Bad Habits

What use to be socially acceptable years ago, is not any more. Watch any old black and white movie and you most likely will see someone lighting up with a smoke in one hand with an adult beverage in the other. These days, you might still find it, but most likely in an establishment just for that purpose. Some would state though that a bad habit is only bad if taken to extreme, so proceed with caution. This was taken at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in the French Quarter in New Orleans.

 

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Stepping Up in Downtown Houston

It was almost a year ago when I went walking through Sam Houston Park, by downtown Houston. I liked the lines of these stairs as if they were leading up to a path towards downtown.

 

Stepping Up in Downtown Houston

Fall Flowers

We’ve all heard the phrase about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. So when you go to the zoo and the animals are all sleeping or hiding, then you make lemonade. You enjoy the other surroundings, such as the beautiful flowers and plants. These fall flowers were found at the Houston Zoo in early October.

I thought the cooler temperatures might have the animals moving about, but not on this afternoon. So instead, I directed the camera in the other direction for a peek at the colorful petals of these flowers.

 

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Classic Lines

The classic lines of beautiful classic cars are timeless. Add to that the bright colors of these and you have a winning combination. I don’t think Henry Ford or any other early car manufacturer ever imagined their vehicles could look so impressive.

These are more selections from the Longhorn Rod Run in Old Town Spring a few weeks ago.

 

These are more selections from the Longhorn Rod Run in Old Town Spring a few weeks ago. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography

Looking Back

As I thought of a title for this post, I realized I should save it for December 31. These past several months have been full of so many activities and running around, that taking time out for a photo has been a luxury. When I do, it might just be my iPhone.

Every pretty sunset I’ve seen recently has been from my car as I run another errand for my kids. But that’s okay. I value my family time first and will put that before a photo opportunity if need be. Of course, I try to combine the two when possible.  But if I’m not posting as much as I use to, please be patient. As kids grow up and venture out on their own, my time will open up again. And so will my camera bag.

 

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Medical Transport

A great thing about taking photos late at night (or early in the morning) is you can go stand in places you can not normally go during the day. Not because you get secret access to places, but usually more simple things, like no traffic allows you to stand in the street. Late at night in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, we were able to take a closer look at the Metro tracks that split Fannin St. close to Texas Children’s Hospital – Pavilion for Women.

Between the many connecting walkways, train and streets, getting around the Medical Center could require a Google Maps app.

 

Between the many connecting walkways, train and streets, getting around the Medical Center could require a Google Maps app. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

A Great View in Old Town Spring

The cooler weather of fall brings lots of car shows in our area. Every weekend, you can find one to go and see some great example of vintage classics or horsepower overload in custom street rods.  Last weekend, Old Town Spring, in Spring, TX, hosted an antique show that had some of the finest cars I’ve seen in a long time. This beautiful Ford coupe sits in front of Wunsche Bros. Cafe. This is a great place for a genuine, chicken fried steak and on a fall weekend, a great view out the window.

 

This beautiful Ford coupe sits in front of Wunsche Bros. Cafe. This is a great place for a genuine, chicken fried steak and on a fall weekend, a great view out the window. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.