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The Darker Side of Vegas

Everyone who hears ‘Vegas Baby’ thinks of The Strip, the bright lights and the good times. Las Vegas Boulevard wears a cloak of prosperity and sophistication during the day and the ‘respectable’ evening hours. It is, however, a very different vibe at daybreak. This shot […]

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G’day

In an effort to help someone start their day with a smile, I left this greeting on a early morning beach walk. I hope I got at least one smile before the tide erased it. G’Day is Australian slang for Hello. Often it’s combined with Mate. So, “G’Day Mate” […]

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Vegas Baby

A photographic blogger who lives in Las Vegas would be negligent not to provide an image of the famous “Welcome To Fabulous Las Vegas” sign. So here it is. A less common version than that which appears in millions of vacation happy-snaps. I chose black and white to […]

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Viva La Tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel). Famous, oui? Would you be surprised to learn that doubt and skepticism were the initial reactions to the structure planned for the 1889 World’s Fair? Gustave Eiffel’s iron tower grew up to become the most recognizable landmark in Paris — […]

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Misty Fjord Reflections

A few posts ago I shared an image that was a touch Salvador Dali-ish. The propellor of a DeHavilland Float Plane (you know, the kind that can land on water), pulled out of shape by the ripples of the lake surface. While everyone was looking up, I was looking […]

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Abandoned

Isn’t it great how an eyesore abandoned car can make an arresting image. The incongruity and unexpected-ness of the whole scene delights me. After all, a large piece of someone’s garbage is sitting smack bang in the middle of what should be a pretty landscape vista, and yet […]

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DeHavilland Float Plane

Without some help it’s not easily recognizable as the propellor of a plane. It’s got a hint drug-y surrealism warping and shape pulling going on. The plane landed on an astonishingly beautiful lake in Alaska, and while the others in our small group were looking up […]

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Bellagio, The Tribute

Built by Las Vegas entrepreneur Steve Wynn, ‘Bellagio Las Vegas’ opened in 1998 and was inspired by Mr Wynn’s visit to it’s namesake village, Bellagio in Lake Como. It stands on the site once occupied by the legendary Dunes Hotel, and it had a construction budget […]

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Dali-esque Stairs

When I got to the top of the stairs and looked down, I thought the staircase resembled a Salvador Dali painting. It was recognizable as a staircase, but the bannister was strangely warped and pulled out of shape. Other than some basic contrast adjustments, the image has […]

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Christ The Redeemer

A collaboration in 1931 by a French sculpture, a French engineer and a Brazilian engineer resulted in a 125′ (38m) Christian monument on top of Mount Corcovado. It is a globally recognized icon and instantly geo-tags any image as Rio de Janeiro. Looking to get a different capture of one of […]

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In Memoriam

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the surprise attack by the Japanese on the US fleet anchored in Pearl Harbor. It was intended as a preventative action to keep the US Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions Japan was planning in Southeast Asia and it was the catalyst which […]

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Time Warp

These images of fishing net storage were taken in the old Tallheo Cannery. Owned by the Canadian Fishing Company Ltd (Canfisco) for the better part of the last century, it was a powerhouse operation processing sockeye, coho, pink, chum and chinook salmon into tin cans for […]

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