Graphic Designer | Visual Artist

Tag: nature

Google Maps: Hello Central Park | Hello World

Google Maps in partnership with the New York Central Park Conservancy have mapped the park to allow residents and visitor alike to experience the park from any browser or mobile device.  Be there, find your way and experience our world in amazing HDR photography.

The Street View crew went all around park collecting 360-degree imagery of its trails, paths, and plazas, to bring views of both famous and little-known areas of the park to your browser or mobile phone.

See how the Central Park Conservancy uses Google Maps to help shape the visitor experience today. Learn more about the park at

To explore more Google Maps projects visit their You Tube Channel

Google Maps: Mapping the world, one project at a time.

Google Business Photos: Mapping the world, one business at a time

Random Things I love, have, want, and or otherwise DIY’d and The Police

Talk, meet, call, engage, network, produce, think… critically think, create, draw, layout, photograph, edit, write, moderate, reply, S T O P.    …Work, meet, call, engage, produce, think… critically think, layout , draw, create, photograph, edit, write, tweet,  moderate, reply, S T O P. Time to reflect……

Enjoy. Happy Summer Soltice to one and all.

Today I stopped and smelled the roses per say. For a second. It’s the longest day of the year and my favorite day outside of Fall and Spring here in the high desert. The garden is growing[first] and my aries persona is beaming, [Thanks to many friends and family that are rooting].   The day is as long as the birds are singing , networks are expanding and a resolve is in sight….s t o p. Someone asked me the other day how it was possible to process all those tweets everyday….I couldn;’t answer yet I do do do,  however in hindsight…the answer is that the brain is big and mostly unused….  Too much food for thought though sometimes. yes. Knowledge is pain. Seek Bliss.

As I sit in my favorite garden chair and write at about 8:45 pm and the sun is still up and feeling that twilight coming on i remember to take the time to reflect. And slowly write. as it taken me 24 hours to finish…

I have gathered a few photos of the moment……. loves, wants, haves, and DIY’s for you to see. [and probably again on Pinterest soon…..or twitter or my gallery site … maybe FB.]   Keep moving but remember to always S  T  O  P. and enjoy.

OOOh…just felt a minute earthquake…..yikes none felt since 2007…..wild! [note to self…must attach earthquake strap to mid century hutch my Dad built.] 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Sky Fire II | c2011

I was happy to see this subject for the weekly photo challenge and now that I finally figured out how to grab the URL for the widget and have placed it in my sidebar I feel official. The Challenge

Sky Fire II: I chose this image because I captured some freakish clouds                       during an experiment in shooting for one year with only my Smart Phone. The black cloud in only part of the scene and white clouds in other parts struck me as absurdly unusual.  The shape and the curves of the image painted themselves right before my camera eye. The settings on the camera allow you to Photoshop per say prior to image capture. I went through all the modes and decided on one particular setting to see what I could get. Depending on the aperture, ISO, white balance and time of day would really change the color and contrast of the subject. The final images are an array of different lighting situations and shooting techniques I used to capture the unknown and deliberate subjects as I was seeing and aspiring to at the moment.

click HERE to learn more about WP Weekly Photo Challenges.

Photo of the Moment [4]

2 feet of Snow | 2 inches of Rain | Norden CA

Clearly Not a Ski Day.  Photo Credit: AT Adventures

Photo of the Moment [3]

Izze: Lake Tahoe Back Country Ski Dog | Photo by AT Adventures 2012

365: A Study. February | 2011

365: A Study. January | 2011

Tamarack Ridge | c2011



365: A Study. One Year of Images Taken Only with a Smart Phone.   I started this project in January 2011 after conjuring up the idea the previous December sitting on my front porch experimenting with a new camera phone. The settings panel has quite a few options for exposure control:  ISO, white balance, resolution, widescreen res 3:2 or 4:3, quality exposure brightness which is very handy and the beloved effects options. It was here that the project was born. I had achieved an image that look like any photo my dad took in the 70’s with that funky color. [Retro Pink] Then the next shot I switched up the effect and got this dark, moody, evil cloud image that looked like it could be the cover to a book for a new world order cult. [Sky Rider] I loved it and from there I didn’t look back. For a while I was shooting just from my front porch at different times of the day with about the same settings and getting very different results based on the light. This little phone camera has been fun and I’m looking forward to getting a few images on canvas. Believe it or not the enlargements look good, a bit grainy but that’s my style.

This post is dedicated to Mr. Withrow, Mr. Davis, Mrs. Davis, KC, Pam, Stephanie, Kim and Tracy. We will never forget.


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