we saw some lightening strikes.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, May 9, 2008

Orange Tunnel


Oh, those crazy Japanese.  The have so many tunnels all over the place.  At the time I thought it was just over-engineering, now I find out it is political vote buying.  Go figure. Enjoy, Jon

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Even Hackey Sack?


In looking up the proper spelling I found out that "Hacky Sack" is trademarked.  The Wham-O corporation uses it as a trademark for the generic term "footbag".  Though the trademark is now "genaricized", I found this odd.  Well, the more you know I guess. Enjoy, jon

Monday, May 5, 2008

Not perfect framing


But, once I put the idea in your head that these two buds are lovers nestled into each-other you'll never get it out. Awwww, so much cuter that way.  Enjoy, Jon

Sunday, May 4, 2008



Stührling, ya?  Stührling.  My new baby watch.  With this watch, my camera, my new shoes, and my fancy pants the world is looking up!  Another sign that everything in my life is unfairly fantastic.  Enjoy, jon

Saturday, May 3, 2008

So, hey there,


I, uh, thought you turned other people into stone.  Did you look in a mirror, a shiny stone, a clear crisp lake?  What's that? Oh, Perseus cut your head off? Put it on Athena's shield, did he?  Well, that stinks.  You never should have made love Poseidon in that temple.  Athena was really upset.  Still, I can't believe Perseus went around pointing your disembodied head at people turning them to stone.  Poor you, with your chipped nose, your lost love.  And to think you were once the most beautiful of the Gorgon sisters.  Enjoy, jon

Friday, May 2, 2008

On a 2008 kick


Another shot from this year.  Damn I love my new camera.  Taken from a walk just about a week ago.  This belt of Schlitz across the globe was brought to you by some random Bay View bar.  The whole trip to the South Side of town was fun.  This was on the drive out, right before we found downtown.  Which, we actually had given up looking for by foot. Then we began the second walk of the day, which means this wasn't actually on the drive out, but the drive in between.  Which, if you ask me, is how most everything is.  Enjoy, jon

Thursday, May 1, 2008

A shadow


Not my traditional flower picture, but this seems to capture a moment rather well.  I was contemplating how to shoot this rose since there is one in the house weekly, and it becomes rather difficult to find an excess of backgrounds in the apartment.  This time I set it on the floor to use the wood as a background and the shadow seemed good enough to me.  So, ta-da, a different kind of flower picture. Enjoy, jon