Rise/Set – Weekly Photo Challenge



I captured this early morning shot on a vacation in the Outerbanks, NC. The sun was just coming up over the Atlantic Ocean and the peacefulness of the empty beach matched my quiet mind.

When I came upon this sand creation I wondered about the children who created it. They fashioned several turrets with a tiny plastic figure standing on the center one. Built the day before it survived high tide and welcomed the new day. 

I thought it would make an interesting foreground for a photo of the rising sun, so I steadied my iPhone and prepared to take the picture. Just then a line of seagulls flew into the viewfinder skimming the water in search of breakfast.

The timing was perfect and the vacation was pretty great as well!


The Daily Post | Corner


The Daily Post: Corner

This photo was taken at the Twentieth Century Club in Pittsburgh several years ago. I had the pleasure of attending an event that my employer was sponsoring. And what a beautiful venue it is!

As always, I look for subjects that make great photos and this one fit the theme for this week’s photo challenge.

The artistic murals offered a lovely narrative from far away lands, while the antique furnishings complimented the elegant decor of this magnificent club. With a vintage radiator to chase away the chills on frigid winter nights, I could spend time here with a good book and cup of hot tea. 

But this particular evening was a spring/summer affair and more about cocktails and socializing…we had a terrific time!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage

Omni William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh - Elegant, ornate restaurant

Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage