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  • “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” Rachel Carson 3/27/2010

  • Eggsperimenting with off camera flash. 4/3/2010

  • “The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of that which is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope” Unknown 4/8/10

  • Fifty-seven years strong POTD 5/9/2011 My parents' hands, taken yesterday, Mother's Day.

  • Mirror, mirror 3/21/2010

  • Almost home 2/17/2010

  • Just JUMP! View XL for maximum Joy POTD 8/19/2011 For some background on this fun shot, please visit our blog: http://wp.me/pasxa-CA [CTRL] Click for a new window, and thanks!

  • "The sun is but a morning star." ~Henry David Thoreau 10/23/09

  • 3/12/2011 “There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city.” Kathleen Norris

  • There's one in every crowd. POTD: 4/8/2011 I just learned that my watermark is not up to par. "What every Photographer should know about Copyright law", now available on our blog: http://wp.me/pasxa-gN (CTRL click for a new window). Have a great day.

  • 2/2/2011 While the humans were contending with many feet of snow, the machines began to communicate silently. They saw the opportunity to carry out their plans...

  • A bee's eye view The stamen and pistil of a lily (view XL2 for best detail) 2/15/10 A closer look can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/aa5htn And thanks for all the comments on yesterday's flower shot.

  • Boston Harbor POTD 3/29/2011 For information on this HDR image and others from our recent photo walk, please visit: http://wp.me/pasxa-ed (CTRL Click to open a new window). Thanks!

  • “In the lonely light of morning, in a world that would not heal, it's the bitter taste of losing everything that I've held so dear.” Sarah McLachlan POTD 6/12/2011

  • ...and then, he was gone. 1/25/2010

  • “Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” Hans Margolius POTD 5/10/2011

  • Fire in the sky 9/14/09 -2 Second of two today (I couldn't pass up this sunset).

  • Meet Harry While visiting the Grand Canyon, we had the pleasure of meeting Harry. He has spent his life as a rancher, or as I prefer, a cowboy, working the ranches of the Southwest. The ranch he had worked at for the past 12 years had closed due to the economy and he now works at Grand Canyon Village. After chatting with Harry a while, I asked if he'd mind if I took his picture. He seemed surprised that anyone would want to do that, but said "Well sure, if you want to." I think this image captures the character of this man, and reflects the ruggedness of the geography and profession in which he has spent his life. We saw Harry again a few times during our visit, and he always gave us a warm smile and a friendly wave. Meeting Harry was one of the many highpoints of our trip.

  • My version of "Eat, Pray, Love"! POTD 4/1/2011

  • “God often gives nuts to toothless people” Matt Groening 3/15/2010

  • POTD 5/11/2011

  • Condors in the Canyon There are only 77 Condors in all of AZ and UT. These two magnificent creatures had been resting for a time on stone outcroppings in the Grand Canyon, (here's a shot: http://www.edspadoni.com/Photography/The-Great-American-Southwest/15384211_vL5AB#1029527750_Mmd5G-A-LB), before they decided to take wing. I shot this in shutter priority mode at 1/400 sec, f5.3 and panned. Cropped and sharpened slightly in PP.

  • “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.” Seneca, Roman philosopher, mid-1st century AD POTD 8/29/2011 Best viewed XL. For the story on this construction site photo, please read our latest post: http://wp.me/pasxa-Ek

  • Grand Canyon Panorama Five images stitched together. Best viewed X+.

  • The North End of Boston 1/31/2010 From Wikipedia: Boston's North End is the city's oldest residential community, where people have lived continuously since it was settled in the 1630s. Though small (⅓ mi²), the neighborhood has approximately 100 eating establishments, and a variety of tourist attractions. It is known as the city's Little Italy for its Italian-American population. The Old North Church (the white steeple seen in the center of this image), at 193 Salem Street, in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul Revere's midnight ride, of April 18, 1775, which preceded the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the American Revolution.

  • Sunset, Monument Valley

  • Zion Canyon, Utah POTD 4/16/2011 From our trip last fall... we just received an email from the wonderful lodge we stayed at right outside Zion National Park, Cable Mountain Lodge, and it brought back such great memories. Best viewed XL. Thanks for stopping by!

  • 3/14/2011 Three image HDR of the Lodge at Borderland State Park, from a photo walk Saturday morning. For more photos and some background on our photo walk, please visit http://wp.me/pasxa-9o. “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east and Juliet is the sun.” William Shakespeare

  • Monument Valley was one of John Wayne's and Director John Ford's favorite locations for filming westerns. It's easy to see why.

  • Daisy do! POTD 6/28/2011 (Best viewed X+)

  • View from the beach house POTD 8/4/2011

  • Caricaturist POTD 7/6/2011 The artist and his subjects were in a small, dark booth on the boardwalk. I had to shoot this through glass but like his near-silhouette and the way his creation is lit..

  • Sunrise, Monument Valley

  • Amaryllis POTD 4/12/2011 “Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” Bill Blass

  • Sunrise on Elephant Butte, Monument Valley This is a breath-taking place. Everyone needs to see this.

  • 3/18/2011 The Lodge Found on the grounds of the Ames Mansion, processed with the Orton effect and framed in Picnik.

  • Better late than never! 1/10/2011 Thank you for all the feedback on the portait of Harry yesterday. Many of you asked where I was on "self-portrait day"... Well here you go. My lovely wife took this at the brink of Little Colorado River Canyon, south of the Grand Canyon. I wore that vest almost everyday of our trip, despite my wife's pleadings to where something else, anything else.

  • “The brightest light moving away from us, unless it be reflected, is darkness to us.” www.thinkexist.com 2/23/2010

  • 3/8/2011 “Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.” William Somerset Maugham

  • 2/8/2011 We came upon this enormous old tree (which I think is an oak) on Saturday. It was striking due to it's size, age and the way it seemed to reach into the white sky forever. Contrast boosted slightly. “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln

  • “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” Saint Augustine POTD 720/2011

  • Baubles & Bubbles 2/27/2011 Experimented yesterday with a glass of seltzer water, some colored glass beads, a black background and an overhead reading light. Had a few interesting results... what do you think?

  • “This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it.” Ralph Waldo Emerson POTD 8/20/2011 Thank you all for making yesterday's "Just JUMP" photo the number 1 image for the day. Compliments from people so talented are truly gifts.

  • Bottom's up: the Seattle Space Needle from a different angle 7/8/2010 Arrived in Seattle today for a short business trip. iPhone 3G

  • A bit of editing using an effect named "rotating mirror", which rendered both sides of the path almost identical. I think it's just a little ominous. POTD 4/20/2011 In 1956, fellow Smugger Prentis Drew and his parents embarked on a trip around the world. Their photos and tales of this unusual adventure, can be seen on our blog: http://wp.me/pasxa-km (CTRL Click for new window). Thanks!

  • While searching for some hanging plants at the nursery yesterday, we found a pot of gold. POTD 5/31/2011

  • Bryce Canyon, UT POTD 5/14/2011 Thanks for all the comments on yesterday's pano. This one is a bit clearer.

  • Hoover Dam celebrated it's 75th anniversary in 2010. 1/11/2011 I was drawn to the art-deco facades, statues etc. that adorned the top of the dam. I made another version of this image in B&W that seems more appropriate to the era when the dam was built, and that's posted here: http://www.edspadoni.com/Photography/The-Great-American-Southwest/15384211_vL5AB#1152858674_cYDBT-M-LB Not sure which is better. What do you think? Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the US states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and was dedicated on September 30, 1935, by President Franklin Roosevelt. Its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives. Wikipedia