McCloud Falls

 It had been ten years since my one and only visit to the Mount Shasta region. During my previous visit, I had planned on camping for a week but I ended up badly dehydrated after one day due to the hot summer weather so I cut the trip short and went home the following day. …

Piazza Venizia

 The Vittoriano is impossible to ignore while in Rome. It’s a massive building that you can see looming in the background from all sorts of directions. It’s truly a stunning piece of architecture. The location of this building is interesting in that it is almost right next to the Roman Forum. You have all these …

The Heart of Ancient Rome

 Rome has an interesting mix of architectural styles due to it’s long history of civilization. The most famous era of architecture is from the Roman Empire; aka. “Ancient Rome”. Though there are small pockets of ancient buildings scattered about the city, the majority of what remains is found at the Roman Forum. It’s surreal to be …

Vatican City

 We spent the third day of our honeymoon at Vatican City. Not knowing any better, we waited two hours in line for St. Peter’s Basilica thinking that we were actually in line for the Vatican Museums. By the time we asked our fellow travelers in line it was beyond the point of stepping out of line …

The Pantheon

 My favorite part of the honeymoon was sitting on the steps of the water fountain across from The Pantheon and just people-watching as the day faded into night. The ambience at Piazza della Rotonda was incredible with the Pantheon forming the backdrop. The Pantheon is a 2,000 year old building and the most intact structure from the ancient …

Trevi Fountain

Honeymoon in Rome

 As the blog post title gives it away, Samantha and I recently got married. More on that later after we get the pictures back. The day after our wedding we flew to Rome for our honeymoon and explored the city for eight days on foot. The camera stayed in the bag a large part of …

Going For a Walk

 I shot this photo on my regular evening walk last week. Not only is walking good for the exercise but it allows me to clear my head. Going to the beach and doing some casual shooting is relaxing. I didn’t even bring a tripod for this. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. One …