"Photography helps people to see." ~ Berenice Abbott

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The Golden Gate Bridge

 

 

She has been there for me throughout the years.  She is always up for a portrait no matter the weather or time of day. 

She’s been my creative inspiration and muse.

 

 

She greets me in the morning still wrapped in her blanket.

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Cozy

 

 

Landscape, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, City, California,

Sunrise and Fog

 

 

 

She doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight.

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Sunrise and Full Moon

 

 

She beckons to me on my morning run.

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Golden Gate and Waves

 

 

 

And holds still while I frame my shot. 

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Peeking Through

 

 

 

 

She has a complex personality.

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Girders

 

 

 

 

She’s not afraid to look herself in the eye. 

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Feeling Reflective

 

 

 

 

She loves nightlife and really lights up when the sun goes down. 

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Blue Hour

 

 

 

She works hard.

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Heavy Traffic

 

 

 

 

And deserves a break from time to time.

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At Rest

 

 

 

Thanks, Golden Gate Bridge. Here’s to many more portraits.

Smile!

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Nice View

 

 

Please click here for more portraits.

 

 

 

 

 

My Muse

Spain – Let’s Eat!

 

 

 

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” 

~ Ruth Reichl

 

 

 

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¡Bienvenido!

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Fresh Churros, Madrid

 

 

 

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Churros and Chocolate, Madrid

 

 

 

 

Spain, Food, Cuisine, Culinary, Restaurant, Travel

Slicing the Jamon, Barcelona

 

 

 

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Chorizo, Asador Etxebarri

 

“Let things taste of what they are.” 

~ Alice Waters

 

 

Fish Market, Barcelona

Fish Market, Barcelona

 

 

 

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Shrimp Pintxos

 

 

 

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Kitchen Time, Segovia, Spain

 

 

 

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Tending the Pigs, Segovia

 

 

 

 

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This Little Piggy

 

 

 

 

 

“Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be engaged in lightly.”

~ M.F.K. Fisher

 

 

 

 

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Sardines, Spain

 

 

 

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Chatos, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

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Tom’s Tapas

 

 

 

 

“Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.”

~ Craig Claiborne

 

 

 

 

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Churros Baker, Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston, SC

 

 

Rather than posting new images, I am compelled instead to remember the victims in the senseless and tragic shooting in Charleston, which until recently, was my home for fifteen years. 

My thoughts are with the people of Charleston and the families and friends who are grieving. 

 

 

For me, it’s not a week for color. This image symbolizes South Carolina and with hope, issues will cease being about black and white. 

 

 

Monochrome, Palmetto, South Carolina

In A Palmetto State Of Mind

 

 

 

 

 

 

No colors this week.

Street Photography: Spain

 

 

 

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”

~Diane Arbus

 

 

 

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Jai Alai Lovers, San Sebastian

 

 

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Tunnel, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

“What is the city but the people?”

~ William Shakespeare

 

 

 

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Two Nuns, Madrid

 

 

 

People, Street Photography, Portraits, City, Nikon, Spain,

Smoking Man, Pasai Donibane

 

 

 

 

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The Three Sweaters

 

 

 

 

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” 

~Eudora Welty

 

 

 

 

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Viewpoint, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

People, Street Photography, Portraits, City, Nikon, Spain,

Resting, San Sebastian

 

 

 

 

People, Street Photography, Portraits, City, Nikon, Spain,

Guitarist, Barcelona

 

 

 

 

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Horse Patrol, Palace of Madrid

 

 

 

 

“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time.”

~Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

 

 

Architecture As Art: Guggenheim Bilbao

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guggenheim Bilbao

 

 

 

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Exteriors

 

 

 

 

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Center Atrium

 

 

 

 

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Curves and Clouds

 

 

 

 

“The best advice I’ve received is to be yourself.

The best artists do that.” 

~ Frank Gehry

 

 

 

 

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Light and Lines

 

 

 

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On the Ría de Bilbao

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Koons

 

 

 

 

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Reflections

 

 

 

 

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Museum Shadows

 

 

 

Bilbao, Spain, Museum, Architecture, Landscape, Nikon,

Richard Serra, The Matter of TIme

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivid

 

 

 

The Unexpected: Sos, Spain

 

 

 

 

“Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me.”

~Carl Sandburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Windmills and Full Moon

 

 

 

 

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Leaves and Front Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Streets of Sos

 

 

 

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Snail in Morning Light

 

 

 

“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”

~ Alfred Stieglitz 

 

 

 

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Walk Into The Light

 

 

 

 

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Stone Wall and Lichens

 

 

 

 

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Flower Pots

 

 

 

“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”

~ Gilles Peress 

 

 

 

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Wash Day

 

 

 

 

Unexpected Images Found On the Way… 

 

 

 

 

Lines and Shadows: Spain

 

 

 

 

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”

~ W.B. Yeats

 

 

 

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Columns, Reina Sofia, Madrid

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Palace Gate, Madrid

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Reflections, Guggenheim, Bilbao

 

 

 

“The question is not what you look at but what you see.” 

~Henry David Thoreau            

 

 

 

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Shadows, San Sebastian

 

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Aqueduct Shadows, Segovia, Spain

 

 

 

“The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”

~Steven Pinker

 

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Gaudi Columns, Park Güell, Barcelona

 

 

 

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Iron Shadows, Madrid

 

 

 

Monochrome, Abstract, Black and White, Spain, Shadows, Lines, Landscape, Nikon, architecture,

Palace of Madrid

 

 

 

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