photography by robert swetz: Skating Penguins at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas Nevada
- 12/01/16 07:15 PM
Thursday, December 1, 2016 Skating Penguins at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas Nevada
Skating Penguins at the Bellagio Hotel Las Vegas Nevada
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has photographed and taken videos at the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Nevada for over 10 years straight.
The conservatory at the Bellagio displays huge flower arrangements for four different seasons per year, Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
And for anyone that has had the chance to see some of the displays at the Bellagio, your are very lucky and can relate to this post.
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob wants to know "Who's Ready For Christmas?"
- 11/29/16 05:29 PM
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Vegas Bob wants to know "Who's Ready For Christmas?"
Vegas Bob wants to know "Who's Ready For Christmas?" Well with Thanksgiving and Black Friday over Christmas is creeping around the corner. Who's excited this year for the Christmas holiday? Who has all their shopping done already? Here are some great photos Robert Swetz took several years ago at Fashion Show Mall located on Las Vegas Blvd. And it looks like Santa is having a wonderful time with the ladies dancing and singing for tourists in Las Vegas Nevada. So who's been
photography by robert swetz: Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ISO his purpose in Life
- 11/26/16 11:01 AM
Saturday, November 26, 2016 Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ISO his purpose in Life
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz ISO his purpose in Life Vegas Bob aka Vegas Bob continues to search fro his purpose in Life and it has been a long journey There have been several times when Robert Swetz thought he might know his purpose in Life, and only to find out it wasn't. Robert Swetz's purpose in life was not to raise a family because he only had one biological son. Robert Swetz's purpose in Life was not to work construction, he was
photography by robert swetz: Sunrise on Black Friday in Gilroy California from Vegas Bob
- 11/25/16 07:42 AM
Sunrise on Black Friday in Gilroy California from Vegas Bob
Good morning everybody and yes today is the number one shopping day of the year. Vegas Bob will not be in any shopping malls today because he doesn't like crowds.
On my drive to Las Vegas yesterday from California the sun was rising in Gilroy California, Garlic Capital of the World.
The traffic was heavy so I was only driving around 30 miles per hour. As I was driving Vegas Bob saw the sun rays beaming through the morning fog and it was breath-taking. So with one of my old cell phones I pointed
photography by robert swetz: Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Misson)
- 11/22/16 08:01 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Misson)
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Misson)
Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo, also known as the Carmel Mission or Mission Carmel, is a Roman Cathlic mission church in Carmel-by-the-Sea California
The mission was the headquarter of the Alta California missions headed by Saint Junipero Serra from 1770 until his death in 1784.
The mission buildings and lands were secularized by the Mexican government in 1833, and had fallen into disrepair by the mid-19th century. They were partially
photography by robert swetz: Some healthy looking sheep at the Mission Ranch Carmel California
- 11/21/16 01:55 PM
Some healthy looking sheep at the Mission Ranch Carmel California The Mission Ranch has around 20 sheep fenced in behind a very large field where they can graze and live the life. These animals are carefree and protected within the Mission Ranch for motel guests to few when they are taking a stroll around the grounds. Here are a couple of wonderful photos I took on my last visit to the Mission Ranch owned by Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry" himself and stay tuned for more photographs and posts on the Mission Ranch. Photographs by Robert Swetz
photography by robert swetz: Bixby Creek Bridge Big Sur California by Robert Swetz
- 11/21/16 11:29 AM
Monday, November 21, 2016 Bixby Creek Bridge Big Bur California by Robert Swetz
The Bixby Creek Bridge located in Big Sur California is a very famous bridge that was build in 1932.
Residents of the Big Sur area were virtually cut off during winter due to the often impassable Old Coast Road that led 11 miles inland.
At its completion, the bridge was built under budget for $199,861 (equivalent to $3.5 million in 2015) and was the longest concrete arch span at 360 feet on the California State Highway System.
It is one of the tallest single-span concrete
photography by robert swetz: Good Morning from the Mission Ranch Carmel California
- 11/20/16 09:15 AM
Good morning from the Mission Ranch Carmel California
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz and his wife Lin had the chance to visit and stay at the Mission Ranch in Carmel which is owed by Clint Eastwood.
The photo above is just one of the many beautiful homes and buildings that have been converted into a motel, restaurant by Mr Eastwood many years ago when he purchased the property.
The Farm House above was built in 1850 and Vegas Bob will post many more photos of his recent stay at the Mission Ranch this week.
Mission Ranch Carmel Clint Eastwood & Robert (Vegas Bob) Swetz... www.youtube.com/watch?v=44fFK4PbKqI
photography by robert swetz: Where is this HUGE Safety Pin Located
- 11/20/16 12:12 AM
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Where is this HUGE Safety Pin Located
Where is this HUGE Safety Pin Located Robert Vegas Bob Swetz came across this huge Safety Pin several years ago and when I first saw it I had to do a double take. This is one big Safety pin and I can't believe it doesn't tip over or that someone has tried to knock it down. So can you tell Vegas Bob where this Safety Pin is located and exactly how tall it is? Inquiring Minds Want to Know ;o)
photography by robert swetz: Rate ROBERT SWETZ'S - Photographs 1 to 10
- 11/18/16 12:39 PM
Rate ROBERT SWETZ'S - Photographs 1 to 10
Rate ROBERT SWETZ'S - Photographs 1 to 10
This group is about rating Robert Swetz's photographs. Please rate them from 1 to 10 and please be honest, but also nice. When I study members comments this will help me to work on different ideas and really understand what people like and don't like through their own eyes. "Have fun, OK" Robert Swetz, Founder (Vegas Bob)
This is kind of a different group I founded at the ActiveRain network back in 2008 and it looks like BRIAN ENGLAND has dominated the group with Photos by Trish Van Housen and
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob's 3 Day Weekend - Capitola Beach California
- 11/16/16 10:15 AM
Vegas Bob's 3 Day Weekend - Capitola Beach California
After eating lunch at Phil's Fish Market on Vegas Bob's three day weekend - Day One, Vegas Bob and his wife drove over to Capitola Beach 3 miles south of Santa Cruz California.
