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 …

Sweeney Ridge

 My friend, Gary Crabbe, at his workshops and lectures often gives the advice to determine what you like about a scene then just focus on that and discard the rest (to paraphrase here). I believe that advice was handed down to him from his mentor, Galen Rowell. And it really does work. If there is …

Spring Snowstorm in Yosemite

 I went to Yosemite this past weekend with my friend, John, in hopes of photographing Yosemite Valley in fresh snow. A 100% chance of rain was predicted for most of the day on Saturday with snow forecasted over the evening and morning hours. It didn’t quite work out that way as it didn’t rain at …

San Francisco’s Most Colorful Neighborhood

 The Mission is a fascinating neighborhood unlike any other. You won’t find many tourists on family vacation here. If you want a taste of what San Francisco is really like then this is the place for you. San Francisco’s culture is a true melting pot because it is not that big of a city and …