I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I feel very bad that I did not yet introduce the 12 Photos of 2012 Poll, due to some technical difficulties, however, as promised, the site will be back to it’s original reliability, with a Photo of the Week every week, starting December 29, 2012.

Here we go, although it’s been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!



Photos of the Week- September 16-22

This week, I have some photos that involve keeping the shutter open for multiple seconds, therefore letting in more light.

In the late summer and early fall when the air gets chilly at night, we begin to use our fire pit to roast marshmallows and just get some nice warmth.

Here are the photos that I am speaking of:





Why does the last photo look like a wildfire?
Well, as the shutter was open, I moved the camera horizontally in order to get that desired effect.

I hope you have enjoyed these photos, and maybe even learned something new about photography!


The Last Day and why I’m crazy about the Sunrise….

I woke up today, and watched another beautiful sunrise
Here it is:

Why do I love the sunrise? Well, as a photographer who jumps at every chance he can get, I love the sunrise. It gives me a great photo opportunity practically everyday. It is also a symbol of the metamorphosis between night and day. Every living thing on the planet revolves around the sun, and the sun just happens to contribute to a great photo, or in this case, some great Time Lapse videos!

Well, unfortunately, our trip has come to an end. As I write this, I am sitting in our rental car, driving back to Orlando International from St. Petersburg after a few great days at the beach, the pool, and up on the balcony looking down at the intercostal between St. Pete Beach and St. Pete.

I hope you have enjoyed all of my trip updates and photos! I am proud to say that this has been my best couple of days for Blog views since I started this new blog.

An album of my pictures will be up on my main website (www.tinyurl.com/swhblog). I will most likely get them up there by tomorrow afternnoon.

Thanks for reading, and please continue to do so!


A Baseball Game at Tropicana Field

Yesterday afternoon, we saw the Tampa Bay Rays play my favorite team, the NY Yankees!

At first glimpse of the Ray’s Stadium, “The Trop” as they call it, I realized that the Rays run a different type of operation. First of all, they have a dome, an indoor stadium, air conditioned at 72 degrees at all times. That also means there’s fake grass, Astro Turf. Free parking on Sundays here, never would that happen in NY. They let kids onto the field, Astro Turf as I said, not grass, but more like carpet, after the game. Never would that happen at Yankee Stadium.

I’m still a Yankee fan, but I like the way they run things down here, less for a profit, more for fun.

Compared to the Yankees, who have fans worldwide, the Rays have a small fan-base. The issue is, to be a real fan of a team, you need to grow up with that team. A good group of Florida’s population have moved here from other places for retirement. They have already selected their team of choice. (Normally somewhere in the Northeast, the Yankees, Red Sox, Phillies, Mets, Pirates, etc.). That is why the seats were packed with Yankee fans. The Yankees also play Spring Training games here in the Tampa Bay area, so it’s like their second home.

If its not a team from the East Coast, odds are, the stadium will have tons of open seats. I mean 10 to 20 thousand open seats!

The ballpark is small compared to the beautiful home of the New York Yankees, but still a great venue.


I sit here now, watching the sunrise as the birds dive into the water for their fish breakfast, and the dolphins playfully jump.

Have a wonderful day, and for those off from school this week, or on vacation from work, Enjoy!