The setting is stunning, perched on a hill overlooking the mighty Hudson River. The Cloisters, constructed from 1934-39 by John D. Rockefeller, are actually five different European abbeys that were disassembled.
Perhaps it was because it was late at night and snowing that I was alone at the entrance to the Navy Pier. Usually all the people, lights and action get me walking down the pier, but this time it was closed and quiet. So I meandered around the shoreline until I stumbled upon the Captain of the Helm statue by Sculptor Michael Martino.
There has never been a time in our history when war is not being waged somewhere in the world. It seems that conflict is a reality of human nature and world peace only exists in a far off fairy tale land.
The image today, taken outside of the New York Public Library, is a reminder of the important role libraries play in our communities. And it’s in honor of the wonderful people who work in libraries that make our world a better place to live.
Today's image from the New York Public Library is a reminder to continually practice letting go. To downsize stuff, upsize experiences, clear out my bag, and live courageously until I reach the final letting go.
The image today is another from my night of shooting on the observation deck at Rockefeller Center a couple of weeks ago. It’s hard not to feel small against the backdrop of the expansive New York City skyline, including the mighty Empire State Building!
This shot of Mt. Hood reminds me of a real magical world that recently became even more magical! Just a few years ago, a pair of cavers climbing on the northwest side of the mountain discovered a portal into another world.
I worry about our future a lot, particularly how things have changed so much for our youth. When I was growing up we had alcohol and pot. Now kids go to parties where they share prescription pills having no clue that just one can end their life. In Oregon our high school graduation rate is a dismal 68%!
There are ten bridges connecting New York City and all provide opportunities for picture taking. The trick is finding the right angle and light that makes for something interesting. Many people shoot bridges from the top or side, but some of the most creative views are found underneath them!
The city of Chicago is like New York in many ways – big, beautiful, and full of life and energy. Chicago also has its own sense of place and style. While it’s possible to get a great shot of the city from the Signature Room restaurant located on the 95th floor of the John Hancock Building, it tends to be crowded and it's not so easy to get a clean shot through the window due to distracting interior lights.