Cellpic Sunday – 10 December 2017

Arches National Park, Utah.

Last weekend I spent way too much time looking for a couple of photos I knew I’d taken and were somewhere on a hard drive along with my other thousands of photographs. I’ve been using Lightroom for both photo processing and as an image catalog for many years, and I have taken great pride in keeping track of my image collection. I was frustrated that I couldn’t find the original images for a post I’d made on my blog quite some time ago. I wanted to find the original to apply a new processing technique from what I know I would have done to the image for that post awhile back. Continue reading


Weekly Photo Challenge – Cheeky

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week, Michelle Weber asks us to find a little irreverence. Her term is “cheeky.” I admit to assuming a definition from sentences in context I have heard over the years. Still, I was glad that Michelle included the dictionary definition which read, “Cheeky (adj): impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way.” You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Serene

This week, Ben Huberman asks us to share a visual moment of serenity. He writes that “…this has been a particularly hectic, nonstop stretch of months… So this week, let’s take a deep breath.” You can read the entire challenge post here. I can get into this challenge and add an extra piece. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 26 November 2017

San Antonio, Texas.

On the late summer trip to San Antonio, I spent a lot of time walking the iconic River Walk. At $7 USD a seat (senior rate), I found myself on the cruise twice, once in late afternoon and once at dusk. In an upcoming Travel Tuesday post, I will share a gallery of images from those cruises. Even though I was using the Sony camera I recently acquired for most images, I always take a handful of shots with my cellphone to feature here on Cellpic Sunday. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Transformation

Buckeye, Arizona.

This week marks the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Coincidentally, it also is our first full week back in our winter home in Arizona. Yesterday, our house was filled with family and too much to eat. As a result, I am a day late in posting this challenge response. We are asked to share images reflecting our thoughts on “Transformation.” While Jen H. focused on the transformation of autumn to winter in her image, there is another earth-oriented transformation that takes place twice daily, everywhere in the world, that is the transformation of day into night and back again into day. You can read the entire challenge post here. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 19 November 2017

San Antonio, Texas.

One of the main attractions in San Antonio is the famed River Walk, miles of sidewalk that parallel both sides of a river channel. Though originally built to assist with flood control, a businessman with foresight saw the canal as an opportunity to create an attraction to draw visitors to the city. In the years since its development, many bridges now cross that flood control channel and many tourists stop and shop, enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants or simply stroll along the canal’s sidewalks. Continue reading

San Antonio – The Cradle of Liberty

San Antonio, Texas.

The summer of 2017 brought me to several new states and places to share here on Journeys With Johnbo. This year, the Civil Air Patrol held their national conference in San Antonio. Over the years, I’ve been to Texas, mostly Dallas, for my career. This trip would be my first to visit the home of the Alamo and the famed River Walk. The timing for our conference was not the best. The few days prior to leaving, we watched the weather carefully as Hurricane Harvey was building with forecast path to hit Houston and San Antonio. I fully expected our conference to be postponed as Harvey spun up and headed across the gulf. Continue reading