Thursday, December 29, 2011

188 - Eventually

I was excited all day as the rain came down, knowing eventually it would clear.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

187 - Orion and the lookout

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan

186 - UFO

'UFO's' attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine. 
It's not an advocacy; its philosophy is more 'I want to believe this, but I want it proved.'
Dwight Schultz

Sunday, December 25, 2011

185 - A Wish

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; 
fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
William Shakespeare

184 - Happy Holidays

Happy holidays from an island, its warm, sunny, the air clean and the food is great. Best wishes to family, friends and everyone who lives on this island and all the other islands in the universe.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

182 - Desperation

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.

William S. Burroughs

Over 100 Haitians used this 40 foot sailboat to escape Haiti. They were intercepted off Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, Bahamas. You can read the Eleuthera News article HERE. The boat left to its own has run aground and sank in Bottom Harbour.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

181 - Thoughts

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Soren Kierkegaard

Monday, December 19, 2011

180 - Courage

The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
Mignon McLaughlin

Monday, December 12, 2011

179 - Priorities

A trip across America the sometimes beautiful. Do we really need all those signs?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

177 - Reflecting

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world.
Hans Hofmann

Sunday, December 4, 2011

176 - Energy

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
Annie Dillard

Saturday, December 3, 2011

175 - Simplify

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hofmann

Doing my best to simplify my images as well as my life. This was shot with a 200mm at f3.5 to blur the background then a 2 color gradient to simplify the color.

Friday, December 2, 2011

174 - Practice

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama

Thursday, December 1, 2011

173 - The Start

One of many starts at the 2011 Rolex Cup on Biscayne Bay, South Florida. The 2012 Rolex Cup is coming up January 22nd through 28th. A week of exceptional sailboat racing.

This image was taken from a small boat near the start line with a 70-200mm zoom. I tell people this image took 3 years to make, as this was the 3rd year I attempted to make a unique decent image of this event.  This was the year though, I was in the wrong place as the gun went off for this last start. Fortunately there were several boats over early and they had to restart, that gave me time to get in the right place.

This image was selected as photo of the week on The Mindful Eye site and a fabulous critique was done on it by Craig Tanner, you can see it here; The Start