Archives by Year: 2013

In early December (2013) my image of two of my daughters playing at the park titled “Woncha be my friend?” was jury selected to be included in a show at the Broadview Heights Municipal Complex. It was one of only… […]

On a recent trip to Turkey we were fortunate enough to visit some of the villages in the countryside.  In general, the people were very kind about having their photo taken.  Once the camera was raised, however, a protective wall… […]

This photo is from a recent trip to Turkey. How many eye-level photos do we actually take? That would be a great GPS metadata tag addition to our cameras. Getting down low can add an exciting new perspective to often-photographed… […]

I found this amazing edge of light at the Kucek Ayasofya Mosque in Istanbul. The light shining through a window nicely illuminated the beautiful archway. The architecture of the scene was already wonderful, but I wanted even more. I watched… […]

Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, selected three of my images to be included in the 2013 Western Reserve Open Photography Competition. The pieces are Googly-Eyes Adelies, Vietnam Five, and Working in India #1. They… […]

I am very excited to announce that the Cuyahoga Valley Photographic Society has invited me to speak there next spring. They are an amazing camera club in my area who truly inspire with their nature, wildlife, and landscape images. Please… […]

For a couple of days in the summer of 2012 I wandered around the streets of Kashgar, China and fell in love.  If you have seen the movie The Kite Runner, which was filmed there, you would understand why.  The… […]

During my trip to Vietnam in the spring of this year I visited the town of Sapa in the Sa Pa district of the Lao Cai province.  It was there that I came across this amazing elderly woman from the… […]

Oftentimes people envision travel photography as arriving at a destination where the setting is pre-made into a beautiful scene and all you need to do is leisurely bring your camera up to your face and press the shutter button.  This… […]

“Googly-Eyed Adelies”, which was taken in Antarctica in January of this year, was just chosen as one of the finalists in Photo District News Faces Portrait Contest in the Animal Portraits section.  The photo appears in the September edition of… […]

In 2011, I found myself in a makeshift photography shoot on a partly cloudy day in Cuba. I used off-camera flash to take some photos of this Cuban man with an amazing face. At the time I used a Nikon… […]

I am currently on vacation with my family on a Disney cruise in the Mediterranean. The last two days were spent in Venice, which is one of my favorite places in the world. I have been to Venice three times… […]

Thanks so much for all the great titles.  It was pretty hard to pick a favorite.  I will keep this in mind the next time I get writers block 🙂  The winner is… Jackie Fedak.  I altered it just a… […]

You may have noticed that in my last blog post I did not title my photograph.  It is something that I am trying hard to be more consistent with these days, as it helps me keep track of them in… […]

This is another photo that I really liked from my recent trip to Palouse.  Big skies, amazing clouds, gorgeous light, and beautiful shadows – <sigh> just magic!  The scene reminded me of being a kid and laying in the grass… […]

There are only so many ways to photograph a red barn.  After a “red barn photographic marathon” in Palouse I began wondering what else I could possibly do with red barns.  As my mind started to wander, so did my… […]

As of late, I have been carrying around a Sigma 15mm fisheye lens.  I have been amazed at how often I find myself pulling it out.  I am almost to the point where it will be promoted to a “staple”… […]

For my latest trip I knew ahead of time that there would be much farmland with lots of rolling hills.  Green rolling hills, to be specific.  “What would that much green be like in infrared?” I thought to myself.  I… […]