Welcome to my photo blog!

This site has been created to share the wonders of the world as I see them through the lens. Images included will be both new and from my stock images of past travels providing a look at landscapes, wildlife, street photography, portraits, flora, and food around the world.

Your feedback and comments are always appreciated.
Enjoy :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

London's Calling.... City Spirit

London Olympics 2012... 
The 2012 Olympics have come and gone -- the city
has gotten back to its regular rhythm before the city shifts 
gears for the start of the Paralympics on 29 August.
The spirit of the games is enjoyed across London as you can see below....

Neighborhood spirit!
Fan spirit...  they got it in the bag!
A little Wenlock bowling team GB style...
Young Team GB fan flying the flag...
A gold medal for team GB

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Inspire a Generation

London Olympics 2012...

Inspiring A Generation
You couldn't beat the beach volleyball venue 
or the action taking place inside it!!


            Women's Quarter-Finals
                   China vs Austria

                    Walsh and May-Treanor

The crowd celebrates with the wave...                   
Walsh & May-Treanor
US Olympic Beach Volleyball Women's

Monday, August 13, 2012

Reflections of the Women's Marathon

London Olympics 2012

The women's marathon took place on Sunday, 5 August.....
yet the rainy London day didn't slow these ladies down.
Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana not only wins the gold medal -- she set a new Olympic Record
of 2hr 23min 07sec!!
Tiki Gelana is seen here running behind the two Kenyans on the right.   
It's pretty obvious when the runners are getting near..... 
just look for the truck load of press photographers!
Fans stood in the rain for hours to
witness the greatest women's marathon runners
and cheer them on in front of the Tower of London
 Generous fans offered extra umbrellas to many
of the yellow vested volunteers.
A kind gesture indeed on this rainy Sunday.
The volunteers did an outstanding job.
Our thanks to all those that gave their time
to help make the London Olympics run so smoothly.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Women's Triathlon....

London Olympics 2012...
The women's triathlon was held in Hyde Park on 4 August 2012, 
a beautifully sunny Saturday for a triathlon

and the Swiss fans were out to cheer on their Gold Medal winner.....

Friday, August 3, 2012

Celebrating the Games.....

 London Olympics 2012....
Olympics celebrations are in full swing in the venue 
within Hyde Park.  There are big screens with 
different events playing all day long, vendors with refreshments,
and as you see below...... lots of colorful people.
I didn't realize I had caught the same women in two photos -- once in the park 
and again leaving on a boris bike -- until reviewing the photos after getting home!
Nothing real spectacular about these images just sharing a little of the color & spirit of the games :)

Fans young and old show
their spirit and enjoy the games in Hyde Park!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Let the Games Begin

London Olympics 2012
London is a buzz 
celebrating the worlds greatest athletes!
The spirit shown in the first photo below is just an example 
of the bold, wonderful team spirit being demonstrated 
by people from across the globe 
that are in London to cheer on their home team.
This posting will continue to grow with the posting
of new photos over the course of the Olympic games.

Olympic Spirit at the Hyde Park venue.....
No doubt who she's cheering for during these Olympic games!!
Mounted Police - nice way to get around town these days :)

Masked men on the road course following the men's road race! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

London: Old & New

Tower Bridge & City Hall

While visiting the Tower of London this spring we toured the White Tower 
and I found this great vantage point looking across the Thames
with a view of both Tower Bridge and City Hall.
I loved the windows in White Tower framing the contrasting
views of London with the historic Tower Bridge and the modern City Hall building.
The cloudy day provided added interest for me.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Award Winning Images...

Day in the Life of Marylebone

The two images above were selected as winners in the 
Day in the Life of Marylebone 2012 
photo competition.
The competition is focused around St. George's Day
and the photographs have to be taken in Marylebone over St. George's Day weekend.   
There were over 250 entries and I was fortunate enough to have 
two of the three images I submitted chosen as winners!
For more information on Art in Marylebone and to see all the winners 
check out the Art in Marylebone website.
An exhibit of the winning images took place in June and
a Day in the Life of Marylebone 2012 book 
was published including the two images above.

