Saturday, December 5, 2009

Dec 5, 2009 On the Road Again

Today's Photos

A Jelly Fish at the Atlanta Aquarium

I will miss this view out the bed room window of the Hotel

Friday, December 4, 2009

Dec 4 2009 Gotta Pee

Today's Photo

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3 2009

Today's Photo

Storm clouds come down on Atlanta

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

It's a rainy day in Georgia

The Days Adventure (fail)

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Today's photos

Atlanta, Ga from the 15th floor of the Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown

My Room at the hotel. Nice and comfy.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Heading to Atlanta Today

Traveling to Atlanta End of Day 11/30/2009

And now a message from the President

Vlog Message of the Moment

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My friends are like apples and oranges but no matter how you cut it their all fruits.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fish Lips and a Mowhak

Fish Lips and a Mowhak
Originally uploaded by tomconline
Those of you who know me, know I like to try and capture the personality of an animal when out photographing. It's not often thought that I find a fish with an attitude. This one just freaked me out as it swam up and stared me down.

Today is an odd kind of day for me. I'm torn between wanting to get out and do some photographing or nesting at home.

Tonight will be fun. The city holds it's annual Holiday of Lights and Grand Illumination Parade. I'm gonna take the kids to it and they and I are really excited about it. I'm hopeful that I'll be able to get some good photos but with 100,000 people expected in attendance it will be difficult.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Some fund raisers are more successful than other. Even when attempted half heartedly.

Support your local schools. They are producing the next generation of workers.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Originally uploaded by tomconline
As Thanksgiving Approaches, let us remember that one of the greats sources of love for any individual is the unconditional love of family. this Thanksgiving let your family know how grateful you are for them.

If you are currently in a riff with your family and perhaps not speaking, or if you have just failed to stay in touch, remember this they will still be there on the other side. Be thankful for that.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Originally uploaded by tomconline
The Great November North Easter of 2009 has passed and clean up of the aftermath begins. I have been through a lot of Northeaster's and Hurricanes over the years and this was one of the worst storms that I can remember. Flooding, power outages, and misery for three straight days of storm.

To view photos of the storm visit my flicker page HERE

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bill 86yrs Olds

Bill 86yrs Olds
Originally uploaded by tomconline
One of the things I love about photography is the people you meet.

Here was an interesting fellow I met today, Bill. A very friendly fellow, he is 86 years old.

Bill can only get around on a walker now. At age 18 he suffered a heart attack and since then pneumonia twice. It very nearly took his life both times.

Bill has lost everyone in his family except his niece who cares for him in her home. She works at one of the local beauty parlors and he goes in with her, everyday. He sits and chats and walks up and down a strip mall for exercise.

I got quite the lecture about smoking. He told me he use to smoke cigars but didn't inhale. He also smoked a pipe, but put COFFEE grinds in it and smoked that instead of tobacco. I have never heard of such a thing.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Richmond Viringia HDRs

On my recent visit to Richmond, Virginia, I was able to get take some HDR photos of a few buildings.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Watch out for fellow surfers

The weather this summer has been cooler than normal. I'm not complaining It makes for some wonderful beach weather.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Creeping along

Creeping along
Originally uploaded by tomconline
I'm feeling a bit like this little caterpillar this morning. Slowly creeping along waiting for a metamorphism to happen.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mustang Alley

Originally uploaded by tconnelly5
Attended the American Festival held in Phoebus of Hampton, Virginia. Mustang Alley brought back many fond memories of riding around in a 196_ Mustang.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

What are the chances

The economy has gotten so bad that your entire retirement plan now revolves around winning the lottery.

Calculate your chances of winning here --> Lottery Calculator

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Two Worlds Apart

As you enter Richmond from some roads, you abruptly move between two worlds in the blink of an eye.   The industrial areas but right up to the downtown area;  a world of tall grand structures, rich culture, and historic areas wonderfully preserved.  Moving through this overpass is like going through a portal to another dimension.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Urban Views The Corner Store

Continuing along with my Urban Views Series......

I always remember, how when I was growing up, there was a corner store that everyone hung out at. It was those corner stores that created a sense of belonging to a community. Good Times for sure.

Continuing along with my Urban Views Series, I always remember, how when I was growing up, there was a corner store that everyone hung out at. It was those corner stores that created a sense of belonging to a community. Good Times for sure.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Population Explosion

Population Explosion - An early morning fire destroys and apartment building.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Throw back

While traveling around the city, I stumbled across this scene.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Urban Noir

There can be something appealing, embarrassing, and dark about the underbelly of the city as shown in this photograph of the bowls of an overpass.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Street Art Revitalization

Speaking of Urban Art. It is so nice to see the wonderful Murals that have brought blighted areas, ungly allys, and boring industrial walls to life. Many cities and urban areas have found that this approach is a key piece of successful revitalization. I say - Viva La Street Art. I would much rather children see fish in the sea than offensive and abusive words.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Death Toll for tobacco companies

Virginia has long been a tabacco state. The state is home to one of the largest cigarette manufactures in the world, Philip Morris, located in Richmond, Va.. In what is sure to be a death knoll to these profit driven manufactures, the Virginia State Legislator has passed a law banning smoking in restaurants and clubs. Not a good thing when your home town is no longer willing to support you.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Burb Art

What is often considered the ugly under belly of urban areas; can when viewed in the right way, show us a new form of art waiting to be discovered.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Lump on a log.

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days.  
I have celulities in my right leg and I've been a bit of a lump on a log.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pelicans Suffering from Frost Bite

Many of the pelicans in the area are suffering from frostbite. Today, in Virginia Beach, Va near Rudy Inlet and Owls Creek, the Wildlife Response, Inc team will round up and rehab the birds. They feel they will be able to care for them until they're healthy enough for release back into the wildlife.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Healthy Living

Light up that smoke and get out there and exercises

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Morning Coffee

I am desprately in need of morning coffee and find I only have decaf on hand.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Grey Days are gonna clear up

Yesterdays Grey Gloom day has pasted and the sun is shinning.
Funny, but I actually like stormy days.   The world seems richer in colors and mood on those days.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

After spicey food

I was playing some more last night with light painting.   This one made me think of how my tummy feels, an hour after I eat spicy Mexican food.

Here are some Camellia's shots from Friday's Outing, for those flower lovers amongst you.

Here is a black and white version that better show the many layers of the petals.  This was an extraordinary specimen.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Head Banger

Some days you just feel like your banging your head on a wall.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Physiography Light

I am working on a new technique called Phyisograhy.   I am mapping the light as it moves through a circular pendulem movement.    I'm still a little clunky with it, but having fun doing it and enjoy the many patterns it can create.  A fun thing to do on a rainy day.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Family That Plays Together.............

The kids and I had a fun Sunday afternoon, painting with flash lights.
Click on Image for Larger version

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Variety is the spice of life

Thought I would add a little variety to the blog today.




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