February 8, 2017

Photo of the Week - Go with the Flow

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Fair warning.  I won’t post for a while. My life will be topsy-turvy, and maintenance of this blog is way down on the priority list. I’ll go with the flow…

Best wishes.

February 1, 2017

Photo of the Week - Union Station Hotel Architectural Details

Union Station Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee

The Union Station in Nashville was built and used in an era when train travel was elegant and passengers worn their Sunday best clothes. Construction of the station began in 1898 and completed in 1900. Structural elements include Victorian and Gothic designs. My photo above features architectural details at one end of the atrium, including a gold-leaf medallion.

The facility closed in 1969 and went through a long period of abandonment. It was finally converted to a luxury boutique hotel in 1986, and further renovated and rededicated in 2007. Marriott proudly lists this property as an Autograph Collection Hotel. The accommodations here are too pricey for my budget. However, I was able to photograph the interior briefly during a photography workshop in 2015.

January 25, 2017

Photo of the Week - Stained Glass Ceiling

Union Station Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee

Instead of featuring a landscape or a critter this week, how about something a little different? I love to photograph beautiful architecture too! This image shows a detail of an exquisite stained glass ceiling.

January 18, 2017

Photo of the Week - Eagle Spirit

Teton Raptor Center, Jackson, Wyoming

As we start a new chapter in our beloved Nations's history, I thought that an eagle portrait should be featured this week!

January 11, 2017

Photo of the Week - Morning Light at Oxbow Bend

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

As we brace ourselves for a winter filled with cold temperatures, snow, and ice, we hold tight to the vision and promise of the spring season.