Photo of the day

15 June, 2013- Crossing the Rockies

After a long and fruitful week at Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass, I rolled out of Aspen late afternoon on Friday with designs to photograph my way home, over Independence Pass and back to Summit County.

8 June, 2013- Dock Dogs Take to the Air

The most amphibious and acrobatic of all canines in the country took to the platform to compete in the Go Pro Mountain Games in Vail, competing in both the high jump and long jump events.

7 Jun, 2013- Mountain Sports Mayhem

Arriving into Vail I soon discovered the Go Pro Mountain Games had taken over the town. Among the array of events was this kayaking exhibition, which I managed to document on my way to dinner. If only I wasn’t so hungry, I’d have stayed for more!

2 June, 2013- Sunset over Lake Dillon

Taking full advantage of a gorgeous summer evening, I set out on my bike with my camera stowed away in my pannier “just in case.” My instincts proved true, as the evening progressed from gorgeous to downright spectacular.

30 May, 2013- Early Summer Snowstorm

As I was rushing up to Arapahoe Basin ski area o catch one of the last days of the ski season, I jumped out of the car to grab this shot, on the surface completely unremarkable except for the fact that it was nearly June!

29 May, 2013- Springtime in the Rockies

Late season snowfall and a spate of cold and damp spring weather cause high country locals to engage in their annual bitch session about the weather. I take a walk through the brisk streets of Dillon and contemplate the state of weather.

23 May 2013- Last of the Lake Dillon Ice

A couple strolls along the shores of Lake Dillon, bundled up but no doubt enjoying a classic alpine sunset.

26 April, 2013- Mirror Pond Reflections

Its hard not to be inspired by the beauty routinely encountered along the shores of Mirror Pond. In the few weeks of my all-too-brief residence, I would routinely head down to Drake Park, with a camera, book, and notepad in my bag and wait for inspiration to strike. It never took long.

13 April, 2013- Snow Falling on Pines

“What the hell am I doing, its freezing out here?!” Such were the negative thoughts drifting through my head as my hands went numb. But having just been injected with fresh enthusiasm for the craft, I persevered.

28 Oct, 2012- Daylight Savings Lament

Today came to a premature ending, in that annual cruel joke that is Daylight Savings time. I try looking on the bright side of this imposed darkness.

25 Oct, 2012- Visualize and Realize

Today I scratched my head for ideas. Having in recent days exhausted the obvious photo spots, I rode my bike toward campus, with the goal of stumbling upon some fall colors, with a backdrop of stately elegance. Always good to pre-visualize,  no matter how outlandish. After all, the NUI Galway campus leaves much to be […]

22 Oct, 2012- Offerings to the Saints

Dreary skies sent me indoors for today’s featured photo, exploring the nuances of Galway’s Church of St Nicholas, where I discovered this visual feast.

21 Oct, 2012- Shuffling leaves in the footsteps of Yeats

On a sunny Sunday in October, nothing beats a stroll through the woods. And no finer place in the West of Ireland for such a walk than Coole Park in Co Clare. A recent string of mild weather has temporarily prolonged the splash of colors in the foliage, harkening days of yore back in my home state of Michigan.

20 Oct, 2012- Seems Like Old Times

More museum relics than maritime vessels, the rotting hulls of these Claddagh boats provide an atmospheric subject for tourists’ photographs. Once was a time when about ten years ago when I was obsessed with wooden boats. I traveled up and down the coast of Ireland in search of such images (see “Water’s Edge” in featured […]

19 Oct, 2012- Just Another Seaside Sunset

Once again I found myself back at the sea, just in time to blast off this magical sunset photo. Such daily photo junkets to the sea have been a fabulous addition to the daily routine.

18 Oct, 2012- Fresh Air Cures the Blues

With determined stride, walkers power their way into Galway City Centre, following a popular footpath that follows the river to the sea, and the coast as far up as Blackrock in Salthill.

17 Oct, 2012- Spirit of the Woodlands

A steady drizzle of rain thwarted my daily sea walk. Instead I sought the shelter of Barna Woods to experience a blast of autumnal beauty, and reconnect with this scenic and sublime woodland.

15 Oct, 2012- Calling foul on a Rainy Day

What a difference a day makes, as mild autumnal weather gave way to a full day of lashing rains and wind. It was mild spat as Irish weather events are concerned. But it kept me cowered indoors, and regretting life choices, including the absurd notion of stepping outside to snap a photo.

14 Oct, 2012- Keeping the streak alive

Eager to continue my “photo a day” efforts, I jumped from the car en route to the cinema to catch this shot of Galway harbour. Its a moody broody one due to pall of persistent rain. Certainly not my finest shot in recent weeks, not by a long shot. But it was all in an effort to keep alive my streak, and having the camera in my hand made me happy.

13 October, 2012- Whether by Duty or Passion

On days like these I love heading down to the sea, camera in hand, to see what magic may unfold. Lately the changeable autumn weather continues to deliver a near-certain visual feast.

12 Oct, 2012- Seascape Drama Continues

Another sunny day sends me scurrying, reflexively, back down to Salthill to photograph what hopefully unfolds into another gorgeous seascape. A string of brilliant days has compelled me to return again and again, capturing the sea in its many moods and adding to my growing library of Galway Bay images.

11 Oct, 2012- Galway’s Duality, Urban and Wild

Galway’s distinctive appeal is that it embodies the spirit of an urban village while maintaining connections with wild nature. Credit due to its picturesque setting along Galway Bay and close proximity to such wild land attractions as Connemara and the Burren.

10 Oct, 2012- Galway Bay from Mutton Island

Despite murky conditions I threw my camera over my shoulder, hopped on my bike and headed to the sea, to photograph another Photo of the Day, courtesy of Galway Bay. Such treks have already become routine in my two weeks back in Galway. Routine perhaps, but neither boring nor repetitive.

9 Oct, 2012- To See the Sun Go Down on Galway Bay

On a fair evening, with a gaggle of camera-toting tourists snapping away over my left shoulder, and the sun setting over my right, Im reminded of Galway’s enduring appeal. Too often I take it for granted. How lucky I’ve been to have lived for nearly a decade in a place like Galway, where tourists fl0ck on […]