Nature and Travel Photography

  • Firostefani by Night
    Firostefani by Night
    Firostefani, Santorini, Greece
  • Soft and Tender - Miss Delilah
    Soft and Tender - Miss Delilah
    Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • Fairy Tale Týn Cathedral after Dark
    Fairy Tale Týn Cathedral after Dark
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • Writing in Stone
    Writing in Stone
    Gila Bend, Arizona
  • Library of Celsus in Ephesus
    Library of Celsus in Ephesus
    Ephesus, Turkey
  • Early Morning at the Sultan Ahmet Mosque
    Early Morning at the Sultan Ahmet Mosque
    Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mount Sneffels in Fall Foilage
    Mount Sneffels in Fall Foilage
    Ridgeway, Colorado

From the Journals

A View of Santorini

Santorini, Greece

Santorini had been on my bucket list for many years, and this year was the time to finally visit. I knew that Santorini had become a hotspot for the tourist and Instagram crowd, especially for that famed sunset view from Oia, but I decided that I want

Tue, Jun 4, 2019 Comments

The Charm of Bruges

Bruges, Belgium

The charm of Bruges became evident as I walked, charming medieval buildings, fronting narrow cobblestone streets, with narrow sidewalks. My intended path would take me down several streets, through alleyways, the Markt and finally over the canal.

Wed, Oct 17, 2018 Comments

Cold in Vienna: On Kärntner Strasse

Vienna, Austria

It was cold and rainy when I arrived in Vienna in mid-October. The skies were overcast and I wasn't feeling like there was much hope for the photography I had envisioned on this trip.

Wed, Oct 7, 2015 Comments

Featured Image

Roof Tiles, Sydney Opera House - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Roof Tiles, Sydney Opera House

When I lived in Hawaii, I made yearly visits to Australia. Although, I've travelled all my life, it was in Australia where I first began to love the experience of travel. The people of Australia are warm and friendly, and always seemed to be willing to talk and share a bit of their experiences.

Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally opened on 20 October 1973. The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Notes and Tips

Photo Tip: Signs of Ancient Times

The American desert southwest is a treasure trove of rock art. Tens of thousands of petroglyphs and pictographs have been discovered in a variety of settings. The designs can be bold and prominently situated, or they can be tiny and concealed. My imagination has long been stirred by these captivating markings.

When photographing rock art I first make sure that I can photograph them without causing damage the rock art itself or the surroundings. Then I'll consider other factors. Has the shape of the rock been incorporated into the design? Have several markings been made on a single surface and if so, how do they overlap? Have designs been reworked? These questions, among others, help determine the focus of the composition.

Petroglyphs at Newspaper Rock State Park - Newspaper Rock State Park, Utah

Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature's forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.

- John Muir