Humpback Whales

I recently watched Star Trek IV, “The Voyage Home,” directed by Leonard Nimoy, a story about how we hunted this magnificent creature of the sea to extinction, then had to travel back in time to capture a pair of Humpback Whales, return them to the future and save the planet. PICT0292 (2) - CopyAt the same time while converting old 35 mm slides to digital I came across a series of photos of these mammals that we photographed off Gloucester, Massachusetts, in 1983.PICT0250 (2)Some pictures are not a sharp as I like, but were taken from a rocking boat in the Atlantic Ocean with a hand held film camera and a large lens.PICT0281Yes, Virginia, once upon a time people took pictures with a camera, not their phones…come to think of it (shudder) in 1983 nobody even had a cell phone, we had to stop the car, get out and find a pay phone to make a call.PICT0282 There was no “selfies” or Instagram. It’s true, look it up on the Internet…hey, we had no Internet or personal computers or tablets in 1983 either! I know, right, the stone age, where people had to talk to each other in person. Can you imagine?PICT0273But I digress…As Scotty once said, “Aye, Captain, there be whales.”PICT0280 (2)PICT0278 (2)PICT0279PICT0284 (2)PICT0267 (2)PICT0268 (2)PICT0355The Author…

 

 

50 States/50 Countries – World’s Best Museums

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I love art. We have been fortunate to visit some of the greatest museums in the world…Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Le Louvre, and Musée D’Orsay, Paris, France. The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece. State Hermitage Museum and Palace, St. Petersburg,  The British Museum, London, England. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.Farmer (2)The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, and The Uffizi Gallery, Italy. The Art Institute of Chicago and many more. Here are but a few of the original masterpieces we have spent hours admiring…

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50 States/50 Countries – Today’s Photo

Sorry, I’ve been away for awhile. My computer crashed and I almost lost all my photos. Fortunately, the geeks at Best Buy were able to download my hard drive and I am back in business.

IMG_4617 (4)The American bison or buffalo is a magnificent creature and I have been fortunate to get close to these animals in the wild (my wife says too close because they can be very dangerous)… and capture some images that to me represent the wild west and the natural beauty of this country.IMG_4942 (3)These photos were shot in both Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Teddy Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.IMG_4601 (3)DSC01759 (2)