Category Archives: Travel

The Friendly Skies

I have to start this post, as I do every May 18 post by wishing Stephanie Kim a happy birthday. Happy birthday Steph!

When this publishes, I should still be in the skies on an airplane heading towards Miami. Or I could be stuck in an Atlanta airport cause I hear that airport is the worst. However, this is my first experience there. I hope it does not live up to its reputation.

Since I’ll at the very least be doing something flight related, thought I would share some airplane images I took with the Sony RX0 II on my trip to Pittsburgh back in February today:


The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

The Friendly Skies

Most of these pictures were taken flying into Chicago. Another terrible airport.

Fat Mum Slim – February 2022

Back on Monday I completed another month of the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge. I once again should thank Elizabeth as she assisted on a few of the photos this month.

Here are the pictures from February:


February 1
February 1 – A is For…

February 2
February 2 – B is For…

February 3
February 3 – C is For…

February 4
February 4 – D is For…

February 5
February 5 – E is For…

February 6
February 6 – F is For…

February 7
February 7 – G is For…

February 8
February 8 – H is For…

February 9
February 9 – I is For…

February 10
February 10 – J is For…

February 11
February 11 – K is For…

February 12
February 12 – L is For…

February 13
February 13 – M is For…

February 14
February 14 – N is For…

February 15
February 15 – O is For…

February 16
February 16 – P is For…

February 17
February 17 – Q is For…

February 18
February 18 – R is For…

February 19
February 19 – S is For…

February 20
February 20 – T is For…

February 21
February 21 – U is For…

February 22
February 22 – V is For…

February 23
February 23 – W is For…

February 24
February 24 – X is For…

February 25
February 25 – Y is For…

February 26
February 26 – Z is For…

February 27
February 27 – Letters

February 28
February 28 – Your Fave Word

This month I did manage to take pictures in 3 different states. Iowa, of course. Pennsylvania and North Carolina. I was also in Illinois for a bit, but didn’t take any pictures there. At least not for the Photo A Day Challenge.

These are the Photo A Day Challenge Prompts for March

March 1 – Weather
March 2 – Something in Your Kitchen
March 3 – Skyline
March 4 – Makes You Feel Nostalgic
March 5 – Books
March 6 – A Corner
March 7 – A Bus Stop
March 8 – Sunset
March 9 – From Inside the Car
March 10 – A Meal You Made
March 11 – Somewhere with a Good View
March 12 – An Insect
March 13 – A Close-up
March 14 – Something You’ve Never Photographed
March 15 – A Playground
March 16 – A Local Cafe
March 17 – Something You Think is Boring
March 18 – Flowers
March 19 – A Grocery Store
March 20 – Something Weird
March 21 – A Colorful Place
March 22 – A Garden
March 23 – A Leaf
March 24 – A Sunbeam
March 25 – Graffiti
March 26 – An Empty Road
March 27 – A Tree
March 28 – A Shop Window
March 29 – Old Building
March 30 – A Stranger
March 31 – Under a Tree

Of course, you can follow the daily posting on The Gram by following @fmsbennett.

Computer Mine Pittsburgh Trip Eats

Last week I was in Pittsburgh with Lowell and New Chris on a work trip to install computers in a customer’s office. The office’s office manager just completely spoiled us with constantly hosting us for dinner, bringing us food, and taking us to fantastic restaurants.

While this isn’t a foodie blog by any stretch of the animation, despite all the tenderloin posts, it is in the Bennett DNA to photograph pictures of our food. So I thought I would share some cruddy cell phone pictures of most of the foods I ate last week:


Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Chicago Airport

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Monday Dinner

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
My favorite dish on the trip.

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Peanut butter and chocolate equals perfect harmony.

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
#wafflelife

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Tuesday Lunch

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Tuesday Supper

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Wednesday Lunch

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Wednesday Supper

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
#wafflelife

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Thursday Lunch

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Thursday Supper

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
Wednesday Lunch – Charlotte Airport

Pittsburgh Work Trip Eats
A Valentine’s gift from the Computer Mine when I got home.

Sorry to those who already endured my food pictures and sorry to those that haven’t and are now jealous.

I hadn’t travelled for work in at least 5 years. Don’t know that I’ll travel again for another 5 years, but I guess we’ll see.

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This is your reminder that this week’s theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is HARMONY.


WEEK 337 - HARMONY
HARMONY

HARMONY! What a great theme for Year 9 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what exactly is a HARMONY image? A HARMONY image is simply a picture of at least two things that team up together perfectly. Like peanut butter and jelly. Cardinal and gold. Laurel and Hardy. Colors can also harmonize. I’m not going to go deep into color theory, but here are a few examples of colors that HARMONYze: Orange-Blue, Pink-Green, Orange-Green, Red-Green, Yellow-Purple, Blue-Yellow, Green-Magenta, Red-Cyan. Also, a HARMONY image could also relate to music as HARMONY is a very important part of music.

Happy photo harvesting!

NYC – Eight

This is the final collection of New York City images. The catch here is that I’m not the one that took these pictures. My cousin Sarah took these. It appears I did something stupid and shrank many of these pictures, so I don’t have many of them in full resolution any longer. Sigh.


Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

Sarah Toot - NYC

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:

SARAH AND THE CITY

I have no clue what next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve. I still have plenty of organizational stuff to figure out, but I know it won’t involve New York City for the first time in 8 weeks.

NYC – Seven

This is the final collection of pictures I took on my trip to New York City with Jesse back in 2011. But it is not the last collection of pictures from that trip that I am going to share.

These pictures were taken in Times Square and from the Empire State Building:



By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #66

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will also involve New York City, for one last time.

NYC – Six

I should start by wishing everybody a Merry Christmas, so Merry Christmas!

The June image in the 2022 Photography 139 Calendar is of an old grain elevator (or something similar) in Pioneer, Iowa.


2022 Calendar - June

Tomorrow I will share the July image from the 2022 Photography 139 Calendar.

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This is yet another collection of images from my trip to New York City with Jesse back in 2011. Steph pops up in these images. She used to live on this cool little island called Roosevelt Island. But now she doesn’t.



By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:

THE END OF RANDOM NYC

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will also involve New York City. It might be the last collection of New York City images. Or perhaps, there will be one more. You’ll have to wait and see.

NYC – Five

Here is another collection of images from my trip to New York City with Jesse. It wasn’t exactly to visit my cousin Sarah, but that was really the highlight of the trip.


New York City Subway

New York City Subway

New York City Subway


By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

MORE RANDOM NYC

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #64

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will still include more New York City.

NYC – Four

Here is another collection of images from my trip to New York City I took with Jesse. This collection is a bit more random. Some are taken on Liberty Island. The rest are kind of random.



I hope if you ever make it to New York City, you have as great as a tour guide as my cousin Sarah. Even though, she herself doesn’t go to touristy places.

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:

MORE RANDOM NYC – LIBERTY ISLAND AND DAY 3

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will still involve this trip to New York City.

NYC – Three

Here is another collection of images from my trip to New York City with Jesse back in 2011. These pictures were all taken around the Statue of Liberty.


Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #62 – ALPHA

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #62 – BETA

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will still involve New York City.

NYC – Two

Here is another collection of images from my trip to New York City with Jesse back in 2011. Most of these pictures are taken around Ellis Island, but some are taken where all the white collar criminals hang out. It was scary hanging out in such a bad neighborhood, but we got in and out without anybody getting us involved in shorting stocks.



By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entry to its original glory:

MORE RANDOM NYC – ELLIS ISLAND AND FINANCIAL DISTRICT

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will also involve New York City.