Celebrate Fourth of July with a Watermelon Martini !

Celebrate Fourth of July with a Watermelon Martini !

How to Make a Refreshing summertime drink . . . a Watermelon Martini INGREDIENTS 2 Ounces Watermelon juice  1½ Ounces Vodka 1/2-1 ounce simple syrup or triple sec  1-2 Tbsp Lime juice Workflow: Blend watermelon chunks until liquefied Pour liquefied watermelon into sieve to filter out pulp. (I poured it through a coffee filter fitted over a […]

Summer Solstice 2018 . . . Celebrate with Watermelon !

Summer Solstice 2018 . . . Celebrate with Watermelon !

The summer solstice – the annual moment when the sun is at its highest point in the sky – occurs Thursday at 6:07 a.m. EDT. That marks the beginning of astronomical summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Many people around the world celebrate the summer solstice with music and festivities. In England, hundreds of people travel to the […]

Happy 2018!

Happy 2018!

The image below is my manipulated version of an ordinary image . . . incorporating the Super Moon of January 1. 2018 into a scene with an iconic Texas Longhorn Steer. Adobe RAW was used to manipulate various image elements. to create an image that some peeps might call art! The video below the image […]

Happy Holidays – Texas Style !

Happy Holidays – Texas Style !

This image is from a causal shoot, I did while visting friends in Sandia Tx, Michell & Tony Wood, owners of the Mariposa Ranch. The short video below tells the story about how i transformed an ordinary image into something that some peeps might consider art. Commentary:: Few things are as symbolic of the Lone […]

Thanksgiving 2017 –Cranberry Recipe

Thanksgiving 2017 –Cranberry Recipe

Cranberries’ Place in North American Food History The cranberry is native to North America. As a wild perennial, we know that Native Americans used cranberries as both food and medicine. It’s widely accepted that the Pilgrims were introduced to the berry and its many uses by the Native Americans, making the case for cranberries at […]

Summer Solstice 2017

Summer Solstice 2017

I’m the kind of person who enjoys being mindful of the seasons and when to plant . . .when to sow and when to plow the fields under and prepare them for the planting season. No . . .I am not an agriculturist, I’m  a commercial photographer .. however I feel  that being  aware of the time of […]

Bye Bye 2016 & HELLO  2017 !!

Bye Bye 2016 & HELLO 2017 !!

I wanted to create a visual  to help convey the passing of the year.so dreamed up a concept of a car driving forward into the future with a rear view mirror showing the soon to be grayed out  previous year. I enlisted the help of my friend Maria who has car that was reddish maroon with […]

Winter Solstice . . . an Astronomical Phenomenon and a Special Moment inTime

Winter Solstice . . . an Astronomical Phenomenon and a Special Moment inTime

Winter solstice is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Winter solstice occurs for the Northern Hemisphere in December and for the Southern Hemisphere in June. The solstice may have been a special moment of the annual cycle for some cultures even during neolithic times. Astronomical events were […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Click on this image to see a larger view of the image on my Thanksgiving Day e-card.  It was created using a Canon 70D with the 18 – 135mm Kit Lens – handheld.  The Canon 18-135mm EFS IS  is a great lightweight,  do-everything travel lens with  silent and  fast autofocusing. The ISO was set to 400 and the aperture […]

30th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration – Silver Fox Advisors

30th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration – Silver Fox Advisors

July 28. 2016 As I have many amigos that are Silver Fox Advisors, I decided to make my reservation way in advance to make sure I got a seat for this event. Because of the extra attendees, the event was in the large banquet room, in lieu of the smaller regular meeting area where their […]