Thirsty Thursday: Ahhh, Lucerne

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2011 Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc

Just a few images tonight from our Switzerland trip. Unfortunately, we were only in Lucerne for a night. All that really needs to be said about Lucerne is, "Ahhh, Lucerne." There's something about the atmosphere of the city that just puts you in a relaxed mood. Perhaps it is the architecture of the place or maybe it's the chocolate shops filled with yummy Swiss goodies. I tend to think it's related to the relaxed cafes near the water and the people. Life seemed slower here than elsewhere. I suppose it could be that places you visit seem more relaxed than the places you've lived, but I hope that's not true of Lucerne. I wish we could have spent more time here, sitting next to the river, people watching, chatting, and sipping cappuccino goodness.

View from the Water
View from the Hotel
Outdoor Seating
Quiet Street
Night View

Thirsty Thursday: Shots from Bodie

Rambler: Terry Drink in Hand: Carmichael Pinot Grigio

I've been just now getting to editing, or rather, going through images I took when Beth and I went to the Eastern Sierras earlier this fall. Most of my images from this trip were of the mountains or Mono Lake. However, I did make my first visit to Bodie and loved the old buildings.

Thirsty Thursday: Wildflowers

Rambler: Terry Drink in Hand: 2008 Titan Hills Fiasco (recommended by the local grocery store manager...and it's excellent!)

Last Thursday I posted some images of the gorgeous and grand landscapes that we were able to see during our week in Leadville, CO.  This week I thought I'd post a few photos of the many, many flowers we saw.  I still have a dozen or so photos process and I hope to post them at a later date...but I hope you enjoy these!

Massey Monday: Technically Incorrect

Sometimes it's not about getting a technically correct shot. A shot that's in perfect focus or a shot that has perfect light. Sometimes it's about being in the moment and getting a shot that reminds you of the moment . . . the emotion. Sure, a perfect shot would probably capture it better I suppose. But these two were taken when we were playing ball in the yard. The eyes and the ears. These two always make me laugh. The playful look in her eyes and those wild ears. I couldn't delete these.

Thirsty Thursday: A City Walk

Rambler: Terry Drink at Hand: 2009 Rail2Rail Old Vine Zinfandel

Old, old photos...okay, not that old, but back from 2006. So, no MFT, no EOS40D, and no real craft. Tonight, I intended to post some images of flowers or cherry blossoms or something 'springy' from the past. Unfortunately, none of the 'springy' images from back then really jumped out at me. I browsed through project after project in Aperture. Nothing seemed to inspire me to create a blog post. I finally stumbled across a project of images that I took with a Canon IXY 700 (PowerShot). Definitely not a high performance camera...back then these didn't even shoot raw. Nevertheless, the best camera that you can have is the one that you have with you.

Beth's job back then always had her working in downtown Tokyo at the New Sanno hotel. I always seemed to be able get away to visit her when she was working. During these visits, Beth would have to go to work and I'd go wandering about Tokyo. And when I say wandering, I really mean walking. No subways. No trains. No taxis. No buses. All walking. These images are from a trek starting at the New Sanno through Ebisu and Shibuya and finally ending in Shinjuku. Always a bit of fun for me. I sure wish I had a bit more craft back then. I wasn't able to capture everything I remember, but they're enough for me. I always enjoyed trying to capture the architectural lines of the buildings. And in the case of the last image, the great lengths that were taken to hide construction work in the city...a wall of leafy contact paper with a lock to keep everyone out!

And, by the way, I...(sorry Beth)...we can't wait to go back.