I had the great fortune to go on Safari with Nature & Wildlife Photographers, George Lepp and Dana Allen. We ventured to several safari camps throughout Botswana on the Okavango Delta including Chitabe Camp, Little Vumbura Camp, Little Mombo Camp and Toka Leya Camp in Zambia. These are a few of the 19,000 images I returned with.
My favorite place to be is at the ocean. This is me doing my favorite thing, watching for whales in Maui.
Molokai'i at the Hui Ho'olana
Thanksgiving in Molokai'i was a truly wondrous experience. A week of photographic and personal exploration led by Jack Davis, Rikki Cooke and DeWitt Jones provided opportunities to experience the authentic Hula dancers, crashing waves, night skies, snorkeling and infrared....amazing food and artistic people who shared their works and insights.
The Pacific Northwest
Oregon Summer 2013
Sunset in Amboy
Monet's Garden & Normandy Countryside
I am very proud of this shot. Canon is using it to show their wide format printer capabilities at trade shows and exhibitions worldwide.
When I returned from my short few weeks in India, someone asked me how my vacation in India was. Well, to be honest, India does not qualify as a vacation, unless you’re only staying in 5 Star hotels or resorts and not venturing into the true, real India. It is a journey, a journey of the heart. I’ve done a lot of traveling. I’ve been to every state in our beautiful country. I’ve been to a lot of Eastern and Western European countries, South America, Australia, Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Indonesia…..I have not been anywhere that has hit my heart and soul so hard as India. There was amazing beauty, but dire poverty. I came home appreciating every drop of water that comes out of the faucet. I saw women walking for miles, carrying heavy containers of water on their heads. EVERY day they made this journey to have water for their families. I saw large fields of thousands of people trying to have a home, a shelter built from whatever they could scavenge from the garbage. Cardboard, plastic, scraps of metal; whatever could be stretched to provide a “wall” against the weather and a tiny bit of privacy from peering eyes. We saw from our bus window, many times, whole groups of people that were lucky to find a spigot with running water to bathe, communally. There was no Me, there was only Us. Everywhere we traveled.
And yet what I came home with was the strongest sensation that these 3 Billion extremely poor people have some of the greatest love in their hearts, for everyone. There is a lesson to be learned here.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi
Sneak Peek of Florence during Christmas Market Season.
Of course, the highlight of Florence is spending quality time with Michelangelo’s David. And that we did. Over 1000 shots worth.
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We journeyed to Havana to learn Cuban Salsa from the experts. Every day provided several hours of dance classes with amazing instructors. And of course, we sampled a lot of wonderful Cuban dishes, coffee, Rum and Cigars. Our side trips took us to the Malecon to dance along the wall with the ocean waves crashing onto our “dance floor.” We also journeyed to Cienfuegos and Trinidad to snorkel in the clear, warm turquoise waters and dance at every opportunity.
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Kingdom of Tonga
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Visit Gallery of Whales & Dolphins for Video of Tonga whale swim.
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Qatar Airways was one of the best airlines I have had the experience of flying with. And I very much love their advertising slogan: TRAVEL CREATES COMPASSION.
I flew over many varied lands as I took the Eastern route, passing over the continental United States, Atlantic Ocean, Europe, The Middle East, Afghanistan, Turkey, India and landed in Doha for a long layover. Then on across Asia to Indonesia and finally Bali. I am a window flyer, as I love to see the world from the high altitudes. It was a Fascinating Journey. All totaled, it was about 45 hours (over 29,000 air miles) of travel time, but worth the effort.
Bali was filled with visual sensations of color and texture. I’m sharing some of my favorite composites that were created from iPhone pics that I enhanced in SnapSeed. This is one of my favorite ways to create art which I do on the long flights home from journeys abroad. 15 hour flights race by quickly with this fun tool!