Jul 242015

under the bridge
Under the Bridge

A few photos from the riverfront just north of downtown Omaha taken during a recent trip to my hometown. Most are taken of (see above) or from (see below) the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge over the Missouri River, connecting Omaha and Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The first shot, below, is a view from the bridge toward downtown Omaha, the National Park Service Regional Building, and TD Ameritrade baseball stadium. The next is a shot through Cottonwood trees on the river bank, looking toward downtown and the Monument to Labor sculpture at Lewis & Clark Landing.
from the footbridge

Through the Cottonwood Trees

Here are a couple of photos of the Monument to Labor Memorial sculpture, which is the second largest labor memorial in the country.  The Memorial also includes a long “Labor Walk” along the riverfront with plaques commemorating all Omaha local unions.  The second shot is from 2011, when the Missouri River flooded to historic levels, slowly drowning and putting much of the Labor Memorial underwater (quite the metaphor for labor struggling to keep its head above water in the United States).

laboring under water

Finally, here’s a shot of the Passageway in Omaha’s Old Market (an iconic Old Market shot):The Passageway. Old Market, Omaha


Jul 172015

dusk at the ballpark
Dusk at the Ballpark

Annual summer trip to my hometown to visit family and take in some games at the College World Series.  The CWS is held at TD Ameritrade Park, the newish stadium in downtown Omaha. Prior to 2011, the CWS was played in Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium for 60 years.

leaving the Stadium

Jul 052015

featured on the Pixpa blog

A while back, the web-portfolio developer Pixpa approached me to do an interview for their blog (I used Pixpa to develop my photography website). I agreed and the interview was published in late June. They only publish these photographer or artist “in the spotlight” interviews once a month. Nice to get noticed, and it was fun to be interviewed. Pixpa is one of the leading photography and fine art website developers worldwide. You can read the interview here.

riding the crest

no lifeguard on duty