photography by robert swetz: Big Sur California's finest moments by Robert Swetz (Part Two)
- 09/21/16 06:11 PM
Big Sur Calfornia by Robert Swetz 9/17/2016
Big Sur California's finest moments by Robert Swetz (Part Two)
Here are some more photographs that I took last Saturday on my visit to Big Sur California. While I was taking photos I used a Canon Rebel 35mm, Nikon D90 and my Apple 6+.
Big Sur California by Robert Swetz 9/17/2016
All of these photographs were taken with one of the cameras mentioned (above) and can you tell me which camera was used for these photos?
Bixby Bridge Big Sur California by Robert Swetz 9/17/2016
photography by robert swetz: Big Sur California photos by Robert Swetz (Part One)
- 09/18/16 09:15 PM
Big Sur California by Robert Swetz 9/17/2016
Big Sur California photos by Robert Swetz (New Photos)
Here are 2 photographs that I took on Saturday while drive the coastline of that Pacific Coast in Big Sur California.
I have a great time taking photos and it wasn't a super clear day because of the fires in Big Sur and there was also a ocean fog.
But for the most part the trip was wonderful and these photos were taken either with a Canon Rebel, Nikon D90 or a Apple 6+
You be the judge and let me know in your comments.
There will be two other
photography by robert swetz: Big Sur California photos by Robert Swetz on Facebook
- 09/18/16 12:59 PM
Big Sure California photos by Robert Swetz on Facebook ...
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz loaded some photos of Big Sur California to his Facebook account minutes ago, so if anyone wants to get a sneak peek go to:
Robert VegasBob Swetz
photography by robert swetz: Robert Swetz going to Big Sur California Saturday 9/17/2016
- 09/16/16 05:20 PM
Big Sur California by Robert Swetz
Robert Swetz going to Big Sur California Saturday 9/17/2017
Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz have been visiting Big Sur California since the late 70's when he first started traveling as a teenager.
Big Sur California is by far one of Vegas Bob's favorite places next to Luguna Beach, Redwoods in NorCal 100 mile south of the Oregon border, Lake Tahoe just to name a few.
What Robert Swetz loves most about the Big Sur area in the steep cliffs, aqua-colored waters and the feeling of an area that really hasn't been touched people.
Big Sur California is like stepping back in time,
photography by robert swetz: Robert Swetz would love to have a pilots license in Alaska
- 09/15/16 07:08 PM
Beluga Lake Homer Alaska by Robert Swetz 9/1/2016
Robert Swetz would love to have a pilots license in Alaska
With all the airplanes in the state of Alaska and all the pilots that use their airplanes for business and tour guides and pleasure, Vegas Bob would love to have a pilots license.
It is so much easier to obtain a pilots license in Alaska vs in The Lower 48 so the thought has crossed Vegas Bob's mind many times.
With all the vast land of Alaska it would be totally amazing to be able to fly to areas that cars and boats can't travel to.
photography by robert swetz: A mirror reflection of my last visit to Alaska by Robert Swetz
- 09/14/16 05:54 AM
A mirror reflection of my last visit to Alaska by Robert Swetz
Here are some clouds and trees reflecting on a small lake on my last visit to Alaska during a wonderful beautiful day in The Last Frontier.
Robert 'Vegas Bob" Swetz always looks forward to the next day he will be able to be with his family and the beauty that Alaska has to offer.
Robert Swetz has traveled the United States and many parts of the world and has yet to find a place as beautiful as Alaska.
The search will continue through out my life searching for a place that may match and or
photography by robert swetz: Bald Eagles from Homer Alaska by Robert Swetz
- 09/13/16 06:00 PM
Homer Alaska by Robert Swetz 8/30/2016
Bald Eagles from Homer Alaska by Robert Swetz
The day after fishing for halibut we took a drive once again out to Homer Spit to pick up our fish that had been processed and frozen.
While we we driving back there were bald eagles every where perched up on telephone poles and the tops of buildings. I pulled over the car and quietly grabbed my camera and rolled down the window to capture this photo of two bald eagles. Now these eagles might not look very big in the photo but these two birds were HUGE.
Later on in the
photography by robert swetz: Waiting for that "Perfect Moment in Time" by Robert Swetz
- 09/12/16 05:32 PM
Homer Alaska by Robert Swetz 8/30/2016
Waiting for that "Perfect Moment in Time" by Robert Swetz
As photographers we are always looking for that "Perfect Moment in Time"
That one great shot. The one photograph that stands out better than all the rest. The photograph where everyone says "wow what a great shot" ...
Well as a photographer we are always searching for that "Perfect Moment in Time", the one photograph that we feel is the best of the best!
But what I have found over the many years as a photographer is some of our most liked photographs by others are not our perfect shots.
photography by robert swetz: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Eckhart Tolle
- 09/09/16 08:10 PM
Photograph by Robert Swetz 2016
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness.
How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
photography by robert swetz: Clouds over Turnagain Arm Alaska by Robert Swetz
- 09/01/16 05:46 PM
Clouds over Turnagain Arm Alaska by Robert Swetz
Turnagain Arm is located south of Anchorage and is located on the northwestern part of the Gulf of Alaska.
When driving south of Anchorage towards Girdwood, Seward, Hope, Homer, Soldotna and Kenai Alaska there are large mountain ranges and great views for taking photographs.
I have driven around the Turnagain Arm over 20 different times in the last 2 years while staying in Alaska and it seems like every time I drive it there are different clouds, shadows which make for new photos each time.
This wonderful cloud photo was taken early Saturday morning 8/27/2016 on our
photography by robert swetz: Fishhook Creek north of Wasilla south of Hatcher Pass Alaska
- 08/31/16 10:11 PM
Fishhook Creek north of Wasilla south of Hatcher Pass Alaska
Fishhook Creek that runs north of the town of Wasilla Alaska is a very beautiful creek that cuts through the rock and canyon south of Hatcher Pass.
