Cellpic Sunday – 11 February 2018

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas USVI.

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sprinkling in some photos captured on our recent cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. Later, there will be some full galleries of images captured along with details of the places visited. On our visit to St. Thomas, we skipped the usual cruise ship excursions and grabbed a “taxi” Continue reading


Cellpic Sunday – 4 February 2018

Somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean.

Today’s Cellpic Sunday is being posted later than usual. Yesterday evening, well past our normal bedtime, we arrived home from a week’s stay on the Carnival Magic where we spent a week with several family members on a cruise organized by one of my nephews. For the next few Cellpic Sundays, you can expect to see some of the images I captured on our journey through the Eastern Caribbean islands. In future weeks, as I have time to process them, I’ll be sharing the journey in HDR (high dynamic range) images. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 21 January 2018

Buckeye, Arizona.

Late in the afternoon on January 14, I stepped outside onto our patio in Buckeye, Arizona and noticed something I’d not seen in Arizona before. A common occurrence, especially in winter in North Dakota, sun dogs were making an appearance here in Arizona. I’m not an expert on the phenomenon, so I can’t say how rare they are in Arizona. I can only relate that I’ve never noticed them here before. I grabbed my Samsung Galaxy S7 and captured the moment. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 14 January 2018

San Antonio, Texas.

Followers on my Facebook page know that I feature a daily photo that fits a theme that changes weekly. This week’s theme is “#Framed” and features a daily image that has a frame within the photo where the subject of the image is viewed through that frame. Stepping out of my hotel for a short walk, I passed a mall and I noticed that someone had framed himself perfectly inside the window while he chatted on the phone. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 7 January 2018

Horace, North Dakota.

On Christmas Day, we were visiting with family and friends at their home in Horace. As sunset approached, I saw that the sun was casting a golden glow on the snow. It was about 8 below zero F. (-22 C.) at 4 PM, about the time when this photo was captured. Though cold, at least the wind was light. The bonus was that I didn’t have to go outside to capture the image. Their view of the sunset from the living room is as good as it gets. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 31 December 2017

Buckeye, Arizona.

New Year’s Eve 2017. If you are reading this, we are back in Buckeye after our short trip home to Fargo for Christmas with family. I am actually creating this post on our first full day back in Fargo. The temperature right now is 6 degrees F. I am looking forward to heading south again to capture more of those glorious Arizona sunsets. The post is scheduled to automatically publish on New Year’s Eve. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 24 December 2017

Fargo, North Dakota.

This is being written the Sunday before Christmas Eve (December 17). We will be in Fargo for Christmas and obviously busy with family on Christmas Eve. Of course, that means a Cellpic Sunday should be holiday related. The image above is a shot of our small “Christmas Village” display. When I captured it, I was experimenting with the camera’s ability to do “selective focus”. In that mode, you can tap on the screen and the camera with “focus” on the area where you tapped. Pretty sophisticated for a cell phone, in this case, the Samsung S6. Continue reading