On a trip several years back with my daughter, we headed into Utah and visited Bryce Canyon National Park.
The sun finally began to peak over the horizon, and I set up for this shot and waited for the sun to arise to the top of the pine tree at the rim. Now the Grand Canyon here looks very different from the other views further down the canyon. The rim here is far apart and the layers and layers of buttes and mesas seem endless.
We had spent the morning visiting Angkor Wat proper and Angkor Thom. And on our way to eat lunch, we stopped off at the Thommanon. For those who may not know, Angkor Wat is really a region just outside of Siem Reap which is comprised of ancient cities built by the various Khmer kings back in the 11th through the 13th centuries.
This past summer I was able to make that dream come true. On our way from Naples to Praiano on the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii was the logical - and must see - side trip on our way. My only disappointment was that we couldn't spend more time visiting the site. It is huge!
Sedona is an interesting place. If you have never been, it is well worth the visit. It is at once old and modern, traditional and new age. It is a paradox. So on a lark, we stopped by Tlapaqueque Arts and Crafts Village just down the hill from the center of town, down at Oak Creek. It is a shopping mecca in Sedona. What I loved about the place is the architecture and the small village look and feel. It is designed to mimic colonial Spanish architecture, and it does a wonderful job.
We had been invited to a wedding just north of Sacramento, across the hills from Napa Valley. It was a lovely wedding, and we headed over to Napa for the evening. Napa of course was really nice, and after some wine tasting and buying, we decided to head down CA route 1 to Big Sur.
This is a lucky shot! The first bit of luck, my wife got tickets to be at the center line for the airshow in Virginia Beach! The second bit of luck was that I was able to rent a 100-400mm lens for the occasion, and it showed up on time (usually does, but sometimes I am not so lucky!). Third bit of luck was this shot, captured just as the planes were literally right in front of me!
Having taken several years of Latin in high school, Roman history has always been something I love to read and learn about. So on my second visit to the Roman Forum, I knew that I was in a place that I already had an affinity for, a place that I already knew a lot about.
A night in New Orleans leds to a long exposure photograph of the New Orleans Superdome. The traffic in the area adds to the sense of movement thanks to the car headlights and tail lights.
[vc_row ct_row_stretch=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was my second day at Valley of fire State Park just north of Las Vegas. If you have never been to Valley of Fire State Park, you really need to check this place out. It is hidden, and you are driving through this desert and you are wondering just where this place is. Suddenly you come to a…
Washington DC is a beautiful place, especially during the blooming of the cherry blossoms. Today's photograph is of the Jefferson Memorial along the tidal pool amidst the cherry blossoms.
On one of my last days living in Virginia Beach, I headed out to Sandbridge Beach to catch the sunrise. The atmospherics were such that the light was this beautiful golden orange color, and everything was awashed in the beautiful light...