Robert Swanson's photos

Airport Fire Truck

05 May 2020 3 215
This was used at the Tucson Airport. Taken at the Pima Air Museum. Their collection is nothing short of spectacular. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/pima_museum Image processed with GIMP.

Nose of Presidential Airplane "Columbine"

05 May 2020 2 281
This was a presidential airplane. Taken at the Pima Air Museum. Their collection is nothing short of spectacular. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/pima_museum Image processed with GIMP.

B24 "Bungay Buckaroo" at Pima Museum

05 May 2020 3 248
Taken at the Pima Air Museum. Their collection is nothing short of spectacular. This inside static display is a U. S. bomber that took park in the India/China/Burma Theater during WW II. More photos at: swansonphotos.com/pima_museum Image processed with GIMP.

Green Flash During 2016 Pacific Ocean Cruise

08 Oct 2016 7 2 282
We've had the pleasure of seeing a number of "green flash" events, including my wife having seen a "green flash sunrise". Most of the time, we were unable to photograph these events. In this case, we were crossing the North Pacific in October 2016, and had our cameras ready.

Quartzsite Sunset

19 Jan 2016 15 6 341
Taken in Quartzsite, Airzona, while we had our motorhome parked in the desert. We had some beautiful sunsets and evenings.

Quartzsite Sunset

17 Jan 2016 12 2 325
Taken in Quartzsite, Airzona, while we had our motorhome parked in the desert. We had some beautiful sunsets and evenings.

Sunrise at Hobe Sound, Florida

13 Dec 2013 16 12 427
We were staying at a state park near Hobe Sound in our RV. One morning, we had this spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.

God's Tree

30 Nov 2006 13 3 310
At least I call it by that name. This was a tree along a golf course on Maui. I was driving to work, and spotted this sunrise and tree silhouette.

Cumbres and Toltec Train on Curve

25 Sep 2015 10 3 326
We took a great excursion trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, from Antonito, Colorado, to Chama, New Mexico. This is a real steam line, burning coal. The line climbs up to a 10,000 foot pass, and we really enjoyed the autumn colors. The next day, we drove to some trackside areas, and took photos of the train heading uphill from Chama. See: swansonphotos.com/cumbres Some history: this line was originally part of the extensive network of the Denver and Rio Grande Western, one of the few narrow-gauge railroads to survive from the 19th century. When that line was seriously curtailed, and would have disappeared, two states took these parts over as tourist (scenic) railroads. In this case, the operation is run by the states of Colorado and New Mexico. The other section run currently is the Durango and Silverton, entirely within Colorado. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_and_Rio_Grande_Western_Railroad

Chihuly Glass Sculpture

12 Aug 2018 3 251
The Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanic Garden in Columbus, Ohio, has an extensive installation of glass work by Chihuly. This is just one detail of the photos I took during our visit. Used the Panasonic Lumix GX85 for these photos. See: swansonphotos.com/franklin

At the Hofbrauhaus, Munich

17 Oct 2010 3 3 239
Had to visit during our stay in Munich.

Balloons Over Albuquerque

01 Oct 2015 9 6 345
We parked our RV near the Balloon Fiesta grounds, in the area of the "landing field". When the wind was right, we had many balloons drift over us. It was easy to sit in our comfortable chairs and point the cameras up into the sky. See: swansonphotos.com/balloon_fiesta

Brown Bear, Haines, Alaska

30 Apr 2020 16 7 289
We were visiting a state park near Haines, Alaska, when a crowd of people moved towards us rather rapidly. They said there was a brown bear walking along the lakeshore and they were getting out of the way. We set up our long telephoto lenses on our cameras, and took a look around. Indeed this bear was walking the shoreline, and we managed to get some interesting views.

Butchart Gardens

18 May 2007 2 2 193
One of the major gardens in the world, Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, Canada. We have enjoyed visiting several times. Each season provides different color. The plantings are maintained very carefully, so there is something to see at every visit.

Baobab Tree, Senegal

17 Apr 2018 4 1 201
Baobab tree at Bandia Nature Reserve, Senegal. While most of our tour of this area was for the various animals, these trees really impressed. The trunk can store a lot of water, something that is needed in the dry savannah.

Teddy Bear Town

23 Jun 2017 3 210
There are over 10,000 bears in this small building near Mount Rushmore, South Dakota. Not shown is the bear we donated. This place is currently (2021) closed, sad to say. See: swansonphotos.com/bears.html

Regal Princess (P&O) in Honolulu

30 Apr 2020 3 1 157
We were on another cruise ship, docked in Honolulu Harbor. Across the way was the Regal Princess, a P & O cruise ship, based in Australia.

Home-Made Pizza

30 Apr 2020 1 124
Now, this is not the best quality image, etc, but it shows how we used to make our own pizza from scratch. Every Sunday on Maui, we made these, often more than one, and often with friends in for dinner. Half of the pizza has anchovies, just one of the many combinations we tried. This photo is also one of our earliest attempts at digital photography.

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