Saturday, February 24, 2007

A Bridge in Beijing

A resident crosses a bridge shrouded with fog at a park in Beijing February 21, 2007. A dense fog covering Beijing cut visibility to a few dozen metres and paralysed flights in and out of the national capital on Wednesday, disrupting China's week-long Lunar New Year celebrations.

Chinese acrobats

Artistes perform during an acrobatics show in Beijing February 21, 2007. Acrobatics, dating back to more than 2,000 years, is one of China's oldest art forms. Picture taken February 21, 2007.

Balancing act

(AP Photo/Xinhua, Zhou Hua)
A monkey plays a handstand on the horns of a goat as the goat keeps balance on a rope at a zoo in Nanning, capital of China's Guangxi Province Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. The zoo has arranged a series of animal shows to amuse tourists during the Spring Festival holidays.

Museum reflection

(AFP/ANP/Rick Nederstigt)
A woman reflected in a picture walks through the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. The museum will be reopened after the renovation with a photo exhibition of Robert Capa and Eva Besnyo.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sister ships

(AP/Cunard Line, Jason Busch)
The Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner approach the Sydney Harbor Bridge before berthing at Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia, on Feb. 20. The Queen Elizabeth 2 arrived in Sydney Harbor at dusk and sailed past its sister ship, the world's largest ocean liner Queen Mary 2, top, to berth opposite the Sydney Opera House.

Chinese New Year Parade - Chicago's Chinatown

(Tribune photo by José M. Osorio)
Members of the Chicago Dragons Athletic Association make their way down South Wentworth during the Chinese New Year Parade, "Year of the Boar, 4705," in the streets of Chinatown in Chicago on Sunday.

Little sparrow goes house-hunting

Salina, Kansas
(AP/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)

Pizza House - New Haven, CT

Photo by: D Bowden 2005

Monday, February 19, 2007

Cuban dancer

(AP Photo/Javier Galeano)
A dancer of the Cuban Wushu Association performs during the ceremony to welcome the Chinese New Year in Havana, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007.

Viking Boat on Interstate

Photo by D Bowden
We saw this guy towing this Nordic monstrosity down the interstate highway in New York when we were on our way back from visiting our daughter a couple years ago. I wonder what he was going to do with it.

Dead tree

Bryce Canyon 1996 - Photo by D Bowden

Empire State Building NYC

By D Bowden 2005

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Wet smooch

A pair of Kissing Gourami fish kiss at the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium on Valentine's Day in Shanghai February 14, 2007.

In the shadow of light

A model passes a huge light as she displays a creation by British designers Preen during their Autumn/Winter 2007 show at London Fashion Week in London February 14, 2007.

Chinese red lanterns

AP Photo
A worker prepares to install Chinese red lanterns, a traditional spring festival ornament, in a corridor made of approximately 1,000 red lanterns in Wuhan, China's Hubei province Saturday Feb. 10, 2007.

Snowman gathering

REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN)
Snowmen are lined up at the Sapporo Snow Festival in Sapporo, northern Japan February 7, 2007. The festival will run until February 12.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Seagull Reflection

Photo by: D. Bowden

Baby James

Photo by: A. Bowden
Grayscale developing by: D. Bowden

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Palace Ballroom

3rd International ARC Salon(tm) Competition
First Place: $2,500
Paul G. Oxborough
The Palace Ballroom
Oil on Linen
60 x 72 inches

Anita and Elliot

3rd International ARC Salon(tm) Competition
William Bouguereau Award:
'Emotion, Theme and the Figure'
Evan Wilson
Anita and Elliot
Oil on Linen
40 x 52 inches


3rd International ARC Salon(tm) Competition
Best in Show

Dean Mitchell
29 x 39 inches

Promise of Renewal

Yes, this is a painting!
Duffy Sheridan
Promise of Renewal
Oil on Linen
48 x 24 inches

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Winter joggers

A couple runs along Lake Michigan in 6 degree Fahrenheit (-14 degree Celsius) weather before sunrise in Chicago.

Shower before pilgrimage

REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA)
A young Hindu devotee takes a shower before starting his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur. Thousands of Hindus, who comprise over eight percent of the 26 million Malaysia's population, participate in the annual Hindu thanksgiving festival, in which devotees subject themselves to painful rituals in a demonstration of faith and penance, held in honour of Lord Subramaniam.

Bear with a chair

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
A polar bear carries a small toy chair down snow-covered steps in its grotto at the Como Park Zoo.

Austrian Snow

REUTERS/Miro Kuzmanovic (AUSTRIA)