The Wind Canyon overlook in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota.
Every other year of so I take a canoe journey on the Missouri River. I usually paddle from Washburn to Bismarck, a distance that takes about two and a half days at a nice leisurely pace. For much of this stretch, the river feels wild and remote. You don't see anyone else. Cottonwood groves line... Continue Reading →
Canon XSI, Tamron 17-50 2.8, 8-stop Neutral Density Filter, Cokin P-Series, P120 Graduated Neutral Density Filter June. The eastern shore of Lake Sakakawea. After setting up my camp, I venture out to a nearby shoreline for the magic hour. It's just me, the camera, and a few birds in the trees. In the middle of... Continue Reading →
Istanbul, Turkey. I watched a movie on television tonight that took place in Istanbul. It was an action movie in which the protagonist chased the "bad guys" through a lot of narrow alleyways. In doing so, numerous fruit stands were destroyed. In one scene a speeding SUV blasted through one of the stands, reducing it... Continue Reading →
One unlikely thing I will remember about Istanbul are the cats. They are everywhere, stately, majestic, and, most of all, calm. They perch everywhere, on signs, cars, stairways, roofs, and here, within a wall of posters. Walking by this scene I did a double take to be sure I was seeing correctly. Initially there was... Continue Reading →
In October I visited the Svaneti region of Georgia. I was urged by many to see this beautiful mountainous region of Georgia before the weather turned. I had read about Svaneti before, through an aged travel book. It's known as a remote part of an already remote country, secluded high up in the Caucus Mountains. ... Continue Reading →