Category Archives: Travel

Images from the Middle East (Jordan & Israel)

Spent the Holiday break in the Middle east this year.  Flew into Amman Jordan and check off Petra from the bucket list.  Then spent a few days traveling around Jordan and then into Israel.

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Pics from Travels through Cambodia and Vietnam

Burning Man 2013

The Burning Man festival is a photographer’s buffet.  It’s all you can eat visual gluttony.  The only challenge was keeping my camera clean from the dust storms and trying not to disturb the free flowing self expression of participants and attendees when taking photos with my obnoxious camera.  Some pics of my amazing time in the desert below.

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Marfa, Texas

If Quentin Tarantino, Andy Warhol, and Barney Fife founded a city it would be Marfa.  A small town in West Texas with a independent art culture and a whimsical funk to it.  I tried to capture it’s feeling with my camera.

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France – Weekend in Burgundy

We took a quick trip from Paris to the Burgundy region of France.  It was a nice Summer weekend road trip full of wine, sun, biking, and quintessential French country side ambiance.

Sands of the Sahara – Erg Chebbi, Morocco

An Erg is a sand dune made from wind blow sand that collects naturally against another geological barrier- in this case it was the Atlas Mountains of Morocco that acted as the receptical for copious deposits of soft white Saharan sand.   Erg Chebbi isn’t formally part of the Sahara.  Some people call it the pre-Sahara.  But after an 1-hour long camel ride into these dunes that sore up to 450 feet high, it really didn’t matter.  I was in another world.

The dunes are a photographer’s dream:  Azure blue skies, wind carved curves, parabolic shadows, and sand in every direction.  Snow white sand in the morning turn yellow as the sun rises, and then minutes later as the sun breaks the horizon, the sands burst into a vivid orange.

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