Sep 15, 2013



(derived from the Greek photos- for "light" and -graphos for "drawing") is the artscience, and practice of creating durable images by recording light or other electromagnetic radiation, either chemically by means of a light-sensitive material such as photographic film, or electronically by means of an image sensor.[1] 

Typically, a lens is used to focus the light reflected or emitted from objects into a real image on the light-sensitive surface inside a camera during a timed exposure. The result in an electronic image sensor is an electrical charge at each pixel, which is electronically processed and stored in a digital image file for subsequent display or processing.


I asked my friends, Jim and Gail Keenan for permission to post these pictures today. They are currently on a road trip enjoying and photographing the Grand Tetons, I am fortunate to be on the email distribution list for their travel and photography adventures and updates.

I met Jim and Gail via my first job in cable, working at Daniels Cablevision, one of the Bill Daniels' cable properties in Carlsbad, CA, now owned by Time Warner Cable.  Gail was my first manager and mentor - I learned so much from her during my seven years at Daniels. Jim and Gail also introduced me to SUSHI ! !  I am forever grateful for all the times we want to that tiny place in Rancho Bernardo or was it Escondido, (I can't remember) and we were treated like royalty at the Sushi Bar. 

Over the years I've collected favorites pictures or images that Jim and Gail have taken, most are in a folder at work as I rotate them as images for my desktop background. Three of my all time favorites, a picture of one of the giant tiger sharks in the 5 million gallon tank at the Georgia Aquarium, a close up of an upside down bobsled on a trial run at the Olympics in Canada and the last, which I will find and post one day, a picture of the Redwoods in CA.  All magnificent ! ! !  Jim and Gayle thanks for sharing and thanks for letting me post these via Verse in Progress.  I look forward to visiting you in California next year. Safe travels as you journey back home. 

I love photography, I love the stories, I love the life and nature moments captured.  I know quite a few talented photographers, in my family: my sister Ana, brother, Carlos, niece, JoAnn, all with very discerning eyes, all with the patience required to get the good shot, all creative in their interest of what they like to photograph.  I will gather a collection of my favorite of photographs they've taken and share one day soon. 

My friend Gail S. like, my friends Jim and Gail, they've been taking pictures seriously for as long as they can remember. And they have extensive and sophisticated photography equipment that requires knowledge and skill and experience to combine light and movement,  to balance foreground and background, and all the other elements that go into taking  memorable photographs. They also travel to amazing places - my friend Gail S. has been to over 100 countries, her photographs are the ones featured in the post titled Humanity, dated 3/24/2013. If you've not seen them, go back via the Older Post link below and check them out. 

Other people I know that are active photographers, take great pictures and share their favorites, Mel Mel, Jenell, Keith, Trevor and Cindy.

Again thanks to all of you for sharing your love of photography, your love of capturing LIFE moments, vistas, displays of magnificent nature and sharing with family and friends.