Close up pictures of flowers and of flowering trees

These pictures of flowers where taken in various places – gardens, parks and streets in Southern California. Usually this area gets most of its rainfall during winter and early spring. This is the best time to visit – it is not too hot to walk around, there is less smog and no smoke from wildfires. […]

Water Abstract Pictures Ocean, Lake, Stream, Rain

Water provides numerous opportunities for taking abstract images. Lake ripples, ocean waves, atmospheric vapor, fog, rain, drops, mist, dew the list goes on. To photograph solid state of water one has to live in cold climate. Ice, icicles, snow and snowflakes will be a subject of another post. Taking picture of water liquid state represents […]

Rose Parade Tournament House and Wrigley Gardens in Pasadena, California

Wrigley Mansion – as it was once known now houses permanent headquarters of Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California. Wrigley Gardens are part of the property and are opened to the public. The building, the grounds and the gardens are beautifully maintained and are well worth the visit. The building is located on South Orange […]

Turkish eating – recommended street food, cafes and restaurant reviews

Istanbul offers a great variety of choices when it comes to restaurants and street food. Seafood is quite often overlooked. When people mention Turkish food – fish does not come to mind. However, Istanbul will surprise a visitor with excellent seafood dishes, without hesitation you can call Istanbul – a seafood city. Fish markets are […]

Flower pictures of succulent desert plants at botanical gardens

Succulent desert plants usually bloom in the spring and their flowers are very spectacular and very colorful. These pictures of flowers were taken in the month of April at botanical gardens of Huntington Library near Pasadena, California. There is always something blooming here. April is the best month if you want to see desert plants […]

Turin (Torino) Architectural Landmarks, Piemonte, Northern Italy

Turin architectural landmarks are perfect for architectural photography. Architecture of this city is quite remarkable and has a long history. Although Torino dates back to Roman times, the city center as we see it today was developed during XV century when Savoy dukes moved in.   Torino architectural landmarks can be seen if you walk […]

Rose Parade – Marching Bands and Colorul Flower Floats

The Rose Parade began in 1890s to promote the warm winters of the west coast. The parade preceded various sporting events in order to attract attention and spectators. The first American football game was played in 1902 and the proper football stadium was commissioned in 1920 and completed by 1923. The Parade and Tournament known […]

Modern Architecture Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles is an excellent example of contemporary architecture by Frank Gehry. Situated in downtown at Grand Avenue this building is a true architectural marvel that is just asking to be photographed. The amazing modern California cityscape is perfect in any weather, at any time of day. This famous landmark […]

Winter Black and White Pictures using Diana camera

This is a series of analogue film photographs taken with Diana F+ camera. The film used was Kodak BW400CN. The result – soft focus dream like images. Winter is especially good time of year to take black and white photos. The cities and towns are grey and dull, skies overcast. It is pretty much various […]

Architectural Design Legacy of Palm Springs

Architectural design legacy of Palm Springs is a great feature of this small town. If you are interested in and enjoy looking at nice architecture plan a trip to Palm Springs. Palm Springs, California is a short drive from Los Angeles. This small town has rich architectural design heritage. A lot of famous and wealthy […]

Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge 2009

All of the photos in this series were taken during Tall Ships Halifax 2009. It was the start of Atlantic Challenge Race last leg from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to Belfast, Ireland. This was also one of the best tall ships gatherings in years. This race was a joint venture between Sail Training International and Tall […]