Bell Rock at Night

2017 March 23
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Before leaving for Arizona in talking with someone I work with about night photography. I had tried this before with the super moon, sort of, but the conversation had piqued my interest.

So a few dozen YouTube videos and I had an idea of what it takes. Now no matter what I knew still have to put it into practice.

So a beautiful clear night in Sedona, Arizona, I decided to do just that. I found a beautiful spot, set up the tripod, worked on my camera settings and I was off. the results are what you see below.

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Arizona

2017 February 28
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I just wanted to throw a quick note up about my most recent trip to Arizona. This was a much needed vacation and I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to spend 10 days and 9 nights going all over the state.

Of course this site will benefit with the thousands of pictures of all the places I visited. Those will be coming as soon as I can start editing them.

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Festival of Lights

2017 February 26
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I was lucky enough to be able to get to the festival of lights at the Cincinnati zoo this year.

It was a great time spent with great people and I am just happy to have the opportunity to experience everything that I am able experience. 

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Random California Pictures

2017 February 24
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These are just a few random pictures I took along the way to San Diego on the way to the Zoo. I can never express how beautiful everything seems to be there. It is truly a must see.

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Pacific Coast Highway

2017 February 22
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State Route 1 (SR 1) is a major north-south state highway that runs along most of the Pacific coastline of the U.S. state of California. At a total of just over 655.8 miles (1,055.4 km), it is the longest state route in California. Highway 1 has several portions designated as either Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), Cabrillo Highway, Shoreline Highway, or Coast Highway. Its southern terminus is at Interstate 5 (I-5) near Dana Point in Orange County and its northern terminus is at U.S. Highway 101 (US 101) near Leggett in Mendocino County. Highway 1 also at times runs concurrently with US 101, most notably through a 54-mile (87 km) stretch in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, and across the Golden Gate Bridge.

After leaving the Getty Villa, I simply turned right onto the Pacific Coast Highway, with no intention or destination about the only thing on my mind was food. I soon was just enjoying the beauty of the drive. Going along the coast, looking at the ocean, window down, wind in my face, and the radio playing loud, days like this are far and few between.

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Malibu Hike

2017 February 20
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MASH was by far my favorite TV show growing up as a kid. I watched it every chance I could and was one of the tens of millions of individuals that watched its final episode as it went off the air permanently. I even gave the show After MASH a chance, but that one was just stupid.

The show was able to mix comedy and heart like few had ever figured out. It showed, somewhat, the horrors of war. The death that came with people fighting over what usually does not truly amount to much in the true long term of history.

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Getty Villa Set 2

2017 February 18
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Here is the second set of pictures from the Getty Villa.

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Getty Center Set 2

2017 February 16
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Here is the second set of pictures from the Getty Center.

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Getty Villa

2017 February 14
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The Getty Villa is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Located at the southerly end of the Malibu coast in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA, the Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The collection has 44,000 Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities dating from 6,500 BC to 400 AD, including the Lansdowne Heracles and the Victorious Youth. The UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in Archeological and Ethnographic Conservation is housed on this campus. The collection is documented and presented through the online Getty Guide as well as through audio tours.

I did not even know about the Getty Villa until I went to the Getty Center. I am so happy that I learned of its existence and had the time and opportunity to go for a visit on my trip.

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Getty Center

2017 February 12
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The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened to the public on December 16, 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. The Center sits atop a hill connected to a visitors' parking garage at the bottom of the hill by a three-car, cable-pulled hover train funicular.

This is a fantastic place, the art, the views, the structure itself, there is nothing about this place that is not amazing. I had been wanting to visit the center for along while on one of my many trips to California, and finally was able to make it happen during the 3 week long visit and it was very much worth the wait.

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San Diego Safari Set 6

2017 February 10
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This is the final set of pictures from the San Diego Safari Park.

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San Diego Zoo Set 4

2017 February 08
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Here is the final set of pictures from the San Diego Zoo.

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San Diego Safari Set 5

2017 February 06
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Here is the fifth set of pictures from the San Diego Safari Park.

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San Diego Zoo Set 3

2017 February 04
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Here is the third set of pictures from the San Diego Zoo.

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San Diego Safari Set 4

2017 February 02
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Here is the fourth set of pictures from San Diego Safari Park.

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