Travels and not writing…

Travels and not writing…

It’s been over a year since my last post. Crazy to think of that much time between appearances, but I’ve been rather busy and obviously this blog hasn’t been at the top of my list of priorities. Jumping back in, I do believe the last location I discussed was Grindelwald,...
Europe So Far…

Europe So Far…

 Hello again, been a while! We’ve been living in Germany now since the end of March and have been in our home since the end of May. That’s two months living out of suitcases and almost two months setting up our house…throw in a personal transition from Aperture to Light...
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A walk to base

A walk to base

Yesterday I took the half hour walk into base, mostly so I wouldn’t have to recover my car later. There was drinking on the menu and due to Japan’s very strict drinking and driving laws, the policy here is literally “one and done.” For 8 hours. So the hotrod stayed home. Walking outside means that...
Some Deep Cuts pt.1

Some Deep Cuts pt.1

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been archiving my photo libraries trying to put some sensible order into the chaos. As I went back through several years of images, I realized that there were some that had been glossed over for any number of reasons… I suspect that laziness played the largest part. So what...
From Photo to…[insert art noun here]

From Photo to…[insert art noun here]

Within my mind as a photographer and artist, I’ve always been interested in the possibility of a way to expand certain photos I’ve made into a different frame of meaning. To shift a pure photograph into something that captures the essence of what I saw and felt when perhaps, for any number of reasons, a...
A Kamakura stroll...

A Kamakura stroll…

This past weekend, my wife and I took some friends to Kamakura for a bit of walking around and for me, some much needed photo time. Our friends had never been there before and Toni had really only seen the Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine and some of the coastal towns between Kamakura and Enoshima. I’ve done...
Tokyo after the last train

Tokyo after the last train

In Tokyo, the trains stop every night sometime between midnight and 1:30 or so. If you’re in town and you miss that last train, you’re pretty much stranded for four or five hours when they start running again for early morning commuters. Normally, there is no shortage of revelers in the Shinjuku area during this...
Anacapa Island

Anacapa Island

After spending a couple of weeks in Fallon, NV, Toni and I traveled to Point Mugu, CA, about an hour down the 1 from LA. The scenery on the coast was lovely and it was very nice to be staying so near the beach, but what really captivated me were the ghostly shapes of the...
Mono Lake

Mono Lake

First off, my wife and I are fine in the aftermath of the largest earthquake ever to strike Japan and the accompanying tsunami… and the nuclear crisis. Many around me have voluntarily departed for the States, but there are a few of us who have decided to stay and weather the storm, so to speak....
Disruptions

Disruptions

Been offline for a while now because of the disasters happening north of our home. We’re fine and seemingly out of danger, but more coming soon!
Sand Mountain, Nevada

Sand Mountain, Nevada

The first stop on Toni and my journey through the States recently was Fallon, Nevada. Fallon is a sleepy little flyspeck of a town that is known (at least locally) as the Oasis of Nevada. I was a bit skeptical of this label (it is in the middle of the desert in Nevada after all)...
USA Re-connect

USA Re-connect

Sitting in the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites in Norfolk, VA on my last days on an epic (for me at least) two month trip through the States, I’m looking back at the best locations I visited photographically. My wife, Toni, was sent to several locations in the States for an advanced school and some other...
Last Stop On The Honeymoon: Snow Monkeys

Last Stop On The Honeymoon: Snow Monkeys

Snow Monkeys, or Japanese White Macaques, are one of the iconic sights of winter in Japan. This was the second time I was able to make the trip to an onsen in Nagano prefecture that is frequented by the local snow monkeys. Unfortunately for me, there wasn’t much snow on either trip and very little...
Noto Peninsula Coast

Noto Peninsula Coast

From Lamp no Yado, Toni and I decided to take a drive along the coast of the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula on the second day. The weather had turned for the worse as far as walking goes, but really not too bad for pictures… at least for the times when the snow was...
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