Love (a Virginia rest area sign) alvin September 13, 2019 - 5:43pm

A “Love” sign you might find at a rest area somewhere in Virginia.

Ode to the hotel in Virginia Beach alvin September 10, 2019 - 5:26pm

I’ll guess that I’ve spent at least two or three months of my life living in a particular hotel in Virginia Beach (including finishing the Scala Cookbook there), and this photo/painting is an ode to that place.

Sunrise at Virginia Beach, May, 2019 alvin July 22, 2019 - 8:18am

Here’s a photo from Virginia Beach at sunrise in late May, 2019. I used a dark black and white filter when taking the photo, but everything else is natural.

Up With the Sun, Gone With the Wind alvin April 13, 2019 - 8:18am

I call this one, “Up With the Sun, Gone With the Wind.”

(April 13, 2017)

Dark sunrise, Virginia Beach alvin April 8, 2019 - 8:46am

While this photo looks like a sunset, it was actually a sunrise. I took it in Virginia Beach on April 17, 2017.

Virginia Beach or bust? alvin March 30, 2019 - 2:13pm

Traditionally I’ve spent a number of Aprils in Virginia Beach.


Sunrise in Virginia Beach, Virginia alvin October 13, 2017 - 11:05am

This photo looks like a sunset to me, but it’s from a sunrise in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Mama always told me not to look into the eye’s of the Sun alvin May 3, 2017 - 9:03am

Mama always told me not to look into the eye’s of the Sun ... sunrise in Virginia Beach, April, 2017.

A lot of people smoke in Virginia

I have no statistical proof of it, but my eyes (and sinuses) tell me that a lot of people smoke in Virginia, many more than where I live in Colorado. I had forgotten how much I dislike the smell of cigarette smoke.