For me, this photo has the quintessential qualities of Northern New Mexico, beautiful clouds, blue skies, and adobe architecture. Much of this trip was spent simply walking around Santa Fe and Taos, not necessarily on a photo trip, but still looking for great photographs.
Perast is a small fishing village in Montenegro consisting of a single street which runs along the Bay of Kotor. Driving this road in the early morning fog in my rental car, I was shocked to learn this narrow lane was actually a two lane road. The wild gesturing of the locals convinced me this was true. Continue reading →
The main attraction in Split is Diocletian’s Palace, built in the 4th century by the Romans. Today it is simply part of the old city with fancy shops and many restaurants primarily for tourists. Split had the busiest harbor we have seen since Gibraltar. There was a constant flow of cruise ships, ferries and yachts. Continue reading →
We normally drive or take the train while traveling in Europe. However, European travel restrictions (Schengen Agreement) dictated we get out of Spain as well as twenty-five other European countries and head for a country not part of this agreement. We would be illegal aliens if we remained in Spain. So we boarded our first ever European flight from Barcelona to Bucharest. Continue reading →
The Alhambra is a Moorish palace and fortress complex located at the top of a hill in the city of Granada, Andalusia Spain. It was built in the 8th century by the Moors, or if you are a fan of the Seinfeld Show the Moops. Continue reading →
The Segrada Familia is a Roman Catholic Basilica designed by Antoni Gaudy. It is one of four major architectural designs in Barcelona, Spain by the famous artist-architect and has been under construction since 1882. Continue reading →
I was fortunate to have a photographer friend in Springdale, Utah, Seth Hamel, invite me on a November trip to Iceland at the same time as I was exploring my own winter Icelandic adventure. It eventually all just fell into place and I was soon flying IcelandAir on my way to Reykjavik. Continue reading →
There are two main attractions to see in this area, Stonehenge and the 750 year old Salisbury Cathedral. The best Indian food we have ever had at the Shah Jahan and the friendly owners at the Old Ale House were added bonuses. It surprised me that Stonehenge is a site that is totally visible from the main road. Other visitors at Stonehenge told of how they were able to simply drive up in recent years and walk in. No more. Now there is an admission fee, buses which take you to the site and the obligatory gift shop.
With the proliferation of software such as Adobe Photoshop, it is easier than ever to make models thinner, skies bluer and erase those pesky telephone lines from our prized photographs. Somewhere along the way, the average person on the street, or the novice to photography got the incorrect notion that manipulation is a recent innovation developing alongside the computer age. Continue reading →