2009 West Coast Lighthouses

In September 2009, we did a road trip, heading north up the West Coast. We were traveling in our RoadTrek camper van, which made it easy to stay in state parks and RV parks. The theme for our trip was the lighthouses of the West Coast. For a bit of lighthouse history, here is an […]

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2013 Galapagos – Machu Picchu

In May 2013, we journeyed to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu. The Galapagos Islands cruise was aboard the 48-passenger M/V Eclipse which was very nice – good accommodations, food, staff and daily expeditions. The trek to Machu Picchu over the Salkantay Trail was hosted by Mountain Lodges of Peru. The accommodations, food and staff […]

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2018 France

In September-October 2018, we took a vacation to France. Our itinerary took us to Paris and three regions: Burgundy, Normandy and the Loire Valley. We’ve been to Paris several times before – so we decided to visit some of our old favorites like the Musée National Piccaso, Musee d’Orsay and Musée de l’Orangerie; try different […]

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2014 Wildlife of Africa

In January 2014, we took a trip to East Africa with our friends, the Smiths and the Meilings. Our clockwise itinerary started in Kenya with visits to Nairobi, Amboseli National Park, Samburu Game Reserve and Masai Mara Game Reserve; proceeded through Tanzania, seeing the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park; and finished at Uganda’s Bwindi […]

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2011 People of China

For this portfolio, I included photos of some of the people that we saw throughout our trip to China in 2011. Our itinerary started in Beijing; took us through Pinyao, a UNESCO World Heritage site; Zhengzhou, home of the warrior monks of Shaolin; Xian, the archaeological site of the Terracotta Warriors; Chengdu where we visited […]

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2019 Santa Monica Solvang

These photos were taken with a Leica M Monochrom camera with a 50mm f/1.4 Summilux-M lens and a medium yellow filter. It is a true black & white digital camera- the images are not converted from color to b&w in post-processing. It is great for street photography with its dramatic effect. It’s also a fun, […]

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