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…

Coconut Climb

This Filipino man climbs a twenty plus foot high coconut tree, bare footed mind you, to pick a few coconuts for me and my friends on the Island of Bantayan. I have had coconut milk before, but this was a very special honor. This was the first fruits of the tree after the devastation of Typhoon…

Moon Walking

Happy Leap Day/Year everyone! I thought this unique day called for a highly unusual image. This is a scene from the Impression Sanjie Liu. It’s a theatrical performance based on a traditional chinese mythos and takes place in its natural environment. The stage is the Li River in Yangshuo, China. The majority of the performances take place on…

1 Year Celebratory Explosion

A year ago today I made my first post on MomentsBeyond and committed to doing a new post every day for a year. I hope you have all enjoyed the photos I have put out there and the bits of insight I have on each one. I have decided to go into the next phase of MomentsBeyond with an…