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Why Not
The Westin Bonaventure HotelLos Angeles, 2011While visiting L.A. I woke one morning, looked out the window, and this is what I saw.

Why Not

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Los Angeles, 2011
While visiting L.A. I woke one morning, looked out the window, and this is what I saw.

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Honky Tonk Drummer on Flickr.A company wanted “Nashville” themed images for their office so  wandered around downtown the other night shooting street scenes. One idea I had was to capture Nashville nightlife so I shot through the window of one of the downtown honky tonk bars as this band played for a large crowd. At some point the drummer spotted me and hammed it up through the window. For me, it is a true “Nashville” shot, although it won’t work for a company interior. That’s ok, it’ll go on my wall somewhere, I’m sure.
By the way, if anyone knows this guy, get in touch with me. I’d love to get him a thank you copy of the shot.

Honky Tonk Drummer on Flickr.

A company wanted “Nashville” themed images for their office so wandered around downtown the other night shooting street scenes. One idea I had was to capture Nashville nightlife so I shot through the window of one of the downtown honky tonk bars as this band played for a large crowd. At some point the drummer spotted me and hammed it up through the window. For me, it is a true “Nashville” shot, although it won’t work for a company interior. That’s ok, it’ll go on my wall somewhere, I’m sure.

By the way, if anyone knows this guy, get in touch with me. I’d love to get him a thank you copy of the shot.

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Yesterday’s Winners on Flickr.My weekend attempt at shooting street photography in Nashville. It’s something I rarely do. I waited about 15 minutes for someone to walk under this sign for a long closed music store that used to be THE place to get your instruments. I’m glad I waited. The woman decked out in gear for UT Vols, which used to be THE winning team, feels just right.
Nikon D5000

Yesterday’s Winners on Flickr.

My weekend attempt at shooting street photography in Nashville. It’s something I rarely do. I waited about 15 minutes for someone to walk under this sign for a long closed music store that used to be THE place to get your instruments. I’m glad I waited. The woman decked out in gear for UT Vols, which used to be THE winning team, feels just right.
Nikon D5000

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Shelby Street Bridge on Flickr.Half dozen image stitch shot using Nikon D5000, 24mm f2.8 Nikkor-N (non-AI) on a sidewalk rail.

Shelby Street Bridge on Flickr.

Half dozen image stitch shot using Nikon D5000, 24mm f2.8 Nikkor-N (non-AI) on a sidewalk rail.

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Nikon: Wrigley Panorama on Flickr.
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Nikon: Pittsburgh Panorama on Flickr.
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Nikon: Cleveland Indians Panorama on Flickr.
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Nikon: Pitch on Flickr.Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson on July 6, 2012 pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays

Nikon: Pitch on Flickr.

Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson on July 6, 2012 pitching against the Tampa Bay Rays

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Nikon: I’m Working On Portraiture on Flickr.
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Nikon: Spinners on Flickr.Meadow Lake Wind Farm in northern Indiana; part of a series from a baseball road trip.
Nikon D5000, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 55-300mm 4.5-5.6GED (shot at 100mm), ISO 200, f11, 1/500th

Nikon: Spinners on Flickr.

Meadow Lake Wind Farm in northern Indiana; part of a series from a baseball road trip.
Nikon D5000, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 55-300mm 4.5-5.6GED (shot at 100mm), ISO 200, f11, 1/500th

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Watanabe Sushi Bar on Flickr.Nikon d5000, 1/20, f4.5, ISO 1600
Watanabe, my local sushi bar

Watanabe Sushi Bar on Flickr.

Nikon d5000, 1/20, f4.5, ISO 1600
Watanabe, my local sushi bar

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Nikon: Maho and Francis Bays, USVI on Flickr.Via Flickr:
I’m daydreaming today. It’s unseasonably warm here in Nashville but the temps are supposed to drop tonight, an unwanted 40-degree shock treatment to remind me it’s still winter. I’m remembering the trip J and I took to the Virgin Islands. I have photos to prompt memory, but still, I worry the honeymoon will slip from memory like a dream. 
St. Thomas was the most beautiful place I’d ever seen, undoubtedly paradise, until we get to St. John, which is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, undoubtedly paradise…
There is paradox in deciding which paradise is actually paradise since there can be only one. I latch onto a simple solution: the present paradise IS paradise, the others live in another time — past or future — and another place — here or there. My paradise is one where J is nearby, we are alone and we are naked.
We leave Cruz Bay on North Shore Road (Route 20) and head toward Annaberg sugar mill. We drive around a bend and Maho Bay opens below us, an undeveloped bay far prettier than any we saw on St. Thomas. We count only four people (and a dog) dotting the mile-long beach. We drive down, park the Jeep and take a quick dip, paradise found once again.

Nikon: Maho and Francis Bays, USVI on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
I’m daydreaming today. It’s unseasonably warm here in Nashville but the temps are supposed to drop tonight, an unwanted 40-degree shock treatment to remind me it’s still winter. I’m remembering the trip J and I took to the Virgin Islands. I have photos to prompt memory, but still, I worry the honeymoon will slip from memory like a dream.
St. Thomas was the most beautiful place I’d ever seen, undoubtedly paradise, until we get to St. John, which is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, undoubtedly paradise…
There is paradox in deciding which paradise is actually paradise since there can be only one. I latch onto a simple solution: the present paradise IS paradise, the others live in another time — past or future — and another place — here or there. My paradise is one where J is nearby, we are alone and we are naked.
We leave Cruz Bay on North Shore Road (Route 20) and head toward Annaberg sugar mill. We drive around a bend and Maho Bay opens below us, an undeveloped bay far prettier than any we saw on St. Thomas. We count only four people (and a dog) dotting the mile-long beach. We drive down, park the Jeep and take a quick dip, paradise found once again.