Review of Aurora Pro HDR

Iceland is a mysterious place of land and sea, light and dark, ice and fire. Today’s review of Aurora Pro started in February 2014 while walking along the coast in the town of Hofn while staying at the Hali Hotel. It was cold standing there as I watched the remnants of the sunset to the west. […]

The Texas Night Sky Part One

There’s nothing like darkness. It’s not a thing, it’s an absence of a thing; light. I prefer to think of it as a canvas, a blank one at that. A night time canvas on which one can project great beauty, powerful movement and an almost unlimited range of colors and intensities. Tonight I stand with […]

Wall Street, A New York Moment

A visit to NYC is not complete unless you visit the financial institutions that run the world. Here in NYC, downtown on Wall Street, there’s a massive, guarded enclave called The New York Stock Exchange. I asked a guard “Are there tours?” He replied; “They are thinking of opening it up again for tours, but not […]

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 vineyards of Ljutomer-Ormoz have been producing great wines for […]

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 until I was there, at night. I did some research […]

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? Quite a bit if you […]

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 than almost any other. I have been visiting […]