Tag Archives: travel

Fill ‘er Up

This is a visual chronology of gas prices over the years – another one of my photographic idiosyncrasies – why would anyone take a picture of gas station signs?????

It’s interesting to see how the prices have varied so widely over this time span of more than 15 years. I won’t comment on any of the events taking place at the time that might have affected the gas prices.

You can draw your own conclusions.

Wildlife Photography

Fauna in the U.S.A.

My “serious” photography adventures have me lugging a couple of cameras and a few lenses into the wild outdoors.

A long lens lets me capture four footed or slow moving animals in the field easily if I remember to be patient.

I’ve found that capturing flying birds with a camera are one of the most challenging endeavors. Fast moving birds are difficult to track with a long lens and using a shorter lens produces smaller subjects in the image.

I’ve thrown away countless images of wildlife that were blurry, poorly exposed, badly composed, etc. Below are a few that I’ve kept over the years.

Remembering Restaurants

Recalling Eating Establishments

We’ve all gone to restaurants and enjoyed the great food and wonderful service. You might remember the city or locality and want to return at a later time but can’t remember its name.

Of course you don’t need to remember the name of most fast food places since they’re everywhere.

Anyway I have a partial solution to the memory problem. I take a picture of the place.

Below are a bunch of memory aids for a few of the restaurants that stand out to me for one reason or another. And the reason may not necessarily be a good one. Some places you may not want to frequent again.

Some places have funny names or interesting stories behind them. Keep these in mind as you enjoy your dining.