"Photography helps people to see." ~ Berenice Abbott



In A New York Minute



“The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding.” ~John Updike




Soho, Manhattan, City, Urban, Street Photography

Lines and Colors, Soho



New York, Black and White, Landscape, City, Urban

New York at Night



New York City, Manhattan, architecture

Manhattan Sneeze



“I like the rain. It washes memories off the sidewalk of life.”

~ Woody Allen, Manhattan




Rain, Weather, City, New York, Urban, Abstract

Afternoon Rain, New York



Abstract, Urban, New York

Reds and Rain, Manhattan



Rain, New York, Abstract, Urban

Rain and Flag, Times Square



“Every man’s ability may be strengthened or increased by culture.” ~John Abbott



Moma, New York, Portrait, Reflections

Reflecting at MOMA, New York



Food, New York City, Manhattan, Culture

Bagels, Russ and Daughters



Graffiti, New York, Urban,

Smile More, New York



Freedom Tower, New York, Architecture,

Freedom Tower and Clouds


It’s Chinatown


“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t

have to explain things with words.” Elliot Erwitt




Chinatown, San Francisco, Urban, City

The Heart of Chinatown



Musician, Chinatown, Black and White, San Francisco

Musicians, Chinatown



San Francisco, Chinatown, Urban, Architecture

Signs and Shadows, Chinatown




 “Wherever there is light, one can photograph.” Alfred Stieglitz





Fire Escape, San Francisco, Architecutre, Building, Black and White

Shadows of the Escape




Chinatown, Architecture, San Francisco

Red Door




Window, San Francisco, Chinese, Lanterns

Lanterns and Window



Signs, Architecture, San Francisco, Chinatown

Bakery and Lanterns




 “Photography is a love affair with life.”  Burk Uzzle




Feeling Jolly

Feeling Jolly



Fire Escape, Chinatown, San Francisco

Lines and Characters



Graffiti, San Francisco, Chinatown

You Don’t Scare Me




Chinatown, Alley, Architecture

Alleyway Colors, Chinatown




Red, White and Blue


Golden Gate, Bridge, San Francisco, Night, Moon

Golden Gate and Moon, San Francisco


Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Black and White

Morning Catch, Baker Beach


Bay Bridge, San Francisco, Night

Bay Bridge Lights, Blue Hour


Fireworks, Night

San Francisco Sizzle




Happy 4th of July from San Francisco!




Freight Trains

Freight train, freight train, run so fast
Freight train, freight train, run so fast
Please don’t tell what train I’m on
They won’t know what route I’m going

~ Elizabeth Cotten


Train, Clouds, Landscape, Wide Angle

Freight Train Leaving


Freight Train, Silos, Tracks

Maersk and Silos



I hear the train a comin’
It’s rolling round the bend
And I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when,
I’m stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin’ on
But that train keeps a rollin’ on down to San Antone..

~Johnny Cash



Black and White, Freight Train, Railroad

Train Track Crossing



Landscape, Train, Mountains, Color

Freight Train And Hills



Do you hear that whistle down the line?
I figure that it’s Engine Number 49
She’s the only one that’ll sound that way
On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
~Johnny Mercer



Train, Clouds, Tracks, Crossing

Small Town Train Crossing, Arizona



Train, Freight train, Railroad, Landscape

Long Train



Train tracks, Reflections, Color, Landscape

Reflection, Train Tracks


Well the Illinois Central
And the Southern Central Freight
Gotta keep on pushin’ Mama
‘Cause you know they’re runnin’ late

~Doobie Brothers



Freight Train, Tracks, Crossing

Observer, Train Tracks


Freight Engine, Train, Railroad

Engine 4650



Train, Grain Elevator, Tracks, Landscape

Freight Train and Grain Elevator


This old engine
makes it on time
Leaves Central Station
at a quarter to nine
Hits River Junction
at seventeen to
at a quarter to ten
you know it’s trav’lin again

~Grateful Dead



Freight Train, Railroad

Freight Train Stop



Black and White, Train, Landscape

Landscape and Train



Train, Landscape, Clouds

Freight Train and Clouds



I’m sitting in the railway station.
Got a ticket to my destination.
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand.
And ev’ry stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.
Homeward bound

~Simon and Garfunkel





Silos and Grain Elevators



The 30 mile stretch of highway 70W from Muleshoe, Texas to Clovis, New Mexico which parallels the railroad line, features a fantastic chain of grain elevators and silos.  I was captivated by the industrial beauty of this particular “elevator alley”. 



Grain Elevator, Silo, Agriculture, Architecture

Silo Reflection, Muleshoe, TX



Grain Elevator, Silo, Architecture, Building

Melrose Grain, New Mexico



Architecture, Landscape, Agriculture, Grain Elevator

Grain Elevator and Reflection, Muleshoe, TX



Grain Elevator, Landscape, Agriculture, Architecture

Grain Elevator, Muleshoe, TX



Silo, Architecture, Agriculture, Building

Three Silos, Clovis, NM



Architecture, Landscape, Agriculture, Grain Elevator

Yellow Silos, Muleshoe, TX



Architecture, Landscape, Agriculture, Grain Elevator

Golden West Flour, Clovis, NM


Architecture, Landscape, Agriculture, Grain Elevator, Silo

Silo Reflection, Color



Architecture, Landscape, Agriculture, Grain Elevator

Golden West Flour 



Clouds, Storm, Landscape, Black and White

After the Storm, West Texas




Road Trip



 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”  ~ Marcel Proust



Highway, Landscape, Travel, Texas

Two Roads, Texas 



Fisherman, Fish, Environmental Portrait, Coast, Boats

The Day’s Catch, Morro Bay, CA



Okefenokee, Swamp, Landscape, Nature, Trees, Reflection, Black and White

Reflections and Trees, Okefenokee Swamp



“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius 



Rain, Agriculture, Landscape, Clouds

After the Rain, Lubbuck, Texas




Okefenokee, Swamp, Landscape, Nature,

Lily Pads, Georgia



Austin, Texas, Barbecue, Environmental Portrait, Food

Brisket, La Barbecue, Austin



Architecture, Landscape, Mill, Black and White

Mill, New Mexico



“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” ~ Lao Tau



Portrait, Musicians, Mariachi

Mariachi Band, Austin



Harmony, California, Landscape,

Population 18, California



Blanton Museum, Architecture, Austin, Texas

Blue, Blanton Museum Texas


Austin, Historic, Signs, Texas

Far Out, Austin



“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”  ~Buddha



Austin, Texas, Cowboy Boots

Cowboy Boots, Austin



Landscape, Travel, Highway,

Life is a Highway, Anywhere, USA



“You’re off to Great Places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting,

So… get on your way!”

~ Dr. Seuss




Things I’ve Seen: Kiawah Island, SC



“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.”

~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.





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“Home is where the heart is.” ~ Pliny the Elder





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