Here is a colorful photograph of Fishook Creek just before sunset and believe it or not this creek can be panned for gold. Many creeks around the mountains can be panned for gold, I have not done it myself but maybe some day.
We go to Hatcher Pass quite often when I am visiting Alaska, during the winters the mountains are covered with snow and during the
photography by robert swetz: Beautiful Seward Alaska
- 08/30/16 08:24 AM
Beautiful Seward Alaska
Here is a colorful photo of a small section of the bay and marina in Seward Alaska.
We drove down from Homer yesterday and spent some time walking around the downtown area and also hiking around Exit Glacier.
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has been coming back to visit Seward Alaska since his very first visit to Alaska back in 2001.
Seward is a very interesting place and most of the large cruise ships that visit Alaska from Seattle and many foreign countries port in Seward and tourists will then take charter buses to Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks and more.
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob leaves beautiful Homer Alaska
- 08/29/16 08:03 AM
Vegas Bob leaves beautiful Homer Alaska
The 2 day visit and fishing trip is over for Vegas Bob and his family in Homer Alaska, we are all packed with our frozen halibut in the cooler headed north to Seward.
In Seward we will stop by a famous glacier and then drive back to Anchorage.
After we hit Anchorage we will drop the frozen fish off at the house and then drive north to Wasilla where we will be staying at Lake Lucile.
Stay tuned for more stories and photos from Vegas Bob's adventure in Alaska ... ;o)
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob finally enjoys a day of sunshine in Alaska
- 08/26/16 10:21 PM
Vegas Bob finally enjoys a day of sunshine in Alaska
Finally Vegas Bob aka Robert Swetz and his wife Lin spent the day together that was filled with sunshine and beauty.
Vegas Bob took many great photographs with his new camera around Palmer, Lake Lucile and some other lakes around Wasilla Alaska.
This photograph below is a mirror reflection of a chain of lakes only minutes north of Wasilla.
Please note: This photo was taken with Robert Swetz's Apple 6+ and he backed up this photo along with many others with his new Canon that he purchased for his trip to Alaska
Tomorrow Vegas Bob and
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob and family praying for sunshine in Alaska
- 08/26/16 10:12 AM
Vegas Bob and family praying for sunshine in Alaska
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz was staying in Alaska from November 2015 to May 2016 so he had more than enough time to take photographs of snow, drissle and rain.
So now still being August and actually still summer Vegas Bob and family are hoping and praying for sunshine so we can play, fish and take photographs with some (Blue) color in the sky.
Vegas Bob has had plenty of sunshine living in California but the "Locals" in Alaska are getting tired of rain and would like some sunshine to brighten up their days.
Here is yet
photography by robert swetz: Good night from Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
- 08/23/16 07:34 PM
Good night from Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Vegas Bob aka Robert Swetz would like to wish everyone a good night ...
Robert will be tucking in early tonight because he is packing and will be going to bed very early because his friend will be picking him up at 4:45am to go to the airport tomorrow morning.
Have a wonderful night everyone and you may hear from me Wednesday of you may not because I will be flying to The Last Frontier (Alaska).
Here is a wonderful sunset photograph I took when I was in Pattaya Beach in Thailand in 2010. The reason the sun is
photography by robert swetz: One Day Left Before Vegas Bob is in ALASKA ;o)
- 08/23/16 05:30 AM
One Day Left Before Vegas Bob is in ALASKA ;o)
Well time seems to be flying by fast because later tomorrow, Wednesday 8/24/2016 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz will be in Alaska.
It has been raining 95% of the time for around 3 weeks up around Anchorage, Homer & Seward Alaska so Vegas Bob is going to bring some California sunshine up to Alaska with his.
And California has fires burning up thousands of acres from NorCal to SoCal so Vegas Bob would like to bring of of that moisture and water down to California from Alaska.
Vegas Bob will keep everyone around the ActiveRain network up
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob is ready for ALASKA with a (New) 35mm Camera
- 08/21/16 11:38 AM
Vegas Bob is ready for ALASKA with a (New) 35mm Camera
That's right yesterday Saturday afternoon Vegas Bob was on the Internet shopping for a (New) camera.
Vegas Bob aka Robert Swetz has 2 Nikon 35mm camera bodies along with around 7 different lens attachments for the cameras.
Well the Nikon cameras and lens are older, some of the lens are dirty and need to be cleaned. So Vegas Bob has been wanting a new camera for many years! And why didn't Vegas Bob buy another Nikon camera which he can attach his 7 different lens to? Because 35 years ago when Vegas Bob started taking photographs
photography by robert swetz: Beauty of BIG SUR California by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
- 08/20/16 07:50 PM
Beauty of BIG SUR California by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
For anyone that has been to BIG SUR California these photos and video are going to bring back some great memories. And for anyone that has never been to BIG SUR California ... "Shame On You" and what are you waiting for?
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz had the privilege to once again visit one of his favorite places along the pacific coast today and here are several photos that I took along the way.
Along with a video that I took several years ago when I was in BIG SUR. This video footage of BIG
photography by robert swetz: Did Robert Swetz capture UFO in a Cloud?
- 08/18/16 07:01 PM
Did Robert Swetz capture UFO in a Cloud?
Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob has been taking photographs for over 35 years and when he comes across a strange object in the sky, he begins to wonder.
I begin to wonder what that green ball is in the cloud? Could it be a UFO? Maybe some aircraft from another country? A drone?
I have spent many late nights into early hours around AREA 51, parts of New Mexico and other states across the US looking into the sky. Looking at satellites, shooting stars and other moving objects.
In fact several years ago when I was on