Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fort Worth: The Stockyards

Yes, it's been a while but that is always the case.  Back in July my mom came to town and I took her to the Stockyards in Fort Worth.  Here are a few shots from that visit.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Cancun: Chichen Itza

I was lucky enough to be invited to Cancun at the end of July for a mini-vacation.  For this trip I was able to make it out to Chichen Itza.  I've been wanting to check out the Mayan Ruins, known as one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World.  When we first arrived it was perfect sunny weather; but slowly, we saw dark, ominous storm clouds roll in.  I took advantage of the sky conditions to grab some interesting shots.  Then it started pouring.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Dallas: Uptown

I have gotten so busy with work and other things so I find that updating a blog is near impossible.  It sucks because I would love to update this site weekly.  Here are a few shots I captured wandering around Uptown.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Orlando: Disney

It's been a crazy busy summer and although I have a lot of photos I can post, I just struggle to find the time to do it.  Last week I spent a few days in Orlando for work.  I stayed at one of the Disney resorts adjacent to Epcot and my business party was treated to a private dinner and drinks, followed by a private viewing of their nightly fireworks.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cancun: The Beaches

Another long overdue post - finally!  The last month has been crazy and I haven't really had the chance to take many photos.  I spent 5 days in Cancun last week so here are a few shots from the beach.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Charlotte: Holden's First Birthday

I was able to take a trip to Charlotte to be part of my godson's first birthday!  It was a great visit and I managed to capture a few nice shots.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Dallas: Southern Methodist University

With the nice weather this weekend, I thought I would take a walk around the SMU campus.  I pass it all the time as I drive to work and have never taken the time to step onto the university campus.  I'm a bit disappointed because some of these photos have lost their vibrancy in the upload process.  They look great on my Picasa photo page, but adding them into this blog has desaturated them a bit.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Dallas: Downtown

An update is long overdue on the blog.  Last weekend we had some great 70 degree clear, sunny weather and decided to walk around downtown to snap some shots.  I walked through the arts district to capture some of the new buildings that just went up there.  Then wandered past the Dallas Museum of Modern Art and it's outdoor sculpture garden.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ft Worth: Botanical Butterfly Gardens

After enjoying the Dallas Butterfly House, I discovered that Fort Worth has a bigger and better version.  I took a little trip over there and attempted to catch a few shots.  It was tough because of the Sunday crowds.  Here are just a few shots.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dallas: Snow

When I woke up to heavy snowfall here in Dallas, I was a bit surprised.  What surprised me more was that it continued through the day until about 12 inches had piled up.  Because of the borderline temperatures, the snow was very wet and it clung to all the trees.  Of course I had to pull my camera out and snap some shots while at the office.


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dallas: Butterfly House

I decided to take a "practice" day for photography this weekend.  I figured that there were plenty of Dallas-area destinations still to explore so I wandered to the Butterfly Gardens.  Although I don't own a macro lens for extreme close-ups, I figured that butterflies would be a challenging shoot since they are small and fast.  Since we're experiencing a bout of cold weather, the outdoor gardens were closed; instead, I explored the butterfly house - a climate-controlled terrarium.  Here are a few shots.


Saturday, January 30, 2010

San Antonio: The Alamo & Riverwalk

A new historic restoration of a courthouse built in 1896 took me to San Antonio for a weekend.  We had to do some investigative research in the courthouse since much of its history had been covered with a century of renovations.  I did manage to do a little sight-seeing and capture a few photos.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Charlotte: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

During my drive back to Dallas over the holidays I stopped in Charlotte to visit the Vallimonts and more specifically my godson Holden (see previous post).  We had a great time during my brief visit and stopped at the new Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.  I grabbed a few shots there, including some of the mirrored glass mosaic tile sculpture.