Monday, October 27, 2014

Shots From The Air, Part 3 - "Night Skies"


And then the red eye...

When the flight attendant woke me to tell me to close my window so when the sun came up it wouldn't wake people, I looked out and took the last three photos. It was an amazing light show that lasted quite a while. I struggled to get decent photos through an airplane window without a tripod etc. but these three sort of came out well enough to get the idea.

Sunset Over The Wing



Sunset Over The Mountains



Clouds at Sunset



Aurora Borealis Over Canada



Aurora Borealis Over Canada



Aurora Borealis Over Canada

Shots From The Air, Part 2 - "Los Angeles"


And into Los Angeles (gotta love the brown air)...

Newport Beach, California



Greater Los Angeles & San Gabriel Mountains, California



Downtown Los Angeles, California



I-110 Harbor Freeway - Los Angeles, California



LAX - Los Angeles, California



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Shots From The Air, Part 1 - "Islands"


Did some traveling over the past month...after getting a wonderful view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate during landing without access to my camera, I endeavored to have my camera on my lap for a couple of my other flights. Here are the results.

Maui & The Big Island, Hawaii



Moloka'i, Lanai, Kaho'olawe, Maui & The Big Island, Hawaii



Moloka'i, Lanai, & Kaho'olawe, Hawaii



Mauna Kea & Mauna Loa, The Big Island of Hawai'i
Maui in the foreground



Santa Catalina Island, California



Cruise Ship at Avalon - Santa Catalina Island, California


Monday, September 29, 2014

Canal Birds


Birds in England chirp a lot...but I generally don't see them, I hear them. Here are a few I saw yesterday, they weren't chirping.

The Swan Family - Oxford Canal, England



Kingfisher - Oxford Canal, England



Swan Yoga, "The Duck" - Oxford Canal, England


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Boats Along the Canal


It was a nice sunny morning and again a lot of boats moving along the canal. Here are a some photos of the boats for a change.

Bridge 236 - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boats Moored - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boats Moored Near Duke's Lock - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boats Moored Near Duke's Lock - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boat Heads North Toward Banbury - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boat Heads South Toward Oxford - Oxford Canal, England



Long Boat Negotiates Wolvercote Lock - Oxford Canal, England


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Deddington Farmer's Market


A few photos I took this morning in Deddington while I was at the farmer's market there getting some good cheese.

Grapes on Rock Wall - Deddington, England



Grave Stones at Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Grave Stones at Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England



Church of St. Peter & St. Paul - Deddington, England


Monday, September 22, 2014

This Evening Along the Canal


A lot of boats moving this evening along the canal. It was a sunny, pleasant evening. Here are a few photos of other things that caught my eye.

Blue Row Boat - Oxford Canal, England



Countryside - Oxford Canal, England



Bridge 236 - Oxford Canal, England


Sunday, September 21, 2014

St. Mary's and Radcliffe Camera


Today's walk in town included a trip up the tower at St Mary the Virgin to get a good view of Radcliffe Camera and the surrounding colleges. Today's weather was cooperative and the line wasn't very long. Once I made it up on the platform of the tower, I realized why they closely monitor and limit the number of people going up at any one time. The viewing area is a very tight squeeze on the tower itself and the last little bit of spiral stairs isn't very roomy either. Overall though, I found that I liked the view here better than the view from Carfax Tower, which is just about 2 blocks away.

Radcliffe Camera - Oxford, England



All Souls College - Oxford, England



Chimera, St Mary the Virgin - Oxford, England



Donkey, St Mary the Virgin - Oxford, England