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February 2, 2012

Some of my favorite pictures so far!

Years ago, I was asked why, given my travels, did I not have many pictures, to which I responded that I just was not “into” picture-taking.  Somewhere along the way that changed and I now wish I had started taking them sooner.  I have no illusions about being particularly good at it, nor do I aspire to be a modern Ansel Adams or make half-time on Super Bowl Sunday.  I simply find them fun to take and are even better when shared!

The following represent some personal favorites that I have taken so far…

This one is a sunrise in central Florida.  I have not placed these pictures in any particular order, except maybe for the first and the last ones.

This one is of the Florida State Fair in Tampa last year.   I snapped most of these simply because l found something interesting about the scene.

I captured this picture at a zoo and what struck me about it was that the two animals really seemed to be visiting with each other!

This picture was taken at the moment that Legoland Florida was officially opened to the public last year and confetti was flying everywhere!

This one captured the final lift-off of the Space Shuttle Challenger (my first shuttle launch), which was the third to the last shuttle lift-off!

This picture was taken late at night by a very tired elf who wanted to add some cheer to the season!

I happened upon this view when in Yellowstone three Winters ago and I had to try to capture it!

This one found me on the same trip while I was leaving the park.  He was so close that I could almost reach out and touch him!

I stumbled upon this view (not literally!) while taking the stairs in a hotel in Savannah recently.

I noticed these “Whirligigs” (that is what they are called) while walking the dogs one evening.

One of my kids dragged me outside to see this a couple of weeks ago and I am glad that he did!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures because  I certainly had fun taking them!  In case you are wondering, I used a Kodak EasyShare camera to take most of them.  Also,  I have others posted here if you are interested in seeing some more;  http://bit.ly/y2SmUW

60 Comments »

  1. Great choices….these really are wonderful shots!

    Comment by wittybizgal — February 3, 2012 @ 8:36 am | Reply

  2. Great pictures! I plan to spend much time in Florida next winter, and I hope that someday I get to see a bison walking down the road.

    Comment by melissaanngoodwin — February 4, 2012 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  3. Good pictures. I’ve never been much of a picture-taker, mostly because I find it takes me “out of the moment”. I can either take pictures, or enjoy the moment, but I can’t do both.

    Comment by Caro — February 18, 2012 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog (This, that and the other thing). It gave me chance to come by and visit you. I like photography a lot, too. I especially like your confetti picture and the one of the stairs. The colors in the first are eye-catching and the perspective in the second is fun. We’ve been to Yellowstone and seen the bison. Never ceases to amaze me that people, despite the warnings handed out when you enter the park and the size of a bison’s head, will get close to have a picture taken or, worse, try to get their children near the bison for a picture. Hmmmm, what part of “wild animal” don’t they get? 🙂

    Comment by sustainabilitea — February 18, 2012 @ 4:03 pm | Reply

  5. Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog, The Order Expert, and for the follow! The last shot in this collection is absolutely stunning. I too seem to be going back to digital photos I took several years ago and sharing them on my blog; my next step is get to those old film prints. How the times change….

    Comment by theorderexpert — February 18, 2012 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  6. These are nice pictures. The one at Yellowstone is really awesome. I would love to see something like that oneday. I’m glad you have found joy in taking pictures. For me, it’s a way to capture a moment in time, that you will always remember. I hope you have more good photos to come 🙂

    Comment by Butterfly Jewel — February 18, 2012 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  7. Thanks for following my blog…I look forward to following yours as well!

    Comment by J M Naszady — February 18, 2012 @ 8:35 pm | Reply

  8. . Thank you for signing up to follow my blog, Boyer Writes.

    I see you love photography also. Here is another link to my photography and some children’s books that I have written. Hope you enjoy looking. http://boyergifts.com

    Comment by Boyer Writes — February 18, 2012 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

  9. nice pictures you have there! 🙂

    Comment by whitewave — February 19, 2012 @ 12:35 am | Reply

  10. Hi, like you, I have travelled – extensively, but I have only recently ‘discovered’ the point to adding pics to my ramblings! My first blog is about a very serious matter, a situation that has come close to destroying the lives of my family and me, so I decided not to use pics this time. However, all things being equal, I hope to add pics to my next blog. I feel it would be good to share my pics of the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Auvergne mountain ranges, the beauty of French countryside, history and culture, with others who share their pics of different countries and cultures. Like you, I am not a photographer, but taking ‘snaps’ of ‘this moment’ really does help me to keep memories of dates and events clear, that’s very important to somebody of my age who wants to keep the brain cells active! I am thoroughly enjoying reading what you write, you have a wonderful style that I find relaxing, a real pleasure. Kindest regards, Chrissie

    Comment by hobosinfrance — February 19, 2012 @ 5:36 am | Reply

    • Hi! I also LOVE photography! Landscapes are wonderful especially when the air is crystal clear, and you use a polarising filter to bring out the cerulean blue of the sky and the crisp white clouds.
      I enjoy taking close cropped, almost abstract images, and black and white shots of antiques and machinery.
      Your pictures are really good! I love the descending spiral staircase – good composition.
      Will we see more, soon?

