Friday, June 6, 2014

Peru and Machu Picchu

I wanted to share just a few photos of an amazing trip to Cusco, Peru and some of the beautiful captures of the area inclusive of Machu Picchu.

 Above is the example of some intricate art created by local artisans


Above, a nightshot of the Plaza de Armas, Cusco at ~ 11,00 feet above sea level

 Huayna Picchu and the Sacred Valley and the Ruins at Machu Picchu

Friday, April 25, 2014

Triton Museum Entries

Most recently, I was honored by the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, California. They held a statewide photography contest and of the 700 entries, 3 of my photographs where chosen. Below are my entries for your viewing pleasure.

Burano Boats was taken on our trip throughout Italy. It was a wonderfully overcast day which made the colors even more vivid.

Pinnacles Before Night was captured near Stinson beach in northern California. The tide was coming in along with the fog. The sun was beginning to dip on the horizon. There was very little time to make this shot as if I stayed in this location, the only way out would be to scale the cliff behind me or swim for it. Luckily, timing was perfect and made it back to higher ground, dry.

Lastly, Sunset Spray was taken beneath the pier which leads to the "Cement Ship", the S.S. Palo Alto in Aptos, CA. Once again, tide was coming in and the sun was setting. Time again to get my feet wet.

Click on any individual photo to enlarge.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these prints, please feel free to send me an e-mail with your request. In the display at the Triton Museum, they are all printed on metal with a high gloss or satin finish.

                                 Burano Boats

                                                Pinnacles Before Night

                                  Sunset Spray

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Vancouver, Victoria, Dolphins and Bears?

Our latest journey took us the beautiful province of British Columbia. We started in Vancouver and explored the city. After two days, we drove over 400 km to Campbell River. Staying at Painters Lodge (a fishing lodge believe it or not) to begin our hunt for the North American grizzly bear. We headed up Bute Inlet by boat to the First Nations of the Homalco Indian Band. There we encountered our grizzly bears! What a sight.

View of Granville Island from Yaletown

Gastown in Vancouver BC - Early morning

Wainborn Park Vancouver
Painters Lodge, Campbell River

Sunrise over Painters Lodge
Dolphins Jump in Georgia's Strait

Grizzly Bear Mom with her 3 cubs - Very unusual that she could raise three




Friday, July 5, 2013

Fourth of July Celebration (with a little photo magic)

This was a quiet Fourth of July for the most part. We did hang out with neighbors to celebrate. Dark came upon us and with no official fireworks for our area, we made our own show. (Note: these were all safe and sane fireworks with close adult supervision).

My wife helping with a little light writing

 Our granddaughter's first sparklers (above) and Her uncle sharing in the fun, smoke and celebration (below)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

San Francisco at Night Plus Other Adventures

Two weekends ago, my wife and I spent time in San Francisco and Sausalito, CA. We also ventured to Muir Woods, home of the giant redwoods of California and the Marin Headlands. Here are a few shots of this amazing part of California. Enjoy!

The ever enduring Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco Nightscape

A different view

My favorite City by the Bay

Cavallo Point Resort which was the former barracks of Ft. Baker

Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands

Deep in Muir Woods

North American Owl in Muir Woods




Monday, October 15, 2012

Italy 2012

So I promised not to bore you with travel photos. However, Italy is one great photo opportunity. My wife and I spent time in Venice, Burano, Lucca, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, Volterra and ending up in Milan. Here's a sampling of the photos of a beautiful country. I will let the photos speak for themselves...for the most part.

Busy Waterways of Venice

Busy waterfront in Venice


This canal was on our walk home to the hotel at night. Dali is looking over us..

St Marks Square at night
The Campanile at St Marks, Venice

Had to do the tourist thing in Venice

Burano - No, there is nothing wrong with your eyes...the church is tilting

Burano Windows

All the houses are required to be painted according to a color code

Waterways are a part of life in Burano

One of the five towns in Cinque Terre

A view from up top


Fishing boats and taxis all in one

Boats at low tide in Cinque Terre

My beautiful wife Amy in Lucca

The market in Lucca

Snacks at the market of all types
Immediately in the center of this photo, is the patio of our apartment in Lucca. Charming!

And of course it rained

We had some weather one evening in Lucca
People, bicycles and cars roam this street

Torre Guinigi view

This wall which surrounds the city of Lucca is 40 feet tall and was constructed in the 1400's. It now serves as a walking and riding path for the city.

San Gimignano looking down

San Gimignano


What's a drive through the countryside without sheep

The Duomo of Milan

Inside Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel II for shopping? For only those with Titanium Amex Card please

Sunset in Milan with the Duomo on the left. Time for our journey home