An African Commute

A few years back I spent a month in Zimbabwe. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to traverse the country seeing all the immense beauty that there is in the African wildlife and landscapes. The thing that blew me away the most was seeing its people going about their daily lives, full of hardship and manual labor,…

Pompeii’s Humanity

I am a huge fan of history. So when I had the chance to go to Italy, I made sure that Pompeii was on my itinerary. The ancient ruins of the city were encapsulated in time by nature’s raw power. It is an amazing place to experience. The colosseum where the gladiators fought to the…

Let Freedom Ring

I took this image last month before watching the 4th of July fireworks at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. I was trying to capture the gorgeous Colorado sunset, but this little girl was having way too much fun splashing around and throwing mud into the lake to allow me a clear shot. In the back…

Lost at Sea

A young teenager seemingly lost at sea…. He stood there on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico for a long while watching the waves roll in upon the north Florida shore. All the while he stood resolute as if waiting for something to happen. It is nice to slow down in life and just…

Island Children

These children are growing up on a tiny island in the middle of the Philippine Sea. They have little more than the clothes on their backs. (The kid in the lower right didn’t even have that… he greeted us the way he first greeted the world—butt naked!) Despite their seemingly impoverished lives these island children…

Freedom Isn’t Free

Far too often Memorial Day is thought of as a day we get to take off work, the beginning of summer, or an opportunity to break out the bar-b-que and have a party with friends and loved ones. Those are great things, but Memorial Day is truly about remembering those who gave their lives so that we are…

Hold On

This little boy resides on a small island in the Filipino archipelago, near the larger island of Cebu. I was on the island for a day of R&R after a long week of working on a construction project as part of a mission trip. The island had a small population of mainly fishermen and boat builders. At the…

Cold Western Ride

While I am not a hunter I find the idea of living off the land appealing. So when I come across a scene like this one, it compelled me to snap an image and dream about the what-ifs. I ran across these camouflaged cowboys slogging down the muddy Dark Canyon Trail after a long day of…

舞蹈

If it hadn’t been for the very bright outfits, I would have thought that this was some kind of spontaneous dance party. After visiting the Temple of Heaven complex in Beijing, China, my wife and I were making our way back to the subway station near the eastern gate when we came across this colorful seen with…