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Vacation Home

Vanderbilt (1 of 1)

 Nikon D300 and Nikon 12-24 mm F/4.0 Lens – 1/400 @ f/10 – ISO 200

I wish it was my vacation home but in reality this is part of the Mediterranean style summer mansion of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt in Newport, Rhode Island.  This is a view looking out to the Long Island Sound towards Long Island.  We were with a couple of friends that day and yes that is my wife to the left giving me dirty looks because we were told no photographs.  I loved the look of the arches and and the way the light was falling on the floor, so I had to squeeze one shot off, oops 🙂

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Music, Photography

It’s Been A Year Already ?

I want congratulate my friend and fellow blogger “Uncle Spike” on the one year anniversary of the guest bloggers segment on his really cool site “Uncle Spikes Adventures”.

I was kind of freaked out when he asked me to to a guest post and I foolishly agreed because I had never done anything like this before. I am not a writer, I take photos (yikes what have I got myself into). For my friends in the USA thoughts of the TV show “The Honeymooners” and Ralph Kramden kept running through my mind (“I got a BIG MOUTH”).

Spike assured me I would be fine and he to told me to just document a day in my life with photos and don’t sweat the writing part. Well this is not exactly a typical day in my life but my contribution to the guest post is called “Making Music, Literally” which can be viewed along with other guest posts by clicking the link below.

Thank you again Spike and here’s to another year of guest posts. Cheers 🙂