A Stari Plunge

I’m not sure which I find more fascinating, the guy whose job it is to jump daily off of this perfectly good bridge into shallow water filled with dangerous debris or the crowd that watches this for entertainment. After-all, there are only two outcomes; he lives or he dies a horrific death in front of…

Show Me the Way

This is the Negril Lighthouse on the island nation of Jamaica. It has stood like a sentinel watching over the coastal waters since 1894. For over 120 years this tower has helped ships steer clear of the rocks as they pass around the western most point of the Caribbean island. According to expedia.com, the prism was…

The Rounded Pyramid

This is the Mayan Pyramid of the Dwarf (aka Pyramid of the Magician), the crown jewel of the ancient city of Uxmal on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It has rounded corners that make it unique among the ancient pyramids of the world. The legend is that the Dwarf Magician was born from an iguana egg to a…

Black Gold at Rainbows End

and The Brooks Range in Alaska is a remote and nearly pristine wilderness. During the summer months the sun doesn’t even set on these arctic lands. As Alaska’s northernmost mountain range this is the last hurdle before the land known as the Northern slope makes its way into the Arctic Sea. Humans have had little…

Ring of Fire

There are great photos that are made by great photographers and then there are some that are all about being in the right place at the right moment. As photographers we can compose the shot and try to get the camera to the perfect setting, but sometimes when that shutter closes we are pleasantly surprised…

Chess in the South Sea

Stewart Island is the third largest island in the New Zealand archipelago and located on the south end of the island chain. It is an amazing far-flung locale that can be accessed by crossing the Foveaux Strait on a one hour ferryboat ride from the town of Bluff on the South Island. Once on the island…

Locked Away

All over China and in many of its most holy places you can find massive amounts of these engraved locks hanging off of chain railings, fences, and bridges. Sometimes these are referred to as Love Locks. The idea being that you lock your love away and it will never be broken. In China it seems that…

Foveaux Strait

On the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island lies the oceanic waters of the Foveaux Strait. Across these often rough waters is Stewart Island, the third largest island in the New Zealand archipelago. When my wife and I embarked on this journey, the ferry ride across these waters lived up to its reputation as having very rough seas….

The Presidents

Happy Presidents Day everyone! The men etched in to the side of Mt. Rushmore are some of the greatest Americans to have ever graced our country with their leadership. Today we celebrate all of America’s presidents collective birthdays. So, I thought I would talk about these four. Washington’s birthday, January 22, is the inspiration for…