Seeing Purple

British Lavender

It's been a while since my last post so wanted to try an get back 
on track with my postings.  This image is from a recent trip 
to Mayfield Lavender.  What a beautiful place!  
The lavender is currently in full bloom and, as you can see, there are acres of lovely lavender.  
If you have the chance I highly recommend a visit.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 2012

The Big Egg Hunt...
Just a few more eggs from The Faberge Big Egg Hunt before April ends.....

Self Eggspression
by Selfridges
(sold for £1,100)

Eggtastic Eggstasy
by Mia
(sold for £2,400

    by The Goring
    (sold for £4,350)

    Friday, April 27, 2012

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt...
    Funny thing these eggs - the designs really did cover everything 
    imaginable and some things you wouldn't have imagined like Gregg (see below)! 

    White on Black
    by Penny Fowler
    (sold for 3,000 gbp)

    by Brodie Neill
    (sold for 1,600 gbp)

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt....
    Below are probably two of my favorite eggs found on the Big Egg Hunt.  
    Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall at entry to St James Palace just off the Mall.
    It was a very fitting place for him to be perched just above a guard for the palace.
    The Royal Post Egg was displayed on Carnaby St and, while the first time I went 
    by it was missing from it's perch,  when I went by at a later date it had re-appeared.
    As you can see from the winning bids listed below -- the Eggs were a big hit 
    and ended up being a grand charity fund raiser!!

    "Humpty Dumpty"
    by The Prince's Drawing School signed by 
    TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall
    (sold for 51,000 gbp)

    "Egg Letter Box"
    by Benjamin Shine
    (sold for 42,000 gbp)

    Sunday, April 15, 2012

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt...
    As you have seen by the eggs shown so far on the blog, 
    the artists had very unique approaches to their egg designs 
    for the Faberge Big Egg Hunt.   You also had to look high and low
    to find the eggs.  Some were on street corners, in front of restaurants or shops, 
    in store windows or department stores, and also above door entries (as seen below).
    Very clever indeed!
    "ON / OEUF"
    by Oliver Clegg

    "Love is Life"
    by DVF
    (Diane von Furstenberg)

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Monday, April 9, 2012

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt...
    "A Penny for your Thoughts"
    by Jane Morgan

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt....
    "La Vie en Rose"
    by Janet Law

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt...
    "Blackberry Moon"
    by Diana Ralston

    Thursday, April 5, 2012

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt....
    "Rock the Casbah"
    by Josh Stika

    The "Rock the Casbah" was displayed on a side street off Carnaby Street in Soho.
    The KUA'AINA Grill in the background, it should be noted, 
    is a great little place if you're craving an awesome burger while out in Soho.
    This image is provided to give a bit of perspective on the size of the eggs
    (they are all roughly the same size from what I could tell).

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt...
    Seasonal Egg
    by Milo Tchais

    The "Seasonal Egg" was located around St. Christopher's Place
    between Oxford Street and Wigmore.   This area is a fun
    place to grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants
    or do a little shopping in the various boutiques.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012

    April 2012

    The Big Egg Hunt
    In March 2012
    there were 200 eggs placed around London 
    in the Faberge sponsored charity fundraiser called 
    The Big Egg Hunt
    The 200 very artistic eggs provided a unique challenge
    in the form of an "egg hunt" where people could enter 
    a contest in hopes winning the grand prize -- the
    Faberge Diamond Jubilee Egg.
    All the while money was being raised for 
    Elephant Family and Action for Children charities.
    In honor of the big egg hunt, I'll be posting photos of some of the 
    unique eggs I found around London.    
    Hope some of you had a chance to explore the city and spot a few eggs for yourself!

    Which came first?
    Chicken or Egg?
    by Simon Tonks for Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners