Flight Deck

No one ever wants to go to war, but in retrospect, World War II was a great time for aviation. Great leaps in naval aviation, the jet fighter and many other advances were made. It’s amazing how much technology seems to improve during times of battle. 

This recreation of the USS Cabot light carrier can be found at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. Built using original plans, the USS Cabot (CVL 28) island provides visitors with a perspective on the size of the light carrier. Above and on deck you will find warbirds from that era.
 

No one ever wants to go to war, but in retrospect, World War II was a great time for aviation. Great leaps in naval aviation, the jet fighter and many other advances were made. It's amazing how much technology seems to improve during times of battle. This recreation of the USS Cabot light carrier can be found at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. Built using original plans, the USS Cabot (CVL 28) island provides visitors with a perspective on the size of the light carrier. Above and on deck you will find warbirds from that era. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

A Little Bit of Asia

I’ve mentioned before how Houston is a multi-cultural city. It didn’t use to be that way, until the last thirty years or so. Now you have parts of town where English is almost the second language. but with this brings variety and new sights. 

This is the entrance to a Buddhist Temple and sits in the shadow of a tall pagoda. Before entering, you must remove your shoes. Outside, I saw a lot of loafers and sandles. Me, I brought sneakers, which meant I was always the last one getting mine back on and tied. 
  

I've mentioned before how Houston is a multi-cultural city. It didn't use to be that way, until the last thirty years or so. Now you have parts of town where English is almost the second language. but with this brings variety and new sights. This is the entrance to a Buddhist Temple and sits in the shadow of a tall pagoda. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Down in the Valley

Compared to most landscape photographers, I have traveled very little. I’ve never had a job that afforded me the opportunity to jet around the country or world. And up until a year ago, I wasn’t too concerned about the geography. But now that my camera has been surgically attached to my hand (okay, it just feels like it sometimes) I find the cravings to wander growing the longer I stay home. 

The view along Skyline Drive looks westward down into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. 
  

Compared to most landscape photographers, I have traveled very little. I've never had a job that afforded me the opportunity to jet around the country or world. And up until a year ago, I wasn't too concerned about the geography. But now that my camera has been surgically attached to my hand (okay, it just feels like it sometimes) I find the cravings to wander growing the longer I stay home. The trip along Skyline Drive looks westward down into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Blue Frog on a Post

I’m not a big frog fan, real or otherwise, except for maybe Kermit. My friends have this little guy (or girl?) on a post in their backyard. Their backyard is full of little surprises like this with ornaments in trees, a stone alligator in the grass and other yard art to stir the imagination. 
  

I'm not a big frog fan, real or otherwise, except for maybe Kermit. My friends have this little guy (or girl?) on a post in their backyard. Their backyard is full of little surprises like this with ornaments in trees, a stone alligator in the grass and other yard art to stir the imagination. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Little Caesar

Have you ever looked at your dog or cat and wondered what they were thinking? I wonder what this guy was thinking?  He probably thought the guy with the camera looked as odd as I was thinking the chimpanzee was. Either that or he liked my hat.

I’m not a big fan of evolution, but a recent movie gave a possible (albiet improbable) scenario on how one species evolved into a smarter one.  Though this isn’t Caesar from “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, it makes you wonder what other animals might be contemplating. 
  

Have you ever looked at your dog or cat and wondered what they were thinking? I wonder what this guy is thinking?  He probably thought the guy with the camera looked as odd as I was thinking the chimpanzee was. Either that or he liked my hat. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Evening Towers

The first photowalk I did locally was last spring in downtown Houston. It started on the top of a parking garage, just before sunset. I got out of the car and looked up and WOW!

Quick, grab the tripod. Grab the camera. Go!  Needless to say, it was a fun evening. Some of my favorite images came from that evening. I’m not sure if it’s because I was pleased with the images themselves or because it was gave me confidence that I could shoot and process HDR images I would like. I hope you like them as much as I do. 
  

The first photowalk I did locally was last spring in downtown Houston. It started on the top of a parking garage, just before sunset. I got out of the car and looked up and WOW! Quick, grab the tripod. Grab the camera. Go!  Needless to say, it was a fun evening. Some of my favorite images came from that evening. I'm not sure if it's because I was pleased with the images themselves or because it was gave me confidence that I could shoot and process HDR images I would like. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Don’t forget you can click on each photo to view them in larger sizes. They look better bigger!
  

Sunrise Under the Pier

I love and hate sunrises; photographing them that is. I can get up with the early birds to go to work, but if I have a vacation day, I like to sleep in. But do that and  I will miss the sunrise. 

I actually got up early most mornings of my last vacation and shot the sunrise, each morning from a different location. This spot by the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier was one of my favorites. It was loud, since the surf was rough, but quiet at the same time. Though the sound of the waves are always constant, they are relaxing, and you soon forget to listen for anything else. It’s just you, the surf and a rising sun.

I’m going to have to get up early more often.
  

I actually got up early most mornings of my last vacation and shot the sunrise, each morning from a different location. This spot by the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier was one of my favorites. It was loud, since the surf was rough, but quiet at the same time. Though the sound of the waves are always constant, they are relaxing, and you soon forget to listen for anything else. It's just you, the surf and a rising sun. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.