The Memphis Shuffle

Arriving late on a Thursday evening, we drove our motorhome to a small RV park just outside Memphis. Actually, it was just over the line in Arkansas. It was like many RV parks in the area, clean, easy to get in and out of, yet not much in the way of family...

Fun at Niagara Falls

In September, I was married to my sweetheart Carol, after 4 years of being together. We had a very wonderful wedding and it was filled with laughter, family, and friends. A week later, we packed up our motorhome and headed North to visit Niagara Falls. What better...

A 24 Hour Holiday at Joshua Tree National Park

The Big Joshua Tree Visit After three grueling days standing at a six-foot table inside a hotel lobby, I was ready to be done with that part of the week and take some time with my friend Lisa Speakman, a fellow member of The Arcanum, who was about to pick me up at my...

Magical Ljubljana

My visit to Slovenia, Coming to an End And I plan to spend the next few days in Ljubljana, the Capitol of this great country. While most people are interested in the architecture, the food, and the culture, I prefer to find amazing places to photograph. Amazingly,...

Ljubljana Street Art?

Hidden Messages in Plain Sight After 9 days of wandering through Ljubljana, I felt as if I were missing something the city was trying to say to me. I wanted to see the side of the city that probably wasn't meant for tourists. Yes, there's graffiti around town, and...

Slovenia’s Tuscany

If Piran is a lot like Venice, then Eastern Slovenia is a lot like Tuscany. Imagine if you can, the feeling of walking down "The Wine Roads" through valleys and vineyards, touching family farms that have been there for over a two thousand years.  The beautiful...

The Ever Changing.

Exploring Slovenia From place to place, from time to time, the world changes around us. The world changes within us as well and as we look outward, we can connect with what we see inside. Today was the last day at Lake Bled and she left us with something to remember...

Italian Envy, Slovenia Joy

A Day in the Country. Today, driving from Lake Bled to our next location provided ample opportunity to stop along the way. I never know in advance where we will stop, today was no different, but each place was a delightful reprise from a long drive. Constantly we are...

Elusive

While most people would consider rain uncomfortable, photographers know it's actually exceptional for setting up conditions for incredible opportunities that come after the clearing starts. So it goes... Rain, clearing, amazing conditions, more rain, more clearing,...

Enter Slovenia

Interesting that so few people have heard of this country; bordering Italy, Austria and Croatia, Slovenia is very much a part of Europe without a lot of the attention from tourists flocking to Rome or Paris find on their bucket list. But like all of Europe, it's...

The Beauty of Stuff

I admire beauty is everything; the mountains, valleys, rivers, tufas, trees... the list is endless. This past night I added one more thing to my list of admirations. Stuff. Not abandoned stuff, but real, useful industrial stuff. I really didn't see the beauty in it...

The Elves of Iceland

They don't always like being called Elves, some of them consider themselves Fairies. The Elves do not like to be compared to Santa's Elves; because they are nothing like those little guys. They have been here in Iceland for many centuries, arriving long ago to protect...

It’s Not About Me.

It's Not About Me, I Know That The world doesn't know I exist, nature doesn't care if I am cold. No, Nature is being nature and weather is too. It reminds me of the fragility of the physical being. How much damage can happen from just Mother Nature being herself?...

A Day at the Beach

Everyone Loves the Beach! What's not to love? The sand, the ocean, the sky, the... gale force winds, the 3-degree wind factor. Really. How can you go wrong visiting Iceland in the winter? Darn, I forgot my bathing suit. Seriously though, I really would rather be here...

Iceland in Winter

The Dismal City Every time I go to Iceland in the Winter, we start off in Reykjavik, the largest city in the country. It's always dreary here, yet there's a cosmopolitan atmosphere and an amazing array of gourmet restaurants. Yet even with the dollar as strong as it...

They Only Come Out at Night

They say that nothing is as it appears. While I never knew who "they" were, I can attest to the validity of that statement. Take this place, for example. One old and dilapidated train car discarded at the end of an abandoned road, in a town that doesn't exist anymore....

Rare Sightings in Obscure Places

I've been to most places in Death Valley National Park, but there are a few of which I never visited. One of those was the Race Track. Not available to those without a serious off-road vehicle and two and a half hours out on dirt roads, Michael became obsessed with...

Leavin’ Las Vegas

Miles to Go! Let's Start Early One of the few actual plans made before arriving in Las Vegas was a morning sunrise in The Valley of Fire en route to Death Valley. Leaving Las Vegas by 5:30 allowed us to arrive at Elephant Rock just in time to see the sun beginning to...

Chasin’ Light

The Unwanted, Dejected and Obsolete History of Las Vegas Michael, a successful professional photographer in his hometown of Westport, County Mayo, Ireland, had never been through the Southwest United States before. Our chance meeting at an event earlier this year...

The Last New Zealand Post

Leaving New Zealand On January 3rd, 2014, I set out with my friend Ron Rosenstock in the midst of a severe winter blizzard, that shut down the airport, to travel to New Zealand. Not knowing what to expect I traveled in mystery. I left knowing that I would photograph...

To See

I don't know how to describe the feeling of low flight through incredible landscape like these, and to see what is possible through the eyes of an infrared camera, it really is just so different. On Thursday, I had the privilege of being invited to take a 50-minute...

A Quiet Place, A Good Start

  I sometimes wonder why I start my trips with a visit to a church. I am not religious in that regard. I find they are always beautiful spaces and it always feels good to walk into any religious center and just feel the vibe. Mosques, Temples, Synagogues and...

Gone!

  Like escaping just as the police break in to raid the joint, I made it out of Boston the morning of January 3rd, after the worst blizzard of the year unfolded it's fury on the entire east coast. Some would think I was lucky, blessed even as my friend Ron and I...

My Iceland January 2013 Portfolio is Ready.

My last day in Iceland was in one sense, my most productive in that I made one particular image that is, in my opinion, the best of my trip. REMINDER: The images in these blog pages are sketches, low resolution versions and in many cases unfinished versions of what...

Stumbling Through

Sometimes you just have to stop and look. It's hypnotic, seeing nature, the world in such a beautiful state. This photograph is really a poor substitute for what I saw, it's just a shadow of the world... and what a world it is.   For the local people of Iceland,...

Another Day at the Beach

No one except a photographer would consider today a beach day. We had the usual weather at the Black Sands Beach; low 30's with stinging ice crystals, gusting winds to 40 MPH, you know the usual constant drizzle that keeps you soaked and spots your lens, thats what I...

Jordan is Done

After 22 hours of travel and sleepless nights, I am finally home from Jordan and reflecting on all that I experienced in those 12 days away. I had a serious perspective shift from just being away from my life and my work, I had a chance to work with my camera again...

The Ancients

Before there was a United States, before there were separate countries dividing the middle east, before there was any form of transportation other than animal, there lived a thriving ancient culture in a place called Petra.  Up until it was discovered by the western...

The Museum

If you’ve ever been to Monument Valley in Utah, you know what it’s like to drive into the visitor’s center and catch a glimpse of one of the most beautiful natural earth formations ever created. No one will deny the power of this place. Until today, I thought it was...

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