Number 6

Just returned from European Vacation.  Here’s a shot of downtown Frankfurt, the new quarter.

Just returned from European Vacation.  Here’s a shot of downtown Frankfurt, the new quarter.

Here’s an old photo of oldest daughter “Claudia" snapped in 1980 on Pentax MX camera with Kodachrome (what’s that) and scanned recently with a Wolverine Scanner.  I sure the photo was snapped in Alice Springs Australia.
I like the out of focus background.  Although I’m sure back then I did not try to shoot with an out of focus background.  Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Here’s an old photo of oldest daughter “Claudia" snapped in 1980 on Pentax MX camera with Kodachrome (what’s that) and scanned recently with a Wolverine Scanner.  I sure the photo was snapped in Alice Springs Australia.

I like the out of focus background.  Although I’m sure back then I did not try to shoot with an out of focus background.  Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.

Sydney just before a storm. I snapped this at the harbor just before the storm hit.  A the time I was using an old point and shoot 1 megapixel camera.  I was returning home from Alice Springs in November 2002 and stopped off in Sydney for a night of R&R.

Sydney just before a storm. I snapped this at the harbor just before the storm hit.  A the time I was using an old point and shoot 1 megapixel camera.  I was returning home from Alice Springs in November 2002 and stopped off in Sydney for a night of R&R.

Sprained my ankle the other day so I’m pretty stationary right now.  I looking at my ankle sprain as an opportunity and among other activities I’m playing around with Adobe Lightroom.  
I applied two radial filters to this Ft. Lauderdale flower photo I snapped a couple of weeks ago.  The 1st filter darkens outside the flower while the 2nd increases the flower’s clarity.  The effect is a small sunshine ray on the flower.
As a side note, I’ve discovered Lightroom is heaven for keyboard shortcut fanatics. The number of keyboard shortcuts appear to be infinite

Sprained my ankle the other day so I’m pretty stationary right now.  I looking at my ankle sprain as an opportunity and among other activities I’m playing around with Adobe Lightroom.  

I applied two radial filters to this Ft. Lauderdale flower photo I snapped a couple of weeks ago.  The 1st filter darkens outside the flower while the 2nd increases the flower’s clarity.  The effect is a small sunshine ray on the flower.

As a side note, I’ve discovered Lightroom is heaven for keyboard shortcut fanatics. The number of keyboard shortcuts appear to be infinite

Bavaria as seen from Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

Bavaria as seen from Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest.

In Miami last week and stopped by the Cafe Versailles in Little Havana for lunch.  Our meals were most excellent. On the way out I stopped by their World famous coffee bar and picked up a Cuban Cafe con Leche  to go. I now have a new vice.  It’s the best cafe con leche I’ve ever sipped.  Does anyonw know of a spot in the Dallas area with good Cuban cafe con leche?

In Miami last week and stopped by the Cafe Versailles in Little Havana for lunch.  Our meals were most excellent. On the way out I stopped by their World famous coffee bar and picked up a Cuban Cafe con Leche  to go. I now have a new vice.  It’s the best cafe con leche I’ve ever sipped.  Does anyonw know of a spot in the Dallas area with good Cuban cafe con leche?

Spring in Texas and the Bluebonnets are in full bloom.

Spring in Texas and the Bluebonnets are in full bloom.

Australian Sunset - I snapped this photo around 1980 while camping outside of Alice Springs.  Its an unusual sunset for that part of the World because clouds were very rare.  Taken with a Pentax MX using Kodachrome slide film.  Don’t remember the lens. I’m working on a project to convert all my old slides to digital and its taking awhile. But every now and then I stumble on a photo like this that makes the project worthwhile for me.

Australian Sunset - I snapped this photo around 1980 while camping outside of Alice Springs.  Its an unusual sunset for that part of the World because clouds were very rare.  Taken with a Pentax MX using Kodachrome slide film.  Don’t remember the lens. I’m working on a project to convert all my old slides to digital and its taking awhile. But every now and then I stumble on a photo like this that makes the project worthwhile for me.

Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum is in full swing except today its raining so I am processing the photos I snapped March 25.  These are fringed hybrid tulips.
I used a 50mm lens at 1/250 second because its Spring in Texas and the wind was blowing 30 mph.

Dallas Blooms at the Arboretum is in full swing except today its raining so I am processing the photos I snapped March 25.  These are fringed hybrid tulips.

I used a 50mm lens at 1/250 second because its Spring in Texas and the wind was blowing 30 mph.

Lake Tahoe on a sunny day in February 2014.  I snapped during a stop on the drive around the lake.  We were lucky to be here. The mountain passes were closed the day before we drove into the area and closed again the day after we left.  We did not ski but thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Lake Tahoe on a sunny day in February 2014.  I snapped during a stop on the drive around the lake.  We were lucky to be here. The mountain passes were closed the day before we drove into the area and closed again the day after we left.  We did not ski but thoroughly enjoyed our stay.