Pikes Peak

Pikes Peak
"Spacious Skies"

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Protrait of a Wild Turkey Neighbor

As we climbed around the mountain side, we had been warned about mountain lions and bears; instead, we encountered a flock of wild turkeys.  Photo taken by DW Fallin.  I applied a watercolor wash; I like this photo painting.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Thunder Across the Mountain Range

I watch the clouds gathered and could hear the thunder from across the mountain range.  I watched the rain hit the city with no mercy.  When it started to thunder in several locations and over my head, it was time to get out of the elements.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fallin' Halo at Cedar Heights

The drive down Cedar Heights has gorgeous autumn trees with golden halos and these pictures were taking as I was literally fallin' out the car door.  Tripped and fell out the door - camera and all - Rough landing for a few pictures. It bruised my halo!

Monday, October 25, 2010

O' Soaking in the Sunlight

Every dog has his day and O' had his in the sunrays.  The shadows of the window frames made a picture Perfect Portrait.  Photos by DW Fallin.

Around the Corner - Manitou Springs

Around the corner from our Daughter and Son-In-Law's House in Manitou Springs.

Break of Dawn - View from Manitou Springs

Early morning sunrise in Manitou Springs, Colorado.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Board Walk at Marineland

A very warm and sunny afternoon at Marineland.  Very few people were there except for another photographer hiding behind the Sea Oats taking pictures of the waves hitting the rocks.  Great day for photo opts.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Rainy afternoon at the Gazebo

It was a rainy afternoon and the grounds were wet but it seem to fit the environment of the pond and surrounding gardens.  Along with the rain was a nice cool breeze so there was tranquility in the air.  I applied a watercolor wash with angle brush strokes to this photo. The sun was coming out from behind the clouds and cast a bright light through the tree branches.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wide October Sky over the marsh at Fort Matanzas

Fort Matanzas is only a few minutes outside of St. Augustine. It is a free state park and worth the trip.  We took a ferry ride out to the fort and got an interesting history lesson on what it was like to be in the navy during colony times.  You were required to have at least 3 front teeth so you could eat.  How times have changed!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Washington Oaks Beach-Sea Turtles Habitat

This beach was still in its natural habitat.  Several locations had been marked off to protect Sea turtles nesting areas.  The view was endless between beach, sky and water.  No destructive cars and crowds.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Pensive Moment for Maria

Captured a pensive moment of Maria enjoying the waves, seagulls and ocean breeze.  It was place a to be alone, a place of beauty, a place of peace, a place to embrace nature.  A beautiful picture taken at the beach on Marineland.

Drift Wood at Matanzas River

 The Matanzas River supports an extensive tidal marsh habitat. There is a lot of old drift wood along the shoreline. Natural artistic structures of nature that can only be observed in its natural habitat.  After a rain fall in Washington Oaks State Park.  Applied a watercolor technique to both photos.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Castillo de San Marcos

View from top of Castillo de San Marcos.  It is a bastion of the largest empire ever created, the Castillo was built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World.  Though caught in the whirlwinds of colonial warfare and intrigue, it was never defeated in battle.  Its scarred walls still stand witness to over 330 years of history and culture.