Saturday, January 7, 2017

My 2016 Favorite Images

It has been a long time since I have posted. I have a lot to share with you since my last post. I don't know if I have mentioned this but I am a grandpa now. I have a beautiful granddaughter that lives in Chicago with my son and his beautiful wife. I used this to my benefit in July when I told my wife we
should go visit our granddaughter. My wife got pretty excited about this. Then I told her we could then head west to Yellowstone then on out return trip visit Chicago again. To my surprise she liked the idea. We ended driving 6000 miles and visited the following locations: Painted Valley Canyon ND, Teddy Roosevelt National Park in ND, Yellowstone, the Tetons, Mt. Rushmore, Little Bighorn Battlefield, Crazyhorse Mountain and the Badlands. If you would like to view my images from the trip go to the link below.

Yellowstone Trip

I will be returning to Yellowstone in February to capture images of the animals dealing with winter.
I also hope to capture some beautiful Yellowstone landscapes in the snow.

Now my favorite images of 2016

Bison in Yellowstone
Halloween Pennant on Wild Basil
Widow Skimmer dragonfly

Beaver Marsh Morning

Ledges in Cuyahoga Valley National Park 

Elk in Yellowstone
Storm over Yellowstone

Barred Owl

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Lakeview Cemetery

I am embarrassed to say that up to March 19th 2016  I had never been to the Lakeview Cemetery. This is a beautiful cemetery in Cleveland that has absolutely gorgeous sculptures. The cemetery was founded in 1869. It actually celebrates its 147th anniversary this year. It covers 285 acres and is modeled after great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. I was so impressed with the architecture that I went back the next two weekends following my initial visit. Little Italy is right down the street form Lakeview Cemetery. My good friend and I always made it a point to stop for lunch there after our photography session. Italian gardners and stonecutters immigrated to Cleveland for employment at the cemetery. They built their homes on the hill next to the cemetery because it was close and reminded them of their native land.
I have posted several images that I took during the three weekends I visited.

June Louise Memorial
Haserot Angel of Death Victorious

President Garfield Memorial 

To view more images from my website go to the link below:
Lakeview Cemetery Images

To view Lakeview Cemetery's website go to this link:
Lakeview Cemetery Website