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Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Could I Have This Kiss Forever
Whitney Houston - what can I say? When she was still a teenager, she quickly became a singing phenomenon. It is now 3:17 in the afternoon and the temperature is a balmy 22 degrees Fahrenheit. I was born in July just south of L.A., and winter and I don't cotton to one another. Still, I love Colorado more than any other place. I have to admit though I wouldn't mind visiting a warmer climate right now! Latins like Enrique Iglesias and songs like the one in this video help take me far, far away to a warmer place.....in my mind.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
They still haven't decided the winners yet! As of March 20, 2009 their website says the winners will be announced soon.......
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Ok, I'm a sucker for beautiful women and beautiful songs. Especially beautiful women singing beautiful songs. Here's another example of a song I enjoy in a language I don't understand. One of these days I'm definitely going to have to learn Spanish! Shakira sings with so much emotion in this song, she actually cries at one point. If only I knew the words.....
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I'd like to introduce you to my all-time favorite solo guitar player, Tommy Emmanuel. Tommy is Australian and has performed all over the world, starting when he was a kid with his family. He was a member of several rock bands in his youth, and playing electric guitar, he was as good as it gets. Somewhere along the line, he decided to go solo and started performing on the acoustical guitar. He was deemed "Certified Guitar Player" by Chet Atkins. To check out his website, you can go here: http://www.tommyemmanuel.com/. Here, you can order any of his cds or listen to samples of his music. You can also find his concert schedule and see if and when he will be in your area.
In this video, Tommy performs Guitar Boogie in his memorable style of showmanship and humor. He demonstrates aptly why he is a guitar picking virtuoso. His performances are so amazing not only because of his versatility but because he is capable of providing his own accompaniment while playing the lead melody.
CAMERA: Nikon FE II
Sunrise deepens the color in the wood of this hundred year old barn, one of two in this pasture area. With the Grand Tetons as a backdrop, everything looks dramatic in this light. Occasionally, buffalo will roam into the view here, but unfortunately, not on this morning. I try to get as many layers as I can, meaning different elements of either color, lightness, darkness, or texture layered together from foreground to background. It worked well in this shot, even without the buffalo.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
LOCATION: Colorado Springs, Co. near Siamese Twins Rocks
CAMERA: Nikon D200 DSLR
COMMENT: If you have never been to Colorado Springs, make sure you schedule a tour of this beautiful park. The sandstone rocks in the distance are huge. Walking trails will take you right next to them or you can tour the entire park from your vehicle or on a bike. The Ute Indians regularly camped on this site and used it for their pow wows. If you look real closely at the rocks you will see the faces of these great people etched by nature in the rocks. (I'll show you what I mean later) The uprooted tree in the foreground is a one-seed juniper. These plants are among some of the oldest living plants on earth.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
CAMERA: Nikon D200 DSLR
COMMENT: Ever so often, I get a chance to help our resort's A/V department with camera work. ZZ Top was in town for a concert and the resort was contacted for a golf reservation from Frank Beard, the drummer. He was very cordial and allowed us to take some pictures prior to and during his teeing off. Ironically, Frank is the only member of ZZ Top that doesn't have a beard! You can listen to their smash hit, La Grange, in my Playlist below.
One of my favorite electric guitarists. This song is called "Manhattan". Also check out his big hit, "Cliffs of Dover" from his album Ah Via Musicom on my music list.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
As I continue to add more posts to this blog, you will find that I love music almost as much as photography. Of course, we all have different tastes, but I'll admit, I'm a bit of a romantic when it comes to music. At least when I'm in the mood just to listen, and not dancing! I love the pure tones, the long, drawn-out notes, the background guitars or orchestras, the harmony, and yes, the lyrics. I also appreciate songs sung in other languages. It forces one to listen to the music more than the words and shows that a great song doesn't always have to be in English. I've uploaded a video of Christina Aguilera singing a great song called, "Pero Me Acuerdo de Ti". If anyone out there is fluent in Spanish, I'd love to see the translation to English.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
CAMERA: Nikon FE2
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
LOCATION: Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray, Co
CAMERA: Bronica ETRS
COMMENT: Shot was taken in late July, which is like late Spring in this area. The Columbine is the state flower of Colorado, growing wild in higher elevations. At this location, Yankee Boy Basin, it grows in large groups, sometimes along side other varieties of wildflowers. In this basin, snowmelt brings silt down from the surrounding mountains into a bowl area where the rich soil and moisture grows abundant varieties of wildflowers, ferns, tall grasses, and flowering bushes. This place is pretty much a photographer's dream.
I think what makes this image stand out is the contrast caused by the flowers peeking through the ferns. Also the bottom flower, which decided to show its profile in order to be different from the other two.