If you are in downtown Denver you can find the Colorado State Capitol. I had never been until this day and knew that inside you can find a cool dome view. My thoughts were with any circular view is to try a fisheye! I have had experience with my local dome in Austin, TX…and knew it would work just right! Getting the right angle was they key. I stopped in this day for a quick 10 minutes and then had to catch my flight…so time was limited. I dodged a classroom of kids and people walking down the stairs to attend another session…and luckily grabbed this photo! Enjoy!
I have never posted a video on my blog…this is my first. I was recently in Innsbruck and while walking to my plane (yes that is my prop plane!) to this vid with my IPhone. This is my fav airport in the world to fly in/out of…just unreal mountain views (especially when snow is on the mountains). Here is a shot from out my window flying in. Photo via my IPhone and Camera+ App to add the effect.
Hope you enjoy! I will be working on some video reviews coming soon…with a better camera! =) Have fun!
Sorry it has been slow on P2E..I just got back last nite from a 10 day trip. Great to be home! …back to normal next week!
Tough not to pass up on one of the top family destinations in the world! Even as an adult I love Disney! When I was a kid, Sunday evening was the Disney movie of the week at 7 PM. We’d sit at home an watch something like Escape From Witch Mountian and the get ready for bed as school was the next day. Kudos Walt!
From the lower section of these stunning falls…here is an HDR that somehow doesn’t look like it belongs in Texas! I have only been here once as it is quite a drive from Austin…about 2+ hours. Then when you arrive…a 1.2 mile hike is ahead of you! Whew! But all worth it. Maybe I will get back there this summer!
How can you not love Las Vegas for photography! Planet Hollywood has one cool front located on the Vegas Strip! Just set your tripod up and hold onto your gear! People are everywhere! So be careful!I want to grab this shot near the blue hour…the lights will be cool! Look for it one day!
If you ever decide to visit Germany….try to make it to Köln (Cologne). I love this city. They usually have some exhibition going on…so book your hotels early!! The key place to visit is the Köln Cathedral. Not only inside, but outside and across the train bridge. This is the view from across the bridge. A quick 10 minute walk and there are many spots to set up a tripod for this shot. I was here for a very cold 2 hours. I took tons of pics. I always try something different if I can..so I added the angle. Kinda cool! Enjoy!
For some reason I love just about any silhouette photo. Especially if its sunset with a cool sky! This was taken at the parking lot from Downtown Disney. I was walking from the car and looked up and decided to take the photo! The great thing about photography…you can take pics anywhere!!
From the sunning Salzburg, Austria…the hills are alive with the sound of music!! Here is where the movie was made. Amazing beauty is all over this city! I have yet to visit the inside of that big castle up overlooking the city. Hopefully one day!
Just above South Beach in Miami you can find this little off the beaten path church. It is called The Cloisters of the Ancient Spanish Monastery. Some info from the web: The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux was built in Sacramenia, in the Province of Segovia, Spain, during the period 1133-1144.
The Cloisters were seized, sold, and converted into a granary and stable due to a social revolution in that area in the mid-1830’s. In 1925 William Randolph Hearst purchased the Cloisters and the Monastery’s out- buildings. The structures were dismantled stone by stone, bound with protective hay, packed in some 11,000 wooden crates, numbered for identification and shipped to the United States.
About that time, hoof and mouth disease had broken out in Segovia, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, fearing possible contagion, quarantined the shipment upon its arrival, broke open the crates and burned the hay, a possible carrier of the disease. Unfortunately, the workmen failed to replace the stones in the same numbered boxes before moving them to a warehouse. Soon after the shipment arrived, Hearst’s financial problems forced most of his collection to be sold at auction. The stones remained in a warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, for 26 years. One year after Hearst’s death in 1952, they were purchased by Messrs. W. Edgemon and R. Moss for use as a tourist attraction. It took 19 months and almost $1.5 million dollars to put the Monastery back together. Some of the unmatched stones still remain in the back lot; others were used in the construction of the present Church’s Parish Hall.
An interesting history! Looks like they did a great job to me.
Here is the luxurious cell for Al Capone. Capone spent most of his prison life at Alcatraz, but did spend 8 months at the Eastern State Penitentiary. From 1929-1930. I asked the tour guide this day why he had the only comfortable cell? She replied that is unknown, but just as he arrived an anonymous donator gave some big funds to the prison. They had new baseball uniforms and a cell Martha Stewart would be happy to have! LOL My last post form here for a while. The next shot will be “locked up” for a a month or so!