Friday, March 27, 2009

New Blog

I have started a new blog on WordPress as it gives me more flexibility and I can now upload sound and video clips. All the content from this blog is on the new one. You can find me now by clicking here. See you there.

Friday, March 20, 2009


The $1.5 billion Venetian Hotel. Absolutely mind boggling 5013 rooms! The Grand Canal Shoppes is an extensive 500,000-square-foot themed, indoor retail mall. The area features cobbled walkways, a reproduction of Venice's Grand Canal complete with real gondolas and a replica of St. Mark's Square. The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, the 65000 square foot Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and 19 remarkable restaurants, all waiting to make your visit a great one. Seems a bit over the top to me. Even if you aren't staying there you must at least go see it.
[Panasonic LX3]

Grand Canal Shoppes -

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Valley of Fire Moonrise

Another image made in Nevada's Valley of Fire recently. I had to quickly scramble over rocks to get to where I could line up the moon just how I wanted. It was only after getting back to the car that I remembered I'm not in Alberta anymore. Things like big spiders and scorpions could easily be hiding in those same rocks. So needless to say I was quite a bit more cautious from that point on.
[Canon 5dMKII, 24-105mmL ]

Friday, March 13, 2009

Rogers Spring

Rogers Spring is one of several natural springs that occur near Lake Mead in Nevada. It is a hot spring caused by geothermal activity deep within the ground at the base of the hills nearby. A small stream flows from the spring towards Lake Mead watering a few palm trees and undoubtedly some wildlife along the way.
[Canon 5dMKII, 24-105mmL]


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