      Comment by cathywagnerblog — February 20, 2012 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

  11. These pictures are incredible! I would love to be able to travel and have these kinds of adventures!

    Comment by Jeremiah Diehl — February 19, 2012 @ 9:13 am | Reply

  12. Love the great shots you captured! The stair shot was really something else! Also, I appreciate you checking out my blog. I will continue to browse your posts and sincerely hope you will enjoy reading a few more of my older posts of our travels to The Florida Keys and all through out Florida and along the Gulf Coast. I still have many more memories to share.
    Thanks again!

    Penny
    http://www.gypsyvinrose.com

    Comment by mswrite1968 — February 19, 2012 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

  13. Great photos, you have a real eye!

    Comment by Gilly Gee — February 19, 2012 @ 3:11 pm | Reply

  14. Wow, nice ones! I also enjoy taking and viewing pictures; I need a better camera, though. Anyway, thanks for following my blog!

    Comment by A.G. — February 19, 2012 @ 3:27 pm | Reply

  15. Wow! Cool, cool pictures of animals and scapes. Really captures the moment.

    Comment by AquaSurf — February 19, 2012 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

  16. Great photos! Like you, I wish I had taken more photos earlier in life while traveling.

    Comment by richman22 — February 19, 2012 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  17. Anthony I absolutely adore your photo’s. Can I ask what type of camera you use as the colours and depth which you are capturing are truly beautiful.

    I have just got into photography by accident really 3 weeks ago when the photo challenge was “Hope” and I managed to capture the snowfall we had and since then I have ‘tried’ my best with the subsequent themes but I am completely new to this. A couple of cameras, other than my phone, have come my way over time and need studying and the necessary bits needed bought for them; I’m going to take it up as a sideline hobby, and I am excited especially when I see beautiful images like yours and my other fellow bloggers.

    These pictures are outstanding, you should feel very proud. I’m getting more and more inspired as I visit others blogs. Thank you for sharing these and I wish you a fantastic weekend ! 🙂

    Comment by Imogen Shepard — February 24, 2012 @ 3:19 am | Reply

  18. Got it! Just read down and saw which camera you use! Thanks 🙂

    Comment by Imogen Shepard — February 24, 2012 @ 7:17 am | Reply

  19. AWESOME PHOTOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really enjoyed them…I take a lot of photos as well….so thanks for sharing!!

    Comment by Dolly P. — February 24, 2012 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  20. Wonderful photos!! Enjoyed each and every one of them!
    Thank you for visiting my blog! And subscribing!

    Comment by ramaink — February 26, 2012 @ 4:36 pm | Reply

  21. Thanks for following my blog!
    Great photos.
    http://jwthibideaux.WordPress.com

    Comment by jwthibideaux — February 26, 2012 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

  22. Love the Santa boot and the staircase! And thank you for following my blog!

    Comment by ihaveishoes — February 26, 2012 @ 6:01 pm | Reply

  23. My favorite is the stairs!

    Comment by readytochangenow — February 27, 2012 @ 11:04 am | Reply

  24. Great photos; each one was a nice surprise. Yellowstone is fantastic, don’t you think? Even with all the “advance press” it doesn’t disappoint.

    Comment by True STORIES. — February 28, 2012 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

  25. Thanks for following me, Dr Anthony, and well done with your great shots. Keep it going!

    Comment by Richard Tulloch — February 28, 2012 @ 10:34 pm | Reply

  26. Whimsical pics! Thanks.

    Comment by performcorp — February 29, 2012 @ 12:09 am | Reply

  27. Dr. A,
    Thanks for following. I viewed your photos, I see we share a common vision. Keep shooting.

    Maurice

    Comment by mauricesapirostudiogallery — February 29, 2012 @ 10:03 am | Reply

  28. Nice captures with your camera.

    Comment by John Jonelis — February 29, 2012 @ 4:10 pm | Reply

  29. Yellowstone is a great pic…

    Comment by genomega1 — March 1, 2012 @ 8:37 pm | Reply

  30. Beautiful pictures

    Comment by Knitting Nedjmi — March 2, 2012 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  31. I like the pic of confetti flying everywhere. Nice!

    Comment by Saving My Belly Button Ring — March 4, 2012 @ 7:41 am | Reply

  32. nice pictures.

