Out Playing

All the years that I've been playing with my digital photography, the vast majority of my images were taken on my 24-105 mm lens, and I didn't own a wider angle lens than that. Until just before my trip to Switzerland. I finally broke down and purchased a 16-35 mm f/4 lens. I thought it … Continue reading Out Playing

Switzerland 2019

I just returned from ten days touring Switzerland, spending time in Luzern, Interlaken, Bern, and Fiesch. Of course, so many parts of Switzerland are so stunningly beautiful that it just takes your breath away. While I was there, it snowed in a good chunk of the country, leaving about a meter of fresh snow in … Continue reading Switzerland 2019

Lowest Glow on Earth

I suspect there aren't many photographers who wouldn't enjoy trying to capture the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta if they had the time and resources to do so. Smaller scale alternatives can be found. Yesterday, SeaFest, a group organized to promote California's Salton Sea, organized its first-ever early morning hot air balloon race and an evening hot … Continue reading Lowest Glow on Earth

Cabrillo National Monument

Cabrillo National Monument at the end of Point Loma is one of the first places I'll take out-of-town guests, with its commanding views of San Diego harbor and the Pacific Ocean, and its history dating back to the arrival of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo on 28 September 1542.  

Coastal Maine

I've always loved coastal Maine and this was a great trip back to the region—that is until an approaching hurricane forced me to cut my trip a few days short. Good thing I did. There was significant damage to some of the places I had stayed at just before.

San Francisco & Yosemite, 2009

I joined my sister and her husband to a trip to two of my favorite places in North America: San Francisco and Yosemite National Park. I don't think I could tire of returning to either.

France 2009

I had to travel to France for work for the first time ever, and I convinced my manager to let me take an additional twelve days of vacation once I was through with my assignment. It was great—especially the food!        

Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2007

  Ever since I chickened out on a trip to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland during my freshman year in high school, I had been dreaming of making the trip. It took decades to make it happen, but I finally made it there and even connected with some of our relatives in Germany.