Thursday, December 20, 2012

Chichen Itza


Visitors tour Temple of Kukulkan, also called El Castillo ("the castle"), at Chichen Itza in Tinum, Yucat√°n, Mexico on Jan. 2, 1996.

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Chichen Itza was a major Mayan city. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 marks the end of the 13th b'ak'tun time period of the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. This particular date had significance to the Mayan people.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gabbie's senior portraits

Gabbie Pitt poses for a senior portrait in the former West End Marketplace in Dallas on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.
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Gabbie Pitt poses for senior portraits around Dallas on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Grand Canyon at sunset


The Grand Canyon colors burn with the setting sun during the A Co. 6/31st Infantry reunion helicopter flight in Arizona on Sept. 8, 2012.


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This image is dedicated to our Band of Brothers. To those who lead point, those who covered our flanks and those who are bringing up the six.


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Las Vegas

Pigeons fly past the huge bronze lion in front of MGM Grand Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas on March 29, 2012.
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The Las Vegas Strip beacons visitors and conventioneers in Las Vegas during the last week of March 2012.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Farewell Sally Ride

Former astronaut Sally Ride is introduced as a Maverick Series guest speaker in Texas Hall at the University of Texas at Arlington on Feb. 15, 2010.


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Former astronaut Sally Ride speaks as part of the Maverick Series in Texas Hall at the University of Texas at Arlington on Feb. 15, 2010.

In 1983, Sally Ride became the first U.S. woman in space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. She died today after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

American Indian artifacts are displayed at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.
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Artifacts are displayed in the permanent DinoLabs, Cattle Raisers Museum exhibits as well as the special Native American history display at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

"Leonardo Da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" exhibit

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A hang glider based loosely on the design of a bat's wings appears to soar over visitors during the "Leonardo Da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010.


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Leonardo Da Vinci's inventions were replicated from his drawing and are displayed during the "Leonardo Da Vinci: Man, Inventor, Genius" exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in Fort Worth on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

2011 Fall Cottonwood Festival

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Attendees rest in the shade near the Cottonwood Boutique and a fountain during the fall Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson on Oct. 1, 2011.


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Attendees view, purchase and participate in art during the fall Cottonwood Arts Festival in Richardson.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Downtown Fort Worth


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One of the two 48-foot tall angels on the Grand Facade of the Bass Performance Hall appears to blow its horn in Fort Worth on Saturday, July 7, 2010.


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Fayrouz Hancock visits some sites in downtown Fort Worth on Saturday, July 7, 2010.

Catching up in 2012

If y'all haven't guessed, I'm forcing myself to catch up on old files this year. Some of these folders literally contain thousands of images to cull, edit, tone and (sometimes) caption before I make the slideshows.

Additionally, I'm still shooting assignments for newspapers, magazines and businesses while editing and publishing as many as three books each month. I also have two other major projects (unrelated to PJ) in the works.

Once I catch up, I'll start digging through my archive. As noted in December, I got a negative scanner and have several million images on the shelf.

Consequently, I have plenty of images to present in the future. Stay tuned and thanks for your patience.

Enough for now,

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Dallas Zoo under new ownership



Boudreaux, a nine-foot-long albino American alligator, comes into the light in the Ghosts from the Bayou exhibit at the Dallas Zoo in Dallas on Sunday, May 30, 2010.


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The Dallas Zoo was recently transferred from city ownership to private ownership in Dallas on Sunday, May 30, 2010.


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Named in this slideshow are: &nbsp Parrots, black-and-white ruffled lemur, ring-tailed lemur, collared lemur, blue and yellow macaw, great egrets, flamingoes, golden lion tamarin, cotton-top tamarin, spectacled langur monkies, Sumatran tiger, red kangaroo, Harpy eagle, bald eagle, Andean condor, red-crowned crane, tortoise, great anteater, rhino iguana, Oustalet's chamelion, veiled chameleon, Caiman lizard, Perentie monitor lizard, Fayrouz Hancock, albino American alligators, Mexican bearded lizard, Cape cobra, crocodile monitor lizard, Burmese python, collared lizards, timber rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake, sailfin lizard, Asian yellow-spotted climbing toad, blue poison dart frogs, mandrill, African elephants, warthog, ostriches, giraffes, cheetahs and Boudreaux, a nine-foot-long albino American alligator.

A Co. 6/31st reunion planned


"OPFOR BRIEFING" by Patrick Farrell, Fort Irwin, California 1988

*** Polar Bears, Attention ***

This post is for former soldiers of A Co. 6/31st Infantry and/or A Co. 1/52nd Infantry (32 Guards Motorized Rifle Regiment OPFOR infantry) stationed at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California who served honorably during the 1980s (177th Armored Brigade).

A reunion is planned for Sept. 6-9, 2012. We will rally in Las Vegas and travel to Ft. Irwin via vans on Sept. 7, 2012 for a guided tour of the new facilities, tip a drink in Barstow to our fallen brothers and return to Las Vegas that evening.

Even if you can't attend the reunion, we'd like you to join our Facebook group and share your experiences. Please contact either Mark M. Hancock or Geoff Cottrell via Facebook to be added to the group.

If you're opposed to Facebook, there is also a discussion board on the 31st Infantry Association website.

These are some Polar Bears who will be missed forever.

Phillip Albert
Terry Blanford
Steve Busch
Larry Caudy
Mack Garret
Col. Jerrell E. Hamby
Greg Nicholson
Ron Paiva
Don Worland


Pro Patria! For Country!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Corpus Christi Shoreline Blvd.


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A vendor awaits customer during the Buc Days carnival in Corpus Christi on Sunday, April 25, 2010.


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Activities happen from sunrise past sunset along Shoreline Blvd. in Corpus Christi during the annual Texas International Boat Show and Buc Days Festival.



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Saturday, February 04, 2012

Texas State Aquarium



An Atlantic bottlenose dolphin swims at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi on Sunday, April 25, 2010.


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Fish swim at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi.

Featured in this slideshow are:   Fayrouz Hancock, Hans the tiger shark, sea turtles, a flounder, seahorses, a slipper lobster, a toadfish, a striped burrfish, an alligator, roseate spoonbills, egrets, a hawk-headed parrot, a prehinsile-tailed porcupine, an arawana fish, prianhas, a French angelfish, a stingray, a great barracuda, an Atlantic sea nettle, a comb jellyfish, a northern sea nettle, moon jellies, Pacific sea nettles, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins and North American river otters.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Scarborough Faire 2010


The Flaming Idiots (Gyro, Pyro and Walter) returned from New York to perform a special anniversary act at Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie on Saturday, April 17, 2010.


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Scarborough Faire villagers participate in actvities during the annual Scarborough Faire Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie.

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Named in this slideshow are:   The Flaming Idiots, Pyro, Gyro, Walter, Don Juan, Miguel, King Henry VIII, Queen Anne Boleyn, Suellen Moline and Fayrouz Hancock.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Butterfly House


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A tiger butterfly rests at Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium at Fair Park in Dallas on Sept. 26, 2009.


Butterflies frollic at Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium at Fair Park in Dallas.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

San Antonio Riverwalk


Visitors ride a barge through the Rivercenter Mall in San Antonio on Nov. 26, 2011.


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Fayrouz Hancock tours the San Antonio Riverwalk on Nov. 25 and 26, 2011.

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