Vegas Bob really had fun taking photos of his wife in front of this huge painting on the wall by the bridge in Capitola.
And there was no way that Vegas Bob was going to pass up a photograph of this Volkswagen Beetle especially in the old surfing town of Capitola.
For anyone that has ever had the chance to visit Capitola you will
photography by robert swetz: Vegas Bob's three day weekend - Day One
- 11/15/16 09:52 AM
Vegas Bob's three day weekend - Day One
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz had a great three day weekend, actually it was a four day weekend but I am going to only share three days.
Saturday afternoon started with lunch at Phil's Fish Market & Eatery at Moss Landing north of Monterey. We arrived at 11:00am and if you get there any later 7 days per week you will be waiting approx 100 deep of hungry customers.
After a seafood lunch we walked straight out the back of Phil's Fish Market to the pacific ocean. My wife Lin and Vegas Bob played with my friends
photography by robert swetz: Good Morning ActiveRain from the Redwoods in California
- 11/14/16 09:54 PM
Good Morning ActiveRain the Redwoods in California
Robert Swetz aka Vegas Bob is long overdue for a visit to some of his largest living friends in the world, the redwoods in northern California.
Here just two of the many photographs Robert Swetz has taken in Humboldt County in northern California approx 100 miles south of the Oregon state line.
Robert Swetz has been visiting, camping and taking photos & videos of the GIANT redwoods now for around 35 years and I miss them ...
photography by robert swetz: Chippy the Chipmunk Cooling Down from the Desert Heat
- 11/09/16 11:13 AM
Chippy the Chipmunk Cooling Down from the Desert Heat
This funny photo was taken at "Valley of Fire" State Park located approx 50 minutes north of Las Vegas Nevada.
This photo was taken several years ago during the summer when the temps were reaching around 110 degrees, and in direct sunlight it felt like a hot oven. While we were inside the air conditioned museum we saw about 5 chipmunks lying down on the cool cement on their bellies cooling down.
It was quite a site and it looked like they were showing off in front of all the viewers watching them outside ;o)
This will be
photography by robert swetz: Meet Clint Eastwood and Vegas Bob at Mission Ranch
- 11/06/16 07:46 AM
Meet Clint Eastwood and Vegas Bob at Mission Ranch
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz is flying his wife down from Alaska for one week to stay with him in Northern California.
Vegas Bob has booked several nights at the Mission Ranch at Carmel-by-the-Sea located at the Monterey Peninsula.
Now Vegas Bob can't guarantee that Clint Eastwood will be at the Mission Ranch this following weekend, but Vegas Bob is hoping so.
Clint Eastwood has been know to mingle with motel quests eating at the restaurant from time to time when he's not working on movies.
Now maybe people just want to meet Clint Eastwood and not Vegas
photography by robert swetz: I don't know how people can eat these animals Patricia Kennedy?
- 11/05/16 12:15 PM
I don't know how people can eat these animals Patricia Kennedy?
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz went for a long walk around a park in Morgan Hill California and every time I see cows, I think of Patricia Kennedy because I know how much she likes them.
Well as I was walking I thought I would snap a couple photos for Patricia Kennedy and write a post about my adventure. And I think this cow straight (above) might have charged Vegas Bob if there had no fence between us ;o/
It's been many years since I have eaten beef and after looking at these photographs
photography by robert swetz: Hearst Castle - ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest
- 11/04/16 10:01 AM
Hearst Castle - ActiveRain 2016 Photography Contest
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz has been to the Hearst Castle 4 different times on tours taking photographs and videos, and it is such an amazing place to visit.
The photograph above is the main pool at the Hearst Castle and there are a total of 3 pools, and this is my favorite pool. For anyone that has had the chance to visit the Heart Castle, you are very lucky and for anyone that has never had the chance, I would suggest you put a visit in your bucket list.
(Please Note) This photograph of the pool would
photography by robert swetz: Who's Ready For Halloween 2016 by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz?
- 10/28/16 06:41 AM
Who's Ready For Halloween 2016 by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz?
Today is October 28th and this weekend there will be Halloween parties all over in cities across the nation! Halloween day falls on a Monday and I really don't think people will be out partying and celebrating the holiday on a Monday.
So that being said "Who's Ready For Halloween"? And who's dressing up this year and going to a costume party? Well if any of you are planing on being in Las Vegas Nevada this Halloween weekend Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas will be
photography by robert swetz: A mirror reflection from northern Minnesota by Robert Swetz
- 10/26/16 06:27 AM
A mirror reflection from northern Minnesota by Robert Swetz
While Robert "Vegas Bob" Swetz was driving around Minnesota and the northern part of the state, he would come across scenes like this one.
Vegas Bob is always searching for lake reflections and scenes of beauty where he can grab his camera and snap some photos.
While driving south from visiting his father Vegas Bob came across this lake that had hardly any wind blowing across.
Vegas Bob pulled over to the side of the road, grabbed his 35mm camera with a 300mm zoom lens on it and captured the moment.
photography by robert swetz: Fall Colors in Minnesota by Robert Swetz
- 10/22/16 02:39 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.