Cascade Pond

Rick Landscape, Night Photography 0 Comments

I hired a taxi to take me to a few places around Banff so I could snap some pictures before heading to the airport. My sense of direction was off so I ended up here facing away from the sun. Just as I was about to ask the cab to leave I noticed the full moon rising above the trees. I told him to wait until the moon got into the right position and he was more than happy to oblige and, keep the meter running. Just as the moon rose above the trees, clouds obscured it. I figured I …

Remember When

Rick Architecture, Urban, Vancouver 0 Comments

This is an iconic apartment building on Vancouver’s west end which is about fifteen stories high. At the very top, overlooking English Bay, is this tree that you can’t help but notice. It’s a strange feeling you get from this tree, isolated, by itself at the top of a building, in full view and exposed to the elements. I glance up at it every time I pass by and think surely there must be story here, but what? On one of those occasions there was a double decker tour bus stopped in front with everyone looking up and listening to …

Weather Patterns

Rick Florida, Landscape, Manatee County, Sunset 0 Comments

I’m convinced that Bradenton Beach in Florida has some of the best sunsets. I’m not entirely sure why but there seems to be a unique weather pattern that places high clouds over the beach as the sun is going down creating the perfect sunset. I also think it happens mostly in the spring, summer and fall. Which is entirely fine with the millions of snow birds that come down in winter since “all” they get are clear skies. Too bad for them, but then I suppose that’s a good thing (no clouds in the sky in winter) unless you are …

Springs Sunrise

Rick Landscape 0 Comments

If I didn’t know I might guess this is somewhere in Germany or Switzerland. Actually, it’s in North America, Banff, Alberta to be exact. I think most of the people were still asleep and missed this display but I was fortunate to be up. Half of photography is just showing up, and this just happened to show up at the same time. Lucky me. 😉 Follow link to obtain a limited edition print of this photo.

Afternoon

Rick Landscape, Sarasota 0 Comments

Siesta Key is on the west coast of Florida. In the summer the climate is tropical so we get thunderstorms every afternoon. However they are so isolated you can have showers one minute and sun the next. So it was on this lazy afternoon, nothing to do but catch some fish for dinner and wait for sunset. Life should be like this. Follow link to obtain a limited edition print of this photo.

1252 Burrard

Rick Architecture, Night Photography, Urban, Vancouver 0 Comments

I could make something up about this but that just doesn’t seem right. The fact is I was walking back to my hotel and noticed this and, well, I’m influenced by Thomas Hawk and I think to myself, that’s a Thomas Hawk shot! So this is a Rick Schwartz pretending to be Thomas Hawk shot. And if you thought this is a lame bit of writing, or even a bit weird, that makes two of us. Just look at the photo and pretend you never read this. Follow link to obtain a limited edition print of this photo.

Morning Walk

Rick Florida, Landscape, Manatee County, Nature 0 Comments

This is another shot of Emerson Point in Palmetto Florida. I love this place in the morning, it’s so quite and I’m likely to see Osprey, Eagles, Great Herons, any number of fish and a beautiful sunrise. The Parks department built these wooden walkways across the Mangroves to view the ecosystems at work up close. And when you’re done you can pickup a fresh Duncan Donuts coffee on your way home. Another morning in paradise, eh? Follow link to obtain a limited edition print of this photo.

Brigadoon

Rick Landscape 0 Comments

I have no idea where this is, other than I took it from a moving train somewhere between Vancouver and Jasper in Canada. Something about the fog and the early morning light almost reminds me of the 1954 musical Brigadoon. Maybe this place doesn’t even exist, but for a minute of time I was able to capture it from a moving train. Ah, such are my thoughts when I’ve nothing better to do. In any case, maybe in my next life I’ll live somewhere like this. Follow link to obtain a limited edition print of this photo.

Tarpon Pointe Sunrise

Rick Florida, Landscape, Manatee County, Urban 0 Comments

I live in a community across the river from the Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar. Often I’ll walk the dogs at night and stop at the point right along the river to listen to the sounds of live music coming from here. Boy, they have some good music and parties. However, when I took this, it was sunrise and everything was still and calm, not a soul in sight. Funny what difference a few hours makes. Follow link to obtain a limited edition print of this photo.