    Comment by ilovecats — March 4, 2012 @ 9:13 am | Reply

  33. Wow. Wonderful! Nice to see you over at our place! Hello!

    Comment by nadbugs — March 4, 2012 @ 10:32 am | Reply

  34. Really glad you are sharing your photos. They are all super but wow! on the confetti!

    Comment by Lissa Rabon — March 5, 2012 @ 12:20 am | Reply

  35. #2 is magical to me and the Challenger picture…so eerie as I’m in the process of dictating, using Dragon voice recognition software, my journals starting 1984 on….today I read about where I was and how I felt watching the Space Shuttle Challenger accident….oh my gosh. I was right back in that moment today. All of your pictures here are wonderful — wish they were bigger!! So much to see in each one. Great post.

    Comment by saymber — March 7, 2012 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

  36. Great shots, but especially love the stairwell and the confetti photos 😀 Thanks for dropping by our blog and following.

    Comment by The Barkshire Post — March 8, 2012 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  37. Thank you for visiting my blog and following my adventures in child rearing! I love your photos. Like you I am learning as I go with photos, I just love taking them and then looking through them when I get home to see what treasures unfold! They never look the same on the big screen as they do on the camera so it is always a surprise!

    Comment by Michelle — March 8, 2012 @ 2:11 pm | Reply

  38. sono bellissime!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by newyorkwelcome — March 10, 2012 @ 9:20 pm | Reply

  39. Thanks for following my blog. Your photos are great.

    Comment by hardrock45 — March 11, 2012 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  40. Thanks for your interest in my blog and thanks for sharing your pics!

    Comment by ladonnacontenta — March 12, 2012 @ 7:27 am | Reply

  41. I found your work outstanding and smiled when I noticed that we have had in many way a similar journey. I appreciate our visits to my blog and wish you a wonderful and productive evening.

    Comment by eagleman6788 — March 12, 2012 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  42. Thanks for visiting and following up my blog! You have some really nice photos on your blog and obviously i like the one with the flying confetti the most!! All those colors!

    Comment by liesbethsophocleous — March 25, 2012 @ 2:10 am | Reply

  43. Nice pictures, especially the one from legoland, the bison and the stairwell.

    Comment by Tony Gallacher — March 26, 2012 @ 8:14 am | Reply

  44. I like the on of the bison and the picture above it. Great job!

    Comment by J. G. Burdette — March 28, 2012 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

  45. These are wonderful! You’ve captured some amazing moments and gorgeous sights!

    Comment by Jennifer — March 31, 2012 @ 2:28 pm | Reply

  46. Beautiful and inspiring photos!

    Comment by ahilanraman — March 31, 2012 @ 10:09 pm | Reply

  47. Gorgeous photos 🙂

    Comment by kanysh — April 1, 2012 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

  48. Wow, I love the confetti picture! Great photography is all about timing!

    Comment by kamacdonnell — April 1, 2012 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  49. great pictures indeed!

    Comment by ccdursina — April 1, 2012 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  50. Great Blog. Like you, I take pictures of things that interest me and then share them in the hope that other people will enjoy them.

    Comment by fallcorn1936 — April 1, 2012 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  51. Wonderful photos!

    Comment by Sarah Jordan — April 1, 2012 @ 10:00 pm | Reply

  52. I love your photos.I hope to see more – in time. Mary.

    Comment by Mary — April 1, 2012 @ 11:16 pm | Reply

  53. Different types of animals visiting each other — now that’s what the world should be all about!

    Comment by Sword-chinned bitch — April 2, 2012 @ 11:21 am | Reply

  54. Lovely pictures! Thank you for following my Poetry blog
    Be happy

    Comment by wendystrohm — April 4, 2012 @ 4:45 am | Reply

  55. Great pics! Love the last one.

    Comment by LookingfortheSweetSpot — April 8, 2012 @ 12:52 am | Reply

  56. Very nice photos … thanks for sharing!! (but maybe you should make ’em bigger on your post!) Thanks for following Heifer 12 x 12!!

    Comment by Betty Londergan — April 16, 2012 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  57. Thanks for sharing those great pics in Florida. And thank you… for the follow! Have great amazing day 🙂

    Comment by mimentovivere — April 17, 2012 @ 4:30 pm | Reply

  58. I love the Legoland one especially, nice work! Thanks for following my blog.

    Comment by cazbag — April 21, 2012 @ 6:48 pm | Reply

  59. i have liked this blog its make me dream, while i see the picture i have the impression to be there i want a day to visit this marvelous country the mightiest of land.

    Comment by toh bi — January 13, 2013 @ 5:27 am | Reply


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