photography by robert swetz: Fall Colors in Minnesota by Robert Swetz
- 10/22/16 09:39 PM
Fall Colors in Minnesota by Robert Swetz
Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz is visiting family and friends in Minnesota and he wasn't sure if he was going to get the chance to photograph the fall colors.
Vegas Bob got lucky and came in at the very tail end of the leaves changing colors.
photography by robert swetz: Hello ActiveRain and Good Morning from Vegas Bob
- 10/19/16 05:35 AM
Hello ActiveRain and Good Morning from Vegas Bob
Well Robert Vegas Bob Swetz is bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning and even on the first day of his vacation to the Midwest.
Vegas Bob usually gets up at 4:50am every morning to prepare for working on a construction job in Santa Clara California.
So whether Vegas Bob is working his construction job, enjoying the weekend and or on vacation he is always up in the very early AM.
And why might one ask is Vegas Bob up at such early hours of the day? Well first of all because by about 8-9-10pm in the
photography by robert swetz: Good Morning ActiveRain
- 10/18/16 05:47 AM
Delicate Arch - Arches National Park Utah by Robert Swetz 2011
Good Morning ActiveRain
Today will be my last day of working construction for one full week, where I will be visiting family and friends in the Midwest.
Tomorrow afternoon Vegas Bob will be flying out to Minnesota to spend quality time with his father, sister, aunts, uncles and very close friends.
Vegas Bob would like to wish everyone a wonderful day because he knows he will have one knowing he will be taking yet another vacation.
photography by robert swetz: MGM CityCenter Las Vegas Nevada Video by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
- 10/16/16 03:18 PM
Here is a great video that "Vegas Bob" shot in May of 2010 on Las Vegas Blvd.
This video is long but shows so much of CityCenter that some may have never seen before. And if you've been to CityCenter in Las Vegas Nevada, this video will bring back some memories.
Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz will be taking more fresh (new) videos starting in Winter of 2016,
And Vegas Bob will be taking videos for some corporations in Las Vegas and loading them up to his 2 YouTube accounts.
photography by robert swetz: Some very interesting fun lawn ornaments ;o)
- 10/01/16 08:57 AM
Some very interesting fun lawn ornaments ;o)
When I was visiting my sister around 6 years ago in Minnesota we happen to take a drive to one of her friends home to make sure it was secure. As we walked around I couldn't help but see these little guys hanging around the trees. I mentioned to my sister before we left that I had to get out my camera and take a few photographs.
As I was focusing on these interesting lawn ornaments I burst out into laughter. My sister said what's so funny? I said to her, "these lawn ornaments are great"
photography by robert swetz: What are people thinking when they watch a sunset?
- 09/30/16 09:07 PM
What are people thinking when they watch a sunset?
I have viewed hundreds of sunsets in my life along with many sunrises, and I know when I view a sunset there are many thoughts going through my mind.
I know that when I view sunsets the first thing that comes to mind is the beauty of the sun, the clouds, colors and knowing that when the sun sets and darkness falls that daylight has ended.
The thoughts that go through my mind are different depending on where I am watching the sunset, what is going on in my life, if I am alone or
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