Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sky Watch #6

I have decided to move my Sky Watch posts from there to here, my main photoblog. My first five entries can be seen here.

My first five posts were of happy, fluffy clouds. Today is quite the opposite. I thought variety is the key to keeping anything fresh.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Maturity is Beauty

IMG_0006, originally uploaded by airam94564.

Here's the mature flower. I hope you're not fed up with this series, as I have a few left to go.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Helichrysum 2

IMG_0008, originally uploaded by airam94564.

I particularly enjoy this flower when it's at this stage.

As always, click image if you don't see the complete picture.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Grinning from ear to ear

smile, originally uploaded by airam94564.

This is the kind of smile I wore after leaving the theatre yesterday. Yeah, I am still a believer. X-files the movie rocks!!!

If you don't see the whole picture, please click image.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Helichrysum (everlasting)

Helichrysum (everlasting), originally uploaded by airam94564.

I am inspired to post another flower. I hope you all don't mind. This is from my plant that has continuously bloomed for two straight years. This was from a seed.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Beam Me Up

Beam Me Up, originally uploaded by airam94564.

The long-awaited X-Files movie: I WANT TO BELIEVE opens tomorrow and I am so excited. So in connection with the return of Scully and Mulder I finally got to show you this picture. I thought it pretty much say: Beam Me Up.


Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Columbine profile

Columbine profile, originally uploaded by airam94564.

Columbine is a beautiful delicate flower that's often overlooked. I am a fan of it. There, I said my piece. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Columbine, originally uploaded by airam94564.

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Monday, July 21, 2008


Sandpiper, originally uploaded by airam94564.

I am going to post random pictures both from my archives and from the last few shooting sessions as I am busy with work right now. Don't you just hate it when real life gets in the way of blogging? Anyway, I will soon resume a new series, provided I find a good one.

Here's a little critter that's a regular in the wetlands a few blocks from where I live.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Fish Tales Part 2

This picture has a feel of home. The air felt like I was home and then this scene. I felt homesick for a bit.
The critters made me forget that the fishes were not biting. I was other preoccupied spotting what is there to shoot.

What are you looking at. You're lucky you didn't get to be fish bait.

With all the wildfires burning simultaneously, we had this beautiful moon shot. I had the point and shoot and did not even think of using the DSLR, when it was just sitting ontop of the kitchen counter.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Here fishy, fishy, fishy

Last weekend we did a little bit of fishing. Here is a short series of shots taken from weekend.
It was a short 15-minute drive to the river, but the little lady here fell asleep. Notice her little Barbie tackle box, how cute isn't it?
All excited to to start. But the fishes weren't biting on both days. Okay, they weren't biting our lines. The other anglers went home with a catch.

Items to bring on a fishing trip: tackle box, rod, bait, cooler filled with cold beverage, and camera. While waiting for the fishes to bite, the fisherman engages in his other passion, photography. Lucky me I too brought my camera.

It takes a big man to be photographed using a Barbie fishing pole.
A shot of the other anglers on the second day.

Monday, July 14, 2008

My Dream House

placerville california, originally uploaded by airam94564.

This is a very old photo I took some years ago. We were on the way to either Reno or Lake Tahoe one day and got hungry and decided to take the first exit ramp that had sign for food. Would you believe that this beautiful house was next to the diner? I simply love the wrap around balcony and the gingerbread design.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

AB Building

AB Building, originally uploaded by airam94564.

This is AB Building. It's facade is clad in driftwood that no doubt were collected from what washed up on shore. This is one of the more interesting buildings and one of the most photographed.

Please click image for a larger version.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kate's Grille

Kate's Grille, originally uploaded by airam94564.

I am a sucker for pink, anything pink, but I particularly fancy old houses painted in pink.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Railroad Building

IMG_0858, originally uploaded by airam94564.

Here's my favorite of the preserved historic buildings of Skagway. I tried to find out more about its history, but sadly I could not find anything.

I love the color combination here.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Golden North Hotel

3rd and Broadway, Skagway, Alaska

Built in 1898, the oldest operating hotel in Alaska was a two story hotel, moved in 1908 by horse and capsten to its present location. A third story and the world famous golden dome was also added at this time.Corrington's purchased the property in 1997 and spent more than one million dollars renovating the Crown Jewel of the Gold Rush. Now solid and up to code, each of the 31 rooms are dedicated to gold rush families and filled with their momentos and antiques.The first floor offers a 60 seat pub, 80 seat Victorian style restaurant, 30 seat outdoor patio and Southeast Alaska’s first microbrewery. (info from website)

I have found that I have still some old materials that have never seen the light of day in this blog. It's time I thought they get their share of the limelight :). Anyway, here's one of the remarkable old buildings I found in Skagway. This small coastal town, the gateway to the Klondike, is filled with preserved buildings. Thought I'd start sharing them with you.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy Fourth!

To me, nothing more American than Yosemite NP. Here's a shot of an unusual tree that I found on my May roadtrip to Yosemite. This one's for my cyberpal Carol who has an eye for trees. Carol, I miss your tree shots.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dear EJ

guitar hero? nah, acoustic., originally uploaded by airam94564.

A brave boy who faced appendectomy and came out of surgery with a good attitude. We love you darling and we are proud of you.

Again, if you don't see the complete picture, please click image. Thanks.