Category Archives: Other Places

Droning with the Dolphins

They were so majestic.  About a half-mile out, I would swim directly overhead a pod of dolphins swimming directly beneath me, maybe 7 or 8 meters down.  They’d swim slowly, all most like they were “letting” me keep up.  Then … Continue reading

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Madikwe Game Reserve – One of South Africa’s Best Kept Secrets!

For most people, going on a safari is the trip of a lifetime.  And there are numerous well-known game parks and reserves, in many African countries, where you can do just that.  But if you decide to take the plunge … Continue reading

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24 Hours in Paris

When moving to a new home, as we’ve done every 2-4 years for the last 25, we’ve always traveled with pets.  When we were traveling with a 100-lb dog requiring (due to his size) a separate booking on a cargo … Continue reading

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Washington, DC by Night

Washington, D.C. is an interesting place to photograph, but it goes without saying that it’s completely different from the photography environment we had gotten accustomed to in India. A couple of weeks ago we became aware that there was going … Continue reading

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Having a Whale of a Time in Sri Lanka

We recently took our first trip to Sri Lanka.  Growing up on the opposite side of the globe, the only thing you would hear about Sri Lanka was the ongoing civil war, which dragged on for more than a quarter … Continue reading

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Hark!! The Breadman Cometh

Every afternoon until well into the evening, at approximately half-hour intervals, you can hear an odd whistling sound loop in the village where we are staying, just outside of Weligama, at the southern tip of Sri Lanka. At first I … Continue reading

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Photos from the Oregon Country Fair

Since 1969, the Oregon Country Fair has been a gathering of the wacky, existing as a three-day fair in Veneta (near Eugene) with a counterculture theme that attracts as many as 45,000 visitors.  This year, those visitors included us.  We … Continue reading

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Denver Photo Essay

Missing a flight can be frustrating…but can have unexpected benefits.  We missed our flight from Denver to Eugene, Oregon, and were told the next flight was not until the following night at 9:54 pm – and to Portland.  While we … Continue reading

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Vintage Cameras in Cape Town

There’s a guy in Windhoek who teaches black-and-white photography who mentioned that there is a big vintage camera shop in Cape Town.  He didn’t remember the name of the place, but as we were headed down there we thought we’d … Continue reading

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Photographing Victoria Falls

So you go to one of the most spectacular views in the world and you figure the photography is going to be child’s play – just hold the camera up in the right general direction and shoot.  Not so in … Continue reading

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Rolling Thunder rolls into Washington DC

Memorial Day weekend, Washington, D. C., an overcast sky that doesn’t quite suggest the scorchingly hot day ahead. Standing on the DC side of the Memorial Bridge at noon with an expectant crowd along the barriers and covering the steps … Continue reading

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The Orchard Behind My House

I took my daughter’s new Nikon D3100 for a spin in the orchard behind my house (belonging to my neighbor) and wished I’d gotten her a more powerful lens because there was an absolutely eerie full moon out there.  The … Continue reading

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Adventures in our Nation’s Capital

Just returned from a grueling,longer-than-expected trip in Washington, D.C.  It wasn’t all for naught – though I had to wait until Friday for a series of grueling job interviews that had been scheduled for Monday, it resulted in a job … Continue reading

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