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
photography by robert swetz: Is this trick photography or creative photography?
- 08/14/16 12:49 PM
Is this trick photography or creative photography?
With all the technology in our computers and smart phones it has become easy to photoshop and doctor up photographs. And with so much of it going on our definitions of doctored, photoshopped and trick photography continue to change.
This is quite a simple question and there may be a gray spot on the definition of this photograph below.
I took this photograph Saturday 8/13/2016 at the very far end of the longest pier in the United States and can you guess that pier?
SANTA CRUZ Pier in California
Now when looking at this photograph I didn't put on any special
photography by robert swetz: Snapshots of 100 year old homes in Santa Cruz by Robert Swetz
- 08/14/16 08:56 AM
Snapshots of 100 year old homes in Santa Cruz by Robert Swetz
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz spent the whole day Saturday in Santa Cruz California staying out of the extreme heat in San Jose.
Vegas Bob usually parks away from the crowds up on the bluff of West Cliff Drive and Cowell Street overlooking the bluff to Santa Cruz Pier.
West Cliff Drive is a beautiful area filled with homes that date back 100 years, and as I walked along the roads where I parked my car I snapped a view photos.
This home above is one of my favorites located on Santa Cruz Street
photography by robert swetz: Clouds at ActiveRain (Clouds Attached) by Robert Swetz
- 08/13/16 07:14 AM
Hope Alaska lake reflection by Robert Swetz 5/17/2016
Clouds at ActiveRain (Clouds Attached) by Robert Swetz
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has been amazed at viewing clouds all his life, ever since he was a young boy and even today.
What's so fascinating about clouds is there are forever changing, turning into whatever our minds can imagine.
La Selva Beach California Robert Swetz 2016
Here are 3 very different photographs of clouds from the beaches of California to the lakes of Alaska.
Robert Swetz formed a Clouds Group at the ActiveRain network 8 years ago called CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (Clouds Attached)
It's a fun group that pulls us away from
photography by robert swetz: In 2 weeks Robert Vegas Bob Swetz will be fishing in Alaska
- 08/10/16 07:08 PM
In 2 weeks Robert Vegas Bob Swetz will be fishing in Alaska
Robert Swetz is getting very excited because in 2 weeks he will be with his family in Alaska fishing halibut in Homer Alaska.
I remember several months ago when I was booking a round trip flight from San Jose to Anchorage thinking I would have to wait forever, but now it's only 2 weeks away.
I am sure hoping the weather is going to be nice and sunny on my visit to Alaska because my wife mentioned it has been raining up in Anchorage everyday for almost 2 weeks.
But even if it's raining
photography by robert swetz: Laguna Beach one of the most Beautiful Coastlines in the World
- 08/07/16 03:00 PM
Laguna Beach one of the most Beautiful Coastlines in the World
Well this is the 2nd time that Thomas has rolled around to leave a comment to one of Vegas Bob's posts at the ActiveRain network about how much he loves Laguna Beach. So I have written a special post with 2 great videos, photographs and a actual comment Thomas left at a older post I wrote about the beauty of Laguna Beach in California.
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has viewed hundreds of beaches around the world and the beaches of Hawaii are some of the only ones he has not viewed, but
photography by robert swetz: What does Vegas Bob miss most about Alaska?
- 08/06/16 08:08 AM
What does Vegas Bob miss most about Alaska?
Well this isn't going to be very difficult for Robert Vegas Bob Swetz to answer, and for anyone that has been following Vegas Bob on his adventures back and forth from Alaska you can relate to this post with photos attached.
Vegas Bob, Robert Swetz or if you want to call him Alaska Bob misses his wife Lin in the photo above, 2 boys Jonny and Glen in the photo below and the beautiful state of Aaska ... "And that would be in order 1-3" ;o)
Alaska Bob is very excited to say that on August
photography by robert swetz: Summerlin Las Vegas rated number 1 in master planned communities
- 07/26/16 09:50 PM
Summerlin Las Vegas rated number 1 in master planned communities
One of my favorite places to show homes, play and hike happens to be located in Summerlin Las Vegas.
For anyone interested in purchasing a home in the Summerlin Communities cal Robert 'Vegas Bob' Swetz today at: 702 443 7156
There was a great write up by Buck Wargo in the Review-Journal and here's what he had to say ...
By BUCK WARGOSPECIAL TO THE REVIEW-JOURNAL Summerlin is re-establishing itself as king of the mountain in Las Vegas, and the developer credits the opening of its downtown nearly two years ago for making that possible.
photography by robert swetz: Clouds Reflecting off Tern Lake in Alaska by Robert Swetz
- 07/03/16 09:42 PM
Tern Lake Alaska by Robert Swetz 2015
Missing beautiful Alaska ...
Hello viewers, I just added this other photo of Tern Lake taken in November 2015 today ... 7/10/2016
Just to show everyone that this area is always beautiful in every season ;o)
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob stumbled across Bambie at an Open House
- 06/18/16 07:36 AM
Vegas Bob was on his way to the free concert on the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz that takes place every Friday from around the 1st week of June all the way into the last week of August.
Anyway the traffic was all backed up on hwy 17 headed into Santa Cruz from Silicon Valley so I took some back roads instead of sitting in traffic forever.
Within the redwoods in Felton California area are beautiful homes nestled in between redwood groves. I saw a open house sign at a home that had a very large lot maybe even some acreage, (several of the homes in Felton
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob 4 Wheeling at Cedar Breaks in Utah
- 06/15/16 05:01 PM
Quite often when Vegas Bob is reading through comments at the ActiveRain network members will say, you sure get around Vegas Bob and I have to say yes I do!
One of my best friends I have know since I was 5 years old had me look over his son and check in from time to time when he was attending college in Cedar City Utah. So I would drive around hiking and taking photographs at Cedar Breaks, Zion National Park, Kodachrome State Park and several other beautiful parks.
Here are several photographs I took around 2010 except the bottom photo which was taken
photography by robert swetz: Are we in the 21st Century?
- 06/10/16 04:48 PM
Are we in the 21st Century?
You would think that with all this technology that has come over the last 10-20 years that we would really be more advanced in certain areas.
Like the gasoline powered vehicle, I can't believe their still on the road. With pollution, cost of gasoline and the bad chemicals that come from gasoline it should be banned from the country.
And if you think you having a bad day, take a look at these two character's and lets hope this painting is false and Thank God it's Friday ;o)
Photograph taken in Rachel Nevada (edge of AREA 51) by Robert Swetz 2010
photography by robert swetz: I found Paridise ...
- 05/22/16 08:16 AM
Pacific Coast Moss Beach Califonia By Robert Swetz 5-21-2016
IMAGINE YOURSELF HERE ...
photography by robert swetz: Are you ready for Activerain to shut down to fix matinence problem?
- 05/20/16 07:58 AM
Well there is a great chance that the Activerain network will be shutting down for several hours so the techies can fix the problem of not being able to upload photos.
I am not really sure when they will be doing this behind the curtain, but in the past they try and do this on Sunday's.
So just a heads-up to everyone and I would suggest getting your blogs out without photos at this time, unless you are one of the lucky ones and it is still working for you.
Thank God it's Friday and have a great weekend ;o)
Wow ... for now you