Art, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography, Travel, Weather

Rainbow Over the Columbia River Gorge

Rainbow over the Columbia River Gorge

Photo taken from the wedding venue at Cave B Winery in Washington State


Architecture, Art, christianity, History, Landscape, nostalgia, photography, Town, Travel

Abandoned Church, Taiban, NM

Abandoned church in Taiban, NM

Abandoned church in Taiban, NM. The building once served Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist congregations at the same time.

Architecture, Art, History, photography, Travel

San Juan Hotel


Historic San Juan Hotel in downtown San Juan, TX. It was home to fabled Texas lawman Tom Mayfield during the last years of his life. The hotel opened in 1920 and is reputed to be haunted by the ghost of a prostitute murdered on the second floor.

Art, Comment, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography, Weather

A Little Late

Hitting the snooze button proved a huge mistake this morning. I missed the best part of the sunrise and the fantastic fog had mostly evaporated. Another mistake was rushing out the door carrying only a wide angle lens. I missed several shots that demanded a longer lens.

On the other hand, I did get this massive flock of grackles rising from the marsh, coursing across the horizon in numbers too great to count. Even though the birds are much too small in the frame (they look like specks of dirt) the flock itself becomes a significant element of the landscape.

Had I been there earlier, I would have missed this shot. Had I carried a longer lens the flock of birds could have been an even more impressive component.

Mistakes: I make so many and learn so little. But then, in a civilized world early morning is no time for learning.

(Click on the photo to see a larger image)

Sunrise with a massive flock of grackles flying across the horizon.


Yesterday’s “Daily Prompt” Mistake