This bike expo allowed enthusiasts to try out the latest, new models of a variety of bike manufactures. As a mountain bike enthusiast, taking photos of all kinds of bikes and components just came easy to me. I love to explore and to be educated on all the new brands and models of bikes.
This photo was taken while out on a boat ride exploring the lake. I was captured by the beauty of the lake and the very colorful buildings. The buildings were a mixture of old and new that just created this perfect blend of beauty. This is a building, one of many, of the hotels that are dotted along the lake. It was a perfect sunny, blue sky day that reflected off the lake.
Alcatraz Island is well-known throughout the world as a home to an abandoned prison. The site is one of the oldest operating lighthouses on the West Coast of the United States and early on was military fortification with natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony. This picture was taken when I was leaving the island. The island captures one's imagination of what happened here as a military area, and what it must've felt like to arrive as a prisoner.
The Parthenon is a temple on the Athenian Acropolis, dedicated to the maiden goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their patron deity. This is just an amazing site to visit and to be able to capture the essence of the beauty, history, and the magical optical illusion is a once in a lifetime adventure.