Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mission San Juan Bautista Gardens

Today's Our World Tuesday post will show you a few shots from the gardens of the Mission San Juan Bautista (you saw inside a couple of days ago).
As expected, everything's very well kept.
And I've saved a couple more shots for other memes!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Mission San Juan Bautista

Last time we were in California I visited a couple of the old missions. This post is about Mission San Juan Bautista, northeast of Monterey.
Founded in 1797, the mission is very well-kept. I used a fisheye lens to capture the next shot.
Here's another photo of the inside of the church.
Today's last photo is of the cemetery, but I've got more to come from this beautiful area.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


We were visiting family in Boston over the holidays; here's a photo of the city for Skywatch Friday.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Red Rock Canyon

I wish all my readers a happy 2018. And now, here are some photos from a hike in Red Rock Canyon Open Space last year.
I love the rock formations and views in this amazing city park.
It's a good one to hike in the winter because of the low elevation.
I make a point of going through its old quarry every time I'm there.
And I always get a shot of these stairs!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Castle Air Museum

Merry Christmas! I'm taking a week or two away from blogging for family time, but in the meantime, enjoy these photos from the Castle Air Museum. These first two are a Consolidated B-24M Liberator, from the World War II era.
Next up is the Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, this one flown in World War II.
Here are some photos of the massive Convair RB-36H Peacemaker, the only surviving RB-36. These carried America's nuclear weapons in the 1950s. You can see the MK-17 thermonuclear bomb next to it in the first shot (obviously just a casing).

 Here are several smaller aircraft lined up.
 The famous Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
Here's an Avro Vulcan B.Mk 2. These flew with the British Royal Air Force from 1952 until the 1980s.
Finally, here's a straight-on photo of the Boeing WB-50 Superfortress, the last American propeller-driven bomber. These aircraft flew from the late 1940s to the 1964.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


This Skywatch Friday photo was taken at the Castle Air Museum in Atwater, California, which I visited when we were in the area. There's lots more photos to come from here soon...

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